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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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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