Are we headed for a slave state?

Do you live in Texas? Good for you - you're in one of the few states that is actually doing well! But as states with more freedom boom, the nation is on track to becoming a slave state. Perhaps nothing represents this issue more than Nancy Pelosi's call for artists to go on employment! Is that the kind of rhetoric one of the nation's leaders should be telling young people?

Back in 2010, Pelosi said, “We see it as an entrepreneurial bill. A bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care. You won’t have to be job locked.”

"Unemployment insurance, so you get welfare and unemployment so you can go do your art," Glenn said. "ike I said, a slave state.  It doesn't ‑‑ it doesn't work.  But wouldn't it be great if it did?  Because if ‑‑ I mean, I can't believe ‑‑ I mean, I can't believe that America is not outraged by the Speaker of the House saying basically that:  Artists, it's not right that we make you work.  We're going to pay your way so you can do your art.  On what?  Who ‑‑ no, we're not.  I'm outraged by that.  I work hard for my money.  I work hard for everything.  I'm an artist, too.  I do things.  I create.  What are you talking about?"

Glenn noted earlier in the conversation that the progressive policies of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi were taking money out of people's pockets and wiping out any gains they might have made this year. He specifically pointed to a Washington Post article which explained, "The payroll tax hike wiped out a year’s worth of wage gains". The author of the article explained that the payroll tax wiped pretty much eliminated any increase in weekly earnings that Americans saw in 2012 due to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. Both parties were in favor of eliminating the payroll tax cut during the fiscal cliff negotiations, showing the problem extends to all of Washington.

"Yeah, it's no big deal," Glenn said.  "The Senate‑backed fiscal cliff Will that managed to pass both chambers last week failed to reinstate the payroll tax holiday.  Consequently, everyone is going to see their taxes go up.  In fact, as Brad plumber of the Washington Post points out, the payroll tax hike, which is returning to its previous rate of 6.2%, will completely wipe out an entire year's worth of wage gains.  So anything that you might have made in an advancement is now gone in one fell swoop.  But don't worry.  You still, depending on your income, have not paid your fair share. "

But you know what state is doing fine? Texas. The state now has a multi-billion dollar surplus and the Governor has said they will not use it for ongoing expenses and has told the legislature to resist raising taxes on the citizens.

Apparently one place has it right.

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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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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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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