California congresswoman wants to see the minimum wage raised to $26 an hour

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, President Obama reaffirmed his desire to see the federal minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour promising that “as long as Republicans in Congress refuse to act, I’ll keep working with cities, states, and businesses to give more Americans a raise.” Meanwhile, a couple of Democratic politicians on the west coast have even loftier goals for the minimum wage.

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to California Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) recently expressed support for a whopping $26 per hour minimum wage in her state and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s (D) proposal to raise his city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“The Seattle mayor has come out and said he wants $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle. Good luck,” Glenn said. “Here's the problem: There are some jobs that are not worth that. And so what's going to happen is anybody who is not making minimum wage, you're going to have more [responsibilities]. You're going to have to… do all those jobs that you think are beneath you… because the ones that would have been done by somebody just making minimum wage… companies won't be able to afford them. So everybody's going to have to double up on their work.”

According to CNN Money, Murray’s proposed hike would take effect over several years. It would apply first to “large businesses” in 2017 and then to “all businesses" in 2021. It should be noted, Washington state already has the nation's highest state-level minimum wage at $9.32 hour. Murray claims his plan, which will apply to 102,000 workers, has broad support across the local government, business, and labor communities.

“If you are one of those people who is not apparently worth $10 or $15 an hour, you will be cut," Stu said. "As the CBO showed, 500,000 people would lose their job, if they raised [the minimum wage] to $10 an hour. So imagine what would happen to Seattle.”

While Glenn agreed that the wage hike would be a “blood bath for anybody who makes under $15 an hour,” he actually supports the way in which this proposed increase would be implemented. In this case, the city of Seattle will make a decision it believes is best for its interests.

“But this is what it's supposed to be like. We are all supposed to be independent and be able to choose. If the people of Seattle, who have voted in socialists, want socialist policies, want $15, $20, $150 an hour, good. Do it… They will demonstrate how it doesn't work. Or maybe it does,” Glenn said. “I believe that it won't… but if it does, then we'll all be proven wrong. And we could all say, ‘We should try that here.’”

If you thought $15 an hour seemed like a lot, just wait until you hear what Congresswoman Lee wants to do in California. During an appearance on CNN’s Crossfire last week, Rep. Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage. After being asked by Crossfire host Newt Gingrich if she agreed with Seattle Mayor Murray’s plan for a $15 minimum wage, Rep. Lee had this to say:

LEE: In California, more than likely, from what I remembered, a living wage where people could live and take care of their families and move toward achieving the American Dream was about $25, $26 an hour.

GINGRICH: Would you support that as a minimum wage for California?

LEE: Absolutely, I would support it for California. I think the regional factors --

GINGRICH: Doesn’t that effect unemployment?

LEE: Believe you me: You would have more productive work force. You would have people who could afford to live in areas now where they cannot afford to live. You would increase diversity in certain communities, where you don't have diversity anymore.

“And the thing is, no prices would go up commensurate with the minimum wage. That's the beauty of it,” Pat said sarcastically. “Everybody just keeps charging the exact same thing, despite the fact that salaries have gone up – what is that – triple?”

“Don't worry about it,” Glenn added. "It's not just that salaries go up. It's everybody keeps their job without raising prices. If you raise prices, then the minimum wage has to go up again.”

As Glenn explained, progressives will condemn the price increases that undoubtedly must accompany such an increase in wage, which will ultimately lead to further regulation on businesses.

“This is what leads to price controls because what they will do is say, ‘$26 minimum wage, but they are gouging prices!’ No, [they] are just trying to make money, so [they] can stay in business,” Glenn explained. “This is what happens. You raise the minimum wage, prices go up, and they put price controls in. That causes the companies to go out of business, then you say, ‘Well, the government just has to take it because we have to have this business. So the government takes it. You are into communism. I mean that's the way this works.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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