The difference between Beck's TV and Al Gore's TV or MSNBC is that
Beck is an economic success. We don't see many articles on Keith Olbermann
or Lawrence Odonnell's prosperity.
airnaut- He gives it all awayThe economy of God is one of abundance
that He owns. It would be impossible to give it all away when his works are
neverending.Government can only offer the abundance of opportunity.Government does not own the material abundance.Do Marxist philosophers
worship Obama and the government(idolatry) as religious people would worship God
worfMcallen, TXBrother Chuck Schroeder,Jesus was never
rich? He owns the world. Guess I shouldn't have told you that.5:16 p.m. May 30, 2012========================= ...and he gives it ALL away.Talk about the ultimate Redistribution of
Wealth! Guess I shouldn't have told you that.
If you don't like Beck or O'Reilly or Hannity you can use your
channel-changer! Duh, no one is depriving anyone of agency or freedom to turn
the TV OFF! You (or I for that matter) may not like Beck's style of
delivering the message, they are entertaining after all, but go find something
else to do with your time. Maybe you should develop some intellectual
integrity, some initiative for a change. Like go door to door giving out Obama
flyers saying "WE WANT FOUR MORE YEARS OF THE SAME STUFF". Style
notwithstanding, Beck's message is BULLS-EYE most every time.
Glenn Beck will continue to flourish as long as Obama continues to spout
erroneous Marxist philosophy and use executive orders and bloated government
agencies to implement that philosophy.
Brother Chuck Schroeder,Jesus was never rich? He owns the world.
Guess I shouldn't have told you that.
Somebody wrote that that the likes of Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh are what is
creating discord. Please provide the evidence. I can draw a conclusion that
absent diverse opinions we would have unity. So it could be that we just have
polarized our positions because of lame leadership in the White House, Congress,
state and local government etc.I might add, I am truly tired of
hearing that liberals whine about the "right wing nuts" on the radio and
television. It is selling. It is making money. It is resonating with a poriton
of the population enough to draw advertisement revenue. Liberals want to crush
this approach with legislation. Typical, if you can't win by the massess
huddle up in a small group and create legislation. Make the messenger sound
evil. POint the finger of scorn and hope it is enough to stop it. Conservatives don't want the governments help or interference. Whatever
happened to the "keep the government out of my womb" liberals. Now they
want the government telling us what we can listen to. Sad!
Just an observation, reading the comments to this point shows one i,portant
point. People that have opinions tend to create followers and detractors. The
followers defend and the detractors attack.It seems to me that if
you can generate the kind of emotion for or against, you have definitely become
a person of influence. As to whether he is a charlatan or not, I have not seen
any credible evidence to indicate he is ripping anyone off to this point, so,
detractors try a different tact. I also have reservations as to what Mr. Beck
predicts, some of his successes seem somewhat nebulous to me. If you are an
apologist, you may want to not just jump on board without your own research. In
fairness, I believe that Mr. Beck recommends this himself.All things
considered, based on the comments in the forums, on this story, this seems to
indicate, Mr. Beck has earned his celebrity, fairly.Love or hate
him, what Mr Beck says matters.
So many thoughts - here are a few...* I'm happy to have Back in
Texas. The more rich people that move here and invest, the more jobs we have
here!* Beck and the right and no different than the nut jobs on the left.
Both are somewhat out of touch with reality. Some a lot more than others.* Interesting how you can take almost every comment here and by switching a
few words (right for left, R for D, etc) and it is the same argument the other
side is making.* Why do we have to "bash" the other side? If you
have a point - please back it up with facts - or just go away!* There is
some truth everywhere (yes - even in Beck!)* Never put your trust in any
man (left or right) - Figure out what is right for you from your God.
Final Word wrote..."Not a day goes by without us reading of more
govt waste discoverd yet Liberals think it is a great idea to scheme additional
ways to get money for the govt to spend. "I find chatter like
this most amusing. When I graduated from college in the mid 80's, I wanted
to go into the high speed world of corporate banking. I lasted about 2 years at
all. I went to work in a major national bank underwriting receivables
financing. Talk about wasting a dollar to save a penny, literally. For example,
if you wanted to get a new pencil, you had to fill out a form that cost
multiples what the pencil cost in order to get one. The entire firm was run
this way. I happily moved on to high tech.It is annoying to see
claims that "liberals" want to feed a wasteful government. These claims
ring hallow seeing how not a single "conservative" has done anything
different. Not even Romney.Big oraganizations have problems,
whether it be a corporation, a bank, a church, and even governments. Lets press
politicians regardless of party to work for a more effecient government.
