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GLENN: Let me tell you something you didn't know. GM yesterday bought a subprime lender. Let me say that again. The General Motors that we bailed out because they were irresponsible, just purchased, with your money and the approval of congress, a subprime lender. Cloward and Piven. Now Harry Reid also said that they saved Ford and here's the great, great audio here.
REID: Also the reasoning is quite unique. My friend says that we bailed out the auto industry. Well, isn't that a good thing we did?
REID: Isn't it a good thing today in America we have the automobile manufacturing sector? If it had been up to them, General Motors would be gone.
GLENN: Stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop. Yes, General Motors would be gone. You know why? General Motors was an irresponsible company. It is an unsustainable company. But the assets would have been sold to someone else and they would have taken those assets and they would have restarted a new responsible company.
PAT: I'm not even sure where they have gone.
STU: Bankruptcy, right?
PAT: They have been gone and bankrupt, no?
GLENN: Even if it was, you would have sold the pieces off. You would have had people like, what's the name of that electric car company?
GLENN: Tesla. You would have had probably Tesla come in or people like that that say, wait a minute, I can build a car. I can build a car much better.
STU: Before that would even happen, though, they would probably lay some people off and they would get out of those horrible contracts and they would try to restructure and get back into and it wouldn't just disappear.
GLENN: It would have been competitive and would have been it would have been awful for a while. You know, no pain, no gain.
PAT: They would probably be in a better position today because the government wouldn't be telling them what to do.
GLENN: I'll tell you this: The government wouldn't be approving General Motors today buying a subprime lender. That's one thing that car company wouldn't be doing.
PAT: But there were more surprises from Harry.
REID: Then Ford Motor Company would probably be gone.
GLENN: Hold it just a second. Ford wasn't bailed out.
STU: Not at all. Not one dime.
GLENN: Ford wasn't bailed out.
PAT: What a total dope. Ford got back on their feet all on their own.
GLENN: Mark my words. Watchdogs, please watch for this. I saw Harry Reid do you have the part where he talks about, we're not going to go for cap and trade?
Democrats on Energy Legislation
GLENN: See if you can find that audio. I watched it and I mean, my skin crawled. I watched him say it and I don't believe it for a second. He said, we just don't have the vote, so we're not going to go for cap and trade. I don't believe it for a second. There is either something in these bills that they have already passed that gives them now the authority to regulate us into that or they are going to make another move. There's something wrong with the way he said it. I don't know what it is, but he said, "And it hurts me to say it." When he said that
PAT: Said it with his mouth. That's the problem.
GLENN: You mean he didn't say it with his heart.
PAT: Well, everything that comes out of his mouth you know is not true. It is not believable and not sincere. All of these guys. Yeah, I think this is it. I think this is what you're talking about.
REID: Stability not only to our constituents and our children, our grandchildren to take on the energy challenge we have in America.
GLENN: Watch him, watch him.
REID: Not once, not twice but very often. Many of us want to do a thorough comprehensive bill that creates jobs.
GLENN: Of course you do.
REID: Breaks our addiction to foreign oil and curbs pollution.
PAT: Yeah, we all want it.
REID: Unfortunately at this time
GLENN: Look, watch him.
REID: We don't have a single Republican to work with in achieving this goal.
GLENN: You don't need them.
REID: For me it's terribly disappointing.
GLENN: See that?
REID: And it's also very dangerous. So the president, Senator Kerry and I and others, large numbers of my caucus
GLENN: I'm sorry. Who? Senator Kerry?
REID: Will continue to reach out to Republicans and work with environmental and energy committees and communities to garner the support needed to move forward on a much larger, more comprehensive bill that I'm going to outline in a few minutes. But Republican political calculations don't change our obligation to lay the foundation of a safer and stronger future.
GLENN: Okay, stop. So he's immediately saying no cap and trade. And it really hurts me.
PAT: Darn Republicans. Didn't have a single vote on healthcare, either. They passed it anyway.
