Glenn Beck: Obama's socialist climate czar

GLENN: Let me tell you something. For those of you who think climate change is real and manmade, you should know this, that -- I mean, you don't have to be a socialist, I guess, to believe in global warming. It's just that almost everyone who does believe in global warming is a socialist. I mean, believes in manmade global warming that now can be fixed and reversed or whatever. And we've got the tools to fix it. Almost everybody who says, "I've got a plan to fix it" is a socialist. And let me just give you this quote. This is from An Inconvenient Book: Kyoto is -- and I'm quoting -- the first component of an authentic global governance, end quote. Jacques Chirac, 2000. It is a global governance idea. I read this weekend about a new green deal that the UN is starting to push, that there needs to be a new deal but it needs to be based on green. And guess who would go ahead and implement that for us. Isn't that great? We could take all of the money that we're spending on the bailouts -- this is really the idea -- take all the money that we're spending on the bailouts and put it into a commission to be able to have a global green society that we could have a revolutionary new government. Scary? Scare you yet? Huh? A revolutionary government, a world body that would concentrate on bringing the world together through clean energy. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

Well, the new global warming czar listed as one of the 14 leaders of a socialist group commissioned for a sustainable world society. Socialists International, an umbrella group for many of the world's social Democratic parties such as the Labor Party over in Great Britain, says it supports socialism and is highly critical of U.S. policies. The group's commission for a sustainable world society, the organization's action arm on climate change, has developed -- says the developed world must reduce its consumption and commit to a binding and punitive limit on greenhouse gas emissions. Mmm-hmmm. Mr. Obama who said that action on climate change would be a priority tapped Mrs. Browner for her new position last month as the White House coordinator of climate and energy policies. This appointment does not need Senate confirmation. She was tapped by the Obama administration. She's been on the board of directors for the National Audubon Society, the League of Conservation Voters and the Center For American Progress. She was also former vice president Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection committee member as well. Her name has now been removed from the Gore organization's website. The Socialist International website did not have a copy of her June 30th speech but the agenda for the meeting had her scheduled to speak as part of a panel on how do we strengthen the multilateral architecture for sustainable futures. So in other words, how do we knit ourselves together as a globe?

Also on the panel was Sergey Mironov, speaker for Russian legislature's upper chamber and close ally of Vladimir Putin, Zhang Zhijun, vice minister of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee; Jesús Caldera -- it may actually be Jesus here. I'm not sure -- the former minister of Employment and Social Affairs for the Spanish Socialist Workers Party. That's who she was speaking with. Socialist International bills itself as the world body of Democratic Socialist movements. Its members range from Israel's Labor Party to France's socialist party to those who won the Angolan civil war with the aid of Soviet and Cuban troops. The organization distinguishes itself from violent or revolutionary communist parties. However, some such group, Chinese Communist Party have been invited to its events and guest organizations. The Democratic Socialists of America, not the Democratic party, is listed as the group's U.S. representative. She is also listed as an individual member of the Socialist International but not a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In its meeting in 2008 in Santiago, Chile, Socialist International endorsed global governance -- that's a quote -- as the solution to the world's problems of climate change and peace. It's working out real well in the Middle East now that we have the blue helmets involved.

Socialist International regularly blasts the construction of fencing along the U.S./Mexico border. The fence was approved in congress with Mr. Obama's vote in the Senate.

You want to know what's coming? All you have to do is, all you have to do is watch the news that isn't being reported in the mainstream media. You know and I know that green is going to play a very large role. And they are going to be able to get green because people like me will tell you, "You know what? Here's the thing, guys. We're not putting any of this money into anything sustainable. We're not putting this money, this bailout money, this $1.3 trillion in stimulus into new energy. We need to take and build some real, real future infrastructure. What we were doing during World War II was building a nuclear bomb. We were building jet engines for the first time. We had something to move into the private sector after the war. Now what are we doing? And so people will say, "Well, wait a minute, hang on. Obama, they are trying to work on new energy." Yeah, but are you doing it with a global framework? See, the only reason I want to invest in green energy, I'll invest in something new but I'll let the private sector do it. The only way I want to do it is if we in the end can be able to have this technology and we can sell it to the rest of the world, pay ourselves out of this debt. But I don't think that's going to happen.

There's one more story here I want to share with you before we move off of this. I read Pravda this weekend. Have you read Pravda, I mean lately? I know, you instead just -- I try to cut down on paper. So I just read the New York Times. Same thing, I know. Here are the headlines on Pravda: Will Obama give in to reparations. Headline number two: Obama prefers to guide his political stars himself, just like Abraham Lincoln. Next story: Sanctimonious hypocritical preaching by the imperials. It's become rather common yearly and sometimes even monthly occurrence in the imperial elites of America as they gallop in on their white horses and read the riot act to the rest of the world, sometimes even to the EU on how to be a good republic. That is rather humorous as far as republics go because the U.S. is definitely a failed republic. Then the next story: The beginning of hope. Obama's election may lend sucker to those who argue that the laws and policies designed to remedy racial discrimination by promoting opportunity and diversity are no longer necessary. Is it the beginning of hope in America? Then: Russian politicians being cautiously optimistic about the new American phenomena, Barack Obama. I love this story: A change for the better. Only Satan could have been worse than the Bush administration. Next story: Eight years of hell are over. Next story: The American election system. And it talks about how the voters in America are completely uninformed and that the systems don't work.

The evil empire, if you will, is back. The Russians are looking to be the great global power again. Whether you like the fact or not, the Cold War is started again, the Cold War has started again and this one may not be just a Cold War because they need the price of oil to go up. Things and events are going to happen to be able to spike that price of oil because they need it. There's -- I just believe that there is, with the green New Deal being proposed now by the UN, with what happened last week with Merkel and Tony Blair and Sarkozy saying that capitalism as we know it is dead and needs to be revamped, in this new capitalism there is a place at the table for the state? That is called fascism. Capitalism is just a vehicle, but when you introduce the state into it, it's fascism. And unless we educate ourselves, unless we really know what's going on, we will have neighbors and friends. And that's why you have to wake people up. Your neighbors and friends will say, "Oh, my gosh, yeah, but we're in so much trouble, we've got to do this." The groundwork is being laid right now by people who -- do you trust the new global climate czar of the Barack Obama administration, somebody who's a member of the socialist party, somebody who likes global governance? Is that who we have become? That's why you need to wake your friends up now because in time the truest thing that was spoken on the campaign trail I think came out of the mouth of Joe Biden and that is, there will be a global event in the first six months. I don't know if it will be in the first six months, but it's coming. And he said, "We will do things that will seem wrong, but you have to trust us." No, I don't think we give our trust out like that. We gave our trust out on many other things like "You'll never violate the value of a dollar."

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

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.