TX congressman proposes bill that would let Americans claim 'the dog ate my tax receipts' next April 15

In an effort to add some comic relief to an otherwise mind boggling situation, Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) introduced a bill earlier this week aimed at allowing the American people to adhere to the same set of standards as the Internal Revenue Service.

Aptly named The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act, the bill would allow taxpayers who do not produce documents for the IRS to offer a variety of dubious excuses. In a press release dated June 20, Stockman laid out 10 such excuses that just so happen to harken some of the biggest political scandals in American history.

Under Stockman’s bill, taxpayers who fail to provide appropriate documentation requested by the IRS can claim one of the following excuses:

1. The dog ate my tax receipts

2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction

3. Traded documents for five terrorists

4. Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon

5. Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room

6. Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car

7. Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords

8. Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar

9. Was short on toilet paper while camping

10. At this point, what difference does it make?

Stockman joined guest host Dana Loesch on Wednesday's Glenn Beck Program to further discuss the concept behind the legislation and what Republicans in the House of Representatives are doing to ensure the American people learn the truth about what happened at the IRS.

"I wish this was real," Dana said. "We should be able to follow the law as well as the IRS."

While Stockman agreed that it is a welcomed source of comic relief to make light of the inane excuses that have come from the IRS over the last couple of weeks, the bill actually highlights the absurdity of the situation. As Stockman explained, the American people are expected to keep records dating back seven years, and yet the IRS can't produce documents from six months ago. The we're above the law mentality is elitism at its finest.

Ultimately, Dana said it best: "The easiest way to crash a hard drive is to subpoena it."

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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