Glenn Beck: America's Path to Restoration

Hey, if you listen to the White House, there's nothing else to worry about — the worst is behind us!

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We can stand here today and say, ‘We prevented another depression.’ We broke the back of the recession. The economy that was shrinking by six percent a year ago is now growing by six percent. So, the worst of the storm has passed.

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Before we went on the air, I saw this on Drudge Report, “Obama’s science czar tells students: We can’t be #1 indefinitely...” Nothing to worry about here. Obama's multi trillion dollar health care plan has passed, the jobs should start pouring in any minute! The New York Times is also giddy about the economy — they ran this headline last week: 'Why So Glum? Numbers Point to a Recovery.'

Really? Has the Times even looked around their own newsroom? It's practically empty. They recently announced another 100 layoffs in the newsroom — which brings that total to what, New York Times? Probably explains why we're getting articles about how great the economy is. Jim from maintenence has taken over the business section at the Times. They also slashed salaries by five percent. Why so glum, New York Times? You've got former New York Times writers who are actually living now on the street. You should read the story about this guy — it’s amazing. He’s a panhandler now, and used to work for the Times.

Then the New York Times built a giant skyscraper. Two words for you New York Times: Government takeover. Every important economic indicator is showing tough times ahead — and it's becoming apparent that something more than just 'growth' will be needed to restore America and stop the bleeding.

Leading economists now say the slump is going to be around for at least two more years. Moody's says America is walking a tightrope and that 'preserving debt affordability at levels consistent with AAA ratings will invariably require fiscal adjustments of a magnitude that, in some cases, will test social cohesion.' Test social cohesion. That's incredible. They also added that 'the severity of the crisis will force governments to make painful choices that expose weaknesses in society.'

I guess Moody's doesn't subscribe to The New York Times. Former Congressional Budget Office head Doug Elmendorf said the nation's fiscal path is simply "unsustainable." Then you have Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said this last week:

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BEN BERNANKE, FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN: To avoid large and unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, less spending on everything else from education to defense, or some combination of the above… unless we as a nation demonstrate a strong commitment to fiscal responsibility, in the longer run we will have neither financial stability nor healthy economic growth.

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That's huge — the Chairman of the Fed telling Americans that they are about to face DRASTIC changes.

So what is Congress doing about it? Nothing. Normally Congress doing nothing is a good thing, because they can't screw up the country. But in this case, we need them to undo the damage they've inflicted on America. Instead, they jam health care through and hope for the best on the economy. They are actually set to miss the April 15 deadline for completing next year's budget —they aren't even considering a draft. They are skipping it to avoid unpopular votes around election time. Look at how stupid they think you are. 'Hey, if we just don't do a tax hike right around election time — we can do it later and nobody will remember!'

America, it's time to make a choice. You have to choose — who is right? Is it Barack 'the worst is behind us' Obama? The New York Times? Or is it the leading economists — Moody's, former CBO directors, and Chairman of the Fed Ben Bernanke who now tell us we are in trouble? But I remind you these are the same people who told us during the housing mess that we were fine. Are those guys right, or is your gut right? You know this is unsustainable and something has to be done. Even our own politicians will admit that they are incapable of doing anything — here is Congressman Tom Perriello:

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REP. TOM PERRIELLO, D-VA.: The only way to keep them out of the cookie jar is to give them no choice. Which is why, whether its balanced budget acts or pay-as-you-go legislation or any of that—it's the only thing. If you don't tie our hands, we will keep stealing

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But this isn't just an American problem — this is a global problem. And what people won't tell you is that it's all about to come undone. We can get healthy; but we need common sense and a spine. All countries have been stealing from the cookie jar. All countries decided massive debt isn't a big deal. We've all pursued bigger government socialization programs. We've all been shipping our jobs to India and China.

I told you months ago to watch Europe. They are ahead of us — they've tried all the things we are embarking on. George Soros is warning that Europe could be on the verge of 'disintegrating' if they don't muster up the political will to survive. Except he's advocating for more bailouts. That’s like telling a cancer patient: 'Smoke some more.'

I also told you that a couple months ago that the far left and the far right — the fringes — are coming out of the woodwork and even gaining power. Greece is on the verge of collapse; billions in bailouts have only delayed the inevitable. The unrest there is growing, and the violence is too. Far left militant guerrilla groups have been launching bomb attacks and the unions have been rioting as well. The far right is gaining power after elections in Hungary. In South Africa, hundreds gave the Nazi salute and waved swastika flags at the funeral of a prominent white supremacist who was murdered.

The world is on the edge, and I believe because of the George Soros' of the world, we are being pushed farther off that edge. There are profound changes coming right around the corner, and the world is about to make the same mistakes that were made in the 1930s.

