Rand Paul heats things up with his budget proposal

This morning on radio Kentucky Senator Rand Paul joined the program to discuss is new budget proposal, which Glenn may have wished was a marriage proposal after hearing all the details.

Senator Paul ran for office in 2010 in large part because he believes the Congress should have a rule that forces them to balance the budget. The balance budget proposal Republicans in Congress were pushing for late last year said it would accomplish a balanced budget in five years. This exactly what Rand Paul’s budget proposal claims to do, unlike Representative Ryan’s plan, which takes twenty-eight years to balance the budget.

“I like Paul Ryan,” Senator Paul told Glenn. “I think he’s a smart guy, and he’s helping the entitlement reform debate, but his budget doesn’t balance for 28 years—and that’s before you even talk to Democrats. So you’re starting out with your initial plan being 28 years to balance. I just don’t think that’s tenable or should be our position.”

The Senator went on to explain what makes this budget different from the Ryan Plan that is getting so much media attention. Rand Paul’s plan not only does entitlement reform, but also immediately starts Medicare reform.

“We let senior citizens have the Congressional health care plan,” Sen. Paul explained. “And I think this is consistent with the Tea Party platform where we always said we don’t want special privileges for Congressmen, we don’t want special carve-outs for people. We want everybody to get the same sort of attitude from legislation. But, if you give all senior citizens the Congressional healthcare plan, and you do it immediately, it saves a trillion dollars over ten years. It does a lot of the things that Paul Ryan’s does, but his waits ten years, and then give the choice of staying in Medicare.”

The CBO scores the Ryan Plan as zero savings, but that’s assuming people will choose to leave Medicare.

Senator Paul adds that the other big difference between his and Rep. Ryan’s, he explains, is “we do a flat tax of 17%, corporate and individual.”

This was something Glenn and Pat clearly liked the sound of, because within thirty seconds listeners and the Senator were hearing Barry White singing in the background.

Unfazed by Glenn and Pat, Senator Paul continued, “I think what you would see is you would really see the economy grow like it hasn't grown that long time. That would be cutting our corporate tax in half. There would be very few deductions. So, it would be much simpler and I think really that's what with we need to get everybody off the sidelines from basically not investing.”

Glenn agreed with the Senator, his plan would be a huge start to the engine of America’s economy. Knowing that anyone who wants to balance a budget in Washington is an “extremist” he asked, “How can we help you get this done?”

“Letting your 14 million listeners in on the clue is always a big help,” Sen. Paul answered.

Rand Paul also told Glenn he’s been speaking with conservatives in the House this week, and believes that they will be introducing to “conservative alternative” to Paul Ryan’s plan after seeing the five year balanced budget proposal.

Glenn also wanted to know how Sen. Paul’s plan affects the defense budget.

Rand Paul explained to Glenn that because they eliminate four departments, and cut a lot of spending, it allows them not to have a sequester. “Instead of having military spending go down, like the sequester would have, ours actually allows for a gradual increase in military spending over time,” Rand told Glenn.

“So, how does that work?” Glenn asked.

Senator Paul explained that due to the amount they are able to eliminate in spending, through the elimination of the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Education and HUD, that they avoid the sequester.

It was pretty obvious from the return of the Barry White backtrack that Glenn, Pat and Stu really liked the sound of this.

“Wow, that’s amazing,” Stu said.

When Pat asked the Senator what his plan was for dealing with the fit the left will throw over this, he said, “I guess we take it for what it's worth. We realize they're on the other side of this, but we also realize the country is broke, that we are now borrowing $50,000 a second and it's untenable. So, they can squawk all they want, but we're trying to save the country while they're letting Rome burn.”

Next Glenn asked Rand Paul what his thoughts were on Occupy, if he [or anyone in Washington] was paying attention to the radicals that are in bed with Occupy and what they’re planning for the summer.

“I’m concerned about the whole philosophy that if you’ve got three cars and I have a moped, that I should send the President over to your house to get one of your cars,” Sen. Paul answered. “Because the next step is, if you accept that philosophy of redistribution of wealth, why wait for the President to get one of your cars? Why don't I go to your house with a brick and take what I want? Or go to the storefront? So, the idea that it’s the government's job to take from those who succeed and give to those who don't …once we accept that philosophy, it's a short step from that to violence. So, I do worry about accepting this idea of transferring wealth from one group to the next, because in times when there's a crisis and people don't get their checks, like in Greece, then they riot and say it's mine—you promised me my check, and so I'll just go to the storefront and take what I want.”

This may have been one of the first Congressmen Glenn has interviewed that really seemed to understand the Occupy movement, or at least what it is capable of, as he followed that up by asking Rand Paul, “is there a candidate that is running that has a really, really nasty cold that could go off the rails and get really sick and could you be their vice-president?”

“Well, I've told people if there's any kind of secret plan for that happen, it's to secret, they haven't even told me about it,” Sen. Paul answered.

“You are what the Tea Party, I believe, is looking for,” Glenn told the freshman Senator. Later adding, “You've said more in the last eight minutes than I think most of these candidates have said the entire race.”

“I made the mistake of reading this book Broke before I got into office,” Rand Paul replied, “I have all this information bottled in my head.”

Glenn next asked Rand Paul what listeners could do to help support his budget.

“Call your Congressman, your senators. Tell them that we have to balance the budget, and it's the most important thing facing our country. It's the number one threat to our national security, and you have to cut spending. It's not about raising taxes. It's not about punishing your neighbor,” Sen. Paul answered.

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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