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Glenn Beck: The Barack Obama Government is Trying to Spend Its Way Out of Debt [FOX News]

August 25, 2009 by  

Here is a link to the clock they are talking about in the video above: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

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  • David

    The link to the clock they are talking about is here: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

  • cmatters

    Glenn Beck is beyond ignorant…

    what dummies

    Republicans dont have one intelligent leg to stand on these days

    • Joye

      I can’t believe that anyone would look at this and blame Glenn Beck-are you truly that ignorant? Look at those numbers and be scared, very scared-we really do have an asteroid headed our way!

      • minnie

        yOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT.

        • Stassi Parker

          After watching Glenn Beck this week I think he is a little off balance. Talk about a paranoid lunitic. I do have a question, If the government stops spending money, what’s going to happen? I mean like it or not, the government spending keeps people employed. Ever drive through, in or aeound Washington DC during the week? So many people just in one city working. If we stop spending money what will happen?

          • BOBO

            well WE hve tospend money if we have it. They donot need to spend money even if they can nake. WE are the economynot hey. THe government is the biggest money hungry company we have in America.

    • pneal

      Must be part of your assignment to monitor conservative sites and put comments on them. You must not have a life.

  • Tanya Peterson

    It amazes me how Glenn Beck always tries to turn everything into a complete government take over. Thing is this didn’t happen just since January 20. In order for it to be a government conspiricy wouldn’t you have to go back and include, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Regan, Carter and so on? I mean why didn’t Glenn Beck post these numbers as the Republican Congress was passing laws to go to war in Iraq. Where is all that money?
    He does a fine job of scaring you people that watch him and trust him. But at the end of the day it comes down to the same old thing. He HATES President Obama and will lie cheat and steal in any way shape or form to keep Obama from getting re-elected in four years.
    We survived 8 years of Bush and Cheney, the biggest power grab by the Executive Branch ever we can survive this too.
    My question is, How do Republicans plan to fix this? I mean they don’t like Democrat plans so let’s hear their plans!

    • http://InternetExplorer Barbara Dresslar

      I am just glad that we have Glen Beck and the rest of Fox & Friends.
      What is going on in our country is truly mind boggling and very scary!!!

      Barbara Dresslar
      God Bless America

      • http://DNA Don

        The master deceiver has his clone and deceived henchman on board to destroy even your liberty in every way he can. One needs the benefit of God’s Holy Spirit to discern, if you even believe in The Living God. The Holy Spirit is the entity of God who leads us into all truth. IT IS WRITTEN!

    • GloforHim

      Sweetie, you are so swayed by propaganda by the Democrats. Obama is leading our country to slaughter.

    • Joye

      Once again, how can we solve this problem-won’t be in my life time but for God’s sake, stop spending money we do not have. We need to take responsibility for this as a nation and pull together and stop spending!!

      • Tanya Peterson

        National Debt Thermometer:

        http://www.optimist123.com/optimist/2005/01/national_debt_b.html

        Those that don’t like Obama, such as Glenn Beck are now trying to scare you with debt. During the Bush years they scared you with terrorism to make you submit to their wants. Now it’s debt. Trying to make you think things are worse than they are. Truth is the country has had higher debt in the past during WWII. It was then 120% GDP. Now it’s around 60% GDP. Other counties such as Japan have even more debt than we do. Check out the story below and the link to the graph.
        However you chicken littles will never allow yourself to understand because you are closed minded and only listen to people like Glenn Beck. You are too lazy to research things for yourself and get many opinions.

        A dose of dispassionate sanity is long overdue on the topic of deficits, the National Debt, and so-called fiscal discipline. As a result, I am today introducing the “National Debt Thermometer”—a color-coded chart comparing the debt burden of the USA to that of several other nations (see the chart below). I’ll publish it whenever our deficit spending increases the National Debt sufficiently to move the needle higher on the chart, or whenever our GDP grows sufficiently to move the needle lower.

        This chart might surprise you. Why? Because it contradicts the emotion-packed conventional wisdom that the USA’s deficits and debt are marching us toward doomsday. But don’t look for any emotional overtones in this chart; it is simply a dispassionate display of the facts.

        And what do those facts say? That’s the surprise. The facts say that our National Debt burden, contrary to popular hysteria, is a ho-hum situation: no big deal compared to other countries today, and no big deal compared to where we’ve been in the past. The facts say that the USA’s debt burden is lower than that of Japan, Canada, and France; on par with Germany’s; and higher than the debt burden in the UK, Russia, Iran, and Botswana.

        Do those facts surprise you, compared to (a) what we always hear from politicians and ideologues on the subject of deficits and debt, or (b) the emotional hysteria on the web about ticking debt clocks and grandchildren-eating debt monsters? Sorry if it startles anyone, but facts can be stubborn things.

        Check back here for periodic updates of the National Debt Thermometer. I’ll post a new one whenever the needle moves.

        [Note: Every number that goes into the making of the National Debt Thermometer comes from official sources: the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Public Debt, and the CIA’s World Factbook.]

        • bbstacker

          OMG. Have you even considered in the slightest how destructive your ideas are to your own well-being? At this moment in the Federal Republic you would be well advised to conserve your cash assets. Dumping your savings in some half-baked scheme to stimulate an economy that is running away toward the abyss of debt faster than every American could possibly spend to turn it around is ludicrous. Do you not grasp that this bogus concept of cash for clunkers/cash for housing is YOUR TAX MONEY going to the biggest scam ever played out in public view? YOUR fed (feral) gov’t is off the chain, and shredding up every last dollar that the printing presses can put ink on, and you believe that the government–that has driven every program it ever signed into law into horrible bankruptcy: Medicare, Medicaid, SS, Post Office, SCHIP, Welfare, and even the cash-for-clunkers boondoggle–can “spend it’s way out of debt”??? You and every one making a paycheck funds the government–they have no money of their own. You might as well go to your bank, close your accounts, and walk out on the sidewalk and hand out your dollars. That will stimulate the economy, based on your logic. You’ll be broke, but, my, won’t you feel good.

