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Glenn Beck: Media ignores Alaska's fiscal success during economic crisis
The Glenn Beck Program ^ | Feb. 18, 2009 | Glenn Beck

Posted on 02/18/2009 9:38:48 PM PST by smokingfrog

GLENN: Can anybody see that this stuff doesn't work? I mean, do we need to look past California? Can we stop and just look at California for a second? The entire state is near a shutdown. Lawmakers now can't come to an agreement on how to patch the gigantic hole in the budget. They are one short, one vote short to pass the budget. The state is poised to start laying off as many as 20,000 government workers. So you have some concept, the hole is so big, if they fired all employees, all state employees, they would only have half of what they need. If they shut down all prisons, that's only an extra 25%. They would still be 25% short.

But what I don't understand is how come California doesn't use Obamanomics? I mean, I really don't understand how come California just doesn't spend more. If they would just spend more, they could create more jobs.

How is this being portrayed in the media? Quote: Ideological Republicans won't adapt and are blocking progress. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Republican and he helped negotiate this budget. Ideological Republicans won't help it pass. Of course in reality they're just saying, you know, the Republicans, "We can't cure our obesity by another year at Pizza Hut. Maybe we should hit Saladworks. Let's give that a whirl."

Well, there are some cuts in the budget, $15 billion worth, not insignificant. If you haven't believed me before when I say this is a crisis that is growing out of control, what else do you think would get Californians to cut their budget by $15 billion?

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To: FreedomPoster

Uh, yeah — that was my point. Money is fungible. It doesn’t matter if the cash that goes into a system comes from military payroll or welfare checks or the private sector.

However, you could make the argument and say, I don’t mind paying military salaries, but I dislike paying welfare folks to sit around and do nothing. That road leads you down a bad path to — I don’t mind building prisons, but hate building schools, etc. etc. etc.

51 posted on 02/19/2009 2:47:08 AM PST by durasell
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To: Spktyr

What city???

52 posted on 02/19/2009 4:02:29 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: o_zarkman44

Arnold OK’d BILLIONS in EMbryonic Stem Cell Research.....God will NOT be MOCKED.....Goodbye Calif.

53 posted on 02/19/2009 4:06:37 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: smokingfrog

They ‘ignore’ a LOT of stuff that fails to fit their template.

54 posted on 02/19/2009 4:25:20 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Ann Archy

I think it’s McAllen. It was on the local Fox morning show a few weeks ago.

That said, in terms of raw employment growth between December 2007 and December 2008, here are the top 15 major metropolitan areas, and the only ones in the Department of Labor stats to show net job growth. Please take a look at who’s in the top 10 and where they are.

1. Houston, up 57,300 jobs
2. Dallas-Fort Worth, up 43,300 jobs
3. San Antonio, up 14,900 jobs
4. Washington, up 11,800 jobs
5. Austin, up 9,600 jobs
6. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, up 7,700 jobs
7. New Orleans, up 6,600 jobs
8. Oklahoma City, up 5,800 jobs
9. El Paso, up 5,300 jobs
10. Baton Rouge, up 4,000 jobs
11. Durham, N.C., up 1,700 jobs
12. Omaha, up 600 jobs
13. Greensboro, up 500 jobs
14. Tulsa, up 400 jobs
15. Raleigh, up 200 jobs
15. Seattle, up 200 jobs


55 posted on 02/19/2009 4:34:03 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: durasell

Take out the above average Defense element and you will find that this is not true any more.

56 posted on 02/19/2009 6:14:16 AM PST by Emerson C
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To: Emerson C

Take out the above average Defense element and you’ll find those states in a desperate situation.

57 posted on 02/19/2009 6:39:57 AM PST by durasell
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To: Ann Archy

Are you accusing God of cooking California’s books?

Makes you wish for his old style pillar of salt, locusts and plague days.

58 posted on 02/19/2009 6:42:41 AM PST by durasell
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To: TYVets

I heard one of the panel who vetoed it say that drilling would dissuade going for the green or some such.
I hate that CA does the stupidest crap in the world and now wants us to bail them out so they can do more. They are freaking incredible.
Crist is trying to lead us there in FL.

