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.”

A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

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