431,000 jobs added! But 411,000 of them temp government workers

GLENN: I just saw — welcome to the program. I just saw Barack Obama on television saying that the economy is showing more signs of recovery. I'm having a hard time figuring that one out. Am I alone on that? Okay, we added 430,000 jobs but only 41,000 of them are from the private sector. The rest of them are for the government. I don't — how are you —

PAT: Only government can create jobs.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: May I ask a question? Just follow this with me. Okay. If we keep adding government jobs and not private sector jobs.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And we keep taking private sector and shutting it down.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Okay?

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: Regulating it out of business, if everybody has their job with the government, they pay taxes, right?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Okay. Where, where does the government get the money to pay the employees that have to pay taxes?

PAT: From the employees. So it's great. Because you are kind of paying yourself through a third party. It's really —

GLENN: Oh, you know, I never really thought of it that way.

PAT: Yeah. You know, it's great.

GLENN: If the government owned everything and you worked for the government.

PAT: This is great.

GLENN: When you paid the government for your socks, the government would then have the money —

PAT: To pay your salary.

GLENN: And you'd be able to pay your taxes, thus the government would be able to make more socks.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: That is incredible.

PAT: It's a genius plan when you think about it.

GLENN: Now, we're not currently making socks.

PAT: No.

GLENN: We're not currently making anything.

PAT: No. Except bigger government.

GLENN: Oh, that's right, we're creating jobs.

PAT: Jobs.

GLENN: And jobs —

PAT: The job of the government is to create jobs.

GLENN: And jobs create money.

PAT: You're right. Now you got it. Now you have it.

GLENN: This is incredible. 95% of the jobs that are created were government jobs last month. 95%. That is not any kind of sign of recovery. That's a sign of death. That is the sign that it is over. And the president somehow or another is saying, yeah, well — really? I don't know how this one works. I'm just a dummy, I guess. Oh, no, wait a minute, I'm not. I'm actually a doctor. (Sniffing). Okay.

PAT: Almost forgot that for a minute.

GLENN: I did. Almost for a minute I thought I was a dummy and then I realized, no, no.

PAT: Then you looked up and you saw your —

GLENN: I did.

PAT: We're in your private lair and you saw your private university doctorate.

GLENN: I like to call it a sheep skin. You know, that's what us doctors call it.

PAT: I didn't realize that.

GLENN: Sheepskin.

PAT: Sheep skin, all right.

GLENN: Wish I knew why we call it a sheep skin.

PAT: Take another doctor, you know, a fellow doctor.

GLENN: So, you know, it's nice to have a president that understands how an economy works so well that he can say there's signs it's really starting to turn around here when 95% of all jobs that were created last month were from the government. And I suppose he gets those kinds of things when he is spending so much time in the library. I don't know if you saw. I hope we're buying the tents for all of these parties at the White House because they look pretty expensive.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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