I have never understood why so many otherwise normal people put so much weight
in what these people say? What happened to people using a little bit of common
sense instead of letting these 'blowhards' tell us what to think?People are letting Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc tell them what to think
and that is why our political scene is in such a mess. We let the news media
and their shouting commentators tell us what we need to do instead of us using
our own brains to figure out what is right.
Put the list on ONE PAGE!
I miss Glen Beck being on Fox. Whenever I worried about Obama or the direction
of the country I would listen to Beck. After 5 minutes of Beck and his nonsense
I felt much better about Obama and the current situation of the country.
The cult of Beck. A man who can weep tenderly and breathe judgmental slanderous
fire in the same self-written sermon. He seems either mentally unstable or
incredibly astute and manipulative. Beck is popular because he tells people what
they want to hear. We naturally gravitate toward someone who places blame for
all the world's problems at the feet of someone other than ourselves, and
Beck has capitalized on that tendency. That's a slippery slope you
don't want to go down.
Glenn Beck richer than ever, huh? Apparently ethics and income are poorly
correlated. I'm amazed at the number of people here who seem to
think that the commercial success of someone who peddles lies and fear is proof
that he is somehow telling the truth. Even going so far as to suggest that Jesus
himself was rich, but we just didn't know it! The Son of God who exhorted
the rich man to sell all of his possessions and gave us the camel through the
eye of a needle analogy when the rich man showed reluctance! Give me
a break. There are ethical rich people. Ethical poor people. Unethical rich,
unethical poor. I have my opinion of where Mr. Beck is.
Doesn't it seem like Beck has basically become one of those mega church
pastors that rake in the cash based on a fairly limited audience that is willing
to buy whatever the pastor requires? People are justifying it because, hey,
he's just an entertainer. But the problem is, and it's obvious when
looking at some of these comments, many believe Beck is some type of
prognosticator who knows what is right for all. With this kind of talk
it's clear he's taken on a role greater than just being an entertainer
and anyone who is contributing money to his interests should consider whether
their money is truly being well-spent or rather is going to line the pockets of
Glenn Beck. I'll think you'll find it's the latter.
A certifiable narcissistic nut!
Liberals are millionaires who complain about people being rich, and being
"..."When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever,
I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because
they're always complaining." –"The Glenn Beck Program,"
Sept. 9, 2005...".Wise men speak because they have something to
say.Fools speak because they have to say something.
Whenever I see the surname of Beck, I wonder how far back it is that the name
joins with the maiden name of my wife Alma Beck.
Moracle - but what he says hasn't been true. The US currency hasn't
fallen apart. It hasn't devaluated to be worth nothing. Gold hasn't
gone through the roof. We could go on for ever about things Beck has said that
were incorrect for one reason or another.Example,""Why do we have automatic citizenship upon birth? We're the only
country in the world that has it."Now I don't know how Beck
got this wrong, but it is wrong. Perhaps a new researcher, I don't know...
but it is wrong and easily verifiable. There are plenty of documented examples.
Don't take what Beck (nor Obama or Romney) says at face value You should
always double and triple check claims, even if they are what you want to hear.
Anyone who hears Glenn Beck's message, rather than disclaim, would do well
to ask: "Is it TRUE?"Many disclaimed the doings of Hitler
and the Nazis, to their own terribly regretful dismay and suffering.If one has no evidence that Beck's warnings are wrong; to claim they are
wrong would be mere supposition, and possibly mislead others to turn their back
on real threats to freedom from tyranny.What if it IS true?
