Did you remember to deduct your clarinet lessons from your tax return?

In case you needed further proof that United States tax code is in desperate need of reform, Glenn, Pat, and Stu ran through some of the wackiest tax deductions on this morning’s radio program. From clarinet lessons to abortions (?!), it’s hard to believe some of the bizarre things that qualify for a deduction.

“Hey, I didn't know this until yesterday, and it was too late because I already filed my income taxes,” Glenn said. “Did you quite write off your abortions this year?”

“You don't have to have the abortion to write it off,” Stu added. “You just have to pay for the abortion to write it off.”

According to the Washington Examiner’s “13 tax deductions you never knew existed,” women who have had an abortion qualify for a deduction. So much for the promise that the federal government will not fund abortion…

Furthermore, birth control pills can be deducted if prescribed by a doctor, as can pregnancy test kits and vasectomies.

On the animal front, the Examiner points out that “pet moving,” “fostering a pet,” and “guard dogs and service animals” are all deductible.

But perhaps the most bizarre deduction comes in the form of clarinet lessons, which can apparently help fix little Johnny’s overbite.

“What about the bassoon,” Stu asked.

“No, bassoon is not [a deduction] because that wasn't lobbied by the orthodontists of America to be a deduction,” Pat explained.

That’s right: Orthodontists actually lobbied the government for the deduction because playing the clarinet helps with the overbite.

“Somebody spent a lot of money to hire a lobbyist to go to Washington to get that as an income tax deduction,” Glenn said. “This is where we're at.”

Again, this list of deductions is all the evidence you need that the U.S. tax system has serious issues.

“You wonder why we have 80,000 pages of tax code? This is why. I don't know what it's going to take… But here we are paying again for abortions on a federal level. And our tax dollars are going to abortions to federally funded abortion,” Pat said exasperatedly. “I mean if you want to have a revolt, how about a tax revolt where we stop the IRS? This is absolute madness. What's it going to take for Americans to demand a flat tax or the fair tax, go either way. But what we have doesn't work. It's just not working.”

Check out the Washington Examiner’s full list of wacky deductions HERE.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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