GLENN: So Sessions may be out today. Unprecedented. Rex Tillerson is now making waves that he -- if sessions goes, he may go. He thinks it's unprofessional what's going on here.
The senate is voting on a bill they don't really know what's in the bill. This is chaos.
PAT: Well, you have to pass the bill to find out what's in it. I mean, we found that out.
GLENN: Maybe we don't pay our senators enough. Maybe $174,000 a year is just not enough money for them to actually care. You know, the speaker of the house only.
GLENN: Is struggling on $223,000.
PAT: Oh, no. Don't say that.
GLENN: Yeah. I don't know how they do that.
PAT: Oh, my gosh.
GLENN: I don't know how they do that.
PAT: Oh, my gosh.
GLENN: They also get --
PAT: Can we take up, like, a fund me page of some sort.
GLENN: A GoFundMe page, yeah.
GLENN: Well, they're allowed to deduct living expenses, so let's help do on their health care. They get $3,000 in living expenses that they can deduct. Also, they get a tax break of $10,000 on their health care, which is very nice.
PAT: Is that enough, though? Is that enough?
GLENN: Well, I'm not really sure. I mean, the health plan that they're on did start in 1959, and it was, you know, to cover everybody, you know, the civil workers, the post office, the important people, members of Congress. It wasn't a single plan. It was a supermarket of 300 private health plans.
GLENN: Which is really nice. It's really nice. But then they got to have their own "shop" exchange, and they can do that with, you know, the $10,000 that the -- that everybody gets, of course.
PAT: And then. And then Jason Chaffetz has the nerve to say that they need, was it $2,500, $3,500 for a second residence in Washington, D.C., for all of them.
GLENN: Well, the Senators also have a personal and office expense account of $3 to $5 million each.
JEFFY: You can't run --
PAT: That's not every month.
GLENN: That's a year.
STU: Well, Staples and Office Max, the prices have gone up several percents.
GLENN: Uh-huh. And the physical office space is a nightmare. It's -- yes, it is in the most important building in the country, and you -- but you only have between five and 8,200 square feet.
STU: But five square feet is really small. And people don't realize that. 8,200 is okay but five?
PAT: It's 5,000.
GLENN: If you have five.
GLENN: If you have 8,000 square feet, they expect you to furnish that with only $40,000 with taxpayer money.
GLENN: All of it over $5,000, I think you can get -- what is it? A couple thousand dollars more for every --
JEFFY: Oh, good.
GLENN: 200 square feet, I think.
STU: Oh, my gosh.
GLENN: So I don't know how they do it. But they --
PAT: Can you imagine decorating a room with only $40,000?
GLENN: Imagine that?
PAT: I just.
PAT: You can't do that.
GLENN: Right. And they also receive $250,000 budget for travel and office expenses.
STU: Well, yeah.
GLENN: So they can -- you know, they can do that, and their employees are all making $172,000 to $168,000. Plus they get the taxpayer funded members only gym, so they don't have to worry about the riffraff. And then they also have the members only salon where they can get their, you know, hair done and a barbershop too.
STU: Yeah, everyone has to have a haircut.
GLENN: The members only tennis court. Oh, and the airline privileges, which are really nice. They can book any flight -- they can book every flight that they wanted and then just cancel last minute, no penalties. And so they generally book several flights because they're never really sure when they're going to be able to get out of there, and you don't want to have them worry about that. So then they can just drive to Washington National where they get to park their car for free, which is $740,000 in foregone revenue for Reagan National. They just park their car there.
STU: They just eat that, probably.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. The taxpayers can eat that. It's no big deal.
STU: Yeah, we've got that for you guys. No problem.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.
PAT: Well, because of the hard work that they're doing for us. You don't mind doing that, right?
GLENN: Amen, brother.
PAT: We don't need all of those expenses.
GLENN: You've worked hard your whole life, so you've put into social security, and you get $15,000 a year. The public workers pension, you get $26,000 a year on top of your 15,000.
STU: Well, yeah.
GLENN: If you're a public servant, you get that. And of course if you're a member of congress, you get $59,000 of pension for the rest of your life. On top of the . . .
GLENN: Yeah. And of course you can do all of the insider trading that you did and everything else.
STU: I'm still stuck of the fact that they're honoring the memory of Ronald Reagan by giving away $700,000 of parking spots. That's an -- and free flights.
PAT: Yeah, but they're only making $174,000 a year.
GLENN: Well, if they ever die while they're in office, they get one year full salary of $174,000. However, if one of our soldiers die, they're capped at $100,000. They can't get more than $100,000.
STU: Well, who's doing more important work.
GLENN: Amen, brother. Who's working harder for the American people?
STU: And I think you can definitely say our senators and congressmen.
GLENN: Right. I think so.
STU: When you put them side by side, it's pretty obvious.
GLENN: It's grotesque. It is grotesque what is happening right now. I can't --
STU: I'm glad we're talking about health care today because I'm concerned about the coma that the kinder, gentler Glenn Beck is in right now. It seems to be --
GLENN: He was beaten to death last night.
STU: It's terrible.
GLENN: Yeah, by the old Glenn. He was beaten to death.
PAT: It does get frustrating sometimes. There are going to be days like this; right?
GLENN: Yeah, there are. Everybody --
PAT: It's too agonizing.
GLENN: It's too outrageous.
PAT: It is.
GLENN: I literally could not come up with appropriate words. I cannot come up with appropriate words. I just can't on how obscene and grotesque all of this is. And we're taking it.
PAT: Yeah. I mean --
JEFFY: We sure are.
PAT: We look with disgust on Rome and the way the senate -- the way the Roman senators acted and conducted themselves. And the outrage and the eating vomittoriums and all of that kind of --
STU: That's a move toward respectability at this point.
PAT: It is. It is. If they were just puking after every meal so that they could eat more, I would like that better.
STU: That's not bad.
PAT: So what. Go ahead. So you have bulimia, whatever.
GLENN: What I know it is making --
PAT: Stop raping the American people.