          • Tanya Peterson

            So you’re saying we should keep every penny we make and not spend any of it?
            Then how will get paid if no one spends money?
            You people don’t make sense to me. You cry that Obama put us in a bad economy, but the only way to get it back is to spend money. But if no one is working who is going to spend the money to get it back? Our economy is driven by money, how can you have a strong economy if there isn’t any money being spent?

        • LightOfTruth

          Tanya
          What you said has some merit but what you didn’t say is that although Obama did not create the original debt he has ballooned it massively.
          On his watch he has amassed more debt in 9 months than Bush did his entire presidency, that’s 8 years if case you forgot.

          Your argument is a good example of how liberals think.
          You say we’re doing better than other counties “higher than the debt burden in the UK, Russia, Iran, and Botswana” so it’s OK, no big deal.
          I care about this country, I like most conservatives want to raise the bar, not lower it to the lowest common denominator.

          You asked “how do we fix it”? It won’t be easy no doubt but you don’t keep making it worse by spending.
          Government needs to stop spending, stop taking our money from us so that we can spend it ourselves the way we want, without the need to appoint some (paid, not elected) overlord “Czar”.

          I’ve got an idea; why don’t they suspend the FICA on all our paychecks for a couple of weeks?
          That would require NO special committee NO special oversight and best of all NO ADDITIONAL MONEY.

          (I realize this is very unlikely to happen but a great idea)
          Then if needed the next phase would be to add salary suspensions for our lovely elected officials. YES you read it right, take away 3 months pay from them. Keep these plans cycling 2 months at a time and I’ll bet you would be amazed what the politicians can do if properly motivated.

          FYI, if you noticed that with a 3 month pay deduction cycled every 2 months, if the politician was booted out of office before they fixed this he/she would actually owe us (the citizens) money.

        • Joyce

          To Tanya Peterson
          So you think that becuase were not as bad off as other countries,
          We should not be worried. All I can say is you are beyound stupid.
          See you in the bread line.

          • Tanya Peterson

            Do you know how the United States got out of the Great Depression in the 1930′s? It was WWII that brought this country out of the depression. And how? By spending money! The government spent so much money on the war effort that it put almost everyone to work. Did the government have the cash on had to spend? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The national debt or deficit was increased drasticly! It exploded to 120% of GDP. (right now it is around 60% of GDP)
            The Gelnn Becks out there are playing on your simple minded fears. They hate Obama, one he’s a Democrat, Two he’s black, and three, his father was African and gave him an unusal name. They hate, I mean hate him with every ounce they have to HATE. It is political. They want another Republican President. They have to make Obama look as bad as they can so he doesn’t get reelected. They count on people like you. You scare easily and you hate Obama almost as much as they do. So they blow things out of proportion to scare you.
            So tell me, If Glenn Beck was so concerned about this, then why didn’t he say anything 7 years ago when we went to war? Why didn’t he say anything when we spent 100 billion dollars on Hurricane Katrina, which 4 years later many areas are still in a mess. It’s not about money, deficits or the well being of this country. It’s about politics and scaring the American public into submission.
            Oh, we have to end all social programs to pay the deficit. If you end Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, Public Housing, road & bridge building, the space program, and everything else the government spends money on then you will see bread lines because you are going to put millions out of work, take survival money away from people, turn this nation into third world. You will have the very rich, and the very poor. The middle class will become the very poor because you took jobs from them. Glenn Beck is fighting for us to become a third world country. Why? Because he will be one of the very rich and use the rest of us as slaves and you are letting him and others scare you into submission. Bush scared you with terrorism to let you settle a personal score with Saddam, Beck, Hannity, and Fix propaganda is scaring you with debt. Other nations are worse off and doing ok. We were once worse off and did ok. It’s not the end they are telling you it is.
            And we can always sell Texas if we need some extra cash. Although with the Bushes there, hurricanes, and being so damn hot in the summer, why would anyone want it?

        • BOBO

          I willpray for you sweetie, hoping you do get enlighten that we are ging to Socialism at breakneckspeed. He is tearing down our defenxe so we can be invaded overnight, adn then he is a person i hsve never liked from the first time iseenhim walkonthe stage, I get a cramp inmustomach adn wanted to throwup. I have never spke tohim and never even knew he was alive till theat tiem he walk out onthe astage i happem to se him. YOu are right I DO NOT LIKE HIM AT ALL HE IS A BAD SAMPLE. I willnevr vote h=for him in anuysituation,

    • Cappy Sunday

      One day I was watching Glenn Beck and he tried to make a connection between The “Green Movement” and health care bill. Saying that they health care bill will ration care and put people to death because there are to many people in the world now and we need to kill them off. He asked his guest what they thought and they all just sat there dumbfounded that he even just tried to make that connection.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI88xPILZG4

      It’s between 5 and 6 minutes in on this link

    • minnie

      THE DEMOCRAT CONTROL HOUSE AND SENATE AND THEY are the ones that CAN fix this but they are the ones that are creating all this debt. The REPUBLICANS and the democrats conservatives can do is do what they have been doing like letting the people know what congress is in the middle of doing. They cannot stop this unless and only thru the voice of the people If everyone thought like u we would be spiraling in a fast speed down the sewer drain. When most of the people wake up from this HANGOVER OF THE KOOL-AID IF NOT TOO LATE MAYBE it can be fix. WE THE PEOPLE have to stop it. As a democrat I need to think of my children, grandchildren and myself we are all going to be old one day. It will be too late except for the millionaires in CONGRESS AND THE SENATE, THEY DO NOT EVEN NEED HEALTH INSURANCE THEY ARE MILLIONAIRES.

