The power of the Unions

How much does the average union stagehand at Lincoln Center make?

“Stagehands, these are the guys who move the lights and the chairs for musicians at places like the Lincoln Center in New York, you will not believe what the average stagehand earns. Oh, the power of the unions, “ Glenn said.

While not trying to trivialize the hard work done by stagehands, but the average salary made by New York City stagehands blew Pat and Stu away.

“This is a hard job. I'm not saying they stand around and move chairs. They don't. They're hard-working people. How much do they make?”

Glenn said, “At Carnegie Hall, the top paid stagehand makes $422,599, plus $107,455 in benefits and deferred compensation.” The average salary for a stagehand at Lincoln Center? $290,000 a year.

Glenn explained:

“What that means is Carnegie Hall has negotiated with the union saying we can't afford more than $422,000 for the stage hand. Fine. We'll give them $107,000 in benefits and deferred compensation but don't take it now because we can't afford it. We'll pay it in the future. What?! When is Carnegie Hall -- when are they going to make more to pay the deferred compensation for the next stage hand and the compensation that they couldn't afford when they had the last stagehand?! It's not going to work. It's collapsing the system. It's collapsing the system. So, the problem here is that people won't -- they're refusing to live and recognize that the whole system is flying into the side of a mountain.”

Glenn added, “Why is Broadway so expensive? Oh, yeah. That's right. $422,000 for the top stage hand. Oh, yeah. That's right. Maybe some of our unions should start shoveling the damn snow so we can get to the theater and buy those really expensive tickets so the stage hand, you know, the oppressed one, can get his $422,000 plus $107,000 in deferred compensation.”

Glenn compared the issue of that to Social Security.

“I'm 46 years old. I'm not going to get Social Security. I'm not going to get it. And you know you're -- if you're my age, you know you're not going to get it, too. So, now what do we do about it? We do exactly like what we were talking about last hour with the debt ceiling. We understand that some bills must be paid. Those who are on Social Security now or who are about to trip into Social Security, we must honor that commitment. There may be some that paid in that cannot get that because, look, they don't need the check. I know it's their money and everything else. Times have changed.”

For too long, unions and the government have been making unsustainable promises to the American people. And while those benefits may pay off in the short term, ultimately they leave the country and its citizens with a debt they cannot pay.

“Times have changed. I will pay this debt for my parents and my grandparents and your parents and grandparents but that's it, gang. It ain't going to last. Pay the debt that we must pay and stop the insanity and let's come up with something new because this doesn't work.”

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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