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GLENN: I have to apologize to you. Last night I was doing the television show and I had moms from all over the area in the studio audience, and we had a conversation, a long converse afterwards about we were talking about inflation, and I don't know if anybody saw the program last night about inflation and food storage which, I mean, I honestly, I don't know I don't know how long, you know, the TV show can survive with the show that I'm with the show that I'm putting on every day now, and wait until you see next year. I can't imagine how long it can last just because I know what people are going to say about it and I know how the press is going to treat it and I know you know, I have no idea why anybody would watch it because it is so it's becoming more and more radical. For television, I should say. But we're having a conversation and when I asked on television last night about inflation, I asked them, I said, so you're all moms? You go out and you've seen the government says no inflation is happening. And they all laughed. And I said who thinks inflation is happening and who's seen it? And they all raised their hand. So we talked about it after the show a bit, and their concerns are the same as mine. Now, these are just moms who are out, and they're seeing it and they know. And one of them raises their hands and said, Glenn, tell me about the farm bill. And I said, quite honestly I'm looking into the farm bill, I haven't had a chance I don't know how many e mails I have sent off to my research staff: I've got to know about the farm bill, tell me about the farm bill. And I just, I haven't it's my fault. I haven't been on top of this thing because I'm working on 600 other projects. Overwhelm the system, if you will. And I come to you to apologize that I did not pay attention enough to this farm bill and get this research done fast enough, and last night I had our researchers working through the night and got a briefing about, what, 6:30 this morning on it and because last night cloture happened in the Senate. It has already passed the House and it is just, they voted to cut off debate yesterday in the Senate, and it passed with 70 votes in the Senate. It will pass in the Senate. They made some changes to it. It has to come back to the House. This is an extraordinarily, extraordinarily innocuous thousand page bill. It is all full of things that just have to happen just to keep your food safe. "In order to keep you safe, we just have to have a few more regulations, but that's it. Oh, this Death Star is fully operational."
It is something that you could read, and I have not read it but I have in fact, during the show I will get more of the summaries on it. My research staff says, Glenn, it is Cass Sunstein Central, it is completely fine. If you don't look at the government and say that there are revolutionaries in there, if you don't look at the country and say, hey, there's inflation out there, and you trust that everything is great, it's the Homeland Security bill. But there's nothing wrong with Homeland Security, is there? No, this is food patriot bill, that's all this is, the food PATRIOT Act. That's all it is. Aren't you a patriot? Don't you want safe food?
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May I ask, why the rush? Oh, by the way, first of all, I believe, I believe we got healthcare at Christmastime, did we not? We got healthcare at Christmastime. Did we get another one at Christmastime, too?
STU: The light bulb thing.
GLENN: Oh, the light bulb thing happened at Christmastime. And then now our food safety at Christmastime. Did we not get the PATRIOT Act at Christmastime, too, didn't we? Or it was right around the holidays.
PAT: I'll bet it was because it probably took them
GLENN: September 11th, it took them a while.
PAT: Took them a while to get that together and then they probably
GLENN: Or did it take a while? Can you find out when it passed? Did it take them a while?
STU: Yeah, I'm looking at it now.
GLENN: You know, we just thought
PAT: Who wrote the PATRIOT Act?
GLENN: Yeah, could we find that out?
PAT: That happened a little too fast, now that I think of it.
GLENN: Now that I think of it, it did.
PAT: Was that the Apollo Alliance?
GLENN: Seriously let's find out. Because you know who wrote the farm bill, or you know who's funding the farm bill, the major funding behind it is the Pew Center.
STU: What do you mean the funding of the farm bill? What does that mean?
GLENN: The people who are pushing, the real money pushing this thing.
GLENN: Now, I don't have any evidence that they wrote it or anything else, but that is exactly the way the Tides Center works. They write the bill. These organizations like the Apollo Alliance through the Tides Center, they write the bill and then they give it. So the bill's already done. I'd like to know the origins of this bill. I know the major money behind it is the Pew Center, which is an uber left radical group that has been cleansed that everybody's like, Pew? Oh, just... no, they're just into education. Oh.
STU: Aren't they the polling guys?
GLENN: I don't know if they are the polling guys.