  • John C. Davidson

    Neither party has the answer, but eventually, they will succeed in bankrupting this nation and will have to eventually learn to read and write in Chinese. Bowing will not be a problem as we noted before and as long as they can keep their share of the money they stole from their own people, it won’t bother them one bit. It is history repeating itself.

  • Kate ortiz

    Can you please back up your statement with proof that Glenn Beck is lying , cheating or stealing. , Maybe I am missing something. i do not want to be miss informed.

  • Mary M

    Anyone who watches Beck knows that he does not only blame this administration. He blames both sides of the aisle, and has been for years. The difference is now he has a tv show that more people can hear what he has been trying to warn us about for a long time. Most of us who are not party line koolaid drinkers can see that they are most definitely trying to destroy the America we know and turn it into something unrecognizable to us. And the power grab has been going on for years and it’s about time We The People wake up and take it back while we still can!

  • Michelle D

    Tauyna, people with your mind set are the biggest reason our country is in trouble.
    Look the FACTS are that our GOVERNMENT AS A WHOLE is trying to take over. It’s a reality. Do your homework, look at history. Quit listening to your bias and then posting your opinions. We the people have had enough opinions if you don’t have facts please don’t speak. It shows ignorance. Who cares about political parties, Bush made alot of mistakes and Obama is making mistakes. The difference is there is only ONE GROUP of people making the decisions now. Do you understand that. Do you understand that there is a system in place that NO PRESIDENT has all power. It is the Congress that sets these things in motion. (You should of learned that in school) We have had a DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CONGRESS for a few years now. Regardless of party affiliation OUR GOVERNEMNT IS DESTROYING US
    WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tanya Peterson

      Michelle, So you’re saying I have no right to my opinions? That only what you think matters? Is that what you’re saying?
      And where are the facts that the government is trying to take over? What do they have to gain from telling you where to live, where to work, and what to eat? That’s communisim and history shows that communisim doesn’t work.
      I think it’s important to remember that the (Republican) congress gave more power to the President. So in fact the president can declare a national emergency and he / she then basiclly becomes a dictator and has full control of the government. This was something Bush had asked for and that Congress gave that power to the President. Personally I was afraid Bush would try to use it, but to his credit he didn’t. The scary thing is that we don’t know who will become President in the future. Obama does not scare me. But who knows who is next. Why did the Republican congress grant this power?

      • Joye

        You are asleep at the wheel lady. We can’t spend this time in debate. We need to spend this time in contacting all our elected officials and tell them to stop spending and stop it now. We have no other way out of this mess and it will take decades. Who cares at this point who did what-there is blame on both sides and we all know that, so stop playing politics and stop spending our money-and it is our money-not the government.

        • Tanya Peterson

          Okay,
          As of today lets not pay any more social securiy, no more medicare, no more welfarr. Then we’ll stop all the building projects. All roads bridges, waterways ect have to be paid for 100% by states if they want them. Then we need to stop funding the military. No more wars for dumb reasons. Let’s lay off the border patrol. We’ll just let the Mxicans come and go as they please. Oh don’t forget NASA. we don’t need a space program. Let Russia put all the satilites in orbit and we’ll pay them if we want to use them.
          Yeah, this sounds like a good start to me.
          Let’s go for it.

          • Michelle D

            Taunya,
            Bravo how about you do that. You quit paying your taxes and the rest of us will continue to do our part. In the mean time to bad your idol didn’t use some of the “stimulus’ money for any one of the things you mentioned.

            My question at this point is why are you on a site like this??? Clearly you don’t like Glenn or Republicans. Shouldn’t you be reporting this fishy stuff or engaging in getting those illegals to vote?
            If you want REAL answers with REAL FACTs might I suggest you go to the Heritage foundation webstite.

            As far as your opinions…. have them, express them, just quite acting like they are facts.

          • Tanya Peterson

            I’m here because these stupid links get emailed to me. I don’t ask for them, just one of my right wing friends seems to think I should read these stories. It’s also fun to read all of the crazy comments from people like you.
            As for the stimulis money, it’s not being spent on the programs I mentioned you are correct. From your response it sounds like just maybe you like those programs I mentioned. Now now be careful, they are socilist programs. If you want to stop spending start with the big stuff.
            Stimlulis money is being spent on construction projects, roads and bridges are being rebuilt all over the place where I live due to that money. It also used fund cash for clunkers, a very successful program. Will also be used to fund cash for appliances that we we will be seeing this fall and giving people up to $8000 to use to buy a home. If your state isn’t spending the money the way it was inteded then that is a stat issue and needs to be taken up with your state government. You know the people that you want to handle everything instead of the feds?
            the stimulis money is working, it’s not instant, but look at the stock market since January. Unemployment actually came down slightly last month, people are buying new cars and homes, Home prices rose slightly last month. It’s all having an effect. It took 8 years for the bubble to burst. You can’t expect to see recovery in 8 months. If those that have jobs and income would continue to spend normally things would get better faster. It’s kind of like the Price line commercial on TV. The couple is there and the woman says, in this economy we just can’t afford a vacation. But you know it’s that thinking that gets in trouble. Fact is vacations are cheaper now than before and if you have a secure job go for it! Spend the money to help the economy.
            You people cry about a bad economy, but then you cry when money is spent to try and bring it back. Please tell me how to boost the economy without spending money?

