Happy ‘Tax Freedom Day’!

Less than one week after the deadline for American taxpayers to file their 2013 tax return, we celebrate yet another tax-related milestone – ‘Tax Freedom Day’. According to Tax Foundation, Monday marks the day in which “the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for year.” This year’s Tax Freedom Day comes 111 days into the year – three days later than 2013. The Tax Foundation estimates American taxpayers will pay $3.0 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes in 2014 for a grand total of $4.5 trillion or 30.2% of income.

“Welcome to 'Tax Freedom Day,'” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Well, at least for some.”

While Glenn and Stu both appreciate the visual Tax Freedom Day provides, Pat was not on board with the statistic. Tax Freedom Day implies every penny you earned up until this point goes to cover your federal and state taxes and every penny you earn from this point on is money in your pocket. But, as Pat explained, that is not how the system works.

“I'm just telling you it doesn't work like this,” Pat explained. “It's not how the system works. So it's a stupid statistic.”

Furthermore, while today marks national ‘Tax Freedom Day,’ the tax burden borne by residents of each state actually varies considerably “due to differing state tax policies and because of the progressivity of the federal tax system.”

The map below illustrates when ‘Tax Freedom Day’ occurs in each state:

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, progressive stalwarts like New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, and California have the latest dates – ranging from April 30 to May 9. Interestingly, even for states with no income tax, Tax Freedom Day does not occur until mid-April. (story continues after the ad)

“Wow, that's amazing,” Pat concluded. “So even the states with no income tax – Texas, Florida, some of the others – are not that early. Texas [is] April 13. Florida is April 15.”

Check out the entire report from Tax Foundation HERE.

Front page image courtesy of the AP

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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