Really, the only thing left for Beck to do to squeeze any more money out of his
remaining die-hard fans is to start his own church. He's halfway there
I am not a Beck fan nor an enemy. Once in a while if I was in the car I would
listen to what he had to say. Since then I have not heard from him. But he had
some interesting things to say and many were closer to home that we care to
admit. He went on too much and was a bit too animated for me at times. All
said he has his opinions as do all of we. Just read above. Bottom line is truth
is not always black or white. If so then we would not debate as much and we
would not argue over thinks such as politics. We need to look at what we think
is right and best and vote accordingly. As for Glen he ain't no dummy.
Making that kind of money means he is a lot smarter than most of us as far as
business goes. Can't say I make that kind of money.So good for
him. You need to hear all sides and make a decision. Like it or not Glen has
some very good points and observations. Just filter out the Hollywood in some
Good for him! More power to him (no pun intended)!
Lds lib, it sounds like you hold it against a person when they earn lots of
money legitimately. Russell M Nelson was a leading heart surgeon, which means he
was also quite well off, are you going to hold that against him? I'm sur
not. Liberals confuse me with their two faces, neither of which are pretty.
I hope Glenn uses lots of that money for incognito charity.He will become
a more complete Christian.
when you say the media do you mean the 3 other main network news outlets? if so
they are all owned by huger corporations and not liberals only. they all play
the proaganda ads the repulicans run as well as demacratic, and the oil, and
coal propaganda ads to make them look good if they are controled by liberals why
would they run these. clean coal is the funny one by the way have you ever
touched coal. black hand is what you get carbon on your hand. the fox network
calls the others these names so you dont trust anyone but them . rupert merdock
is such kind man you should beleive him over stock controled companies.
@Moontan"The top 2% are already paying half the taxes."Yeah but they also have almost half the wealth. After all, the level of
economic inequality (i.e. how much wealth disparity there is between top and
bottom) in this nation is ranked alongside the likes of Iran.
For all you critics of Glenn Beck, if you don’t like him or what he says,
don’t listen to him! Problem solved! Or is it that you just don’t
think he should be allowed to say what he says and want him shut down? The free
market will decide his success! Obviously some of you are either very jealous or
Priestcraft pays very well. (In this life!)
I was told many things about Glenn Beck by “progressive friends.”
Many turned out to be untrue. One of the things objectionable about Beck was
that he was a racist. I happened to see a television program of his when he had
some historian guess, including one or two black historians. The content of the
program included some history. One item included the fact that African Americans
were among the fallen Minuteman on the Lexington Green on April 19,1775. This
was news to me and surprising since I had grown up in an adjacent community. I
also learned that there were two African Americans in the boat that carried
George Washington across the Delaware one Christmas Even night during the
Revolution. I also learned that the person on the tiller of thet boat was a
woman. I had never heard that, either. So, I listened to Beck. I didn’t
agree with everything he said, but enough to know he made sense. I have
listened to presidents often when they do not make sense. Do not believe the
progressive screed against Beck. It is biased, and totally political.
II don't care where he moves just as long as it isn't at my backdoor
BoomerJeff..... really? Like Gold at $4,000 an ounce? LIke the US dollar
collapsing - remember the big lift he used to show just how far the dollar would
fall? (if you forgot those - they are still on youtube - feel free to watch
them again. Oh yes, and the $5 a gallon of gas we were all promised.... I would love to have you enumerate which of these predictions exactly
have come true? I look forward to a very comprehensive list....On the other hand, lets not forget that the US dollar is worth more now,
today, than it was 3 1/2 years ago... (if would be regardless of who is
president right now). And the price of gold... at about 40% of what he
predicted. Glen should do what he does best, rally people on very
emotional topics. Predicting the future... and facts... not his strength.
This is just a friendly warning so that you and your family can get prepared:
Most everything Glenn Beck has predicted has come true. He bases his
predictions on the words of individuals and on history and he is accurate every
time! I woudn't continue to mock him, I'd listen if I were you.
It doesn't matter how rich he has become, his message resonates with
300,000 viewers on GBTV. His political position, his religion and his values are
what he espouses. That means 300,000 viewers and probably millions of listeners
and readers have paid him $80,000,000 in 2011. The argument isn't his
wealth, its his following. I for one am conservative and find his approach to be
over the top. Others love it. Others hate it. Thank you for the freedom of
speech. All those who are worried about him, find your following, pay your
political pastor, and stop griping.
