Glenn opened Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program by highlighting a stark dichotomy that has emerged this week. There is a conflict brewing between the America that has historically been known for its unshakable work ethic and up-by-the-bootstraps mentality and a government-dependent constituency that has exploded in recent years and forgotten what it means to earn a living by working hard – even at a job that may not seem glamorous or even all that good.
Earlier this week, Cadillac released a commercial for its new electric car that focuses on the ingenuity and work ethic that has always differentiated the American worker. Democrats, meanwhile, are lauding a bizarre consequence of Obamacare that could potentially encourage more than 2 million people to leave the labor force. Why work when you can, say, cook dinner? That was the logic of Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MI), who just so happens to be the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, during an appearance on ABC’s This Week.
With this in mind, Glenn had a simple question for the audience: Who do you want to be, America?