Hillary just declared war on Uber

Hillary Clinton has decided to take aim at Uber and use it as an example of an industry that needs to be more closely regulated by government. It’s going to backfire, because millenials (and just about everyone else, drivers included) LOVE Uber. Hillary is trying to preserve dying unions, and in the process she is highlighting just how progressive policies screw things up rather than fix them.

Stu: Hillary Clinton, she was back at the podium on Monday giving a speech on the economy and how she’s going to make everything better. Watching her speak is sort of a form of torture not outlawed in America yet, but it should be. I watched it so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome. It was boring, but it was an example of the great mental gymnastics progressives perform in order to attack anything that threatens their leftist utopia dreamland. Watch.

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Hillary Clinton: Today’s marketplace focuses too much on the short term, like second-to-second financial trading and quarterly earnings reports, and too little on long-term investments. Meanwhile, many Americans are making extra money renting out a spare room, designing websites, selling products they design themselves at home or even driving their own car. This on-demand or so-called gig economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.

She’s not very good at that job. To translate to human, what she’s saying here is that government has no control over these exciting new industries, and she wants to control them. Progressive unions have worked hard to achieve monopolies on things like the taxi industry, and they’ll be damned if some innovation is going to come around and give them competition. That’s not what they want. She knows what a good job is. You don’t.

People are flocking to companies like Airbnb to make some spare income renting out their rooms. They’re selling stuff on Etsy. They are on eBay as well. They’re of course making money driving their own cars using companies like a Lyft and Uber. People are loving these jobs. It gives people extra income and flexibility, but Hillary knows better than you. She knows better than the entire market. Her will be done, not yours. There’s more.

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Hillary Clinton: To get all incomes rising again, we need to strike a better balance. If you work hard, you ought to be paid fairly, so we do have to raise the minimum wage and implement President Obama’s new rules on overtime, and then we have to go further. I’ll crack down on bosses who exploit employees by misclassifying them as contractors or even steal their wages.

You know she means it when she does that. So, Hillary is going to one, raise the minimum wage; two, force bosses to pay overtime somehow; and the last one, I guess, was crack down on employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors.

First of all, I love the minimum wage angle here. There’s nothing like insulting the audience and telling them that they have no chance to get off minimum wage. You’re so stupid, you’re going to be stuck on it forever. You’ll never get a raise or promotion. You need to vote for Hillary so that she can go in there and debate in Congress and convince them to sign a bill raising your pay. No, that sounds much easier than just showing up and working hard like most people do.

But anyway, when Hillary of course is cracking down on employers who misclassify employees, she’s talking about Uber. Uber has been in a legal battle with the state of California over whether its drivers are employees or independent contractors. It doesn’t matter that almost every Uber driver I’ve ever talked to actually loves working for Uber. Hillary knows better than they do, of course. They’re stupid little people. She’s Hillary Clinton, and her policy looks more French than American.

French government has ordered Paris police to crack down on Uber after protests. Crack down on Uber? Nothing like government taking a solid innovation that makes everyone’s lives better and screwing it up. Now, I never doubted that Hillary wasn’t going to campaign against the free market. I knew that was happening. I just never thought she would say it in such a thinly veiled way.

If the Hillary campaign is going to plant their flag in this giant quest to crush companies like Uber, pass me the popcorn. This is going to be fun. This is the battle I want to see happen. Do you think millennials are going to be on board with this? They get Uber more than any generation. She’s 67. She’s got her own private car services and jets shuttling her around everywhere. She just doesn’t understand how awesome Uber is to the regular person.

An 18-to-35-year-old doesn’t care about unions and job protection and pensions. They care about their freedom to call a stranger at 3:00 a.m. and pick them up from the bar and get them home before they black out—or make some money maybe selling their Star Wars themed quilts. While many of them think they’re progressive, they actually love using the things that the free market provides.

I want to thank Hillary Clinton in advance for making the conservative case to millennials that they’d never buy from us. Uber is the free market in action. Hillary Clinton wants to stifle that with draconian progressive regulations. Go ahead, Hill, mess with Uber. See how that works out for you. Jeb Bush, of course, is trying to capitalize on her mistake. He said he’s going to, and I quote from a press release, “hail an Uber” during his upcoming visit to San Francisco. Someone should probably tell Jeb you’re not out there going, “Hey, Uber,” hailing it really, but hey, A for effort, Jeb.

This is a gross misstep by Hillary really, but it’s only one example of a powerful talking point that conservatives have simply failed to capitalize on. Conservative principles work. The free market works. Progressivism is the thing that screws all that good stuff up. Uber is a fantastic case study of this. Conservative candidates should be looking for more real-life examples like this. They’re just pretty much everywhere. Just ask Detroit how the opposite has gone with progressive policies. How’s that working out for them?

In the meantime, I wish government would just leave Uber alone to do its own thing. It’s a great service. It’s creating jobs, something neither Hillary nor Jeb for that matter can promise to anybody. In fact, if Uber could enter the presidential race, I would bet my children that it would win against Hillary, Bush, anybody as a third-party candidate. That’s how much America loves Uber. Uber 2016, baby! More in a second.

Featured Image: DOVER, NH - JULY 16: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall event at Dover City Hall July 16, 2015 in Dover, New Hampshire. Clinton spoke about how to build an economy that will boost the middle class. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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