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. 

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?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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