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Do you live in Texas? Good for you – you’re in one of the few states that is actually doing well! But as states with more freedom boom, the nation is on track to becoming a slave state. Perhaps nothing represents this issue more than Nancy Pelosi’s call for artists to go on employment! Is that the kind of rhetoric one of the nation’s leaders should be telling young people?

Back in 2010, Pelosi said, “We see it as an entrepreneurial bill. A bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care. You won’t have to be job locked.”

“Unemployment insurance, so you get welfare and unemployment so you can go do your art,” Glenn said. “ike I said, a slave state.  It doesn’t ‑‑ it doesn’t work.  But wouldn’t it be great if it did?  Because if ‑‑ I mean, I can’t believe ‑‑ I mean, I can’t believe that America is not outraged by the Speaker of the House saying basically that:  Artists, it’s not right that we make you work.  We’re going to pay your way so you can do your art.  On what?  Who ‑‑ no, we’re not.  I’m outraged by that.  I work hard for my money.  I work hard for everything.  I’m an artist, too.  I do things.  I create.  What are you talking about?”

Glenn noted earlier in the conversation that the progressive policies of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi were taking money out of people’s pockets and wiping out any gains they might have made this year. He specifically pointed to a Washington Post article which explained, “The payroll tax hike wiped out a year’s worth of wage gains”. The author of the article explained that the payroll tax wiped pretty much eliminated any increase in weekly earnings that Americans saw in 2012 due to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. Both parties were in favor of eliminating the payroll tax cut during the fiscal cliff negotiations, showing the problem extends to all of Washington.

“Yeah, it’s no big deal,” Glenn said.  “The Senate‑backed fiscal cliff Will that managed to pass both chambers last week failed to reinstate the payroll tax holiday.  Consequently, everyone is going to see their taxes go up.  In fact, as Brad plumber of the Washington Post points out, the payroll tax hike, which is returning to its previous rate of 6.2%, will completely wipe out an entire year’s worth of wage gains.  So anything that you might have made in an advancement is now gone in one fell swoop.  But don’t worry.  You still, depending on your income, have not paid your fair share. ”

But you know what state is doing fine? Texas. The state now has a multi-billion dollar surplus and the Governor has said they will not use it for ongoing expenses and has told the legislature to resist raising taxes on the citizens.

Apparently one place has it right.