So in this, the reason why they got cloture yesterday was because some of the Republicans were concerned. They were concerned that this might affect your garden at the back of your house or small farms. Because small farmers just can't handle all of this money. So don't worry about that. They have written in there that, okay, small farms and houses aren't going to be affected. Oh, well, I feel so much better. Just like when the president promised that no money would be going for abortions. I feel so much better.
Now, look, here's what I'm telling you. On this farm bill, you can read this bill and if you read it with the eyes of stupid people, if you read it with the eyes of people quite honestly like Orrin Hatch. Orrin, I love ya. You're a good man. But what are you doing anymore? People like Orrin Hatch who will look at this thing and say, "No, well, you know, it's not 1955 anymore. We are not it's not 1975, it's not 1985, it's not 1995." I'm sorry for an outburst on Orrin Hatch, but I just got the list of all the people that voted for cloture yesterday, and he's one of them.
PAT: Maybe you should give him a call and ask him why.
STU: Yeah, yeah, like to hear his case on it.
GLENN: I know his case on this. He's a guy who is still playing the game as if it is as if you can trust everybody. He's a decent man, but unfortunately you're not playing the game against decent people. You are playing a game against radicals! Show me the country that has a safer food supply than us, can you, please? Who has a safer food supply? Is it Sweden? You know what? When we reduce the population of America down to the size of Sweden, we'll get a band of really hot blonds, call them Abba and we can emulate their food supply as well. Won't that be great? 350 million people have to be fed on our food supply. Name the country that has a safer food supply than us.
PAT: I don't think there is anybody.
GLENN: So then why are we why are we panicked on this? Why? Why do we have to do this at Christmas?
PAT: They will tell you the spinach scare, they will tell you the lettuce scare. That's what they'll tell you. That's what they'll tell you.
STU: They've had a decent amount of recalls lately and we need to make sure we improve safety.
GLENN: How about the dog food? How about the dog food that has lead that comes from China?
STU: Yeah, exactly, that's why we need more regulation. We need to make sure that we can check all this stuff.
GLENN: Yes, that's right. How much money is this going to cost? And who pays for it in the end? It's not magical fairy money that shoots out of Geithner's butt. It doesn't exist. So it's passed on to the consumer. You have people that are living on the edge right now, living on the edge. You have seniors that are not going to get a raise in Social Security. You have military who they're now talking about making sure that they don't get a raise, either. The military is the only group of people in this country who are doing their damn job in the government. You name the you name the group of people that are doing their job, in the government that are paid by you and I through tax dollars. Military. That's it. You're kidding me, right? You're going to take these guys, many of them who live on the poverty level already and you're going to have inflation go up, you're going to deny it, which will force their families onto food stamps. Inflation is going up. Then you're going to do something that causes the price of food to go up even faster? What, are you out of your mind? No, no. This is what Stalin did. This is what they all do. This is what FDR did. "Oh, we're going to fix the food thing here in America. You know, there's just too much food." That's why they slaughtered millions of pigs. And then what happened? And then we had a then we had trouble with food. Oh, gee, we can't get any food. People are starving!
Look, if you want to be somebody who agrees and says, you know what, no, it's still 1995, it's still 1985, it's still 1945, it's still 1905, you go right ahead. You go right ahead. I'm not one of them. I'm sorry. There's nothing in this food bill that if you're dealing with Jesus Christ and his disciples as congress and the president, then I'm sure we're fine. I'm sure we're fine. I happen to believe that we're a little farther away from Jesus and a little closer to Beelzebub, and I don't trust them. And I don't want them anywhere near my food supply, thank you very much. This is Cass Sunstein needing new dials. Oh, he'll make sure that you're not eating meat. Remember, he's an animal activist. He will make sure you're not eating meat. How? Well, we'll just make it a little more difficult for the food process to happen with beef. Oh, these slaughter houses need to be cleaned up. Oh, you've got to have more regulation on the slaughter houses. Price of beef goes up! So you're not able to afford beef or chicken.
How many times have we heard about the chicken processing plants and how horrible they are? Well, now, Cass Sunstein can help, a guy who doesn't want you eating chicken! "Oh, well, that's fine. We'll just nudge. We'll nudge. We'll make it a little more expensive."
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