Glenn: "The President is a pathological liar."

"The President is a pathological liar."

That's the bold statement Glenn made to his radio listeners this morning, and not one he makes lightly.

For the last four years, President Obama has toured the country, often making false claims or not following through on past promises — but lately, the lies have escalated to a disturbing level. A level so alarming that Obama-fan David Letterman even noted his disappointment.

Glenn let President Obama do the talking this morning, allowing our "leader" to back up his claim in his own words.

The first example was from Monday night's debate during a question on the subject of sequestration.

"This is so unbelievably dangerous to the United States," Glenn said this morning. "It is a fiscal cliff that will pound us and tear us apart. It will debone the military — it's automatic, bloody cuts."

Before playing the president's words during the debate, he wanted to explain why it's so important.

"The president knows that anybody who knows about this [sequestration] — if you're debating Mitt Romney — you can't say that this was your idea," Glenn explained. "You can't have anything to do with it, and you have to get off this topic right away, because a business-mind, like Mitt Romney, somebody that can actually talk to you about the fundamentals of the economy, will tell you exactly what this will do to it."

Basically, President Obama "had" to distance himself from it and had to say, 'it's not going to happen.' Unfortunately for the president, not only does Glenn have the audio from the debate, he also had audio of the president discussing the sequestration over a year ago.

President Obama: "First of all, the sequestration is not something that I proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen."

…and here's the old one:

President Obama: "It's going to happen — one way or another. We've got 1 trillion dollars locked in, and either Congress comes up with 1.2 trillion dollars, which so far they've failed to do, or the sequester kicks in and these automatic spending cuts will occur that bring in an addition 1.2 trillion dollars in deficit deduction."

"I think the president is being very very clear here," Glenn said sarcastically. "That's going to happen. That's not going to happen. That's going to happen. That's not going to happen."

"I hope he hasn't caught Romnesia," Stu joked.

Bob Woodward (not exactly a "conservative hack") described the president's word on the sequestration to Politico like this:

"'What the president said is not correct. He is mistaken, and it is refuted by the people that work for him.' Woodward reports in his book that White House Office of Management Director Jack Lou and Legislative Director Rob Neighbors took to proposal for sequestration to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then it was presented to Congressional Republicans."

So the Republicans were not first, but third on the proposal for sequestration.

"So the president is lying to the American people," Glenn followed up. "And his own people have verified it in Bob Woodward's book."

So the first lie is that Congress proposed the measure. The second lie is that it wouldn't happen.

Again, here are the president's words during the debate on the sequestration:

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  "First of all sequestration is not not something that I proposed.  It's something that Congress proposed.  It will not happen."

Twenty-four hours later however, President Obama does an interview with the Des Moines Register:

"So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent — at least Governor Romney claims he wants to reduce the deficit — are going to be in a position, where I believe, we're going to solve that big piece of business."

It's important to point out that this quote from the Des Moines Register was supposed to be off-the-record.

"He thought no one would ever hear about it," Stu pointed out. "He was talking to reporters to try and form their stories. He did not think that anyone would ever hear those words."

But the Des Moines Register did its job, unlike most media outlets. The Des Moines Register thought thought it was too important and that the people of the United States deserved to hear this.

Pathological? Sure sounds like it. Surprisingly enough, this is what he is now touting on the campaign trail about Mitt Romney:

President Obama: "There is no more serious issue on a campaign than trust. Trust matters.  And here's the thing: Iowa, you know me.  You know that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. There's some folks in this crowd that have probably been flowing me since I was running for the United States Senate. Like this guy right here, who I served with in the United States Senate, George Shatter. And you could take a video tape of things I said ten years ago, twelve years ago, and you could say 'man, this is the same guy'."

"We're going to do that!" Glenn said.

"Because, as he said, trust is important.  There's nothing more important.  Just like Nixon said, "You have to know if your President is a crook."  Well, it is important now isn't it? I'm so glad Mr. President you brought this up."

The themes of healing and redemption appear throughout the Bible.

Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. — 1 Corinthians 15:43
It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. — Mark 2:17.

So, for many Christians, it's no surprise to hear that people of faith live longer lives.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise. — Jeremiah 17:14.

But it is certainly lovely to hear, and a recent study by a doctoral student at Ohio State University is just one more example of empirical evidence confirming the healing benefits of faith and religious belief.

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Moreover, the study finds that religious belief can lengthen a person's life.

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. — Proverbs 17:22
Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. You restore my health and allow me to live! — Isaiah 38:16

The study analyzed over 1,000 obituaries nationwide and found that people of faith lived longer than people who were not religious. Laura Wallace, lead author of the study, noted that "religious affiliation had nearly as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life."

The study notes that, "people whose obits mentioned a religious affiliation lived an average of 5.64 years longer than those whose obits did not, which shrunk to 3.82 years after gender and marital status were considered."

And He called to Him His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. — Matthew 10:1

"The researchers found that part of the reason for the boost in longevity came from the fact that many religiously affiliated people also volunteered and belonged to social organizations, which previous research has linked to living longer. The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives," said Baldwin Way, co-author of the study and associate professor of psychology at Ohio State.

Prayer is good medicine, and faith is a good protector.

In addition, the study showed how the effects of religion on longevity might depend in part on the personality and average religiosity of the cities where people live, Way said.

Prayer is good medicine, and faith is a good protector.

And the power of the Lord was with him to heal. — Luke 5:17
Heal the sick in it and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near to you. — Luke 10:9

In early June, the Social Security and Medicare trustees released their annual report on the fiscal health of these programs, and the situation looks dire. Medicare is scheduled to run out of money in 2026 (three years sooner than anticipated), while Social Security is expected to run out in 2034. The rising national debt is only one of the well-known financial struggles the millennial generation faces. The burdens of student loan debt, high housing prices (thanks to zoning restrictions), stagnant wage growth, the rising cost of healthcare and lingering aftershocks of the Great Recession are among the biggest sources of economic anxiety millennials feel.

