Government money going towards ex-cons and not veterans?

This morning on radio, Mike Broomhead started off the program discussing Memorial Day and our veterans. There is currently new legislation being passed that will allow ex-convicts the ability to go to college and further their education. It would essentially allow people the opportunity to turn their life around and gain a free education. But at what cost? Well, apparently it's at the cost of some of our veterans.

But what about our veterans who have fought so hard for our freedom? Well, 40 veterans will no longer get the opportunity to attend Yavipai College's aviation program since the Veterans Affairs Regional Office has pulled the plug on the program for veterans.

The Daily Courior published a story discussing this situation and the 40 veterans who are now in a state ready to attend classes they cannot take.

Listen to Mike Broomhead discuss some of this below:

Rough Transcript Below:

Mike Broomhead: I have a stack in front of me of papers of stories I've been looking at all week long. There are six members of the House of Representatives that are trying to start something called the REAL Act. It's about -- it's restoring education and learning. And in this act, the six members -- and I'll read their names to you. Remember these names.

Diane (sic) Edwards from Maryland. Danny Davis from Illinois. Barbara Lee of California. Bobby Scott of Virginia. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut. And Cedric Richmond of Louisiana. They've introduced legislation in this that would reinstate Pell grants, free college for inmates.

So we have members of the United States Congress fighting to get inmates free college. These are people that have committed crimes. These are felons. These aren't people in jail for misdemeanors. These are convicted felons. And they want to give them free college as a way of stopping the recidivism and stopping people from committing crimes again. They believe it will benefit our society.

So we'll do it. I want you to hear what they're pushing for. The people that you and I elect to the United States Congress, especially the House of Representatives. You know, Congress broke into two parts. The House of Representatives is called the people's house. These are the people that we send to Washington, DC, to represent our wishes in the United States government.

How many of you believe this represents your wishes? They are taking away education benefits from veterans. There is an aviation technology program at Yavapai College in Northern Arizona in which 40 veterans, some of them coming as far away as Nebraska, and I'll give you some detail in a moment.

A veteran from Nebraska separates from active duty in the United States Air Force is then working as a contractor making $75,000 a year, as a contractor, for the United States Air Force. Has an opportunity to go to college. Sells his home below market value. Moves from -- to Arizona so that he could attend college with VA benefits. And a month before classes start is sent a letter saying, sorry, the program doesn't exist anymore. When he contacts the VA, his words, he was spoken down to. Treated rudely.

So I want to know if these people represent you. I'm thinking -- I realize this is an emotional time for me. I realize that the backstory for me is tied up in emotion. I've spent the last week corresponding with old friends and with my family and with the men that my brother served with on the night he was killed. Them wishing my family well, praying for us. And I've spent all this time wondering what those men are doing.

Yesterday, what did the members of Eagle Troop, second squadron, third ACR, do yesterday? Those men that were there in Fallujah, Iraq, the night my brother and another guy from Tampa named Mike Quinn were killed, and nine other soldiers were wound in that platoon. How did they spend yesterday, the anniversary of that occurrence? How has their life changed in the last 12 years? Have we as a country been doing for them what's necessary for them to move on with their lives? Have we kept our promises to them and the men and women like them, or are we sending people to Washington, DC, that believe the wishes of the American people is to reinstall free college -- reinstate free college and Pell grants to convicted felons?

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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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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