Glenn: We're building an economic Berlin Wall around our country

Senate Democrats are encouraging President Obama to pass an executive action aimed at keeping companies in the United States despite suffocating tax rates. At 39.1%, the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate among developed nations. That tax rate is being blamed for the recent rise of corporate inversions – when companies that conduct at least 20% of their business overseas incorporate in another country to avoid the U.S. tax burden.

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jack Reed (D-RI) are leading the charge to encourage the President to act unilaterally to keep companies in the U.S. by changing threshold from 20% of business to 50%. While they have introduced the Stop Corporate Inversions Act in the Senate, the senators sent a letter to the White House asking President Obama to consider acting on his own.

“We have introduced… the Stop Corporate Inversions Act, and are working with our colleagues in Congress to pass legislation as soon as possible to eliminate tax breaks for inverted corporations, including closing the inversion-acquisition loophole,” the letter reads, according to Roll Call. “However, our efforts should not preclude executive action to prevent corporate inversions. The coming flood of corporate inversions justifies immediate executive action.”

As TheBlaze reported, “economic patriotism” has become the buzzword used to condemn companies that incorporate overseas.

“That's when it gets really scary,” Pat said on radio this morning. “When they start putting the word ‘patriotism’ into their horrific policy. That's bad.”

According to Americans for Tax Reform, the average corporate tax rate in developed countries hovers around 25% – putting the U.S. rate of nearly 40% significantly higher.

“It's almost double the rest of the world,” Glenn said of the tax rate. “So these companies are sitting here saying, ‘Well, you know what? I'm a global businessperson. The United States of America is going in the wrong direction… It's so high.’”

As Stu explained, it is difficult to justify the American tax rate when you consider how uncompetitive it is.

“It's so against the American spirit,” he said. “We have something that makes us uncompetitive. So instead of changing that thing, the tax rate, we are just changing the rules so people can't leave. What country is that?”

Ultimately, Glenn has always believed American companies have a certain “responsibility” because of the freedoms and opportunities available to them, but even he admitted that there comes a time when enough is enough.

“We're saying that we should not have a border fence because we are not a country that has a border fence… [But] we're building a wall to keep people in,” Glenn said. “We're building the virtual economic Berlin Wall around our country… We've always said… ‘If you don't like it, leave.’ Go someplace. Now we're saying, ‘We got to build a wall because everything is starting to leave.’ That's crazy.”

“That is a sure sign that we have lost our values and our principles. And I don't blame these companies,” he concluded. “It's wrong. And it violates all of our principles.”

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The far Left has intensified its push toward Marxism for months now, but it's more than clever catchphrases or slogans. Their radical rhetoric and policies have violent consequences.

Calls to defund the police have led to officers being ambushed and killed. Crime is spiking in record amounts all over the country. Critical race theory has the government, corporations, and now schools brainwashing Americans to believe the entire system is systemically racist. And it's paved the way for actual violence in the streets from groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck exposes their endgame: tearing the entire system down. Marxists did this in the Soviet Union and China, among other places. Millions died, and the first to feel the brunt were always the landowners and farmers. The most recent example of this is happening in South Africa, where Glenn reveals terrifying on-the-ground interviews.

As American farmers now also face unprecedented racial discrimination by our federal government, award-winning South African journalist Lara Logan warns of what could happen if the seeds of Marxism aren't uprooted now.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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