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.


 

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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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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