Glenn Beck: Obama's Speech

GLENN: Let's go ahead and, shall we play Cut 1 and just roll through it? Cut 1.

OBAMA: Let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I'm President.

GLENN: There you go. Now see, listen to the crowd.

OBAMA: Means a tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.

[ Cheers and Applause ]

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. I want you to know the man is for cap and trade. So is John McCain, for cap and trade. Are you for cap and trade? It is the largest tax scam on the planet. I want you to know who the leaders of cap and trade were. Who were the what, what group wanted cap and trade, what group did more to pressure congress to move into cap and trade than anybody else? It was Enron. Enron. Cap and trade is a giant scam the likes of Enron. They want cap and trade because they know the big companies will profit on it. The little companies, the common person, the person that is trying just to start their own business, you will be crushed by cap and trade. And both John McCain and Barack Obama are for it and it is the biggest special interest scam on the planet. So don't talk to me about special interests, how you're going to chase them out of Washington, and it's not going to be written for them. It's going to be written for the little guy. Cap and trade will crush the little guy. Go ahead.

OBAMA: Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.

GLENN: Okay, stop just a second. What he's talking about, and this should run a chill down your spine, especially if you've read anything on the books that I've been telling you about on Woodrow Wilson. When he talks about these, when he says I'm going to stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas, John McCain is not suggesting that we give tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. He's saying, I'm going to give tax breaks to all companies. Why? Please think through this logically with me for a second. Why would you want to give a corporation tax breaks? Because we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. I have said this if I've said it once, I've said it in a million times. I'm tired of companies that look at this country as a market. We're not a market. Do you know why these television stations don't wear a flag lapel pin, why these TV networks don't do it? Because they're global networks. America is a market. Why doesn't CNN refer to us and them? Instead it's the United States. Because we're a market. They have a global reach.

Now, if you keep jacking up the cost to do business and you look, and your company is a global company and you just can't root your company here. You can put it in Jakarta, you can put it in England, you can put it some place elsewhere you're not getting raped by the government. You're going to because you have a responsibility to the shareholders, who also only care about money. And remember, before you throw the shareholders down the stairs, Barack Obama, I'm guessing you're a shareholder. I'm guessing your grandmother is a shareholder. Because if she has a 401(k), if she has a retirement account, it is invested in these companies. Most of them, the big ones, are global in nature. So when you give a tax cut to companies, you are giving them the incentive to stay in America and not go away.

By the way, again if you've read any of the books that I've been telling you about on Woodrow Wilson, the scariest thing about Barack Obama that he didn't say last night on this subject, I'm going to can you play back what he said? He said, "I am going to do." "I'm not going to give the tax breaks to the companies that ship jobs overseas." What I am going to do is what?

OBAMA: Start giving that to companies that create good jobs right here in America.

GLENN: Okay, stop. These are patriotic companies this is, I believe the actual official term that he labels them is patriot tax breaks, patriot companies. Really? Can you imagine if I would say that Boeing was a patriot company? McDonnell Douglas was a patriot company because they were making missile defense systems, because they were helping us build planes that were flying over Afghanistan, that's a patriot company, so I'm going to give that patriot company... the left would never accept it. The left says, don't tell me I'm patriotic and the other guy isn't. And we'll get to that at the end of his speech. They say it over and over and over again, "Don't tell me what patriotism is." But Barack Obama is about to relabel the tax code, so you know exactly, through what you are charged, what you are fined and how you can get relief. He's about to tell you exactly how patriotic you are, through the tax code, with an actual label of patriotism.

All right. Roll it.

OBAMA: I'll eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and startups that will create the higher wage, high tech jobs of tomorrow.

GLENN: Okay. He said he's going to eliminate the capital gains tax for small businesses. Is he really now? So in other words, the capital gains tax, if I invest, I can get that. However, he wants to raise the capital gains tax and double the capital gains tax for everybody else. Again, take out the take out the game that he's playing here of, "I want to cut the capital gains tax for the small business." Grandma gets a capital gains tax if she has a 401(k). Grandma gets one. You get one. If you have a retirement fund, you will pay a capital gains tax. It is one of the leading, one of the leading incentives on reinvestment is the capital gains tax being low. He wants to jack it up for really anybody I think now except for small businesses. I'd like to know how he defines small businesses. Roll it again.

OBAMA: I will listen now. I will cut taxes, cut taxes for 95% of all working families.

GLENN: Stop. I want to cut taxes for and he says listen now. So he's saying it's important. And boy, is it ever. I will cut taxes for 95% of all working families. Great. Seeing that, 50% of America doesn't pay taxes and 49% of America gets more money back. What he's really saying is I'm going to sock it to the top 5%.

Now remember, he's going to tell you that everybody pays taxes, because I've already heard him say it. When confronted with the bottom 50% of this country, pays no tax, the bottom 50%. So that means the upper 50% pays all of the taxes. Are you telling me just imagine, imagine your workplace and just say that your workplace is all of America. Are you telling me that in this country, your workplace with all the people who work there, that half of the people in your business, in your workplace, half should carry the load for the other half? Are you telling me that half of this country, 1/2 of the United States of America should carry the load for the just think about your day. Think about all the people that you see. Think about all the people that you encounter all day. Think about the people because he'll tell you, you know there are people that are struggling, there are people that are struggling, they are struggling to make ends meet, and that is true. But it is also true that you do pull yourself up by the bootstraps. So he will have you focus on those, you know, that farmworker. "There's that farmworker that I met, Sally Muckenfutch and boy, she... Sally Muckenfutch's husband was run over by a plow and his one Clydesdale that had emphysema." And he will tell you that story.

I want you to reframe this in your own head, please. 50% of America does not pay taxes. Think about that in your everyday life. You think about, you can look at that person who is handing you fast food tonight. On your way home or your way to lunch, you look at that person and you think, they don't pay taxes. You know what, because they're struggling. Do you also follow that up with, "I know why they're struggling." "I said a chocolate shake!" "What? I gave you onion rings." There's a reason some of these people are struggling, because they don't give a flying crap. Why don't they give a flying crap? Because somebody like Obama will run in and save the day for them. You don't have to work. You don't have to do it right. You don't have to struggle. You don't have to get the fries and the onion rings and the milkshake right. And you are going to you are destined to lead that life of misery for the rest of your life because no one has ever said to you you're fired. We expect a higher quality here. You're fired. And when they are fired, they don't care because they'll get it from the government. They will be able to find some victim support group that caused them to have all of these problems so 50% can carry the other 50% on their back. And by the way, the top 1% carries most of the top 50%. The top 5% carries almost all of the top 50%. You want to talk about a country of fairness, that ain't it. You want to talk about a country of hope, that ain't it. You want to talk about a country that used to understand you know what? You know what? We're going to bust our ass, and I'm going to get out of poverty. I'm going to make something of myself. A country that would understand Barack Obama's story in context. Look at this man. He came from nothing. He went to Harvard. His wife went to Princeton. God bless America they could do it and he would stand on the stage and say I could do it and you could do it, too, and you could do it without anybody's help. That's America.

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.

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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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