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.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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