Progressive politicians have been very successful at courting the youth vote, partly because they actually promote policy ideas that address many of these concerns. As unrealistic or counterproductive as Senator Bernie Sanders' proposals for single-payer health care or a $15 an hour minimum wage might be, they feel in theory like they would provide the economic stability and prosperity millennials want.

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Republicans, on the other hand, have struggled to craft a message to address these concerns. Fiscal conservatives recognize, correctly, that the burden of the $20 trillion national debt and over $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities will fall on millennials. Some conservatives have even written books about that fact. But the need to reform entitlements hasn't exactly caught millennials' attention. Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, in her book The Selfie Vote, notes that millennials generally view protecting the safety net as more important than reducing the deficit.

Clearly, Republicans have a problem. They need to craft solutions that address the millennial generation's struggles, but they can't seem to sell entitlement reform, their biggest policy preference that addresses those problems. The Republican approach to wooing millennials on policy is failing because talking about stopping the debt from reaching an unsustainable level is long-term and abstract, and offers few immediate tangible benefits. A new approach to both pave the way for entitlement reform and give millennials an immediate financial boost is to first reform not entitlement spending, but the payroll tax: specifically, by partially (or wholly) replacing it with a value-added tax.

Under the current Social Security model, workers pay for the benefits of current retirees through the payroll tax. This system creates the illusion of a pension program, in which what you put in is what you get out, but in reality Social Security is a universal safety net program for the elderly paid for by taxes. The payroll tax falls on workers and is a tax on labor, while the value-added tax (VAT) is a tax on consumption imposed at every part of the production process. Assuming that this policy change is revenue-neutral, switching to a VAT will shift the responsibility for funding Social Security and Medicare away from workers, disproportionately poorer and younger, and onto everyone participating in the economy as a whole. Furthermore, uncoupling Social Security funding from payroll taxes would pave the way for fiscal reforms to transform the program from a universal benefit program to one geared specifically to eliminating old-age poverty, such as means-testing benefits for high-income beneficiaries, indexing benefits to prices rather than wages or changing the retirement age.

Switching from the payroll tax to the VAT would address both conservative and liberal tax policy preferences.

Switching from the payroll tax to the VAT would address both conservative and liberal tax policy preferences. As the Tax Policy Center notes, the change would actually make the tax system more progressive. The current payroll tax is regressive, meaning that people with lower incomes tend to pay a higher effective tax rate than people with higher incomes. On the other hand, the value-added tax is much closer to proportional than the payroll tax, meaning that each income group pays closer to the same effective tax rate.

For Republicans, such a change would fit conservative economic ideas about the long-run causes of economic growth. A value-added tax has a much broader base than the payroll tax, and therefore would allow for much lower marginal tax rates, and lower marginal tax rates mean smaller disincentives to economic activity. According to the Tax Foundation's analysis of a value-added tax, the VAT would be a more economically efficient revenue source than most other taxes currently in the tax code.

Not only would replacing part or all of the payroll tax provide an immediate benefit to millennial taxpayers, it would also open the door for the much-needed entitlement reforms that have been so politically elusive. Furthermore, it would make the tax code both more pro-growth and less regressive. In order to even begin to address the entitlement crisis, win millennial support and stimulate the economy in a fiscally responsible manner, Republicans must propose moving from the payroll tax to the VAT.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate. His writing has appeared in Townhall and The Federalist. He is a federal policy intern at the Tax Foundation. Opinions expressed here are his only and not the views of the Tax Foundation. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Glenn was joined by Alanna Sarabia from "Good Morning Texas" at Mercury Studios on Thursday for an exclusive look at Mercury Museum's new "Rights & Responsibilities" exhibit. Open through Father's Day, the temporary museum features artifacts from pop culture, America's founding, World Ward II and more, focusing on the rights and responsibilities America's citizens.

Get tickets and more information here.

Watch as Glenn gives a sneak peek at some of the unique artifacts on display below.

History at the Mercury Museum

Alanna Sarabia interviews Glenn Beck for "Good Morning Texas" at Mercury Studios.

Several months ago, at the Miss Universe competition, two women took a selfie, then posted it on Instagram. The caption read, "Peace and love." As a result of that selfie, both women faced death threats, and one of the women, along with her entire family, had to flee her home country. The occasion was the 2017 Miss Universe competition, and the women were Miss Iraq and Miss Israel. Miss Iraq is no longer welcome in her own country. The government threatened to strip her of her crown. Of course, she was also badgered for wearing a bikini during the competition.

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In an interview, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, said:

When I posted the picture I didn't think for a second there would be blowback. I woke up to calls from my family and the Miss Iraq Organization going insane. The death threats I got online were so scary. The director of the Miss Iraq Organization called me and said they're getting heat from the ministry. He said I have to take the picture down or they will strip me of my title.

Yesterday, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, posted another selfie with Miss Israel, during a visit to Jerusalem.

In an interview, she said that:

I don't think Iraq and Israel are enemies; I think maybe the governments are enemies with each other. There's a lot of Iraqi people that don't have a problem with Israelis.

This is, of course, quite an understatement: Iraq, home to roughly 15,000 Palestinians, refuses to acknowledge Israel as a legitimate country, as it is technically at war with Israel. The adages says that a picture is worth a thousand words. What are we to do when many of those words are hateful or deadly? And how can we find the goodness in such bad situations?