GLENN: Okay, you don't need the Republicans. Look, here's the thing. And I really want to say something. I'm surprised they haven't come after my religion yet. I've been expecting it. And they will.
STU: Many have.
GLENN: Many have.
GLENN: But they will. And they will try to separate you again from me but they will use my religion. I want you to know, religion is something that each of us do, something that each of us, is personal. I don't believe in collective salvation or collective damnation. Yes, I am a Mormon. One person that is never brought up as a Mormon is Harry Reid. Harry Reid and I, our faith stops us from throwing one or the other through a plate glass window. I think that Harry Reid would like to throw me through a plate glass window, but our faith says, don't do that; that's not good. But they will always, always take apart people's religion, especially my religion, unless you are a progressive leftist. Harry Reid is that. We both share the same religion. In the future when they start talking about religion and they will because Mitt Romney, who I also disagree with, Mitt Romney also is a Mormon. Now, he is not the same kind as Harry Reid, but they will go right down the same road.
PAT: Glenn Beck admits Mormons are trying to take over the universe.
PAT: Glenn Beck admits they are all Mormons.
PAT: Comprehensive conspiracy.
STU: Comprehensive Mormon reform!
GLENN: Harry Reid and I know there are a lot of people in my faith that say the same thing about me. They just don't understand what I'm doing. And I don't understand what Harry Reid is doing. Harry Reid I believe has an understanding of, I think he is part of all religions that look at small government as hateful. They don't care. You don't care about the poor. I think that big government is slavery. I think it destroys. Show me where big government has ever worked. Show it to me, Harry. Show it to me in Detroit. How about Philadelphia, how about Washington D.C., how about California. Show me where big government sets people free. I can't find it. Make no mistake, this argument is never about anything other than big government, small government, and freedom. It doesn't make sense to me that big government could set people free. It never has. Never. It is about small government and individual responsibility. We don't need more government. We need more charity. And charity never comes from government. Charity comes from individuals. Period. And too many people of faith, my faith included, understand charity as something the government does. Something that our faith does.
I will bet you that there is no one that tithes more than members of my faith as a percentage of members. We are told to tithe 10%. First time I heard that, I thought, you are out of your mind. I'm going to give to some structure 10% of my money? Are you kidding me? And somehow or another that's going to make me happy? It is a privilege and an honor to give 10%. In my faith 100% goes to the people that it is supposed to go to. And there is a responsibility attached to that. You don't get welfare from the church just by doing nothing. They will help you every step of the way, but you must do something for it in return. You must serve others in return, and it's not a lifetime thing. That's the way it's supposed to be. That's the way all of our churches should be. The church should never come and take your money. And by the way, they don't ask for a pay stub, a tax form, nothing. They ask you, is that a full tithe? Yes, it is. I could pay them a dollar and they could know, Glenn doesn't make $100 a year. But they will never say it. I'm sorry, $10 a year. They would never say it. Because that's between me and the Lord. No one is to come and take it. You give it. It is a fundamental misunderstanding of charity. It is the perversion of charity into social justice. Only the Lord dishes out justice. Only he is capable of evening things. And that happens usually after we die.
How many times do you look at somebody who is a really bad person? If you are a fan of this show, you can use someone else. If you hate me, you can use me. And you know you have sat there and thought, how does this guy, how does he make it? How is he successful? How does he make his money? How come karma hasn't killed him yet? There are many people who think that my eyes and my macular dystrophy is karma. Well, I will only find out in the end. How many times have you looked at people and said, how is it they're successful, they're so evil? Because justice comes in God's time. He measures it out in His way, and it is not for us to measure out justice unless it is a violation of man's laws. But somehow or another there are so many in our churches that just don't get it. The Washington Post had this unbelievable story. I mean, it's unbelievable what they say about social justice and about how the government has to do it, and it's God. You will misread the Bible if you don't think that God is telling the government to grow and get bigger and make social justice happen. Excuse me? What version of the Bible are you reading?
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