Thank God for Glen Beck for showing us the light. Apparently, the impoverished citizens of our country aren’t really poor. They are just greedy bastards trying to get free shit. He has debunked the vast conspiracy that the poor and homeless are really poor and homeless. Evidently they have chosen a life of scrounging food for their children, watching their homes go into foreclosure, and sleeping in the streets.
Who is this asshole? What is he thinking? According to Beck, “When you get things for free you don’t appreciate them.” and “We shouldn’t begrudge millionaires or billionaires.”
So by his logic, those in dire need of public aid don’t appreciate it, and therefore shouldn’t get it. They just get their welfare checks, and giggle all the way to bank because they have pulled one over on the government. Really?! Is he aware that the poverty level is expected to reach at or near 15% of the population, and 20% of children will be living in poverty? Is he aware that in some parts of the country 1 out of 78 homes are facing foreclosure? It’s funny how these facts weren’t mentioned in his verbal manifesto. I wonder if he enjoys living in a crazy right-wing fantasy world like something out of a dystopian novel.
Then again, why shouldn’t he defend the rich? In April 2010, Forbes calculated Beck's earnings for the previous year (March 2009 - March 2010) to be $32 million. This jackass lives in a 6-bed, 7-bath, 6,346 sq ft mansion purchased for $4.25M, according to public records. I mean look at this place! Who the hell is he to even have an opinion on the subject?
Beck goes on to attack this “plague on society” - “We’re often told about the plight of the poor in America, and there is poverty in America, but let’s put it into perspective here. The poor in America 97% of them have television sets, 25% of those television sets are big screens. That’s poverty? 89% have a microwave. 80% have an air conditioning unit. 73% of the poor in America have a car. 64% have a washer. 57% of them have a dryer.” He goes on to say “I got news for you in other countries they’re not washing their clothes and sitting in air conditioning watching their big screen TV’s. They’re dying. That is poor.”
Luxuries like hair dryers and washers – these people should be ashamed of themselves! So what is he saying go big or go home? If you’re going to be poor you had better be living in a cardboard box? The nerve of these people, washing their clothes and not dying…
Two million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits by Christmas, while Glenn Beck tells us why millionaires and billionaires deserve more tax cuts. America is on pace for a record increase in poverty. According to Glenn, however, they’re just faking.
Merry fucking Christmas, asshole.