Unemployment rises to 9.8%



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GLENN: Hey, here's some good news. Here's some good news. As long as we believe that the high score wins, unemployment is getting better. It's now 9.8. If you don't score it like golf, this thing is going great. The unemployment rate is now 9.8, which is great because it now has an 8 in the number, which they promised us it would never go past 8. I don't know, maybe we didn't -- we didn't ask enough questions. He didn't give enough speeches for us to understand. Maybe it was just -- maybe he meant it would never go past 8. It could be 12.8. You know, it would never be 12.9. It would just jump whole numbers. It could be like 14.8, 23.8, but it would never go past an 8 number. Maybe that's what he meant. Because I know we've done everything. First we had to do the stimulus or we were all going to die. But remember, you're the fear monger. We're all going to die unless we pass TARP right now. We're all going to die unless we pass this stimulus package right now. We're all going to die unless we pass healthcare right now. And it will never go past a number with an 8 in it.

STU: Well, Glenn, they did say very specifically that it could, if we did nothing, rise all the way to 9.0%. I mean, can you imagine an economy --

GLENN: See how wrong they were? See how wrong they were? That has a zero in it.

STU: Right.

GLENN: This number, 9.8, does not have a zero in it.

PAT: Obviously not.

GLENN: So they are right again. Let me show you this. Do you know how right the economists were? All of the experts --

PAT: How right were they?

GLENN: All of the experts, they all came out and they --

STU: How right were they!

PAT: How right were they?

GLENN: What, is this the Ed McMahon hour all of a sudden? For the four people in the audience that remember Ed McMahon now? All the economists came out and they said that the unemployment number would be 9.4 to 9.7. None of them said it would be 9.8. How did they miss the president saying that it would never go past a number with an 8 in it?

STU: I mean, they were only over 83, all 83.

PAT: Didn't they also estimate that 150,000 jobs would be gained?

STU: Yeah, and it was 39,000.

PAT: So that was a little bit --

STU: Pretty close, though.

PAT: One number is bigger than the other and I'm not very good at math but I think the first one is bigger?

GLENN: We need to get a PBS -- can we get a PBS character out? Wouldn't it be great? We should get somebody that is funded by the government to indoctrinate our children with government propaganda and we should get them on the air to tell us and teach us exactly why 9.8 is good. Elmo says that 9.8 is good because it has an 8 in it.

PAT: It's weird how closely Elmo sounds to your wife.

GLENN: My wife does not sound like Elmo.

STU: That is the exact same voice.

GLENN: No, it's not.

PAT: Yes, his wife, Tania and Elmo are the same.

GLENN: No, here's my wife's voice. It's called I don't like it.

PAT: See the difference?

GLENN: You're not going to --

STU: Wow. Do you hear that distinction there, Pat?

PAT: Amazing difference. I don't even know how I got that.

GLENN: Here's Elmo: Elmo says it's cold in here. That's totally different.

PAT: Vastly different.

STU: Totally.

GLENN: If my wife --

PAT: Vastly different.

GLENN: If I came home and said, "Honey, really, I really, I mean, I'm tired." "You know what? Your wife says you should take out the garbage." I wouldn't have a problem with that. It wouldn't be -- it would be like, you're kind of cute.

STU: It's the kind of grovely sort of thing? Because that's the only difference.

GLENN: No, no. Let's do this. Let's say my wife now is Elmo. "All right. Now you're going to learn what numbers are." Do you want to learn? Is anybody saying, hey?

PAT: Tania is Elmo with a cold. That's all she is.

STU: Potentially an evil cold.

GLENN: How did this get about Tania? Weren't we talking about how stupid the government is? They are now saying that they don't know if they're going to compromise on the Bush tax cuts. They might give the Bush tax cuts to those people who are making less than $250,000 a year. All right, may I just say that that is fine. I have no problem with that. But the people who are making $70,000 a year, generally speaking, are not the ones creating jobs. I've never worked for somebody that made $40,000 a year. Have you? Have you ever been hired and paid by somebody who makes $40,000 a year? Because I don't know how they do it on $40,000 a year, create a business, do all the overhead, do all the paperwork and hire somebody in a good paying job when they're only making $40,000 a year.

STU: Yeah, the only people who are creating jobs at $40,000 a year in general are people who they call rich who have a business that they are just squeaking out $40,000 a year for themselves to keep themselves going and investing everything else back into the business.

GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right.


 

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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