Obamanomics: back AT the brink

GLENN: Now the Fed has they're expected today to down grade the outlook of the United States.  I'm sorry.  Wasn't everything fixed?

PAT:  Yeah.  I thought we went    I thought we came back from the brink.  Isn't that the  

GLENN:  I thought that was all over. 

STU:  Yeah.  There was some   

OBAMA:  We have pulled the economy back from the brink.  We got good news last week showing that for the first time in over a year, the economy was actually growing.

PAT:  Uh huh.

GLENN:  So, I'm sorry.  So, what's    so, what happened?  What happened?  Because I thought we pulled it back.  I thought for sure we pulled it back from the brink.  I thought that was over.

PAT:  Yeah.  Sure seemed like it.

OBAMA:  We brought the global economy back from the brink. 

OBAMA:  We have pulled the economy back from the brink. 

OBAMA:  I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink. 

PAT:  Wait.  What?

GLENN:  It doesn't sound like    it sounds like we're back at the brink.  What happened?  Is there something    did I miss something that brought us back to the brink?

PAT:  Well, yeah, George W. Bush.

GLENN:  Well, I know George W. Bush.  I know that

STU:  He pulled it right back.

GLENN:  Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute.

PAT:  Sitting there in Dallas writing a book, he pulled it right back to the brink. 

GLENN:  We would never recover    we would never recover if we didn't have the $787 billion stimulus package, right?

PAT:  Right, yes.

GLENN:  All right.  Well, first we have to go back to George W. Bush.  We'll never survive if we don't have the Tarp package.

PAT:  Yes.  That was true.  It was the    it was the plane headed into the side of the mountain.  Okay.  So  

GLENN:  We're in the going to survive.  So, we did that.  Well, we survived.  Then, unless we do the $787 billion stimulus package, we may never recover.

PAT:  Uh huh.  Okay.  That's right.

GLENN:  And if we do the $787 billion stimulus package   

STU:  Unemployment will never go above 8%.

GLENN:  Never go above 8%.  Okay.  But it did.

PAT:  Just 2 points, though.

GLENN:  Then we have to be able to give confidence to Americans and American companies that we're going to be able to pay for health care and that's the only other part.  When we have that, then we'll be okay.

PAT:  Health care was instrumental in fixing the economy.  Remember that?  It was  

GLENN:  No.  I mean  

PAT:     crucial.

GLENN:  That's what they said

STU:  Yeah, it was crucial.

GLENN:  But it hasn't fixed   

STU:  Well, it did for awhile.

GLENN:  It did because we brought it    between those two things, we brought it back from the brink.

OBAMA:  We brought the global economy back from the brink. 

OBAMA:  We have pulled the economy back from the brink.

OBAMA:  I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink.

PAT:  So, all that happened.  Pulled it right on back.

GLENN:  Okay.  Yeah.  But now we have Freddie and Fannie and Freddie and Fannie need    what is it?    an additional how much?  $1.8 billion but we're looking at maybe just giving them, oh, I don't know, the candy store, as well?  Just opening up and going ahead and  

PAT:  Was it only a billion or was it a trillion?  The a billion just doesn't sound like  

GLENN:  No.  I think they need another    what is it?    $1.8 billion just, like, right now, but they're looking at  

PAT:  That's not bad.

GLENN:  No, no.

PAT:  That's not bad.

GLENN:  They need it today.

PAT:  That's not bad.  At least it's in the a trillion.  It's not 100 trillion.

GLENN:  It's not a trillion because last year it was estimate that they would need $1 trillion, but this year, since we've been brought back from the brink

PAT:  Yeah.

GLENN:  As estimated they need $3.1 trillion, but the good news is they'll have that .1 right away.

PAT:  Oh.

GLENN:  Uh huh.

PAT:  Okay.  Good.

GLENN:  Stu, what part of the brink did we miss?

STU:  Well what, you missed was that he aid he was going to pull    he had pulled us back from the brink but he never said that he wouldn't push us over past the brink later.  He just said he pulled us back from the brink for a minute.  We could easily be back at the brink or over the brink at any time.

PAT:  But it wouldn't be his fault, would it.

PAT:  No.  Obviously you covered that the Bush    the book is coming out, right.

PAT:  It's Bush, uh huh.

GLENN:  Here's the good news.  According to "USA Today"    I hate that conservative rag.  According to "USA Today," Federal civil servants earned an average pay in benefits of    an average of $123,049.

PAT:  Uh huh.

GLENN:  You, in the private sector, made $61,051.  So, it is official now.  Obama is asking for a 1.4% across the board pay hike for 2011 for these people who now officially make double, on average than the private sector, double.

STU:  I thought the rich needed to pay their fair share.  Why are they getting all these evil raises?

GLENN:  Well, they're not rich.  They're only    they're only making double the private sector.  So   

STU:  That seems like a lot.

PAT:  Yeah.  You're not evil until you're making triple.

GLENN:  Now.  When you're making $250,000, then you're rich. 

STU:  But that's making more than the person who has a doctorate degree.  I mean, $150,000 is  

GLENN:  I understand that, but this is just the average salary for the government worker and they're not even on the top of the food chain.  You know, you have to remember that Congress makes 173,000.  You, you paying their salary, you only make 61,000.

A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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