59 posted on 02/19/2009 7:07:52 AM PST by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: smokingfrog
I was watching Glenn a couple days back and he stated he had a "big" announcement to make. I wasn't able to get back to him......and I'm wondering what his announcement was. Can anyone help me out here?


60 posted on 02/19/2009 7:12:40 AM PST by MinuteGal
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Doesn’t California have large oil/gas reserves just off shore? If so, and they had the balls to drill for it, it would help their current fiscal problems.

But it’s not about the money...isn’t it.

61 posted on 02/19/2009 7:15:07 AM PST by ak267
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To: smokingfrog; All

Beck has Gerald Celente on his radio show now.

62 posted on 02/19/2009 8:41:41 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Obamunism Sux.)
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To: FlashBack
The way it works is that the locust swarm spreads to a new field after it's spoiled the one it's currently eating. First the liberal locusts spread from New York City to New Jersey and California. Now that they've ruined both of those states, they are spreading into Eastern PA, the Carolinas, Northern Virginia, Arizona, and Florida (from New Jersey) and Colorado, Arizona, and the Pacific Northwest (from California). It's the New Jersification of the United States. And, no, it never once occurs to them that the reason they had to flee the last place they lived is because their policies destroyed it, thus they try the same thing all over again in their new home.

I suspect the other problem is that parents send their kids to liberal urban schools. Liberals don't have enough kids to spread so they warp the minds of the children of others who willingly hand their kids over to them.

63 posted on 02/19/2009 8:50:49 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’ve been hearing about the terrible economy in the early ‘80s and mid-’70s and told my husband I don’t recall it being bad. At the time I was living in Alaska, and the economy was fine. If you had a pulse, you could make a better-than-decent living. There’s an independent streak in the people there, and they keep on keepin’ on, able to ignore much of the crap in D.C.

64 posted on 02/19/2009 8:55:18 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: MinuteGal
I was watching Glenn a couple days back and he stated he had a "big" announcement to make. I wasn't able to get back to him......and I'm wondering what his announcement was. Can anyone help me out here?

I think it was this.

65 posted on 02/19/2009 10:34:38 AM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: MinuteGal
I was watching Glenn a couple days back and he stated he had a "big" announcement to make. I wasn't able to get back to him......and I'm wondering what his announcement was. Can anyone help me out here?

He just saved a load on his car insurance by switching to GEICO.

66 posted on 02/19/2009 10:36:24 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: libbylu
Crist is trying to lead us there in FL.

While driving along Highway 98 I can not help but notice that offshore drilling stops at the Alabama - Florida state line.

That is one of the reasons I will spend my tourist dollars in Alabama and not Florida next month.

Florida should have been drilling offshore for oil long before Crist, it makes for better fishing.

67 posted on 02/19/2009 12:30:52 PM PST by TYVets
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To: FreedomPoster; durasell

So that we’re all clear: California receives more in TOTAL military/defense (and other) federal funding than Alaska, but Alaska receives more federal funding PER CAPITA. Alaska relies much more heavily on federal funding, for everything from jobs to education, compared with CA.

I can’t find a neat little chart breaking it all down for us. But, if we want to look at non-defense spending, consider, for example, that Alaska receives far more per pupil in federal education spending than any other state:

“Federal contributions ranged from $2,181 per student in Alaska to $627 in Nevada” (2006):

And here’s a chart showing federal education spending in Alaska back in 2004, too:

States like CA pay more money into Washington than they receive in return because that’s where the higher income earners live. But, notice, they also receive less in federal spending per person for something like education.

The rest of us shouldn’t have to bail out any other state. CA politicians created the mess in CA. But, states like Alaska, which people tend to believe are “self-sufficient”, are the ones receiving more in federal funds, even for things that aren’t military/defense spending. Taxpayers in states like CA have been the ones whose income is being redistributed to other states.

68 posted on 02/19/2009 1:14:52 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: durasell didn’t get what I meant then.......geesh....

