Glenn Beck: Comrade Update - The Great Depression!

GLENN:  Comrades!

STU:  Yes, comrade.

GLENN:  Comrade, I have to speak in hushed tones today because I've been out partying all night.

STU:  Vodka, comrade?

GLENN:  Sure, okay.  And my voice is a little sketchy.  So I've got to keep my voice down, but good news from the Western front.

STU:  More good news.

GLENN:  Oh, good news just doesn't stop today.  Today the good news from the Western front is, first of all, our British friends, the paper -- you see it on the front page of the Drudge Report, they have declared that America is in a Great Depression.  Now, comrades, you might think that if you listen to that Glenn Beck program every day that Glenn Beck might get on the air and say, "See, I told you so" but you'd be sadly mistaken.  They're wrong.  We're not in a Great Depression.  We may head for a Great Depression, we may end up in a Great Depression.  I don't know.  But we're certainly not in one.  And their evidence is the good news from the Western front.

This article goes on to say that the reason why they believe we're in the Great Depression is because there are more people getting food stamps than ever before in our nation's history.  So people must be starving.  Well, unfortunately, or fortunately for those of us who look for good news from the Western front, the real story behind this is not a sign of Depression but a sign of something else that I have also said is coming, that in three to five years we'll be a full-fledged European socialist style country.  What makes me say something that insane?  Well, food stamps for one, Medicaid the other.  Listen to the stats.  More people are standing in line for food stamps than ever before in our nation's history.  Not being reported is that during the last decade, eligibility requirements to obtain food stamps has been relaxed, and for the first time our Government is advertising food stamps.  "Hello, friend.  Do you need food stamps?  I'm Uncle Sam and I'm here to provide that safety net for you."  The cities where food stamps have been advertised, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Raleigh/Durham, Denver, Chicago, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Philadelphia.

Stu, do me a favor.  Run the list of the top 10 cities with illegal aliens in it, will you?

STU:  Sure, I'll look it up.

GLENN:  I'll bet you that New York City maybe, Los Angeles, San Diego, maybe Las Vegas, Albuquerque are in the top 10.  Just check it out for me.

STU:  Yes, comrade.

GLENN:  And then do me another favor.  Find out the format of these stations.  Find out, run a list of what the format is on these stations that they're advertising.  Find out if they're English-speaking stations.  Find out what they are for me, will you?  The idea here is that we're not only advertising, we are lowering the eligibility.  In New York Mayor Bloomberg restored access to individuals by reversing the rules that Rudy Giuliani put in.  So as soon as Rudy Giuliani left, Bloomberg, who is a frickin' socialist Progressive -- good news, comrades -- he's reversed a lot of the rules.  So during the last seven years, more and more people keep joining.

I told you three weeks ago that now a full one third of everyone who lives here in New York City is on Medicaid.  Good news from the Western front.  The number of city residents receiving food stamps dropped down under Rudy Giuliani to 798,000.  However, Mr. Bloomberg has changed the policies and the food stamp case load went up to 1.1 million by 2004.  I don't have the latest numbers.  City council also enacted legislation over the mayor.  He vetoed it but the city council went ahead anyway and allowed New Yorkers to apply for food stamps online and by fax and made the applications available at soup kitchens.

California pushed for an effort to bring food stamp applications or applicants to apply over the Internet and making the restrictions, narrowing them down and making it easier to get food stamps.  USA Today has done an analysis of 25 major government programs and found that the enrollment in these programs has grown 17% since 2000.  The population of our country, by the way, grew 5%.  Food stamp enrollment climbed from 17.2 million to 25.7 million in 2005.  Congress has made it easier to get food stamps as well.  And they've also changed Medicaid.  Medicaid wants a program for people on welfare broadened dramatically since welfare reform happened in 1996.  Remember when we thought we won?  Just like the Soviet Union, they never went away.  They found a different way to socialize us.  Welfare reform in 1996, Medicaid has been expanded.  It's now aimed at the families of the working poor, especially children.  Medicaid overtook Social Security as the Government's largest social program, and it is now upside down.

So this is the stuff that will lead us to a Great Depression because we will go completely broke and not be able to afford anything, but it is not a sign of the Great Depression.  It is a sign of another prediction coming through and that is we are going to be a full-fledged socialist country within three to five years if we don't wake up.  We've got to wake up to these things. 

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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