All this 'tax the rich' talk is funny. The top 2% are already paying
half the taxes. Last year 87 million people paid taxes, in a nation of 305 mill.
53% of Americans go to work each morning to earn cash to give to 47% who
aren't working, many of whom are gaming the system. Only two
types of people whine for higher taxes: the guilty and the jealous. That is, the
lefty mega-rich who feel so bad about it that they have to get the middle class
to pay more, and those living on freebies. Why help bake the pie if you can just
guilt somebody into giving you a slice? Really now. Have you ever
heard a middle class Mom or Dad struggling to raise a family say "I'm
not paying enough taxes"? As with everything, there are
exceptions to those two categories of whiners. But not many.
MountanmanHayden, IDGlen Beck is simply a conservative rock
star. He makes money as a performe,r telling people what they want to hear. His success does not prove that his message is right. There are many
liberal people, who make much more money.What is Glen Becks wealth
compared to Barbara Streisand, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey?If we
base value on how rich a person is, the value of What Glen Beck has to say is
1/100 of these other people.
@LDS Liberal.Still wrong.Doesn’t matter what the
Mansion was. Point is, Joseph eventually lived a wealthier life than most. As
did Brigham Young.Doesn’t matter WHY King Benjamin was
speaking. If he could have, he would have spoken every day to every person. And
Beck doesn't charge his listeners! His advertisers pay him according to the
size of his audience. He has spoken for fre, or at great cost to himself, on
several occasions.Beck encouraged people to buy gold ONLY because he
fears that our dollar is going to collapse. No other reason.It is
not flattery if he believes it to be the truth! Beck believes his listeners are
smarter than those who block their ears lest they learn something. He
isn’t trying to win support. You're confusing him with Obama. Beck
would say the same things if he had no listeners.And “Final
Word”s comment is still valid. If roads, police, fireman, and education
come from property and sales taxes, the wealthy are STILL paying for the vast
majority of it. (I’m not saying that’s a bad thing.)
@KamiBountiful, Utahto: MountanmanHayden, IDMountainman, I assume by your post that you are a conservative. The only thing
that is very telling is that you measure "success" by how many dollars
one has in the bank. Tell me .. is that a conservative notion?12:56
p.m. May 29, 2012================= Agreed.Playing this same sort of twisted logic -- The Columbian and
Mexican Drug cartels are "successful"ol' King Henry VIII was
"successful"Sadam Hussein was "Successful"Kim Jong
Il was "Successful"Michael Milken was "Successful"Mohamar Quadafi was "Successful"Paris Hilton is
"Successful"Just because you are Rich and
"Successsful" doesn't make you right.Conservatives equating
Wealth with Success is dongerous.Look what happened to the ancient
Nephites, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Mesopotamians.Civilizations
collasped from setting their hearts upon the vain things of the world.i.e., Babylon
I'm hard core conservative.But, now you know why I can't
tolerate this dude!He will say anything for money.Believe it
people.Do what is best for you and yours, and stay away from the media
MountanmanHayden, IDIts very telling that conservative media voices
like Glenn Beck are very successful while left wing media voices are losing
audience and floundering financially! There is a message and a reason in that,
isn’t there? Free speech isn’t just for liberals anymoreMountainman, I assume by your post that you are a conservative. The only
thing that is very telling is that you measure "success" by how many
dollars one has in the bank. Tell me .. is that a conservative notion?
@LDS Liberal"Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are all
treading on some very thin ice right now."Just because you
disagree with them does not make them wrong. It could be the other way around.
No difference than other scams like "Properity Gospels" and Network
Marketing.Same Schtick.No wonder he's so popular
here, W. Cleon Skousen on cable TV,since Utah is Scam-Capital of
America.I still find ever so ironic, How Glenn Beck repeats
everything Skousen said -- EXCEPT from his book;"The Naked
Capitalist."and there, he falls sinisterly silent.
