Glenn Beck: Financial bill = crap sandwich

GLENN: All right. So... read the bill. I read the bill.

Now we have this financial reform bill, and here's the great thing about it. It gives the president the opportunity to take over businesses that the president or the treasury believes are too big to fail. It doesn't define that, other than it could be a threat to the nation, to the financial stability of the nation. Well, there's a lot of things that could be — I mean, couldn't Weiner have made that case against gold companies? Mark my words. They will. Couldn't somebody make that against Fox News? Because they're talking down the economy. They're saying these things won't work. Of course it won't work, if everybody says it won't work. It's a threat to the economy.

Now, I know those are extreme cases, but when do you stop thinking, well, that will never happen. At what point does this country start waking up and going, well, now, wait a minute, some really crazy things that we said would never happen here are happening! Probably about the time that you start thinking, man, I really hope there's a lake of unquenchable fire that burns for all eternity but does not consume.

PAT: I thought we had gotten past that particular issue.

STU: Why are you just trying to antagonize the media? Why do you do this? You just antagonize them.

GLENN: Antagonize?

STU: Just to taunt them and I don't know that that's necessary.

GLENN: Because they're so easy.

STU: To get fired up? It is true.

PAT: That's true.

STU: You make a good point and it is —

GLENN: It's so easy. It's my only pleasure in life. It really is.

STU: But to intentionally try to fire them up, I mean, is that really what you should be doing? This may be a larger philosophical question or potentially —

GLENN: Maybe the media would be all fired up, they could all get together and pretend that they are a lake of unquenchable fire.

STU: You are doing it again.

GLENN: Are you telling me the newsrooms — you walk through newsrooms. You are telling me they are not already in hell?

STU: They don't look —

GLENN: They are in hell.

STU: They don't look happy typically.

GLENN: No, they are not.

STU: It doesn't look like a warm and inviting environment.

GLENN: No, you know what is a warm environment? Hell! Where there's a lake of unquenchable fire that burns but does not consume.

So anyway, the president has this authority to just take over businesses. Okay. But in Section 112 they set up a council. Like this. And this will all be put together by our new regulatory czar. And there's a council, and the duties and purposes of this council in Section 112(B), to promote market discipline by eliminating expectations on the part of shareholders, creditors and counterparties of such companies that the government will shield them from losses in the event of failure.

So we've already taken over General Motors, we've already taken over the biggest insurance company, AIG, we've already taken over the financial sector. What else have we — what else have we deemed?

PAT: Healthcare.

GLENN: What?

PAT: Healthcare.

GLENN: Healthcare. Now we have all of these things, but how this is going to work. We are giving the president more power to take companies over if they're too big to fail. We don't have to go through congress anymore. They can just do it. But there's also a council in the same bill that gives the president authority that says we're setting up a council to tell people that that is not going to happen.

Are these people, are they schizophrenic? Are they insane? Or are they from a lake of fire that burns forever but does not consume? Because consuming things is bad.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck broke down today's inflation, explaining what it is and giving proof that those at the top — politicians and world elite — continue to take advantage of our declining economy to advance their own agenda. He also revealed how a recent decision by Citibank and powerful investment management company, BlackRock, not only puts the U.S. further behind but also allows for China to gain worldwide control.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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