          • Cappy Sunday

            Heritage Foundation is a right wing web site. It’s not true facts but fabricated facts and mostly fiction. They are telling you what you think you want to hear and exactly what THEY want you to hear.
            Check out things like factcheck.org and snopes.com for real answers.

          • eyeswideopen

            Tanya
            You need to understand that the people on this site, don’t like to argue any points that might make us Republicans accountable for anything… they only like to bash the Democrat’s and rile up the fear to dump on our elderly and un-informed. You will make logical arguements pointing out that us repubs passed Medicare Advantage in 2003 to the tune of 1.2 trillion, making Big Pharma profits that are 200 billion a year, and they will still try to blame Obama…It is really unbelieveable. I am a Independent Republican… One who finally came to her senses and was able to admit what we have done.

          • Tanya Peterson

            eyeswideopen,

            Yes, I know that the people on this site are that way. It was actually passed along to me by a extreme right wing person I know. Seems to be a trait of right wing extremist to try and make everyone think they way they do.
            I like to post my thoughts because these people need to hear the other side. Basiclly they just feed off each others fears and extremist views here and I like to debate the other side with them. Funny thing is I noticed as soon there are facts put in front of them they no longer reply.
            I am actually still a registered republican. At one time I thought that was the more upstanding party between the two. But now I have to side with Democrats and their way of thinking. Seems to me that the Democrats actually care about people and want to make our lives better. They might go about it the wrong way sometimes but generally they try to look out for the average American. Right now Republicans are only looking out for themselves, special interest and usually big business, although they seem to want the American Auto industry to fail. Not sure why they want the Auto Industry to fail. I mean, It’s the last of the great American manufacturing companies. Everything else is made somewhere else. To me it seems every effort should be made to keep any and all manufacturing jobs here in the US and to encourage more to come back. If we had manufacturing like we had in the 40′s and 50′s things would be better for everyone. But during the 90′s and early 2000′s when we had a Republican Congress a lot of those jobs and factories went to China. That’s really sad. Our prices didn’t go down either, but the pay checks and bonuses of the CEOs of those companies went up. It’s all quite sad, and now they are saying it’s the Democrats trying to destroy America with Health Care.

          • American liberal

            Tanya… I get your point….. I don’t mind paying taxes so we can have a civilized society … I like safe roads, a strong military( that the republicans ran into the ground) I like social security, I like the healthcare bill ( almost) I want the single payer option….I’m not aginst paying taxes to benifit our country… I’m also not a goverment hater and I realize this country will never go back to the way it was in the 1950′s or the 1700′s like it was when the constitution was written…the world has evolved… So I get your post..

      • Michelle D

        WOW, so this is just an opinion dump spot for you. Our Military, the Iraq war ect… is not socialist.
        Cash for clunkers….. you are sooooo decieved. My question is this.
        These people turned in there clunkers for new cars, great what happens when they can no longer afford the payments due to inflation. Or wait do you not believe in inflation?

        Tauyna…. we clearly come from a very different belief system… the good news is… time will tell. I hope and pray for your sake that you are right. I am just fine with were I stand and am willing to stand up for what I believe in, even if it ends in me being a “domestic terrorist” or being detained.

        • Michelle D

          Cappy,
          Do your research. The Heritage Foundation is a Conservative foundation that is not for or against any political policy, they are for the success of America as a whole.

          FYI snopes was started and founded by a die hard Democrat and has been proven to be bias

          • Cappy Sunday

            Conseritive not for any politcal party? That’s why there is a picture of Newt Gingrich on their home page? Ummmmmmmm Newt has made mention of running for president in 2012 on the republican ticket.
            I guess because snopes is so bias, that’s why my die hard republican cousin uses it to debunk crazy emails that get sent to him.
            You people are grasping for anything you can.

          • Michelle D

            Newt is there now as have been many others…..
            I do believe he made that comment and would welcome him!

            As far as your family memeber… okay

            I hope this post is around in a few years when time has ran it’s course and we can all revisit this. In the meantime I would like people to just get informed, read the bills for yourself, rely on no one else to be “the truth” for you. If your just going to rehearse what your favorite news channel says… save it, it’s already been heard.

            Gotta go guys…. been fun

        • Cappy Sunday

          Cash for clunkers worked! It worked so good it ran out of money. By the way, almost all auto loans are written at a fixed rate so if there is inflation which I think you are confusing with higher interest rates it will not matter. If there is inflaton people’s pay checks raise to cover the cost of inflation. Ever hear of the cost of living increase? Yeah, it’s like 3-4% a year. Since they get more take home pay and their car payment stays the same the payments get easier to make. So say you take home $500 a month and your car payment is $200 a month it’s tough to make. Now say over 3 years you continue to get cost of living increases, now you’re making $562 a month and still paying $200 for the car payment. That’s $62 extra in your pocket. Once the car is paid for it’s yours. Most car loans are 4-5 years. Now you got a 4 year old car that should last at least 10 years if properly maintained. So your whole comment about inflation is just stupid.
          Also Ford reported a profit finally. Isn’t that good news? We are putting people to work. These people pay taxes. The more people we put to work the more people we have paying taxes and the more income the government has. The government was able to pay off WWII debt because in the 50′s after the war things were so good and so many people were working that the tax base increased and they were able to pay off war debt.
          Michelle D The iraq war is worse than socialisim. It was out and out American aggrasion. Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, Public houseing, the interstate system, FEMA, Helping victims of Hurricanes and other disasters, all socialism. Our militarty is great. Such brave men and women, highly trained and respectful. Carry out their orders without question. But even vertern benifits are socialism. But if anyone deserves anything from our government it is verterns and the native Americans. The veterns always seem to get a raw deal because of people like you that want to stomp out funding for them. You should be ashamed.

