The claim: “They’ve been allocated five billion dollars, your money from the Treasury…”
The reality: “On May 7, 2009, President Barack Obama released his detailed fiscal year 2010 budget request. The budget requests $1.149 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service [AmeriCorps] and its programs.”
I won’t even venture into the ludicrous conflation that the “five billion dollars” (which itself is utterly bogus) Beck asserts is being funneled into Obama’s “Secret Army” is “pretty close to the budget for the military for day to day operations…” other than to note that the Pentagon’s annual budget works out to approximately $1.4 billion per day — and that doesn’t include routine expenditures for the two wars currently being waged that are largely accounted for off the books. So, the bottom line here is that the actual budget request for various AmeriCorps initiatives for the next year is roughly equivalent to one day’s worth of spending on the military.
Darn those pesky “liberal” facts!
p.s. Bonus comedy at the end of the clip when Glenn previews his show tomorrow and warns of the coming “OLIGARH” (one letter is missing — but it’s not “G” apparently).