Shocker: Is Oprah Winfrey a Tea Partier?

Liberals love paying taxes, right? April 15th is the best day of the year, a holiday where you get to hand over your hard earned money to the government so they can use it on all those roadside projects that slow down your morning commutes. So why doesn’t Oprah love writing that IRS check every year? Glenn had some thoughts.

During an interview with Piers Morgan, Oprah said that she signs every check over $100,000. Piers asked, “Does it hurt you?  Do you feel pain, physical pain?”

Oprah responded, “The most pain I feel is ‑‑ and my accountants will tell you this.  Every time I write a check to the IRS, it's a ceremony.  They come in ‑‑ for years they came in with wine.  Now they come in with tequila.”

Glenn was a little shocked. After all, this was the same Oprah who campaigned hard for Barack Obama, a proponent of social justice and spreading the wealth around. Glenn said, “If you really believed that social justice was achieved through the IRS, you wouldn't come in with wine or tequila.  You would come in with champagne.  Congratulations.  Do you know how much social justice you have just provided?  Congratulations.  You would view it as a celebration.  It would not be painful.”

Like Oprah, Glenn hates giving money to the IRS. “It's hard to write those IRS checks,” he said.

“If you're part of the 50% that pays income tax in this country, what is the sign that pisses you off every time? “ Glenn asked. “Here are your tax dollars at work,” he said, referring to the roadside construction signs.

What check does Glenn not have an issue signing? His tithing check. Glenn explained, “You know, I have to tell you, I pay 10% of my income to my church and it's tithing, and I remember the first time Tania and I ‑‑ this is before we were members of our church.  We're reading about tithing and we're like, 10%?  That's crazy.  We prayed on it and we really did our, you know, our research and our homework and read and prayed and read and prayed and read and prayed and we're like, okay, you know what?  It's all of God's money; let's give a minimum of 10% and let's just see how it works.  That check was the hardest check to write of my life.”

Ultimately, however, it was his most rewarding check and continues to be the best one he writes every year. He said, “Last year I paid over 10% on just that [tithing] check.  And I was happy.  Tania and I looked at each other and went, it's not enough.  And we were happy about it.  Why?  Because it's something we choose to do.  It's something that we believe in.  We can follow the money.  We choose to do it.  If we choose not to do it, we don't do it.  And we've also seen the direct correlation of blessings.”

Glenn was surprised that Oprah would be such a fan of champions of social justice. He said, “Here's a woman who's given $300 million to charity and loves to do it and she's intelligent.  She knows that that's an investment in people.”

“I don't understand it.  Oprah, if you were paying less in taxes, would you pay more to charity?  Would you give more?  I know I would.  I'd give a whole lot more to charity.  Reduce my taxes.”

“Why are they forcing us to only go through the government?  It's not right.  And somebody like Oprah who does give.  I don't expect Joe Biden to give it.  I mean, he's like, hey, I gave a guy at a shoe shine store a tip of a dime the other day.  Told him not to spend it all in one place.  But Oprah gets it.”

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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