GLENN: Cut 223, this is Barack Obama. He says the GOP lacks faith in the American people. Listen to this.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: A long time there's been a tradition.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Under both Democratic and Republican presidents.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: To offer relief to the unemployed.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That was certainly the case under my predecessor when Republican senators voted several times to extend emergency unemployment benefits.
GLENN: How long?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: But right now these benefits, benefits that are often the person's sole source of income while they are looking for work.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Are in jeopardy.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I have to say after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, the same people who didn't have any problem spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are now saying we shouldn't offer relief to middle class Americans like Jim or Leslie or Denise who really need help.
PAT: May I just jump in and say that a tax cut is not spending? A tax cut does not spend money? That money is not yours, Barack Obama. It is ours. And when you give a tax cut, that doesn't mean that you are spending money. We're not spending more! You're getting less from us!
GLENN: Congress spends money.
PAT: Oh, my gosh.
GLENN: We earn money. You take money. That's how it works. We earn money.
GLENN: You take money; you spend money. But then when you don't have enough money, you raise taxes to take more from us.
PAT: And here's the sneaky little secret that they always seem to leave out. Every time you give tax cuts to the so called richest Americans and by the way, Bush's tax cuts were for everybody across the spectrum you increase revenue in this country. You increase revenue. So you actually have more to spend as a federal government when you give tax cuts.
GLENN: But that is not their intention.
PAT: Hacks me off.
GLENN: That is not their intention. That is not this man's intention.
PAT: No, it isn't.
GLENN: This man's intention is to spend us into oblivion and collapse the system. This is so Cloward and Piven, I mean, they might as well just have Cloward or Piven run the country. Why don't, why don't we just take Frances Fox Piven and make her the treasury secretary? Why not just be open about it?
PAT: I'd rather have Cloward run it instead.
GLENN: All he's saying you have all this money with the TARP, you have all this money you haven't spent. You have all this money of the stimulus that you haven't spent. Spend it there. Spend it there. But you don't actually have any money. There is no money in TARP! There is no money in the stimulus! That's borrowed money! There is no more money!
STU: I love how, too, that they are saying they are going to not they keep saying that only the rich people are going to have the tax cuts go away. So they want to still lower them for the middle class and the lower levels of income and they keep saying that over and over again, but they don't want to bring up the argument before the elections because then you are talking tax hikes before an election. So they are just basically you just need to trust them that after the election, they are going to take they are going to make sure those middle class tax cuts are permanent because that's their history. Of course they are going to no, they are not going to do it.
PAT: They have not done that.
STU: They are not going to do it before the election because they don't want to have a tax discussion before the election.
GLENN: They can't do it. They cannot do it.
PAT: They are not going to.
GLENN: Listen to me. Hear what I'm saying. They cannot do that. Because we have to go in for new loans. Our loans are coming due next year. So they cannot. They have to tell the international banking community, they have to show the rest of the world for sovereign funds that we're serious. And so they have to show an increase in revenue. So they are going to let those expire. They must do that because they are not going to stop spending. Then what they are going to do is they are going to cut certain things. He's going to let certain things cut be cut. But he's only going to let those things be cut that will actually really hurt you. I think he's going to let just those things slip by that will actually really those are the only things he will let go by.
PAT: They are going to cut the border patrol for one. We got that on the list today. But we haven't gotten to the part where he says he lacks faith. So maybe
GLENN: I can't take much more.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Over the past few weeks a majority of senators have tried not once, not twice but three times to extend emergency relief on a temporary basis.
GLENN: Three strikes you're out.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Each time a partisan minority in the Senate has used parliamentary maneuvers to block a vote
GLENN: Hold on just a second. You don't have a problem with parliamentary maneuvers, do you, Mr. Healthcare? You have a problem with that one?
STU: That's an unbelievable argument coming from this dope.
GLENN: It is, gosh.
STU: And let's not forget the temporary relief we're talking about is two years of unemployment benefits right now! Two years!
STU: Yeah, what's the limit on that?
PAT: How long? How long does it need to go?
STU: They want it to be unlimited.
PAT: This is like Katrina.
GLENN: You know, the president right now should be saying, look, I want you to get back into your churches, I want you to get back into your community organizations, I want you to be able to take care of your neighbor; the government cannot do this! The government is out of money! You're going to have to start helping each other! You're going to have to start getting involved with your own community and your own charities and your own churches! I urge you to give more to your church. Let me do it since nobody else will, please, please. If you have money, look at charity as an investment in people. Find the charity that gives the highest percentage not to the structure or the administrative cause but to people. The one that you can give $1 and the most of that dollar goes directly to people, find a charity and help these charities. Be careful on who you give to. But if you trust your church, give it to your church, help your neighbors out.
