On his nationally syndicated radio show Thursday, Glenn Beck shared that, if he were to run for president, his campaign would run on the "grotesque" building boom happening in the Washington, D.C., area. To Beck, the construction explosion in and around the nation's capital underscores the need to cut the size of government.
While acknowledging that "nobody would ever actually be elected president that said this," Beck said that in a "common-sense world" this would be the winning campaign:
Hey everybody in the Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, area — everybody who lives in that governmental space — I just want to show you a picture of all the cranes building all of the buildings all around you, all the high-rises. ... These are filled with government employees that work for government agencies.
I want you to know that you should sell your home right now — right now. Because when I get into office, your property rates are going to crash. Your property rates in the greater Washington, D.C., area are going to be worthless very soon because I'm cutting all these jobs.
According to Beck, the construction and expansion in D.C. is offensive because it's all happening as a result of a massive growth in government and the ballooning number of high-paid government bureaucrats.
"All of the growth [in D.C.] is in government jobs. All of those should be reduced," Beck said. "Calvin Coolidge was right — reduce it by half."
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