      • Arlene

        Tanya,
        If obama doesn’t scare you, you probably love
        horror movies.
        Tanya, what is your credit rating? With your philosophy concerning spending you should
        join the obama administration. You talk about taking vacations, well if obama didn’t put us
        into so much debt we could afford our vacation. I want to spend my own money on things
        that I enjoy and WORKED for. Why should he take my money and spend it on so many thing
        that I don’t even approve of? Such a “FAIR” administration.
        Why should my grandchildren pay for the PORK and JUNK that he has put forward?
        I hope you have children and even grandchildren, so that when we discuss this we are on the
        same level. If not, why don’t you and your ilk just come up with the money from your purses
        and stay out of ours? Thank you.

        • Tanya Peterson

          Arlene,

          Not that it’s any of your business, but my credit rating is right around 750. You see, I know how to budget my money. Since you don’t know me I can also tell you my anual income is $55,000. I am single, have no children, but do own a small home. I have plenty of money to take a vacation and drive a nice car. I live within my means. I do not feel the need to keep up with the jones which is part of the problem.
          Why is it that 3 years ago you take a vacation, but this year you think you can’t even though you have a secure job and the same or slightly more income?
          What policies did Obama pass that causes you to have less money? I actually got a tax credit in April. I pay less federal taxes now than I did at the begining of the year. Middle class people cut a federal tax cut as part of the stimulis plan.
          We will always have to pay taxes. But I will admit the tax laws are not fair. Why can’t we pay a flat rate? Everyone should pay 10% federal income tax. Plain and simple. You make $1,000 a year you pay $100. You make $1,000,000 you pay $100,000. No deductions,for anyone. If you get welfare money you pay 10% of it back. You don’t work at all you don’t pay and you don’t get back. The system is set up to help out the very wealthy, and the very poor. Those of us in the middle get screwed. But you arn’t aurguing that point are you? You’re just repeating the same old bull crap talking points. Why don’t you fight for a fare flat tax system? The very wealthy can afford the accountant to find all the tax loopholes and shelters. Put your money into property and get a tax credit. John McCain has 7 houses. Why, becuae he shelter his money that way. You can go out and buy a $100,000 motor home and get tax credit on it because it can be claimed as a second home. WTF!
          If you want to get things under control you need to do 2 things,
          one, fix the tax laws and change to a flat tax.
          two, get people to work. Bring back the manufacturing jobs that were lost when we gave companies tax credits to move manufacturing jobs to china and India.
          Now my question is, why do you feel healthcare should only be for wealthy people?

        • Cappy Sunday

          Arlene,
          Obama put you into debt that you can’t afford a vacation? How did he do that? Don’t you control your own money?
          I’m given so much money each week by my employer. With that money I buy food, gas for my car, take my kitty to the vet, pay a mortage, make a car payment, pay gas electric, water, sewer, trash, and condo fees. I was still able to take a week vaction to Las Vegas, I just took a weekend drive to Atlantic City, and this Fall I’m going to Boston for a few days.I’m far from wealthy too. But I can manage money. I think you are blaming your poor money managment on the wrong person. If you have a secure job you should be ok. There are a lot of people out there that lost their jobs. Those people I feel bad for. But those of us that have a secure job need to keep living and if we do it will help the economy. If you start to hord becuase Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity say the economy is bad than you are dumb. Prices have dropped for hotels and vacations becuase they need the cash flow. If you’re not sure about your job being secure then you need to hord and save your money.
          George Bush, as much as I didn’t like him, I have to give him credit. He kept telling us the economy was strong, even though he knew it was shaky. Why, because he didn’t want panic to set in. Which is exactly what has happened. Last year it was brought up how bad the economy was, and everyone said, OMG I better not spend any money! With that retail slowed to a crawel, people stopped buying and now, well here we are. It’s people like Glenn Beck that are adding to it because he wants Obama to fail. Plain and simple.

        • eyeswideopen

          So, if you have grandchildren, are you of Medicare age? Did you turn it down? or are you like the rest of the people who want to keep it, but don’t want anyone else to have anything like it? Medicare is government run socialism and no matter how the Republican try to dress it up, socialism is socialism and they are participating gladly.

      • Laurel

        Tanya

        Have you taken a good look at Obama Czars, Vam Jones is a Communist.

        • Cappy Sunday

          Do you have proof?

          • diane4commonsense

            Cappy, yes, there is proof that Van Jones is a self-avowed Communist! Google his name and there are sites you can go and see just what this man is all about! He is definitely a radical in every sense of the word. Why does Obama have so many radicals working for him and with him? He never has answered the questions about Bill Ayers…the domestic terrorist; Obama keeps dismissing all of this as unimportant, but how long can he keep this up. Not for long, I predict and he doesn’t like the fact that Glenn Beck and others are so close to the truth about him.

    • minnie

      You could not have said it better, you are totally right.

