'We'll Pay You In Sandwiches': Glenn Offers Bill O'Reilly Job at TheBlaze

Could Bill O'Reilly be the newest addition to TheBlaze?

While interviewing O'Reilly on radio Friday, Glenn offered the former host of The O'Reilly Factor a job at TheBlaze. Let's just say it wasn't the most glamorous offer ever.

"I would like to say publicly, honestly . . . I would like you to work for The Blaze," Glenn said. "I would pay you in sandwiches like you can't believe, but that's a different story."

As tempting as a smorgasbord of deli meats and hoagies might have been, O'Reilly countered with a slightly more tangible request.

"You want to say something nice about my books? I could use that," he said.

Glenn made another lighthearted attempt.

"Now, I tell you what. What do you think about this? I'm serious about writing a new book calling Killing O'Reilly. It will put in your crazy conspiracy stuff about George Soros," Glenn said, laughing.

Maybe O'Reilly would take a second look if Glenn upsized the offer to include chips and a drink.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: I would like to say publicly, honestly, and I know you're not going to get into this, so just shut the fat trap. It's why I would like you to work for The Blaze because I could not get the cable coverage by myself because not powerful enough, unless you have a giant corporation behind you. And when you have that, then you're beholdent for somebody. But if we could unity our powers as opposed to evil, but that's another conversation.

STU: We offer minimum wage and benefits.

GLENN: I would pay you in sandwiches like you can't believe, but that's a different story.

BILL: You want to say something nice about my books? I could use that.

GLENN: No. No. Now, I tell you what. What do you think about this? I'm serious about a new book, writing a new book calling killing O'Reilly. It will put in your crazy conspiracy stuff about George Soros.

BILL: I can't believe this guy. Some things are absolutely true and we went through it and now he has to mock me. You're doing what the left wing press does.

GLENN: No, I don't know what you're talking about.

BILL: You're an old school guy. I know you haven't read old school life in the left lane because your concentration span is about 15 seconds.

GLENN: What are you talking about?

BILL: Perfect for a old school mom, grandmom, and then killing the rising sun, one of the best war books you will ever read.

GLENN: I read that one.

BILL: Celebrating the heroism of the Americans in the Pacific.

GLENN: Yeah, I read that one. That's really good.

BILL: Did you really read it?

GLENN: I really did. Don't push me.

JEFFY: Odds of reading that 100 percent, Bill, are very slim.

GLENN: No, I read that one. That is really good. Now, Bill.

BILL: Yes.

GLENN: I'm thinking about writing killing O'Reilly, and it would tell some of the things that would happen behind the scenes there, you know? At FNC about, you know, things that, you know, -- I'm just saying, you know, you could --

JEFFY: Come on.

GLENN: If you could just jump in on that together.

BILL: No, I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it. I just don't think it's the right thing to do. What I want to do down the road is --

GLENN: Lots of cash, Bill. This will get him. Lots of cash.

BILL: It doesn't matter. You can't buy me.

GLENN: Oh, come on. How long can you live on that 25 million-dollar settlement? Seriously?

BILL: Why would you take anything that's printed in the media seriously? Why would you believe it when you know they'll throw anything in there? They'll say anything, they'll print anything.

GLENN: So wait a minute. Are you saying -- because you had 100 -- you just signed $100 million contract.

BILL: I mean, again, how would you possibly know that?

GLENN: Well, that one I happen to know.

BILL: You do not, Beck. You're paying me in sandwiches?

GLENN: What I'm saying is did you get more or less than 25? Because if you got more, can I borrow some?

BILL: Yeah. You don't need money, buddy. Money will corrupt you.

[Laughter]

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly, great to have you. BillOreilly.com. Sign up for his podcast, buy his books, blah, blah, blah. Thank you very much, Bill. Talk to you again.

BILL: All right. Glenn.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.

President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of keeping his campaign promises so far. From pulling the US from the Iran Deal and Paris Climate Accord to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the president has followed through on his campaign trail vows.

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“It's quite remarkable. I don't know if anybody remembers, but I was the guy who was saying he's not gonna do any of those things," joked Glenn on “The News and Why it Matters," adding, “He has taken massive steps, massive movement or completed each of those promises … I am blown away."

Watch the video above to hear Glenn Beck, Sara Gonzales, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray discuss the story.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings white fan onstage to sing with him, but here’s the catch

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a fan to come onstage and sing with him, only to condemn her when she failed to censor all of the song's frequent mentions of the “n-word" while singing along.

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“I am so sorry," she apologized when Lamar pointed out that she needed to “bleep" that word. “I'm used to singing it like you wrote it." She was booed at by the crowd of people, many screaming “f*** you" after her mistake.

On Tuesday's show, Pat and Jeffy watched the clip and talked about some of the Twitter reactions.

“This is ridiculous," Pat said. “The situation with this word has become so ludicrous."