Hypocrisy: Obama says $172k is 'modest' pay

Obviously, the staff at the White House is struggling financially. These people work long, hard days for modest pay. They aren’t like those rich fat cats with their big salaries and fancy mansions. Right?

Glenn discussed a statement from President Obama to kick off the second hour. “We [Obama and Robert Gibbs] have been on this ride together since I won my Senate primary in 2004. He's had a six-year stretch now where basically he's been going 24/7 with relative modest pay. I think it's natural for somebody like Robert to want to step back for a second and reflect, retool, and that, as a consequence, brings about both challenges and opportunities for the White House.”

Pat said, “$172,200 a year. These [White House Staff Members] are the same people who are continually bashing the rich, are continually hammering at those who don't need this or that, they don't need this tax break which isn't a tax break but the tax rate that's been in effect for 10 years.”

Pat added, “The average American makes about $35,000 a year. The average household pay is around 55,000. That takes two incomes to get there. He makes $172,200 and that's relatively modest? How does a President become so hypocritical? How do they become so out of touch with reality?”

“Here's Gibbs who on a daily basis bashes the rich from his podium in the White House press secretary room and now his beef is that he's been working for this relatively modest pay for six years and he wants to go make more money,” Pat said.

Glenn sarcastically said that he’s sure that President Obama doesn’t mean for Robert Gibbs to go out and get a job in the private sector so he can become a member of the “evil rich”.

“It must be that he reflects and decides to work less, which is great for the engine of America, isn't it? Or is the President a hypocrite and say that he's going to now reflect and retool and go into the private sector which, believe me, if Robert Gibbs with any actual skill, not just his connections, if he gets a job for more than $172,000 in the private sector just based solely on his skill and not connections, America is dead! The free market system is over! He couldn't mean that he's going to go out and get a higher-paying job because what does that mean? That means that somebody who works so hard can step back and reflect and say, My time is worth more and I get to decide what my time is worth, not the Federal Government! I can choose to leave this particular job and go do this or maybe start something on my own!”

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

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There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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