  • Sean Haggerty

    I heard that Obama is very aware of the problem. His plan is to get us out of debt by selling off a state. He is in negotiations with China to sell the state of Texas to them. Since we owe them so much money and they now want some of it back. But we don’t have it, so they want Texas. You know the Chinese love Texas and the west and cowboys and they also want the oil fields there.
    When Obama was in Mexico he made an agreement with them to let anyone who is Mexican go back to Mexico before the Chinese take over. Any American citizens will be able to remain in Texas and become citizens of the Chinese Ruplic of Texas, or leave to another state of their choice.
    It’s all really scary but Obama is working on this in order to pay off the US debt to China. It’s expected to actually be released to the public in 2013 after the elections. Obama knows that if this comes out before that he will never get elected to another term. Other countries are now looking at buying states too. France wants California, and Saudia Arabia wants Alsaka for it’s oil.
    Scary stuff, huh?
    Going to seem weird to have to have a passport when traveling I-40 just to go through Texas. But it is coming!

    • Tanya Peterson

      Wow! Obama is going to sell Texas to China? Where do you get this crazy info?

  • BigIron

    We haven’t had anything close to a legal Federal government since the Civil War. The 14th Amendment the Constitution has never been properly ratified which makes all laws relative to it’s content illegal (as though they have never been written). The original 13th Amendment which was properly ratified was dropped from the Constitution without being repealed which makes it still valid.
    The Feds have been playing fast and loose with our Country and the Constitution for almost 150 years. The Federal Reserve (which is a private entity) is printing money illegally (read the Constitution). It’s ALL about the money and the power of money. The BANKERS (no, not Wells Fargo or BOM but the real BANKERS of the world, the families, power brokers, etc.) are calling the shots (forget Republicans or Democrats they are irrelevant except as shills). The BANKERS are out to STEAL the wealth of the American People and our Federal government, whether out of ignorance, stupidity, corruption, or fear, is running around in an ever tightening circle.
    The Fed was created in 1913 by a bunch of “private bankers”. When John Kennedy attempted to return the USA to a GOLD standard (i.e., real money) he was killed for it. Shortly, thereafter, we had the “Great Society” and the rush to an “entitlement society” where the BANKERS can better manipulate the populace to accept their theft; it does so by giving the people the change from the peoples very own dollars. By controlling the cycles of inflation and deflation of our currency the banks steal from us (and likewise from the other nations of the world). It is in this way our Country has been and is being sold out from under us by the BANKERS with the aid of our politicians and the well wishes of those people who feel “entitled” to that which they did not earn (it is not their concern that what they are given is stolen from you and me). The only thing the BANKERS “give” us for our money is DEBT, our massive DEBT.
    Our only salvation will be for the People to rise up and DEMAND (of our Government) true, Constitutional government … and to require “personal” responsibility of ALL the People. Countrymen (and Countrywomen), WE are being reduced to 3rd world status by the BANKERS (of the world) while our government says “Can I help you Sir” to those BANKERS.
    At one time it took an ARMY to rule (back when money was “real”)… Now that money is no longer “real”; it takes a BANK!
    Support Ron Paul’s bill to “Audit the Fed”. The next step is to End the Fed and take back control of our money and our Country!

    • Chiboy10

      Bigiron, you are so right about the ‘Bankers’. They are the ‘old money’ from Europe and the vast majority of people in this country do not have a clue as to what is taking place. The drivel that is posted on this site about the politicians programs to save the country is scary. The old saying about ‘let me control the money and I don’t care what the politicians do’ is playing itself out as we are witnessing on a daily basis. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Do some research into history about real money and not the Fiat Money that is prevalent throughout the world.

  • koiman2

    All you non believers look at this site which has nothing to do with Dem’s or Rep’s

    http://www.usdebtclock.org/

  • Marc Rasper

    The States as desribed in the Constitution.

    Article IV – The States
    Section 1 – Each State to Honor all others

    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

    Section 2 – State citizens, Extradition

    The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

    (No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, But shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.) (This clause in parentheses is superseded by the 13th Amendment.)

    Section 3 – New States

    New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

    The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

    Section 4 – Republican government

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA7-BvVDV10 Marc Rasper

    Check the You tube of our Friend Glenn Beck. How can we doubt him? He knows what he is talking about. Calm, cool collective Glenn.

    We Love you Glenn
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA7-BvVDV10

  • diane4commonsense

    WOW, the lack of knowledge by some of these posting is truly frightening! I love the post by Sean Haggerty — the best laugh I’ve had for a long time! Yahoooooooo. Texas being sold to China; wow, that is so original. I’m serious, as some on this site cannot even spell, and that is a scary lack of knowledge! If we aren’t educated, we have no future! I love Texas and will notify many of my friends! Thanks again Sean…very well said. I believe Glenn Beck and this Tanya girl is typical of someone who is so in the dark about Obama and what he really stands for; now that is even more frightening! God help us all!

    • Tanya Peterson

      diane4commonsense,

      Since you think I am in the dark about what Obama stands for why don’t you tell me? I’d like to know. Also please let me know where you get your information because I would like to check it out for myself.

      Thank you

    • Sean Haggerty

      diane4commonsense,

      You just wait and see. Someday the states will be sold off. Obama will need the money because he is spending so much. It’s been his plan all along to destroy this country. He is a muslim and their goal is to destroy America because they hate our freedoms. He is going to do it. Just after he get another term in the whitehouse he is going to anounce his plan. China wants there money back and the only way we can give it to them is to give them a state. They want Texas.

      Just wait and see.

  • Sean Haggerty

    Bill Ayers
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    William C. Ayers

    Known for Founder and former member of the Weather Underground
    Urban educational reform
    William Charles Ayers (born December 26, 1944)[1] is an American elementary education theorist and former leader in the anti-war movement that opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for the radical nature of his activism, which began within the anti-war movement of the 1960s, as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In 1969 he co-founded the violent radical left organization the Weather Underground, which conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings during the 1960s and 1970s. He is now a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar.[2] During the 2008 Presidential campaign, a controversy arose over his past contacts with candidate Barack Obama.

