The next step toward 'Modern Monetary Theory'

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One of the cruel realities of the COVID-19 emergency spending measures so far by the Federal Reserve is that over 90% of Fed-launched stimulus programs (totaling well over $4 Trillion in asset purchases and loans, YTD) went directly into the hands of the mega-rich. 82% of CARES PPP loans went to business owners who averaged over $1 Million per year in personal income, and over 95% of Federal Reserve loans went to businesses with more than 500 employees, rather than true small mom & pop businesses.

What the Fed discovered was that the mechanisms it has in place to provide economic stimulus and rescue were inherently limited and targeted to the wealthiest corporations - those that issue stock, issue corporate bonds or debt, and those who already bank at Federal Reserve member banks. The fed launched stimulus-buying programs, but in order to have your company's stocks or bonds rescued by The Fed, you had to have publicly issued debt (Bonds) for the Fed to purchase, or you already had to have stock being traded on one of the various publicly traded US stock exchanges (NASDAQ, NYSE or Chicago Mercantile Exchange). Starting in March, and with 10% cash-backing from the US Government as part of the CARES Act, The Federal Reserve Bank issues trillions of new funds into financial markets, buying stocks (via ETFs) and Bonds directly, to the tune of nearly $4 Trillion.

So, by default, companies that were already large enough to be listed on those types of exchanges got a Fed rescue, whereas smaller businesses, like local restaurants, salons, print shops, dress-makers, etc, those that don't issue stocks or bonds, couldn't be rescued by The Fed. Of the 45 Million jobs lost from March to June, 2020, nearly 90% of those occurred at businesses that employed fewer than 500 employees.

Now, Congress is negotiating a Phase IV economic rescue plan.

What is new in the plan is language that would provide every American a "free" Bank Account at a Federal Reserve Charter-Member bank. The plan is that the US Federal Reserve would work with the IRS to identify, by Taxpayer ID or Social Security number, all Americans who had filed a tax return in the past 3 years, and automatically set up a Federal Reserve Bank account for each of them. This would give The Fed a way to get cash payments directly to each US Taxpayer (or Tax Filer), so the Fed can simply automatically deposit new funds directly into each person's account.

Note this would effectively short-circuit smaller local or regional Banks, Credit Unions, online Banks (eTrade, Ally, etc). Small business owners who had filed Taxes as a Company would also have a Small Business Administration account set up for their business at a Fed Charter bank.

Fed Charter Banks are the megabanks, like Chase Bank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo.

And poof, just like that, we're 1 step closer to so-called Modern Monetary Theory, also known as Chartalism, where the Government can effectively print money at will (in this case "digitally" print money) and distribute it to citizens and small businesses as they see fit. It's worth noting, the one nuance here, is that The Fed is technically NOT issuing Sovereign Currency.

Remember that The US Federal Reserve is a PRIVATELY-owned banking cartel.

Modern Monetary Theory holds that a Government can never effectively go bankrupt because it can always issue new currency to cover any obligations. However, under the Federal Reserve System, adopted by the US Government in 1914, Congress turned over the right to issue legally recognized "fiat" currency in the US to a private banking cartel. Federal Reserve Notes are legal tender, but technically they are NOT Sovereign Currency, as only a government can issue that. Under the Federal Reserve system, the government would maintain quasi-control over the Banking Cartel in that the President would have the power to nominate the 12 regional Fed chairs along with the Federal Reserve Chairman, and those nominations would require approval by the US Senate. However, that is where the authority of the US Government ends. The Federal Reserve board of governors determines how much currency to issue, and how to spend it - to whom it goes. Their decisions are independent of any elected government body or officials.

Remember that The US Federal Reserve is a PRIVATELY-owned banking cartel. It has dozens of Charter Member banks divided into 12 ' geographic regions' around the US. When new banks are chartered in the US, they can do so as a Fed member bank (they join the Federal Reserve banking cartel), or they can petition to join as a Fed Charter member bank, where they actually agree to buy a certain amount of Federal Reserve stock - which is NOT publicly traded but privately owned by Fed Charter Member banks.

With the Phase IV plan now in front of us, which Trump has indicated he is likely to sign, the provision to automatically set up an individual Bank Account at a Fed member bank indicates Uncle Sam has fully committed itself to MMT and The Fed's monopoly on US Banking, started over 100 years ago, is now nearly complete. They can now issue new currency at will, and decide who would get what funds at their own discretion.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.