GLENN: I'm so frustrated with these politicians, I'm so frustrated with our system that, you know, I was telling the Insiders that last night my dad writes me and says, did you know that Connecticut is trying to pass a law to make it so you can't homeschool your kids, and I just looked at him and I'm like, you have got to be kidding me. And so I sent the e-mail to one of the researchers of the show and I said, can you check into all of the details on this and find out if this is real. It turns out it's not. It's a thing that goes around all the time and it's not real, at least that's our initial impression. Let's just keep watching it. But I said to Tania, and I read that thing, I read it out loud to Tania and I said, this is it, Tania, this is it. I won't do it anymore. If this state passes a law that says I don't have control over my own children and I can't teach my own children, I'm out. I'm out. We're not moving to New York because New York will be -- we're out. We're going to move some place where the people aren't all insane. And we're going to be able to save what state we can save because New York, when you have 33% of people on Medicaid, 33% of the entire population of New York City is on Medicaid. Why? I already told you that last year, from last year to this year my healthcare for my company went up 47%. It's not like I'm hiring people riddled with cancer. How did it go up 47% in cost for my small business? Now, how does a small business survive that? Then on top of it my insurance guy calls up and says this new thing now, New York also needs this. Pardon me? How much is that going to cost? Well, you can get out of all of it if you just have the state cover it. No, my grandfather told me clearly and so did my dad. We do not take handouts from the state. I don't want the state involved. I'm not taking money from the state, period. But they are intentionally doing it, and city after city, state after state, the entire federal government now, it's almost like they're intentionally trying to make us all Detroit.
I've got a friend in Detroit. Is Dom on the phone? I have a friend in Detroit who is trying to sell his house. That must be fun, huh?
DOM: Yeah. You know, Michigan is a bubbling cauldron of sanity. So you talk about being set up with politicians that are insane.
GLENN: How are you doing it?
DOM: How am I selling the house?
GLENN: No. How are you staying sane? In Michigan of all places.
DOM: You and I talked about this before. I mean, this is home for me. I was born and raised here. It's a good thing I moved away and lived in a few other places and then came back because your view of the world changes and you do realize that the rest of the world is not this screwed up.
GLENN: How much are you selling your house for?
DOM: Right now $269,000.
GLENN: You have a really nice house, too. I mean, any place else in the country it would be way more than that.
DOM: Well, we didn't -- you know, that's actually more than what we paid for it, but I don't know that we're going to see that number anywhere near that number ultimately. But I don't have to -- the good news is I'm in a position where I don't have to sell it right now.
GLENN: So why are you selling it?
DOM: We're downsizing because I have other property up north and we just have too much property and --
GLENN: Oh, I hate when that happens.
DOM: Too much upkeep.
GLENN: Oh, I hate when that happens. I don't know how many people always say, I have too much property. Just -- so anyway, say hi to Lovie for me. How close are you? You are about 40 minutes out of the city, right?
DOM: Yeah, where I live it's an area called Waterford and it's a northwest suburb.
Detroit is lovely, especially this time of year...
GLENN: So I'm reading in the paper, and I had to read it, Stu, how many times? Four times? That the average home price in Detroit, the average home price is $22,000.
DOM: Well, that's within the actual city and that's probably accurate.
GLENN: That's a big city.
DOM: That's within the city of the Detroit. Now, what's bringing down a lot of the averages are the foreclosed homes and also the government auction homes. I was pointing Stu earlier to Waynecounty.gov which is the county site where you can buy some of the drug homes that are now being auctioned off.
GLENN: What do you mean the drug homes?
DOM: Former -- occupied by former drug dealers and so forth the government confiscated and is now auctioning off for nearly pocket change. I mean, you can pick up, you know, a house for $2,000, $3,000.
GLENN: That's a little pricey for Detroit.
DOM: It could be for those homes because you are talking about substantial fire damage, water damage. You know what I mean, there's all kinds of issues.
GLENN: So what is it -- yeah, Stu, go ahead.
STU: I've got the auction site up right now. There is an auction ending in two hours and 20 minutes in, let's see, in Detroit. Let's see. Flanders it's called.
GLENN: Do you know where Flanders is?
DOM: Yeah, that's in a pretty rough part of down.
STU: There's only two hours left and the house is currently selling for $2600.
GLENN: Is it a nice house, Stu?
STU: Well, does have a boarded up front window and a broken top window but it says here it's a solid two-family brick home with -- you just get some income out of the rental income here.
GLENN: How much are the bricks worth? I wonder if we can just sell the bricks.
STU: It's got plaster walls, covered ceilings and archways, custom details including built-in bookcases in the mantle of the fireplace.
DOM: Some of those homes have been -- you know, people have been breaking into them and taking the plumbing because the copper is worth money and so they're taking some of the plumbing and such out of and electrical wiring out of the homes.
GLENN: I'm thinking about, for $2200 I'm thinking about just buying the house and taking out the plumbing and the copper wire and -- I mean, because it's got to be a money-making situation there for -- what's the cheapest you could buy a home for?
DOM: Well, there's some auction -- there's one, if you are looking at the same website, Stu, the one on Trestor for $101. That's the current bid.
GLENN: We've got to be able to get a toilet out of there that's worth more than $100.
DOM: There's twelve days left on the auction. So I have a feeling it will go higher. The ones that are about to expire today within, like, the next two or three hours, the lowest bid is the one on Flanders for $2600.
GLENN: I think that's too much money.
DOM: Probably for that home. I mean, you have a lot of gunfire in those neighborhoods, too, in order to get to the plumbing.
3 Bed, 1 Bath, 1,245 Sq. Ft. - $3900 or just $18/month! The only catch is that the house is located in Detroit...
GLENN: Hang on. Dan's got a house for $3900.
DAN: I just went on Realtor.com and there's a nice looking house, it's got a second story, it's about 1300 square feet and the monthly payment is $18 a month at --
GLENN: $18 a month. We should buy a house and give it away.
DAN: How's Trinity Street?
GLENN: We should buy a house and give it away.
DAN: Got a nice tree in the yard, front porch.
GLENN: A summer house in Detroit.
STU: I love this idea.
GLENN: It's $18. You know what, I'll buy the house, we'll give it away. I want the title away from me as fast as possibly can go. Give you the title of the house. We'll sign it over to the winner. I mean, I'll pay your rent, for the love of Pete. It's $18. Wait a minute.
DOM: I don't think you want to be in that part of town.
DOM: I don't think you would want to be in that part of town.
GLENN: I'm not going to be there in that part. I'm giving away a house.
DOM: Why would anyone want that?
DAN: It looks quaint. You are telling me Trinity Street's not quaint?
DOM: It's a pretty rough part of town.
GLENN: It's only $18! It's a house. Hang on just a second. Dom, I mean, you've got to make some tradeoffs at some point.
DAN: And there's big trees in the front yard. I mean, you could probably duck behind that if bullets come.
GLENN: It's $18. How much does it cost, seriously how much does it cost for, like, an 8 by 10 sheet of Kevlar?
STU: Yeah. We could make the whole -- we could surround the whole house with calf letter.
GLENN: You know who would know this? Adam! Adam, ask Adam how much it would cost to put a wall and cover it in Kevlar, from where the bullets are? It's $18 a month!
STU: What if we buy the house and then we give it to the listeners as a timeshare, a Glenn Beck listener timeshare. No, we have to give it to a listener but we have to say, hey, this is only available to Insiders or listeners.
GLENN: Dom, you are in Detroit.
DOM: Until somebody gets shot and then what are we going to do?
GLENN: What are we going to do? Then what we're going to do is we've got a timeshare opening. It's $18. What?