  • Sean Haggerty

    Van Jones
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Van Jones

    Van Jones as White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs, 2009
    Born September 20, 1968

    Nationality United States

    Van Jones (born September 20, 1968) is the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).[1]

    He is an environmental advocate, a civil rights activist and attorney, and an author. Formerly based in Oakland, California, Jones is the founder of Green For All, a national NGO dedicated to “building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.”[2] His first book, The Green Collar Economy, released on October 7, 2008, was a New York Times bestseller.[3] Jones also founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a California NGO working for alternatives to violence and incarceration.[4]

    In 2008, Time magazine named Jones one of its “Environmental Heroes.”[5] Fast Company called him one of the “12 Most Creative Minds of 2008.”[6]

    Political evolution
    Jones started his career as a staunch critic of capitalism; his outrage over the Rodney King verdict radicalized him to the point where he declared himself a communist and actively began protesting police brutality[18]. He later got involved with Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a collective which “dreamed of a multiracial socialist utopia”. Frustrated keeping coalitions together to make positive social change, Jones “discarded the hostility and antagonism with which he had previously greeted the world, which he said was part of the ego-driven romance of being seen as a revolutionary.” “Before, we would fight anybody, any time,” Jones says of his tranformation. “No concession was good enough; we never said ‘Thank you.’ Now, I put the issues and constituencies first. I’ll work with anybody, I’ll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward. … I’m willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends”[18]. Jones ended his involvement with STORM (and STORM officially dissolved in December 2002)[19].

    By the late 1990s, Jones began promoting capitalism as he transformed into an environmentally friendly capitalist. He emerged as one of the foremost champions of green business, entrepreneurship and market-based solutions. In his 2008 best seller The Green Collar Economy, Jones contended that invention and investment will take us out of a pollution-based grey economy and into a healthy new green economy[15]. Jones wrote:

    [W]e are entering an era during which our very survival will demand invention and innovation on a scale never before seen in the history of human civilization. Only the business community has the requisite skills, experience, and capital to meet that need. On that score, neither government nor the nonprofit and voluntary sectors can compete, not even remotely.

    So in the end, our success and survival as a species are largely and directly tied to the new eco-entrepreneurs — and the success and survival of their enterprises. Since almost all of the needed eco-technologies are likely to come from the private sector, civic leaders and voters should do all that can be done to help green business leaders succeed. That means, in large part, electing leaders who will pass bills to aid them. We cannot realistically proceed without a strong alliance between the best of the business world —and everyone else.

    Awards and honors
    Jones’s awards and honors include[20]:

    2009 – New York Times Bestselling Author for The Green Collar Economy
    2009 – Time 100 Most Influential People, Time Magazine
    2009 – selected as one of the Ebony Power 150
    2009 – the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award, presented to those who best exemplify selfless and devoted service in the cause of equality.
    2009 – “Rolling Stone 100: Agents of Change” (#89); Rolling Stone Magazine[21]
    2009 – Eco-Entrepreneur Award, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Innovation; Howard University
    2009 – Individual Thought Leadership, Energy & Environment Awards; Aspen Institute[22]
    2008 – One of 17 “Sexiest Men Living”; Salon.com[23]
    2008 – Best Dressed Environmental List (#1 of 30); Sustainable Style Foundation[24]
    2008 – Time Magazine Environmental Hero
    2008 – designation as one of Essence Magazine’s 25 most influential/inspiring African-Americans
    2008 – Elle Magazine Green Award
    2008 – One of the George Lucas Foundation’s “Daring Dozen”
    2008 – Hunt Prime Mover Award
    2008 – Campaign for America’s Future “Paul Wellstone Award”;
    2008 – Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership” Award
    2008 – designation as one of the nation’s “Plenty 20″ in the October/November 2008 edition of Plenty Magazine
    2008 – San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Award
    2008 – One of Fast Company’s “12 Most Creative Minds”
    2008 – Puffin/Nation prize for “Creative Citizenship”
    2008 – World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader”
    2000 – International Ashoka Fellowship
    1998 – Reebok International Human Rights Award
    1997-1999 – Rockefeller Foundation “Next Generation Leadership” Fellowship

    In 2008, Tom Friedman profiled Van in his bestselling book Hot, Flat & Crowded. Also in 2008, Wilford Welch featured him in the book Tactics of Hope, and Joel Makower highlighted Van’s ideas in the book Strategies for the Green Economy.

  • http://BobLivingston mmorton

    I’m appalled at the stupidity of some of the responders to this site. Did you attend high school or the University? And which ones?
    Beck is so intelligent and so on target, you should pay attention. We are witnessing the most incredible time for our country in history. This gov’t will not be satified until we are a third world country.
    Life as you know it will never be the same unless you see conservatives back in power. If you aren’t happy here in the USA, leave.It sounds like other countries are more desireable to you. We won’t miss you either.

  • http://BobLivingston m.morton

    Move on to another country if you think Beck is wrong. He is on top of the problem we have to fix. This gov’t is determined to make us a third world country. What university did you go to? Probably didn’t.Right?

    • Billy Wells

      m.morton,
      So you’re saying that because I didn’t go to a university you are better than me?
      By the way, I’m happy with this President, satisfied with this Congress. Sounds like you are the one that needs to leave because you are so unhappy. Remember, the so called conservitive republicans had been in charge, look where it got us. Banks failing, the stock market crashed, and thousands of people died in wars. Both American and others died needlessly.
      Now the stock market is coming back, banks are making money and starting to loan again. The Auto Industry got a boost, the economy shrinking has slowed, unemployment has slowed, and for the first time in nearly 3 years things are looking up. But if you continue to watch glenn beck, you would never know that. And since you sir are soooooooooo unhappy here might I suggest you leave. You are free to do that.