To those who mistake Beck's background. He is from Washington! Worked in
New York State, but tired of the high taxes(Hmmmm) and moved to Texas! I wonder
why? Lower taxes and a chance to grow his business which continues to employee
more and more Americans. Maybe Rapunzelthebrave and the other haters of Beck and
job creators wish they would leave Texas to some other parts where taxes are
higher? Like California! Haha! If you want Beck gone raise taxes. Here in
California the last time they raised taxes 1/3 of all the millionaires left now
California wants to raise taxes again. Sounds like a plan. Not one that will
work but a plan. They raised taxes in Illionis and jobs and businesses flee.
They cut taxes in Wisconsin and jobs show up! They cut taxes in ND and SD and
the oil business showed up and jobs too! See a pattern here? Utah kept its taxes
lower and recovers faster. Oklahoma did the same! Similarity? Texas, Utah,
Oklahoma Republican run states like Wisconsin! The oil business grew in Ohio due
in part to a Republican Governor! Taxes down in Indiana and Virginia
unemployment down!Why? Republican Policy!
it is unreal what people say. the rich do not paty 70% at this time look it up.
some that are living off the stock market retirment rate pay 7%. fidelity had an
article about it. warren buffet says the rich should pay more because they made
more during the wars and the war and still are while the country gets the red
budget. to be in the black we nedd to pay our bills. and this 47% that dont pay
taxes are people thet dont work old, given up, make so little they would starve,
tax write offs which are some of the rich corporate people. we still give oil
companies money for nothing.
Re: LDS LiberalFarmington, UTThe Final WordAlpineTalk about insanity..."everyone" pays for the roads,
police, fireman, and education.That all comes from property and
sales taxes, and not personal income tax.Score another 1 for
Bro.ChuckReply: Thank you very much. I guess HE got tongue tied
because there were NO SOUND-BITES on GBTV for him to use. But this'll burn
in their brain for 4 more years. Obama has taken the lead in three
"battleground" states, Florida, Ohio and Virginia over the likely RINO
Republican nominee Mitt Romney, another Mormon. Florida will deside who'll
be the next President, not Utah, that'll be a front page story soon enough.
All Glenn Beck will do is cry about it in his diet coke. Thank God there's
someone out there with common sense, "OWS" and me, a fed-up long time
Republican that lost everything because of my party and the Koch Brother's.
Tax the 1% to death. WE ARE THE 99%.
It's nice to see an article by Askar which doesn't denegrate Glenn.
When he went to Israel there was a horrible article written by the same author.
I wrote him and sent him some of the articles that actually told about his trip
to Israel, but he never responded and neither did the DN.Yes, I
listen to him when I can and he always tells people (as said above) to do their
own research and to pray about it. Now if you are too stupid and put all your
money into one thing, then I guess that is your problem. If you had invested
when it was $600 an ounce then I guess you'd be sitting pretty right now.
No I have no gold. Wish I did.I'm so happy to see Glenn do
well because all of the left wing people were laughing at him and saying he was
going down. Ha!BTW, he has a replica of the bust of Churchill in that
oval office. He has it because he says "this is what the president should
be saying and doesn't."You go Glenn!
@ Cats 12:00 p.m. May 29, 2012"I don't think Glenn Beck
uses money as a measure of success." & you know how?Please don't tell me its because Brother Glenn said so. Bill
Clinton on the campaign trail is more credible.
Funny Glenn, Hannity and Rush could never be elected because of people like
Bass. They have much more influence than one congressman among 100's or
one senator amont 50.Your sentence at the end tells me everything I need
to know! What % of their income would you think the government
should take? 72% like France? Just what is FAIR (since the pres loves that
word)? Canada has dropped their corporate rate to 15%. Where do you think
businesses will go?I don't want to give the government one more
red cent (I'm not the 1%, but I don't covet their money) until they
stop giving it to obama's budlers involved in Solyndra and Light Squared
etc., and stop spending the tax payers money.
Re: The Final WordAlpine, UTre: Bro ChuckFalse.
"everyone" is NOT paying for the roads, police, fireman, and education.
