Rand Paul's plan to grow the economy

Senator Rand Paul delivered the Tea Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night. This morning the Senator, who Glenn believes is the first Libertarian to have a real shot at becoming President of the United States, joined the radio program to discuss his thoughts on the President's speech, his response, Chris Kyle, and more.

TheBlaze was the only TV network to carry Senator Paul's response last night, in which Rand proposed a 5-year balanced budget plan which would introduce a 17% flat tax and cuts to regulations on American businesses. The Senator explained to Glenn that would of the motivations behind his plan is the idea that "revenue neutral" tax reform will somehow benefit the economy.

"Revenue neutral does nothing for the economy," he explained. "It means one person will pay less and another person will pay more."

He went on to explain that if you really want to stimulate the economy, you have to leave more money in the economy. The GOP is not doing the things that have won them elections in the past, Paul explained.

"We need to be bold. We need to say what we're for, and we need to explain that we're for less money up here and more money in the hands of those who earned it," he told Glenn.

"If you really want to stimulate the economy, you need to do some dramatic things. Because money goes where it's welcome, and it's not welcome in the U.S., so it's going to other countries," the Senator added.

Rand Paul went on the address where he stands on immigration reform. Much to the surprise of the mainstream media, Paul sees immigrants as assets to the country. He is looking to work with the plan being put together in Congress to add an amendment called "trust but verify." This would allow the reforms to take place over a 5 year period in steps — but they only continue if each year Congress votes for border security.

Last night the president basically said that if Congress doesn't go for a carbon tax, he'll use executive order to implement it. The Senator's response is go away — it will be challenged. Recently, the GOP won a big victory against Obama's recess appointments — an enormous restraint on the office of the presidency. And those victories will continue if every time the President tries to go around the Constitution he is challenged.

"He will flout the law when he can so he has to be restrained by the courts," Sen. Paul said.

Sen. Paul went on to express how impressed he was with Mercury One for their efforts in helping the Kyle family and his shared surprise the the president is yet to say anything publicly about the death of the fallen American hero.

Glenn being Glenn, of course had one last question for Senator Paul — a classic Glenn question: "How's your spiritual well-being?"

The Senator responded by explaining that when he was first running he used to here from a lot of people that "they were praying for him," and he wasn't exactly sure he took it as seriously as he should. That's not the case now.

"I do need your prayers," Sen. Paul told Glenn's radio audience. "And I do need the strength to go on with this because it isn't always easy. But really…I think our country's problems are deeper than political. We need spiritual leaders to come forward. We need something beyond just the politics of the day. I see it everywhere — something really depraved is rising in the country. We need something bigger than any politician at this point."

 

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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