Marco Rubio answers rapid-fire economic questions

Joining Glenn's radio program Friday, presidential hopeful Marco Rubio answered a series of rapid-fire questions about the economy.

Disappointed with the past debate - which he said he wished focused more on the economy - Rubio expressed his support for Glenn's proposed #BlazeDebate, saying, "I'm ready. Let me know where it is and I'll be there."

In the rapid-fire Q & A, Glenn asked Rubio where he stood on issues such as income tax cuts, a flat tax and abolishing the IRS.

Watch or read below for his responses.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Marco Rubio is joining us now. 2016 presidential hopeful and US senator from the great state of Florida.

Hello, Marco, how are you, sir?

MARCO: I'm well. Thanks for having me back on.

GLENN: You bet. How'd you feel about the debate?

MARCO: Well, I wish there would have been more questions about the economy since it was on CNBC. I think I would rather have a debate that you moderate, but are we working on that? Or?

GLENN: Yes, we are working on that. Do we have your support on that, sir?

MARCO: I do. I'm ready. Let me know where it is and I'll be there.

GLENN: Okay. Good.

All right. Let me go through some economic rapid fire with you. Okay?

MARCO: Yeah.

GLENN: Should income tax rates be cut across-the-board for every taxpayer?

MARCO: Absolutely, especially for those that are paying — a lot of people, their small business pay on the personal rate. They're getting creamed by the tax rate.

GLENN: Would you support a flat income tax?

MARCO: I think that's ideal. Obviously the plan I propose is even flatter. It goes from seven rates to three, and I do have a flat tax for business.

GLENN: You have a flat tax for business —

MARCO: Yeah, 25 percent — no higher than 25 percent for all business income. That includes, you know, passthrough companies. Like, somebody owns a business, you're an S corporation, so you're paying on your personal rate, which could be as high as 39.5 percent. Meanwhile, some big company, that's subchapter C, you're paying sometimes zero because of tax exemptions and all kind of cronyism.

GLENN: This is actually a Mike Lee package, is it not?

MARCO: It is. And it's also pro-family. We increase the pro-child tax credit for working families. We allow immediate and full expensing of any investment you make in your business. We eliminate double taxation on investment. I've worked on it with Mike, and we introduced it about six months ago.

GLENN: Now, I've talked to Mike about abolishing the IRS. What do I need to do — let me go back and talk to my manager, what do I need to do to talk you into abolishing the IRS?

MARCO: The problem with it — I mean, that's always in conjunction with the fair tax, which would be a national sales tax. Which I've always said, if you were to start country from scratch, that's what you want to do, is a consumption tax. I actually tried to do that in Florida with the property tax.

The problem is, you have to abolish the income tax in the Constitution. You cannot leave an income tax open because what will happen is, they'll get the sales tax, and then some future Congress will come in and say, hey, why don't we add a small income tax on top of it. And they'll keep growing it from there.

GLENN: That's my problem with the VAT tax.

The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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The World Economic Forum isn't trying to hide its plans for the Great Reset. Details to "reset" the global economy have been published on its own website. Despite that and all the warning signs, many are still quick to refute this master plan as a "conspiracy theory" or as something that will never actually take hold. But as Glenn Beck explained on the radio program Monday, the Great Reset is happening right now in Europe. A huge new development for the Great Reset that could affect not only European businesses, but American ones as well. Businesses — and citizens — may be forced to comply sooner than you think.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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