Glenn Beck: Dollar reacts to Fed rate cut

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Go to Stephen Moore who is chief editorial writer of the financial section of the Wall Street Journal. Hello, Stephen.

MOORE: Good morning, Glenn.

GLENN: I know this is out of your purview here but I have to ask you your thoughts on Obama's speech yesterday.

MOORE: I didn't see it. You know where I am? I'm in the Colorado mountains trying to get away from it all for a few days.

GLENN: Oh, no, you are kidding me. Well, then why would -- I'm sorry, Stephen. I didn't know that you were on vacation. You shouldn't be answering your phone.

MOORE: Did this have to do with his minister?

GLENN: Yeah, you are not even watching -- you are so disconnected from the news, you are not watching any of this?

MOORE: Only the financial news.

GLENN: Oh, goodness, yeah. It's about as good, it's out of control.

MOORE: Look, I think this is a big problem for Barack Obama because, you know, people -- he has been the candidate who's trying to bring the races together but it just makes him look so hypocritical, the fact that he's been a member of this church and he's gone to this -- you know, it's not like he chose -- this pastor chose him. He chose this pastor.

GLENN: Yeah. And you know what's really weird is he's denying, you know, that he had -- you know, he's never been a political advisor. "He's my pastor" was one of the quotes, but that's not true. According to Bloomberg he was on an advisory committee and he forced him to resign. I mean, you know, the guy who's, you know, a more straight talker than John McCain is lying about this and it's just, it's not good. It's not going to --

MOORE: It also reinforces the fact that, you know, I always called Barack Obama the Manchurian candidate because we don't know anything about this guy. Three years ago he was a back bencher in the Illinois state Senate.

GLENN: All right. Let me change subject here. I know you've been away. So hopefully you've been following everything. Real quick nutshell question here is everybody's celebrating Bernanke, everybody's saying this is all great, this is great for Wall Street, yada, yada, yada. I know you and I have talked before about the dollar. I'm concerned about the falling dollar. I saw three stories today in the Netherlands: They are no longer exchanging the dollar unless it's a major bank because these currency places don't want the dollar. Vietnam is trying to unpeg completely now from the dollar and the Gulf region is saying now their inflation is so bad, they may have to unpeg from the dollar.

MOORE: Yeah. And, you know, one of the reasons the U.S. economy has been so strong over the last 20 years is because the dollar has been strong. And as Reagan put it, you know, we were going to make the dollar as good as gold again. And if you look at the numbers right now, if you look at, you know, 2001, gold was selling at $300 an ounce. Today it's selling at $1,000 an ounce. So that is the very definition of a currency that is falling in value and a currency that is inflated, and we have inflation now in the economy and we have a extremely weak dollar and this is, I think, the biggest problem with the U.S. economy, even bigger problem than the housing crisis. We can get beyond this housing crisis but we cannot get beyond -- we're not going to grow as an economy if our currency is devaluing in value.

GLENN: Right. And so the only way to revalue your currency is to do the opposite of what the Fed is doing.

MOORE: I could not agree more. You know, the Fed, I think, made a big mistake yesterday. I think lowering interest rates just pumps more dollars into the economy at a time that the Fed probably should be pulling back on the number of dollars. I mean, it goes back to your basic Economics 100 course which is that inflation is too many dollars chasing too few goods. There are too many dollars out there right now, Glenn, and it makes no sense for the Fed to be putting more dollars out there.

GLENN: Okay. I'm doing a story tonight, Stephen, on TV about, we have an expert on the Japanese financial crisis.

MOORE: Yes.

GLENN: And, you know, how they were just leading the world and everything was great. The Fed is doing exactly what the Japanese did which destroyed their economy for a long, long time. But the one fundamental difference is that they were savers and they were selling us televisions. So their economy kept going because they were selling us cars and televisions. We're consumers. We're buying the televisions and the cars. So once we stop -- and we don't save. Once we stop spending, there is no more engine left in this car. Right or wrong?

MOORE: Well, I think that's the reason why if the U.S. economy goes into a recession -- I think we are in a recession right now -- the rest of the world cannot delink from the United States because we're the consumers who buy all the products from the rest of the world. But, you know, your Japan analysis is an interesting one because Japan went through a ten-year recession, a ten-year recession because, you know, the stock market in Japan fell by 2/3 over 10 years. Now, I don't think we're headed into that kind of dire situation but it shows what happens when you lose control of your currency.

GLENN: You and I sat down to dinner, I don't know, eight months ago, six months ago and you said you're worried about a spiral of the dollar that all of a sudden it could just spiral out of control. Are we at the same place? Is your fear less, greater, or about the same?

MOORE: Oh, my goodness. I mean, back then when you and I had dinner, I think the dollar was selling -- I mean, gold was selling at about $750 an ounce. Now it's $100. I mean, the reason we have $110 oil today, a barrel of oil sells for, like, $110 is because of the devaluation of the U.S. dollar.

GLENN: What happens, Stephen, if these countries unpeg from the dollar?

MOORE: It makes our economy weaker. We've always benefitted from the fact that the dollar has been the reserve currency around the world. I mean, it used to be that you could go anywhere in the world from, you know, Russia to Cuba and what everybody wanted was dollars. I know you've traveled around the world. You know that. And now people thumb their nose at the dollar. I mean, my goodness, the Canadian dollar's now worth more than the U.S. dollar.

GLENN: Stephen, you're a smart guy. I'm a self-educated guy. I can see this. You can see this. All you have to do is read history. It's almost as if we're being devalued intentionally. Any chance -- I mean, I know this is conspiracy lane, but how are these really smart people doing these things?

MOORE: You know, I was just wondering that. You asked the same question. I've been scratching my head wondering the same thing. I mean, what I'm very worried about, Glenn, is not so much a recurrence of what happened in Japan but rather what happened in the U.S. economy in the bad old days of the 1970s. You know, think about the 1970s. We had high inflation, rising taxes and government spending out of control. Now, gee, doesn't that sound familiar. That's exactly what's happening today. We've got rising inflation, we've got the Democrats talking about raises every tax they can get their hands on, we've got the government spending out of control. This is the 1970s all over again. It's the 1970s show.

GLENN: You've got to -- you go to the nearest town and get a copy of today's Wall Street Journal and read the editorial by Rahm Emmanuel, a new deal for the new economy.

MOORE: It's horrible.

GLENN: You read it?

MOORE: Yes. It's unbelievable. These guys really think that we can spend our way out of this crisis. I was watching CNN the other night and they had Al Franken. Do you know who Al Franken is?

GLENN: Unfortunately, yes.

MOORE: He's running for state Senate in Minnesota. The guy does not have his tray table in the upright locked position. This is a guy who thinks all we have to do in the government is spend more money and we won't have a recession.

GLENN: I'm going to let you go back to vacation. Sorry to get you all riled up so early in the morning out in Colorado. I appreciate it, Stephen, we'll talk to you again soon.

MOORE: Okay, see you, Glenn.

GLENN: All right. Bye-bye.

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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