  • http://google Frenzy

    For those who have not done their homework…Glenn Beck is a God Send! He has the most important information to share with you. It takes a lot of research and double checking to be sure your right and he does it! So if you don’t like what he says (and none of us do because of what it means) but you disagree…bring your facts to him…he will be happy to hear from you.
    Don’t be brainwashed by the subversives.

  • Cheyrl

    Thank you Fox News and people like Glenn Beck who can explain to the average citizen how we are getting shafted by the Obama administration!
    Please wake up America, no matter who you voted for, we can change this.
    Anyone who disagrees with Obama get the old “wrong
    thinking”, “dangerous” and “profit” treatment.

    Then a racial card is whipped out to land on top of all those accusations.

  • Ann

    I don’t know how many have listened to Glenn Beck over the years—he was on CNN but has been given more freedom on FOX. He has been against spending whether under the Bush or current administration. And some seem to forget that the Republicans have not had a clear majority for many, many years….Back when Gingrich and crew were there, they had a majority, but then things shifted and both house/senate have been fairly split since. Dems took clear control of both houses in the 2006 election….and have moved into vast spending programs since that time. The Rhinos in the Republican party have always switched sides and voted non-conservative. Congress has the power to spend, tax, etc., and Obama was part of Congress—Bush was not and never had been. Obama did vote for the spending bills (holds the record for being the MOST liberal senator while he was there), so he can be blamed for the outcomes. I don’t see Glenn Beck as being “against” the Obama himself, but against his policies, his political agenda, the people he surrounds himself with that tend to be socialists/fascists/progressivists. You can always look up any information he displays—he gives you the places it is found. As he also states, he hopes he is wrong—but he does give things to think about.

    • American liberal

      Ann.. A couple things…theirs no doubt Beck dislikes president Obama… 2nd… The democrats did take congress in 2006.. But the damage was already done to the economy by the Republicans and George…. Here’s the proof…. The 2006 congress was called ” The Do Nothing Congress ” by republicans because of the lack of bills they passed… You can find any bill they passed that effected our economy… They spent most of their time fighting with Bush over his hiding the cost of the wars in his budget…. So it wasn’t the democrats that brought America this recession…. You can google it… Not to mention that Bush had veto power over the 2006 congress and the very fact that the democrats took the 2006 congress was because the republicans failed so badly with our economy….the democrats did get elected because it was their turn, they were elected because the Republicans we’re horrible

  • Bob

    The US GDP is a about $14 trillion. The official US debt is $12 trillion. That is about 86%. The unfunded liabilities of Social InSecurity, Medicare, Medicaid and government pensions is about $100 trillion. That is another 714%. So our actual debt to GDP is about 800%. These people in DC have been worse than Enron execs. They got us into this financial mess by going into debt. Their solution is to get us into more debt. Now they want to take over 1/6 of the economy?

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  • American liberal

    A rational person only needs to watch Glen Beck for a few minutes to understand he’s a kook….same with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity…. I’ve heard Hannity is being investigated for stealing funds from children that lost a parent in Iraq and Afghanistan….and using the freedom concert funds to charter jets to fly his family allover the country….. Didn’t he raise a big Fuss because Nancy Pelosi used chartered jets to fly from San Francisco to Washington?… In fact I’m sure he did… Hypocrite?..

  • American liberal

    Look at the economy like a car… Bush and the republicans ran all the gas out of the car(economy) so more gas was needed to get the car going again…..theirs Noway president came into office wanting to spend money on the recovery act and stimulas bills… He had to… If the banks and lenders had failed we’d have had no economy to recover…nobody likes bailing out banks and wallstreet, especially since president ran on issues like healthcare reform so the bailouts were an unwanted problem that had to be delt with…. As much as the republicans complain and call it socialism they’re the ones that caused this disaster… Think about this… President Obama probley wouldn’t even had been elected had the republicans not run this country into the ground…. And if the republicans get the goverment back they’ll do exactly the samethings that got us here….tax cuts for the top 2% and DERegulation of banks and lenders… They’ve already said that’s what they intend to do

  • American liberal

    Tanya…I come to this site so these extreme rightwing Anti goverment haters can be exposed to another view… I realize I’m way out numbered in here… I like that…I don’t hate the goverment…and I’m giving president Obama a full term before I decide how he’s done..I like and respect our president..

  • American liberal

    Speaking for myself… I don’t need a Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or a Fox news to shape my opinions….I can see for myself that when President Obama took office he stepped into a horrible mess … I also can see that the stimulas bill was nessessary and I can also see that the Bailouts started while George W. Bush was still president …..Obama did not start the bailouts…. John Mccain sat in on the same economic meetings during the campaign that Obama did….here’s another thought…. Do you suppose the CEO’s of these failed companys, Banks and lenders were republicans or democrats….. I’m thinking republicans..

  • American liberal

    I’m also going to watch President Obama sign the healthcare bill today…. And be proud watching it…this has been in the works for decades….but we need to tweak the bill and get that single payer option…

  • Wanda ELLIA

    Tanya I don’t even have to listen to our wonderful Glen Beck or any conservatives to know what is good or evil. You know why? I just have to listen to the democrats tell one lie after another and if your not smart enought to catch on to them then you must have an I.Q.of zero.

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