Pat Gray Unleashed

LIST: Trump's wall would cost less than these federal programs

This is where your tax dollars are being spent

On Friday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat Gray, Keith Malinak, and Jeffy Fisher highlighted a list of federal programs that Democrats will fund while refusing to support President Donald Trump's border wall.

A list published Wednesday by Grabien News contributor Tom Elliott highlighted federal programs that Democrats have supported and funded over the years. Meanwhile, President Trump has asked Congress for $5.7 billion to fund his border wall project — only about 1/10 of 1 percent of the 2018 annual budget of $4.173 trillion — but Dems have rejected the president's request.

Below is a small sampling of the items Democrats have decided are more important to spend your tax dollars on than border security.

The List (partial)

Rural Utility Service. A program once used to bring electricity to rural area communities is now used — in theory — to bring broadband internet to cities with a population of less than 20,000. Here's the problem, there is no data to prove that a single recipient of services from this program exists.

Sugar Subsidies. Congress would save a total of $6 billion per year by eliminating sugar subsidies.

Community Development Grants. Over five years, the elimination of this program would save $15 billion.

The United Nations. The U.S. donated $10 billion to the U.N. in 2016, according to the Government Waste Book.

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. Congress spends $137 billion annually on "payment errors" — including fraud within programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

Boost Intimacy And Trust Among Transgender Women And Their Partners. Americans pay $613,634 per year to support this program.

Grants To Help Hipsters Stop Smoking And Blog About it. $5 million annual price tag.

Pat kept the mood light as he read the list, but his sarcasm flowed. Watch the video above for details.

Missed the live show? No problem. Download the podcast here.

Subscribe to today. Enter promo code PAT for $10 off.

To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to "Pat Gray Unleashed" with Pat Gray weekdays 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network. Want more of Pat? Check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

More clips
Watch live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
Glenn Radio

'A catastrophe of global significance just waiting to happen': Glenn Beck on why an Ebola outbreak is a real threat

On Friday's radio program, Glenn Beck talked about the hundreds of African immigrants who have crossed the US-Mexico border in recent weeks, and the fact that most of these migrants come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an area suffering the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history.

"We all know how deadly Ebola is. We all know it's ground zero in the Congo," Glenn said. "We are now looking at the [second] biggest outbreak, the most deadly outbreak of Ebola yet. And where is it? It's centered in the Congo."

According to U.S. Border Patrol reports, more than 500 illegal immigrants from Africa, primarily from the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola, have crossed the U.S. - Mexico border into Texas in recent weeks.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the confirmed cases of Ebola have exceeded 2000, with nearly 1400 of those cases resulting in death. This puts the fatality ratio for the virus at 67 percent, according to the World Health Organization.

Glenn explained that Ebola is particularly difficult to diagnose, in part because the virus has a 21 day incubation period, and there are no mandatory screenings, quarantines, or detention before illegal immigrants are released into communities.

"Now, this doesn't mean these guys have Ebola. This doesn't mean we shouldn't take them in if they really are fleeing from a war zone," Glenn asserted. "This means we should not dismiss the fact[s] ... and if anyone thinks that ISIS just wouldn't weaponize people -- you're out of your mind."

He went on to note that ISIS is currently active in the Ebola-stricken regions of the Congo, having claimed responsibility for a deadly attack as recently as last week, and has threatened bio-terrorism in the past.

"But why worry," he added. "That's going to be called hateful. That's going to be called fear-mongering. That's going to be called everything other than what it is: a truthful look at the facts, and a warning that ... we should be screening for Ebola and we have a problem on the border. This is a catastrophe of global significance just waiting to happen."

Watch this clip to hear Glenn's case on why we shouldn't dismiss the threat of an Ebola outbreak on US soil:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Watch live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.