Reply: Talk about the definition of insanity. I can think on my
own, I don't need a "puppet-master" pulling my strings, on Talk
Radio. It's "ALL ABOUT" the number of retirees living in poverty
after the GOP caused their crash of 2008, it's "NOT" about
"Glenn Beck Living large in Texas, and richer than ever." True success
can never be measured by one's own personal wealth and Glenn Beck is NOT
running against Obama either. Remember, Jesus was never rich. He never was
shunning the poor and the needy saying they get what they deserve. President
Barack Obama has taken a slim lead in three "battleground" states
Florida, Ohio and Virginia over likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Glenn
Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are not those individuals choosing to give
their wealth through charity to those less fortunate. Florida will deside
who'll be the next President, not Utah, that'll be a front page story
soon enough. All Glenn Beck will do is cry about it in his diet coke.
re: RAB 10:27 a.m. May 29, 2012"@ LDS Liberal You are wrong.
Joseph Smith lived in a mansion in Nauvoo."Bragging about
JS' House in Nauvoo proves what exactly?re: worf 10:36 a.m. May
29, 2012"* People of Germany could have saved alot of grief had
there been a Glen Beck in their time."This is the same Glenn
Beck who as Lewis Black pointed out, "uses more swastikas than the History
Most of the people who cry, "tax the rich," are those who are living off
the public largesse in one form or another.
Dear LDS Liberal: Oh, Honestly. I don't think Glenn Beck uses money as a
measure of success. He measures his happiness by his family, his faith and his
belief in the Constitution. He is doing very well, but he employs a lot of
people and creates economic growth within the free market he believes in.and...BTW....The Prophet Lehi was extremely wealthy. So was President
Brigham Young. There is no shame or condemnation in wealth. Again, it is what
you do with it that counts.And to those who say, "tax the
rich,".....I'm wondering how much more they are expected to pay. The
top 10% already pay 70% of the taxes while the bottom 47% pay NOTHING. Our divinely inspired Constitution guarantees us the right to life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It says nothing about entitlement to
anyone else's livelihood or property. Entitlement is based on Marxism, not
Americanism.I don't always agree with Glenn, but I wish people
who attack him would actually listen to him. They'd know the things
they're saying are completely inaccurate.
RABBountifulA.The "Mansion" house in Nauvoo was not a
private residence, but a boarding house and hotel. Now, MikeLee's house in
Alpine = Mansion.B.King Benjamin was speaking at a General Conference. Not
a pay-to-play media outlet like GBTV or The Blaze. If what Beck says is the
gospel truth, he'd say it for FREE. BTW - how much did King Benjamin charge
his listeners?C.Money is not evil but the love of it is. In fact, it is
the root of ALL evil. Glenn Beck selling gold shows the love of what
else?...Gold.D.Telling your listeners how much smarter they are than
anyone else just for listening -- is the very definition of flattery.The Final WordAlpineTalk about insanity..."everyone" pays for the roads, police, fireman, and education.That all comes from property and sales taxes, and not personal income
tax.Score another 1 for Bro.ChuckworfMcallen,
TX* People of Germany could have saved alot of grief had there been a Glen
Beck in their time.They had one, the Ultra-Right-Wing Conservative
by the name of Joseph Goebbels.
"Tax the Rich"? The wealthy already pay almost 50% of all taxes in this
once great nation. We have almost 50% of all households recieving some sort of
welfare. I think Ernest needs to look at the cause and effect of "social
justice". All it does is take from one segment and give it to another by
force. Where is the "justice" in that?
I am not giving Beck credit for single handedly increasing the price of gold.
However, I personally know several people that listen to Glenn and fully buy in
to his doom and gloom predictions. Paranoia is big business. Talk to just
about any investment broker in Utah and they will know people that have turned
their investments upside down becauase of their belief in Glenn Beck.I am guessing that Beck's current disclosures with the gold advertisments
has much to do with the scrutiny Beck has received over gold. Google glenn beck
gold and you will find numerous articles about the gold scandal. Yes, some
articles will be from the "crazies on the left" but consider the volume
of smoke, there must be some fire.
That Glen Beck is doing so well is evidentiary support that we are doomed. And
that there is gold in mining ignorance (and apparently there is a lot of
ignorance to be mined).
Final Word you are wrong. Beck and his buddies may pay Federal taxes at a lower
rate than the rest of us, but they are NOT the ones keeping local firefighters,
police and other public services going.That is US. The common
ordinary taxpayers. The services you mention are not paid for by Federal income
taxes.Your story is as garbled as one of Glen's.
