Glenn Beck: Common Sense Congressman



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We have Congressman Jason Chaffetz on the phone who I have to tell you has come up with, you want to talk about common sense, here's common sense. The census is a nightmare and the census should not be   ACORN or its subsidiaries or anything like it, they should not be getting money to do the census. And he brought up an idea in congress, and are you introducing this bill today?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Well, I'll be introducing it later this week but we just unveiled it today. Yeah, I'm excited about it.

GLENN: Okay. Explain what it is.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Well, on the one hand you have the census who is going to go out and hire some 750,000 people to count all Americans, and they are engaging with partners like ACORN to go out and find all these people to go and count everybody in America. But I also sit on the subcommittee that deals with the post office which is suffering from a huge financial crisis itself. Well, they happen to have 760,000 postal employees who are already charged with going to every home in America. So why would we be going out and getting, engaging ourselves with the likes of ACORN when we already have federal workers who already go to all these homes?

GLENN: May I   total common sense. Now let me play Washington with you, okay?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Sure.

GLENN: The unions will stop the postal workers from doing that.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: You know what, I laid the groundwork with the unions. They love this. There's attrition happening at the post office right now. Mail volumes are way off. They are upside down by billions of dollars. So for them to go through the training and the payment. Remember, the census was given some $11 billion in order to execute the census. That's money that they could use. Otherwise their membership is going to be depleted. They are going to have to lay people off.

GLENN: So in other words, we would be fixing two problems.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Yeah.

GLENN: That's why this will never pass, Jason. You're a freshman this year. That's why   you are making too much sense. That won't work. They will find some way.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: It's a little too simple. But I'm hoping that the freshman naivety will pay off. I can't imagine why we wouldn't do this.

GLENN: So this week you guys are going to vote in the house on cap and trade.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Yeah.

GLENN: You sit there and you deal with all of the stuff going on with, you know, with the post office. Is it true that congress spends more time debating post office stuff than cap and trade?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Oh, no, absolutely. I mean, we have post offices which are rightly named and it's per the Constitution, but we get 20 minutes to debate a post office. Most of this will happen with less than 5 minutes debate. Amendments that are offered on all these appropriations for the trillions of dollars we're going to spend, we're going to have one of the largest single tax increases in the history of the United States in this cap and trade and yet we're not given 20 minutes to debate that. It's insane. It is absolutely insane.

GLENN: Is it going to pass?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: I'm afraid that they have cut too many deals on the side with Democrats who are weak kneed and that it probably will. And there will be some Republicans in there as well, but I tell you, this scares the living daylights out, between this and the move on healthcare, that   

GLENN: What is in this bill that scares you?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Well, we were looking, for instance, at schools in Utah. They are going to have, it looks like $10,000 per school as a new cost for their energy. Now, at a time when we're losing jobs and we've got to make America more competitive and we've got to remember that manufacturing is a good thing in this country. This tax, it fundamentally changes the equation and hurts and harms America and our competitiveness on a global scale. It's a new tax. I want everybody to understand that the president said 95% of Americans weren't going to get a tax increase. 100% of Americans are going to get a tax increase with this.

GLENN: What do you mean that they are charging a new   the schools have an energy   

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Well, if you look at what the utilities are expected to do in terms of jumping up in their costs, I mean, it takes electricity to run a school and so we've gone back and taken the numbers and tried to do an analysis and figure out, well, what's it going to cost each school in Utah in their bills for just electricity, and it looks like it's in the neighborhood of, like, $10,000.

GLENN: What is it going to be for the average? What about the average person?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Well, the average person is going to   at least the analysis we did in the State of Utah, we're looking at hundreds of dollars per month in new expenses. I offered a bill that said let's require the utility companies to actually have to articulate on their bill what the cost of this increase is going to be because I mean, that's the goal. The goal of this bill is to raise energy prices. If you've raised energy prices, you use less. And   but that is just the wrong formula for America.

GLENN: Jason, how do we survive, how do we   no, no, I'm not going to waste time on that question. Let me ask you this: There are eight million people within the sound of my voice right now and yours, and they are tired of calling and being ignored. They don't feel like anybody in Washington is listening to them. What gets the attention in Washington? What can they possibly do? What should they do?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Flush the toilet, you know? It's not everybody else's congressmen but yours. You've got to go look hard at your congressmen and your senators and figure out where they are on these issues and hold them accountable and work hard to make sure that you make a change within that district because   

GLENN: What do they do   for this Friday we're having the largest tax increase ever, according to your numbers, with the cap and trade. What do they do to stop it?

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: They've got to bombard their members of congress with faxes and e mails and telephone calls that does get their attention. They have got to write letters to the editor and get it on the Internet and expose what this really is. They have got to wake up and actually take action. And it does have an effect. It really does.

GLENN: Okay. Jason, thank you very much. We'll talk to you again.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Thank you so much, we'll talk again.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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