69 posted on 02/19/2009 2:26:02 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: Tired of Taxes

I largely agree with your post, except:

“The rest of us shouldn’t have to bail out any other state.”

As far as I’m concerned, we’re still “ nation under God.”

70 posted on 02/19/2009 7:09:01 PM PST by durasell
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To: durasell
Edison had thousands of patents. Today private companies are creating many thousands of inventions each day. Intel , a private company, is far ahead of any government funded organization or university in computer chip and processor technology as well as manufacturing very small components. Likewise Toyota is far ahead of government in car technology. Compare Walmart to the Soviet Union's method of food distribution ( In the Soviet union : an all day line to get a stale piece of bread compared to Walmart’s thousands of affordable, quality, clean choices).

You say that government created some inventions. So what if true? The free market doesn't need any inventions from government as the number of inventions and technology advancement is accelerating at an almost exponential rate in private industries like the computer industry. Now I see many government grants being given to global warming studies. that is your pure science? No that is fake science. So government doesn't work even there.

Computers will so powerful that they will become self aware and more intelligent than humans in a few decades, the singularity . So you want government to accelerate technological growth LOL. ( Not that government ever could improve technology or science as most of what they do is set science back by creating fake science like global warming).

Furthermore the trillions spend on government and the cost to freedom and to private investment those trillions that went to government are not worth it at all. You are a socialist/liberal and you should read Friedman's “Free to Choose” to see why government can never work.

These are just some of the dangers of letting government do anything besides national security, courts, police and border control and the inventions you say government created do not offset the cost and threat of socialism:

1. Government/socialism is not the solution to our problems but that government is the problem, yes even the beloved government schools are the problem (”beloved” education”).

2. if the government keeps growing and owning more then Americans will lose their freedom and the U.S. will become a totalitarian state like the Soviet Union where we will all be like slaves. Socialism is slavery because a person is not allowed to own property or to keep the fruits of his labor. Therefore socialism is evil, morally wrong, takes away individual rights, and destroys a country economically.

2.Only Free market capitalism can give us productivity, and middle class living standards.Socialism doesn't work as it didn't in the Soviet Union. See Milton Friedman's book “ Free to Choose” to see why free market capitalism works but government /socialism doesn't work.

3.Any government program is like a metathesizing cancer tumor that always grows and never shrinks that causes harm to our freedom and prosperity by taking capital from productive free market investments

5. liberals/Democrats have created this huge government by the passing of laws for over a hundred years when the liberals had a pure monopoly on the Media ( there was no conservative talk radio or Internet and only William F. Buckley appeared after decades of total Democrat control of the media).

6. the right needs a strategy to roll back many of these leftist/Democrat government programs.

7. The Right has to write down the details of this strategy of how to dismantle these Marxist projects like the government schools, Medicaid,SSI, medicare, The EPA, FCC, FEC, HHS, etc. . For example identify and target which government programs must be dismantled first . Then Identify which laws must be repealed to roll back the government agency or program.

8. Lay out a plan to deport illegals( more Marxist voters) and close the border.

Here I'll start it off, My plan for Saving America and freedom:

1. Dismantle the EPA. Repeal all environmental laws.
2. Get rid of the government Schools and Dept of Education as they are unconstitutional.
3.Do away with the FCC, FEC and all laws like the Mccain-Feingold law that empower these agencies.
4. Get rid of the IRS and the income tax by repealing the 16th Amendment. On further thought,this should be priority number 1 as this takes away the Marxists’ funding for these programs and cripples most of the government programs as they will lack funds.
5.Deport all Illegals , build an electric fence and close the border.
6. Repeal the 17th Amendment (Give power back to the States).
7. Eliminate all welfare programs, SSI, HHS, HUD , Etc.
8. Remove all taxes, and regulations on private businesses and the free market ( separation of State and economy).

your plan is to grow government more. Read Hayek’s works, Milton Friedman's work, Adam Smith, Ayn Rand to see the threat that government poses.

71 posted on 02/24/2009 9:03:07 PM PST by Democrat_media (Socialism will destroy a country economically.Why are Democrats for Socialism?)
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