And this is a front page story why?Has the DesNews really gotten to
the point that it is a society mag?The man is doing well - good for
him. Not front page news.How about the Syria attacks? Or the
number of retirees living in poverty? Or the Al-Qaida leader that was just
killed in Afghanistan?
M-man, you meant to refer to "paid-for speech", right? Because "free
speech" only means you can blather almost anything without the threat of
reprisal by the government.
I find it curious that the talking heads like Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh believe
they know all the answers but they never run for office to actually do anything
about it. The fact that they believe they know more than the people
actually doing something but never actually try to change anything is very
telling. They are nothing but narcissists. Tax the rich.
I used to listen to Beck alot - not so much anymore. Seems like his message is
off in obscurity somewhat. He has rallies on restoring Israel, restoring love ,
etc... but I'm not sure what this has to do with getting Mitt Romney
elected and removing Barack Obama from office which is and should be the highest
priority for any conservative radio personality. At the end of November if Obama
is still standing then nothing else really matters... we are all dead in the
water economically. Beck needs to refocus and re-energize the Tea Party.
@Go Big Blue:"There are stories of people cashing out their entire
retirement accounts to buy gold finding out later that while gold has doubled in
value their investment is still under water because of the greatly inflated
prices they paid."Anytime someone loses their retirement money
by bad decision making, it makes for a sad story. I'm sure,
since you say they exist, you have sources for these stories you site
illustrating Beck's personal responsibility for other's lack of
judgement in their personal "investment" choices. Curious
enough I have only ever heard Beck say that he does *not* buy gold as an
"investment" - he buys it for insurance. Agree or disagree with his
opinion, he tells his listeners straight out that that is his personal
preference for his family. Then comes the part where he says,
"Gold may or may not be right for your family. Do your own homework."
Would you be willing to share your sources for these stories you
Couple observations:* People of Germany could have saved alot of
grief had there been a Glen Beck in their time.* Despite the envy of
liberals, America is still a land of opportunity, and success is nothing to be
re: Bro ChuckFalse. "everyone" is NOT paying for the roads,
police, fireman, and education. People like Beck, Limbaugh, and
Hannity are already paying the vast majority of taxes according to the
IRS's own statistics.You do realize that 47% of eligible
"tax payers" pay net ZERO federal income tax right?The
problem is that we have far too many people that pay nothing at all so what
vested interest do they have when the govt talks about raising taxes? They
don't. Everyone should have to pay something (even if its small) so that
they care what our corrupt govt implements.Liberals of course
specialize in class warfare and pitting different incomes against each other.
They realize now they have almost half living off the other half and are busy
trying to find ways to redistribute anything they can get their hands on.Government is a proven failure at so many things and successful at very
few.Not a day goes by without us reading of more govt waste
discoverd yet Liberals think it is a great idea to scheme additional ways to get
money for the govt to spend. Talk about the definition of insanity.
Beck exaggerates and he overstates his successful predictions. But he speaks
truth fearlessly. Accusations that he only cares about the money are false and
mean-spirited. Beck honestly strives to expose corruption and improve the
world.@ LDS LiberalYou are wrong. Joseph Smith lived in
a mansion in Nauvoo. Jesus easily could have been have been rich, unless you
know something about his life between childhood and his ministry that noone else
knows.The size of your audience or bank account are irrelevant.
King Benjamin was rich and had a huge audience. Money is not evil. We will be
judged not by what we have but by what we do with what we have. Do you have
proof that Beck spends his money on extravagance and filth. If not, you are
falsely accusing him.Beck does not flatter anyone. He does not shun
the poor. He wants people to help their neighbors instead of sitting around
waiting for the government to do it for them. He does not say people are better
than other people. He says people who behave one way do better than people who
behave another way. You have done the same thing in your comments.
After he sips on his diet coke, quick, hand him a tissue, he's about to
cry, because Beck ranked No. 23 with an estimated annual income of $80 million.
