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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

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Publisher's Summary

The facts.

The future.

The fight to fix America - before it's too late.

In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.

Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.

There is a lot of work ahead, but we can’t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s the history lesson we all wished we’d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)

Along the way, you’ll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called ��progressivism.” By the end, you’ll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone.

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    Dane 10-31-10
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    "Finally book that has done the reasearch..."

    I loved this book. It really spelled it all out and did it in very logical arguments. The data is there. I know data can be manipulated to suit one's purposes but it seemed rather thorough. I enjoyed how Mr Beck didn't follow party lines all the time and outlined things that both republican and democrat presidents did wrong in bringing us to the brink of financial collapse. I enjoyed hearing the pep talk about how the federal government should not be telling us much of anything yet we seem to be complacent in letting them take all the power they want. I was also delighted to finally hear someone else bring up the constitutionality of property taxes. If you think about it, you can own your home but because you can never really own the land, you by default don't/can't own your home because it can be taken by the government for failure to pay your property tax. It is a crock. Anyway, I would encourage you to all read this book. It changed my views and opinions and it might open your eyes a little wider and light a small flame under your ???

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    Aaron oklahoma city, OK, United States 11-14-10
    Aaron oklahoma city, OK, United States 11-14-10 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW unbelievable research and case study"

    It was amazing to listen to the book and soak in the comparison of today vs yesterdays. My favorite was the comparison of the richest men in america, In 1916 the total wealth of John Rockefeller could have paid off the Nations Debt. Today the total wealth of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet would only pay the interest on the National debt for 3 months!!!!!! I would ask the glenn Beck Hatters to humor the book. You will be shocked to hear how Glenn truly feels about George Bush JR presidency. To Quote Glenn "Sorry but the Truth Hurts"

    6 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Karl D. Kessler Canton, MICHIGAN, United States 11-07-10
    Karl D. Kessler Canton, MICHIGAN, United States 11-07-10

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    "Scary to say the least"

    Glenn Beck fills this book with many facts and numbers. It does get a bit hard to follow from time to time and the numbers get a bit boaring and mondain, but for the most part the book is well written and enjoyable. It is well worth the time and in the end you will, unfortunately, feel like we as a nation is doomed if things don't change.

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    Frank sterlilng heights mi 11-24-10
    Frank sterlilng heights mi 11-24-10
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    "THE GRIM TRUTH"

    after getting thru the history lesson (the first half of the book) Beck starts to hit the true nature of how the GLOBALIST (the billionaires) control you and me by pay to play politics. A VERY SAD BOOK BUT IT IS THE TRUTH. The Billionaires (globalist's) via our politicians( who use inside information to make themselves RICH off of our backs and sweat) are manipulating OUR LIVES thru the media the Globalist's own....Beck calls them the MASTER PUPPTEERS. They put on a happy show in the front stage (your TV) but in the back stage the ugly truth is hidden...theft, fraud, treason, lies, master manipulation of YOU AND ME. And for the most part, AMERICAN'S DON'T GIVE A DAMN. YOU ARE BEING RIPPED OFF BY THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS....THE BOOK IS THE TRUTH.....SADLY....THANKS GLEN BECK ...FINALLY THE TRUTH....

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    Sher from Provo Utah 12-17-10
    Sher from Provo Utah 12-17-10 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It . . ."

    . ., . But so much is broken in our country, particularly with regards to the massive debt we have, which we may never be able to pay off.

    Glenn helps us see what the problems are, and offers ways to fix them. If we could follow this advice, there might be hope for fixing the financial problems of our country.

    I haven't loved everything Glenn has written, but I think this book is a must read, and a must do! There is little hope if we don't put some of these principles to work.

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    Amazon Customer Mason, Ohio, United States 12-06-10
    Amazon Customer Mason, Ohio, United States 12-06-10 Member Since 2016

    Listen and learn!

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    "Focused and Fair"

    This book spends more time sharing facts and understanding so that you can make your own conclusions. Very well written and backed by data. I was thinking this was more of an opnion book, but it is non-partisan and fact based. The audible version is a great companion for the actual book, and allows you to study the data as well as understanding the message.

    2 of 23 people found this review helpful

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