STU: Well, there's another way to look at
GLENN: Hang on just a second. There's one other thing that I have to say to you. Not you.
STU: Oh, sorry.
GLENN: Something else I have to say to you. Please
STU: Sarah or Jeffy? They are both here, too. They can hear you.
PAT: Are you talking to Joe? Can you go get Joe?
GLENN: Can you turn off their microphone so I can have a talk with the listener, please? I just thank you. Here's what I want to say. Please be good stewards of your money. I told you this how many years ago? Two years ago, three years ago? I said, the Republican's going to come to stake be at stake and there is going to be a we're going to be broke. And there must be someone with known to be able to reset it. There's got to be somebody with money. Please, please be a good steward with the things that you have, the blessings that you have.
All right, clowns, go ahead.
PAT: Well, we've got 25 seconds. Can we get through the last 25 seconds?
GLENN: I don't know. I just really wanted to, "I don't believe in the American..."
PAT: Well, because the whole thing was, I believe. Nauseated.
GLENN: Don't bring up my eyes. Now you have to bring up the fact that I'm possibly going blind? I'm possibly going blind. In case you just joined, the update on this is that the liberal blogs have decided that I am only using what I believe is a sure bet on total blindness.
STU: That's not what the doctor said at all.
PAT: He said it may be, may not.
STU: Over a long period of time.
GLENN: Total blindness. It could happen at any moment.
STU: That's not a
GLENN: They are saying shhh. They are now accusing me of saying that I'm
PAT: Exploiting it essentially, right?
GLENN: No, no. Shhh.
PAT: I'm sorry.
STU: That's what they are saying.
GLENN: But I am going blind. It could be in the next 15 minutes. I would not tune out.
PAT: By 10:30? Eastern time.
GLENN: Eastern time. I could go blind.
PAT: Oh, man.
GLENN: And it will happen in a dramatic fashion right here on the air. Don't miss a second of it.
PAT: That's 7:30 Pacific, 8:30 Mountain.
GLENN: But don't shhh, don't, please don't miss a second no matter what time.
PAT: 9:30 Central.
GLENN: And buy my books because it may be the last book that I'll ever be able to see.
STU: The doctor didn't say anything about your books.
GLENN: I don't shhh. Quiet. You don't know. You weren't there. It was a very heart wrenching moment that the blogs are trying now to say that I'm exploiting. I would never do that. Please watch my TV show. Buy my books. Come see me in concert.
STU: None of that is relevant.
PAT: You have a concert now? Are you doing a concert?
GLENN: I would like I always wanted to learn how to play the piano.
PAT: Now you can't even see the keys.
GLENN: I can't see the keys, or soon anyway.
PAT: Of course, Stevie Wonder can play the piano.
STU: Yeah, and you can see the keys fine now to learn in that time.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: People who are out of work much needed relief. These leaders in the Senate who are advancing a misguided notion.
GLENN: Mmm, misguided notion.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That emergency relief somehow discourages people from looking for a job should talk to these folks.
GLENN: Yes. Yes, they should. Are they in white coats standing behind him? Is he tearing up here?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That attitude I think reflects a lack of faith in the American people.
GLENN: Oh, it does.
PAT: Isn't that priceless? That's priceless.
GLENN: No, hang on just a second.
PAT: I love that.
GLENN: No, please.
PAT: I know.
GLENN: He doesn't have lack of faith in the American people.
PAT: No. No, you are right.
GLENN: Government is the only one that can solve this crisis.
STU: He says that every day almost.
GLENN: His wife says that we have to have more broccoli.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government, only government, only government, only government, only government, only government
GLENN: Hang on.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government, only government, only government, only government.
GLENN: The people only government can.
PAT: I mean, we can't, we can't eat our own food, we can't decide where our thermostat should be, we can't drive the cars we want.
STU: Can't have the electricity that we want.
PAT: We can't have electricity, we can't own insurance, we can't take of our healthcare, we can't make decisions on our own mortgages.
STU: Can't keep it at 72 degrees, we can't
PAT: Are you kidding me?
STU: This guy, all he does is have no faith in the American people to make their own decisions.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government, only government, only government, only government, only government.