What are the issues? First of all, it implies that the economic issues that
conservatives want to cut are police, firemen, roads, and education. While there
may be some who want to see the funding their evaluated, Secondly, government
allows you to get wealthy, and society and government get to decide how much of
the wealth you get to keep. At its most base level, her argument against the
wealthy shows the battle going on in government between the philosophies of
collectivism and individualism. And what about the claim that EVERYONE is
paying for the roads, schools, etc.?. Glenn pointed out that if he was at the
point where his family couldn’t eat, he would go to his church and look to
them for help before the government. Why? Because those are individuals choosing
to give their wealth through charity to those less fortunate.In the
mean-time, let's tax Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to
deayh.And give it to the Elderly.
re: Go big blueYou have to be joking. Glenn Beck pushes world gold
prices? That is crazier than you lefties claim he is! Good grief.It is funny how the left bash him and attempt to dismiss him as a crazy yet a
minute later he is influencing world gold prices. Ridiculous!I've heard his gold pitch too "..gold may or may not be right for you
and your investments but IF you are buying gold I recommend...."Ya, real heavy pitch.Its called advertising.Sure Beck
is full of hyperbole and entertainment mixed in with his rants. Just like with
anyone who opens their mouth I will analyze and use my brain to determing the
validity of what they are saying.That said, he has been accurate far
too many times and exposed the LEFT and their schemes all too often to be
dismissed as the left would like you to do.Of course we should all
believe people like Al Gore who said he invented the internet....ya, he is real
credible as he makes millions (including special govt loans and grants for his
green companies) off his global warming hype.Caveat Emptor.
@ RapunzelthebraveBeck has no connection to Utah (other than
spiritual it seems). He has more roots in Texas than here.@ LDS
LiberalYour lame attempt to compare Beck (and Hannity) to early-day
neo-cons is mean-spirited at best. There are no flattering words to their
followers-only straight-forward truth and calls to repentance. Except for the
case of Mr. Limbaugh, there seems to be no flaunting of wealth or to put
themselves on pedestals of self-righteousness. Come on sir,
shunning the poor and the needy? For examples of that, see your friends at
MSNBC or CRNT.Nevertheless, thanks for playing.
@LDS LiberalWow, you really put it to Mountainman!
Rapunzelthebravewhen was he in Utah to take him back?i'll bet
you have created more jobs in texas (small t) than he has. just because you
don't like him apparently doesn't mean many other don't.
There's a message there that Glenn Beck is all about money and not about
influence. He's got a pittance of the listeners, but he's making more
money off them.
Yes, Willie, his stuff might be very interesting to some people, but how much of
it (if any) is actually true?
MountanmanHayden, IDIts very telling that conservative media voices
like Glenn Beck are very successful while left wing media voices are losing
audience and floundering financially! There is a message and a reason in that,
isn’t there? Free speech isn’t just for liberals anymore!8:28 a.m. May 29, 2012=============== You know what
else is telling?True success can never be measured by one's own
personal wealth -- Joseph Smith was never rich,Mother Teresa
was never rich,Jesus was never rich.BTW - Sherem, Nehor,
Zeezrom Korihor, all became very , VERY wealthy by Gaining a HUGE
audience, Using flattering words to their listeners, telling the
people how much better they were than others, Shunning the poor and the
needy – saying they get what they deserve, and finally; focusing
and proving their self-righteousness – how God has blessed them - by
flaunting materialism. Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity
are all treading on some very thin ice right now.
Glenn Beck has used his influence to push gold investment into new highs. Yet
the companies selling gold on his program have charged excessive prices for the
gold coins they sold. There are stories of people cashing out their entire
retirement accounts to buy gold finding out later that while gold has doubled in
value their investment is still under water because of the greatly inflated
prices they paid.I serious doubt Glenn's not so altruistic
That demagogue has invaded Texas? Please, please, please take him back, Utah!
Free speech may not just be for liberals anymore, but the success of glenn beck
shows how disconnected from reality the far right is. Beck is loopy, hyperbolic,
and tries to make points far beyond where reason ends.
Its very telling that conservative media voices like Glenn Beck are very
successful while left wing media voices are losing audience and floundering
financially! There is a message and a reason in that, isn’t there? Free
speech isn’t just for liberals anymore!