Barney Frank: No such thing as too much government




Barney Frank: No Such Thing As Too Much Regulation

GLENN: We have Barney  Frank, Barney  Frank saying that there's just no such thing as too much regulation. I'm sorry. King George, is that you? That's fantastic. There's no such thing as too much regulation.

BARNEY FRANK: I think that the general fear that the ranking member and others think that we're going to over regulate on behalf of consumers is a fantasy unrelated to any experience. The Federal Government has never done that.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop! That the government could over regulate is ‑‑ what did he say?

PAT: A fantasy beyond any human experience.

GLENN: Mao, Stalin, Hitler. I mean, I can't believe this. If you want to talk about a fantasy beyond any human experience, it's Barney  Frank. I mean, this guy is incredible to me. By the way, they're putting in this financial regulation that Fannie and Freddie are going to be financial institutions that if they fail, the private sector banks are required to unwind them. Excuse me? If they fail? It's only a matter of time until they fail. I know that's a Barney  Frank fantasy. All of Barney  Frank's fantasies seem to be your nightmare. If they fail? They will fail and then every bank in America will be required to unwind them. Barney  Frank, we're looking to see if we can get any video of this, Barney  Frank and some of the Republicans were trying to touch any of the Fannie and Freddie stuff in the banking regulation. Apparently he was a madman with a gavel and screaming, No, no, no, no! Of course, of course. This is going to lead ‑‑ I mean, how many different ways can we collapse the system? We have the gulf. The government might over regulate is beyond any kind of human experience? Let's just look at what's happening in the gulf. Shall we? What has happened in the gulf? You can't do anything with the berms. So, you've got to have that oil come. You couldn't suck up the oil because they didn't have enough fire extinguishers or life jackets on board. I don't know. I think those are two examples where the government has overregulated. You can't have anybody with a foreign or a foreign crew help contain the oil spill because of the Jones Act. There's three, just in the last week. I'm sorry. Am I human, because I'm experiencing this. Am I human?

PAT: Talking about Fannie and Freddie itself, where they forced banks into making loans that people couldn't afford.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: They had to, because of Federal regulation. They had to loan money to people who couldn't afford to payback the loan and that's what got us into this in the first place.

GLENN: It is. It's nuts. Play that again. I don't think I've ever heard anything that crazy.

BARNEY FRANK: I think that the general fear that the ranking members and others think that we're going to over regulate on behalf of consumers is a fantasy unrelated to any human experience.

GLENN: Any experience.

BARNEY FRANK: The Federal Government has never done that. The pressures are overwhelming and unrelenting to weaken consumer protection. The consumers are not there in the field full‑time. The people who are ‑‑ who they will from time to time, obviously not in every instance or most instances need protection, are there in place all the time. So, this defense of the existing model of consumer protection comes, I think, only from people who don't think consumer protection is very important. So, I hope that the amendment is defeated. Is there any further debate on this amendment?

GLENN: Is there any further debate on this amendment? You know, the idea that some man could spit so much is beyond all human experience. Sure, there were cats, there were cartoons that spit like this, but I don't think any human would spit while they're speaking a lot like this. It's beyond human experience.

This guy is crazy. What is his point? If we don't want more regulation, this fear that we could over regulate ‑‑ didn't the EPA say something along the lines that there is no part of your life that is beyond regulation? King George, this is why we broke away. I mean, are we completely unhinged and unpegged from anything that was American? What made us , Freedom. Not freedom from everything but now the only thing that we worship is freedom from responsibility. That's the only thing we worship now. That's the only thing that seems to matter anymore. Freedom from responsibility.

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The extreme-left idea that gender is "fluid" is a complete denial of science, according to sex researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh.

Dr. Soh joined Glenn Beck on his latest podcast to talk about her new book, "THE END OF GENDER: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society" and to offer a hard dose of objective truth about gender and sexual orientation based on scientific facts.

She also explained why she had to leave academia to be able to speak freely about sex and identity, and how — despite being a liberal — the far-left is actively trying to cancel her for saying there are biological differences between men and women.

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In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme which lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

If you missed Glenn's February special, "Ukraine: The Final Piece," you can find it here.

This week, the FBI raided the offices of U.S. companies owned by Kolomoisky in Cleveland and Miami. Additionally, the Department of Justice accused the Ukrainian oligarch of stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and then laundering the money through a network of companies all over the world. Kolomoisky and partner, Hennadiy Boholyubov, owned PrivatBank until December 2016, when Ukraine nationalized the bank because billions of dollars had gone missing.

Kolomoisky has ties to the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, former Burisma board member Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose phone call with President Donald Trump was central to the Democrats' now-failed impeachment attempt.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn spoke with chief researcher Jason Buttrill about these latest developments.

"Yeah, $1.8 billion of [taxpayer] money that just vanished has now been found, or at least part of it, in Miami and Cleveland," Glenn said.

"I can't believe it's taken this long," Jason responded. "You said in February that [Kolomoisky] was the key to finding out where the money went. And we're talking about $1.8 billion dollars — $1.8 billion! That could finance a small war."

"That money went to PrivatBank — that's Kolomoisky's bank," he continued. "It was later nationalized after they found out all this money was mysteriously going missing. But it went through a bank in Cypress then, poof, it was laundered all over the world. [...] We also showed, in one of the previous shows, that there were wire transfers going from Burisma, which Kolomoisky is the managing principal of, to Hunter Biden."

Glenn and Jason also talked about recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging ties between American revolutionaries, such as Antifa, and Marxist terrorists in Syria, which BlazeTV exposed back in June. Find out more here.

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The Federal Reserve is now doing two things it has promised never to do: purchasing our national debt, which has never been higher, and printing money, which leads to deflation. As a result, your money in the bank has already lost 10 percent of its value in recent weeks.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how, thanks to the fed's poor decision making, our deficits have another dangerous effect: The United States' credit score has been downgraded, putting our country at risk of becoming an untrustworthy borrower. He also advises Americans to have at least a week's worth of cash at home, because a banking crisis could happen soon.

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Black Lives Matter protesters sent a shocking, threatening letter to businesses and non-profits in Louisville, Kentucky. The letter made a series of demands related to racial reparations, and threatened consequences if the demands weren't met, the Daily Wire reported.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed the letter's list of demands and threats, and pointed out that these tactics are strikingly similar to those we've seen during some of history's darkest chapters.

The letter, which was sent to businesses in the East Market District in downtown Louisville, listed demands such as ensuring that at least 23% of staff are black, providing race and inclusion training for all employees, displaying a written statement professing support for the BLM movement, buying at least 23% of inventory from black retailers, and submitting to external audit.

"Repercussions for non-compliance" to these demands will result in sit-ins and protests being staged outside the business, social media smear campaigns, boycotts, negative media attention, and "invasive reclamation," the letter threatened.

"So, I'm making quite a charge here, but I think it absolutely fits," Glenn said on the show. "Carl Kaufman, the representation that was used by Hitler and his machine, he convinced the youth that they were the answer, they would finally take control, and they would bring equality. [Kaufman said] the Jews controlled everything, and because of the Jews, the Germans really didn't have any freedom. Because of the Jews, they couldn't do anything. They were held down by the Jews. He said, 'We're going to have to boycott those stores. And if those stores don't comply, we will keep our storm troopers outside of the doors.' And they did. They intimidated anyone who walked into those stores. They berated anyone who walked into those stores. They beat anyone who walked into those stores."

"I told you once, that if America goes dark, we'll become the darkest nation ever in the history of the world," Glenn continued. "Guys, we're allowing our nation to go dark. And we're doing it because of fear. Everybody knows this is wrong, but who is going to stand up against it?"

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