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Glenn Blasts ‘Worthless’ Republicans for New Tax Plan

What happened?

House Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Thursday. Speaker Paul Ryan said the new plan for tax reform would allow the U.S. to better “compete with the rest of the world.”

The goal is to move the bill quickly through Congress; however, Senate Republicans are expected to introduce their own version of tax reform next week.

Listen to this clip from today’s show to get the bad news about the bill in less than 4 minutes:

Clock’s ticking …

After 10 months in power, what have Republicans accomplished besides confirming one Supreme Court nominee? After failing to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare, House Republicans have introduced a tax reform bill in a desperate attempt to get something done before the end of the year – whether or not their tax plan helps Americans.

Glenn’s take:

“Will we ever see a truly innovative tax plan in America?” Glenn asked. “No. As long as the Republicans are the party in power, nope.”

On the other hand, Democrats would revolutionize America’s tax system, simplifying it so the socialist government gets everything. A bad Republican bill is better than communism, but is it really the best we can do?

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Will we ever really see a truly innovative tax plan in America? No. No. No.

As long as the Republicans are the party in power, nope. Nope. And the Democrats won't -- no. Actually, the Democrats would give us a truly inventive one for America. It will look a lot like the old Soviet tax plan. They'll take everything.

So, yes, you could have that. But Republicans, worthless. We are now ten months into the Republicans controlling the House, the Senate, and the White House.

Can somebody remind me which legislative goals have been accomplished again? There was the confirmation of the Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. That was good.

Go ahead. Give me anything else that Congress has done. Go ahead. Just let it rip. Oh, yeah. You're right. You're right. They did botch the overhaul of health care. They never got that really done.

President Trump and the Republicans in Congress are so desperate for something they can hang their hats on, because the clock is ticking on 2017. And they need to win in -- tax reform. Quick. Tax reform. Surely, that's the ticket. They've been talking about fixing our overcomplicated tax code for years. This is their big chance. In fact, several of the candidates ran on a 10 percent tax cut.

I mean, cutting it to 10 percent. Not cutting 10 percent. You remember they were going to do that, and they were going to stop spending? Yeah, the spending limits are all blown.

But they need a catchy title. To pass something, you need something like tax cuts and Jobs Act.

Wow. Low score for originality on that one. But it is the substance that counts. Don't judge a book by its cover. The subtitle, more jobs, fairer taxes, bigger paychecks.

Well, now, they've worked a long time on the title and the subtitle. But how are they going to do these things?

Well, the House Republican tax plan came out yesterday. It's mostly like everything else Congress has slapped together this year. Really underwhelming. Your eyes will glaze over as you read the plan. And I have an executive producer who has been taking me all through it all day over and over and over again, until you want to hang yourself.

STU: Sorry.

GLENN: But wait until you get to the really good stuff. And you don't ever find that.

But what they consider really good stuff and you'll say to yourself, that's the best they could come up with? And then you find out about the hidden 46 percent tax bracket that they haven't announced, that it's in the tax plan, so we are now giving -- as Donald Trump said, this is the best -- this is the biggest and no one has ever done anything like this in America before.

Actually, Woodrow Wilson and FDR did this. But other than that, no Republican has that I know of.

In the press conference, announcing the plan, Paul Ryan called it real relief for people in the middle.

And there is maybe some relief. The new family credit expands the tax credit from $1,000 to $1,600 per child. And overall, it looks like most Americans will pay a little less in taxes with this plan. But it really depends on several factors. So far, the only thing that jumps off the page as a potential game-changer is reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. That's really all Congress ever cares about, isn't it? The corporations. They don't care in Washington about you. You don't have any power. They care about the unions. Because they have power. They care about the corporations, because they have power. You don't have any real power.

In fact, I contend that the Republicans despise you. The Democrats have always despised you. Look at how they treat their friends.

Look how great they have been to the African-American in the inner city. Right?

One thing that will help you is the corporate tax rate, if corporations decide to invest that money in you and be able to invest that money in an actual products -- making products better and not investing it in a runaway bogus stock market, which is probably what they will do.

American conditions will compete better on the world stage. That's good. It could create more jobs. It might attract more foreign companies to set up shop in the US. But other than that, the tax cuts and job act is about as uninspired as the title. It's a slight improvement. Nothing innovative. I'll take it.

But this is the best we've got? The only bright side is Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi don't like the plan. So we can always hope maybe there's something in there that can't be all that bad.

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How the WHO's 'pandemic treaty' could CONTROL governments

On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

Read more: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-states-mus...

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.

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