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Broke

By: Glenn Beck,Kevin Balfe
Narrated by: Glenn Beck,Brian Sack
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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.

©2010 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2010 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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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STUDY

This guy does not know economics or the history of economics. He needs to do a lot more studying on the subject before he writes or speaks on the subject.

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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"

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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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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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Eye Opening

The book covers a ton of detail, and it explains just how far we have come. The entire system is unbelievably broken and is not what it is advertised or designed to be by our founding fathers. Very educational with great history lessons which are then brought forward to show their relevance and application today. Read it or continue to be quietly led to bankruptcy by our progressive system.

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Throw the politicians out before it's too late!

Oops we already tried that.
Great history and great recommendations about what to do from here.
This is a very worthwhile read/listen. Given our political landscape and the calibre of our politicians and electorate I believe we have ten to twenty years before our currency collapses and/or we default. Our nation is on an unstoppable downward spiral. Nice job on the book though.

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First Beck Book Read

What did you love best about Broke?

I really loved how in the beginning of the book Beck talks about the Romans and there government. How the policies of finance lead to fall of a great empire. Then to detail the fiscal policy, in short, of each president from the first to the last; a great relation.

What did you like best about this story?

Again, it was the beginning.

Which character – as performed by Glenn Beck and Brian Sack – was your favorite?

Glenn Beck. I love hearing him talk.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book definitely gave me a better insight to the polices of President and how debt really is crushing America.

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Timely

What did you love best about Broke?

This book gives a good over view of the mess we are in now and how be got here.

Did Glenn Beck and Brian Sack do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes, their voices are not similar

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found it informative. I already knew to cry, I work each day.

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Oh, yes we are..big time

the topics that Beck hits upon make you realize how close to the edge we are. enjoyed it, worth a listen.

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