Biden: Nothing's been asked of the rich

"I've found that wealthy people and very wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people, but nothing's been asked of them, and they haven't asked for."

That's what Joe Biden had to say about the American's that have 35% of their wealth taken from their in the form of Federal Income Taxes every year.

This morning on radio, Glenn had a few things to say about Biden's most recent ridiculous comments.

"Nothing's been asked? You're not asking. You're beating us over the head," he said.

"In the United States the highest federal bracket is 35% on income," Genn added, "and that's nothing? Well, it is 35% away from nothing. But the good thing is, when you add the state income tax and the property tax, you're still only talking about the government taking around 50% of everything that these people make."

So, while Joe thinks that "nothing's been asked of them," the truth is, after taxes, they're income is about halfway to nothing.

How much is enough? What is number? What is "fair" to this administration?

"We forget, that it wasn't until 1913 that Americans were asked to pay anything in taxes," Glenn said. Americans, all Americans paid zero federal income tax, none. We really did ask nothing from the wealthy, the middle class, or the poor. And that was by design. And even then when they instituted the income tax in 1913, it was supposed to be temporary. From our founding of this nation until Woodrow Wilson, no income tax, none whatsoever."

There is a reason for this: our founders.

Glenn points out that Thomas Jefferson said,

"the democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give it to those who are willing not to work. To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyranny."

Alexander Hamilton, who Glenn has told us was the closest to a progressive you'll find amongst the founders, said this:

"If congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, the powers of congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of limited government, established by the people of America: That's the one who wanted a federal reserve."

John Adams:

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God and that there is not a force of law in public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."

James Madison:

"As a man is said to have the right to his property, he may equally be said to have property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possession. If congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money and will promote the general welfare, the government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers but an indefinite one subject to particular exceptions. It is sufficiently obvious that persons and property are the two great subjects on which governments are to act and that the right of persons and the rights of property are the objects for the protection of which government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated. There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."

Madison's comments, Glenn noted, sound very similar of today.

"No man is safe in his opinions, no man is safe in his person, no man is safe in his faculties or his possessions. That is today," he said.

Glenn continued:

Benjamin Franklin:

"I'm doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty but leading or driving them out of it."

Franklin's opinion holds true to the heart of many charitable Americans. You want to help that person who is struggling - struggling to get themselves out of their current situation. It's the people who just take it and don't do anything but live off of it, those are the people who often will close your heart. You can't help a person that won't help themselves.

"You know instinctively you are destroying a person," Glenn said. He added, "The hardest thing for a charitable person to do is to not help someone."

Benjamin Franklin said, "in my youth I traveled much and I observed in different countries that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves and of course became poorer. And on the contrary the less that was done for them, the more they did for themselves and they became richer."

These are the principals that shaped America to be such a great country.

In Russia the top tax rate is 13%, Glenn told his listeners. They don't even have a progressive income tax, but America does. How is that?

"How is it possible we have gone so far astray from our principles?" Glenn asked.

Most Americans would agree that the men Glenn quoted were infused with a special kind of wisdom, a specific purpose at a specific moment in time.

"They were the 56 best political and philosophical minds to have ever gathered together in one place at one time. It was a miracle," Glenn told listeners. "And any honest historian will tell you that. In no other time in human history have 56 men so brilliant come together."

So, how did America go so astray? How did 56 of the brightest and most wise men to walk the earth end up in a debate against Joe Biden 236 years after the issue was settled?

"I think I'm going to stick with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and James Madison," Glenn said. "I think I'm going to stick with those guys. Men who believed that a nation of liberty will only come from a place where you can keep what you earn. And you need to earn what you have."

Once again, the media has failed to carry out even the most cursory investigation when it comes to allegations against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). But investigative journalist David Steinberg has been piecing together "32 new, verifiable, archived pieces of evidence" that indicate Omar conducted the "most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history."

Steinberg joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail how the pieces fit together in his latest report available on TheBlaze.com.

"It's over," Steinberg told Glenn. "There's really nothing left. It's all ... the publicly available documentation that anyone would need to be convinced that, for eight years, [Omar] married her brother to commit immigration fraud. And this marriage fraud also was in the service of education fraud/student loan fraud. And along the line, we have evidence, that she filed at least two years of fraudulent tax returns, possibly eight [years]. We have evidence that she perjured herself eight times during her 2017 divorce from this man. And along the way, of course, we know she was living in public housing. We also know she was likely receiving subsidized child care.

"Essentially, almost everything she put her name on for eight years was perjury or fraud. And it all adds up to likely the most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history. I really have no other way to put it. That's how big this is."

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The extreme-left idea that gender is "fluid" is a complete denial of science, according to sex researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh.

Dr. Soh joined Glenn Beck on his latest podcast to talk about her new book, "THE END OF GENDER: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society" and to offer a hard dose of objective truth about gender and sexual orientation based on scientific facts.

She also explained why she had to leave academia to be able to speak freely about sex and identity, and how — despite being a liberal — the far-left is actively trying to cancel her for saying there are biological differences between men and women.

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In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme which lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

If you missed Glenn's February special, "Ukraine: The Final Piece," you can find it here.

This week, the FBI raided the offices of U.S. companies owned by Kolomoisky in Cleveland and Miami. Additionally, the Department of Justice accused the Ukrainian oligarch of stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and then laundering the money through a network of companies all over the world. Kolomoisky and partner, Hennadiy Boholyubov, owned PrivatBank until December 2016, when Ukraine nationalized the bank because billions of dollars had gone missing.

Kolomoisky has ties to the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, former Burisma board member Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose phone call with President Donald Trump was central to the Democrats' now-failed impeachment attempt.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn spoke with chief researcher Jason Buttrill about these latest developments.

"Yeah, $1.8 billion of [taxpayer] money that just vanished has now been found, or at least part of it, in Miami and Cleveland," Glenn said.

"I can't believe it's taken this long," Jason responded. "You said in February that [Kolomoisky] was the key to finding out where the money went. And we're talking about $1.8 billion dollars — $1.8 billion! That could finance a small war."

"That money went to PrivatBank — that's Kolomoisky's bank," he continued. "It was later nationalized after they found out all this money was mysteriously going missing. But it went through a bank in Cypress then, poof, it was laundered all over the world. [...] We also showed, in one of the previous shows, that there were wire transfers going from Burisma, which Kolomoisky is the managing principal of, to Hunter Biden."

Glenn and Jason also talked about recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging ties between American revolutionaries, such as Antifa, and Marxist terrorists in Syria, which BlazeTV exposed back in June. Find out more here.

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The Federal Reserve is now doing two things it has promised never to do: purchasing our national debt, which has never been higher, and printing money, which leads to deflation. As a result, your money in the bank has already lost 10 percent of its value in recent weeks.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how, thanks to the fed's poor decision making, our deficits have another dangerous effect: The United States' credit score has been downgraded, putting our country at risk of becoming an untrustworthy borrower. He also advises Americans to have at least a week's worth of cash at home, because a banking crisis could happen soon.

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