Congressman Jim Moran believes Congress deserves a raise

Forget the fact that the unemployment rate is at 6.7% and food stamp usage is at an all time high, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) believes Congress deserves a raise. Considering the congressional approval rating is hovering around 10%, it is safe to say the American people probably wouldn’t be onboard with upping their representatives’ pay. Rep. Moran, however, doesn’t seem to care.

Members of Congress currently earn $174,000 a year. But that is apparently not enough. Moran, who is a senior House Legislative Branch appropriator, claims some lawmakers have taken to living out of their offices to save money. Others have “small little apartment units” that make it impossible to spend the time they should with their families. Moran argues most state legislatures provide members a per diem allowance, so the federal government should do the same.

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”

On radio this morning, Glenn decided to agree with Moran that the United States is in fact a company. But when you consider the current state of the country, Moran’s logic doesn’t add up.

“This is a company… The United States of America, Incorporated. It is a giant company. That's what it is. We're the shareholders… You would have sold your stock a long time ago. You would say, ‘What the hell is wrong with you people,’” Glenn explained. “They're robbing us. We're at $17 trillion in debt. There's no product we could ever make that's going to pay that off. What the hell's wrong with you? Don't you see they have sold the company into slavery of another company?”

Congressional pay has been frozen for three years, and, as a result, Moran says “a lot of members can’t even afford to live decently in Washington.”

Moments like this demonstrate just how far Congress has deviated from the idea of public service, and Glenn found himself disgusted by Moran’s elitist reasoning.

“What happened to the word ‘service’? You know who is serving the country? The military. [They] get out and they have nothing… Those are the guys who actually served us," Glenn said. “These guys [in Congress] leave with huge pensions, all the glitz and glamor of everything. [They] go on speaking tours. Meanwhile our veterans are starving. It's obscene. It really is. This is King Louis and Marie Antoinette. It's not just the President and his lavish lifestyle. It's all of them in Washington.”

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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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