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)

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.