In the 1960s, we had mutually assured destruction. It was to stop us from bombing each other. We were all afraid of nuclear war. We were afraid the missiles from Russia were going to come over the pole and kill us, and we would have to send our missiles over there, and we’d vaporize each other. Caroll Quigley said in his book that in 1962 the tragedy was global war and the hope was that it would never happen again. What he announced in this book was that they tied all of our economies together, so now if one country was destroyed or would destroy another, they would all collapse. They’d all go down the toilet, and so they would have motivation to stop anybody. And he said in 1962, You’ll never see a world war again. You’ll never see one country go in and obliterate another. It won’t happen.

Gee, think of all the wars that have been fought by us since 1962. Is there any doubt in your mind that we could have finished in Pakistan, we could have finished in Iraq had we unleashed the full might and power of America? Ask yourself the question: 'Why didn't we?' Because we’re all tied together economically.

We are in the eye of the storm — we've just been battered around, and now it's calm — but there is more coming! And the weathermen are telling everyone it's OK to go outside.

The only way to have real hope is to have the truth. When you go to the doctor and he tells you that you have cancer, the doctor doesn't hate you. You have cancer. Don't confuse the truth with hate speech. If you don't believe that doctor, go find another one who engages in the truth. If they want to save you they will tell you the same thing. A correct diagnosis gives you a chance at survival. It's the same thing with the country — radical steps need to be taken.

Will people be willing to sacrifice? Give up entitlements? I don't know. But the good news is, we've done it once before. After America's first bout with progressivism in the early 20th century, we had chemotherapy and we rooted it out. How? Well, there's three ways to fix the mess we are currently in: We can cut spending, raise taxes or print money (which is inflation).

So far all we've tried is tax hikes and inflation. And we've done the complete opposite of cutting spending: We've spent even more. What needs to happen is this: Significant tax cuts, massive budget cuts across the board, and we have to stop devaluing the dollar.

Right now, some viewers are saying, 'Thank God this idiot isn't president — he'd destroy us.' The rest of you are cheering. I just want to warn those of you who are cheering: You may be cheering now, but there is a good chance you won't be when you see this plan we are laying out this week. One thing said about socialism is that everyone's against it until they get some sort of handout from it. Right now about 70 percent of America gets more money in benefits from the government than they pay in. That has to stop. This plan has no sacred cows. Everything is on the table — it's not just the turtle tunnels. Pills for grandma, bombs for defense, you name it.

All week we are going to design a budget unlike anything done in recent memory by government. We'll look at the budget like a business would. Did you know that the GAO is only now figuring out the the Post Office is not a viable business model? A private business would have noticed the billions lost every year a little bit sooner than our government has. And they would attack the problem by making drastic changes, or eliminating it altogether. We are going to look at every budget item, every department, every expense, and start hacking away until we are left with nothing but the bare essentials. This is what businesses and families do during tough times. They look at these three things. We'll be talking to Art Laffer to explain why you can't raise taxes. You'd have to cut the budget. That's what we are going to do this week.

When faced with the option of drastically cutting budgets or drastically raising taxes: Which do you think our current Congress and president will be more likely to do? Gee, I wonder. In the 1930s, as we all know, we were in deep trouble. FDR's idea was massive taxes. At first, he raised it to 63 percent. By the end of the 1930s it was up to 79 percent. He actually tried to get 100 percent of everything above $25,000, but had to settle at 94 percent in 1945.You've got to get the full story on our history at Insider Extreme at Glennbeck.com. Check out our mini documentaries on the progressives. It'll blow your mind.

A recent study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that to reduce the federal budget deficit to a sustainable three percent of gross domestic product, top rates would have to go from the current 33 percent and 35 percent to 72.4 percent and 76.8 percent..

We know the president isn't exactly a 'fiscal conservative,' so don't hold your breath on massive budget cuts. Instead, the president will say 'this was worse than we thought,' and Joe Biden will encourage the rich to do their patriotic duty and pay up.

As New Jersey found out, when you jack up the taxes, the real wealth leaves. They lost $70 billion in four years. The same will happen to America. We should be doing the exact opposite. We should make America a safe haven for that money. If we do something this dramatic, it will signal to the rest of the world that we want your business here. If we build it, they will come; and all of that money will jumpstart America, and we'll jumpstart the world.

If we don't do it. Someone else will. Anyone who dares to report on this will tell you that this would be risky, unheard of, can't be done — and at best it can't be done politically. Let me spell that out - It can be done, everything can be done in America, if we choose! It can't be done politically because we've been expecting Washington to lead us to sensible answers. It's time for us to lead them to what you would do in your life.

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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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