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.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

The election and its aftermath are the most important stories in America. That's why we're offering our most timely discount ever: $30 off a one-year subscription to BlazeTV with code "GLENN." With BlazeTV, you get the unvarnished truth from the most pro-America network in the country, free from Big Tech and MSM censors.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Subscribe to BlazeTV today with our BEST DEAL EVER for $30 off with promo code GLENN.

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

Watch the video excerpt from the show below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

Watch the full podcast here:

Want to listen to more Glenn Beck podcasts?

Subscribe to Glenn Beck's channel on YouTube for FREE access to more of his masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, or subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.