Glenn Beck: Another Dem who doesn't pay taxes


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So I finally figured out why the Democrats don't mind raising taxes. They don't seem to be paying them. You know what I mean? It's like why are the politicians always saying that we need to be more charitable? Do they not understand who Americans are? We're the most charitable on the entire planet. Well, have you seen their charity outgivings? I mean, what is it? Biden has .8% of his salary? I think that's a high. .8% of his salary has gone to charity. That's fine, you don't want to give a dime to charity, I don't care, but don't lecture me about giving to charity for the love of Pete. The same thing with taxes. "Well, I think it is your patriotic duty to pay taxes." Well, then let's talk to Senator Daschle, shall we? Let's talk to Timothy Geithner, can we? If President Obama really wanted to set a new tone in Washington which by the way, I think we all know now he doesn't, he has no intention of doing that. Remember, no lobbyists, then he appoints lobbyists. We're going to have transparency and we're going to play by the rule. There's going to be a new era of responsibility. That was in his speech. A new era of responsibility. Tim Geithner didn't -- well, no, I take it back. That is kind of -- he's right. Oh, my gosh, I just realized Obama's been telling the truth. It is the new era of responsibility. There is none! You don't have to be responsible for jack! Hey, I can give a loan to a guy for $3 million for a house that he clearly can't afford. Well, I don't know he clearly couldn't afford it because I'm not demanding any pay stubs and I don't even know if he's a citizen and I don't have a Social Security number, but I can give him that loan. And if you screw it up, if it turns out that that wasn't a good bet, whoa. You know, you don't have to worry about it. The government will swoop in and take care of it for you. If you've just screwed up on your income tax over and over and over and over again, don't worry about it. You can still get the job as long as you are really smart, or in with the right people. Tom Daschle? Tom Daschle has just today updated his income tax another $6,000 because he wasn't sure if that car and driver that had been given to him by a friend was taxable income. I've got a couple of questions on this one. How did you not know a car and driver would be taxable income? And if you really thought it was a gift from a friend, what kind of friends do you have? Who -- is there anybody within the sound of my voice, anybody that a friend has said, "I'm going to provide you with a car and driver." We've got eight million listeners. Is there a soul that had a friend say, "You know what? You need a car and driver." And you were, "Really? You've got to be kidding. That is so kind of you. Thank you so much."

By the way, I want to know if you have a friend that did that, was there ever any time that you said, "What's the catch," or are you guys just such good friends, he gives cars and drivers to a lot of people. I got two questions on Tom Daschle. One, how did you not know that?

Now, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. The taxpayer, you, have provided him with a car and driver for years. So maybe he's just so out of touch. Everybody doesn't have a car and driver. I've had one for years. What's wrong with you? You know, everybody talks about how stressed out they are in traffic. "Everybody's got a driver. Even though I didn't take it from the federal government, I had a friend give me one." How did you not know that that was supposed to go on your income tax? And separate question, your Honor: Hey, Tom, who's that buddy giving you a car and driver? But that's not the only income tax that he owed. He owed other income tax. Can I ask another question? We got eight million minds working right now, just hold them for a second, everybody check the files. Unless you're driving, close your eyes. Of course you are not driving. You got a car and driver. So just check the files for me real quick. Just process, process. When I say to you, name the Republican, the Democrat, the independent, the socialist, anybody that's ever gone to Washington that was ever caught and gave this press conference: "Ladies and gentlemen of the press, as you know, I have just been audited by the IRS" -- okay, just stop there. Anybody heard that press conference ever? Anybody ever seen any of these clowns audited by the IRS? I couldn't find that file, either. So he goes on, I've just been audited by the IRS and found out I made mistakes in my tax return and as it turns out, I overpaid by $10,000. Name the time that one of these people have overpaid their taxes. Name it. Name it. One, just one. Why is it that all of these people, every single one of them that seems to get caught up into some sort of a scandal is like, "Oh, my gosh. Wait a minute, wait a minute. That piece of paper that I bring to the bank twice a month, that's taxable?" I didn't know that. I -- really? So wait a minute. The W-2, I just threw that thing away. I just thought that was about -- I just thought t hat was about Bush's second term that said W-2. I threw it out. How do I know? We've got to make these things a little simpler, you know. "Senator, you are the one writing the tax code." "I've got to go. I've got my car waiting for me outside."

I had a friend over the weekend come over to my house, and he's losing his house and is just an honorable man, just an honorable man. He said, "Glenn, I, you know, I didn't get it until it was too late." He said, "You know, about a year ago I started seeing trouble on the horizon; I'm like, uh-oh." He said, "I made mistakes, it's my fault, my fault," and so he's losing everything. And he looked at me. He's an honorable guy. And he looked at me and he said, "I'm just trying to figure out why I should pay my income tax." He said, "I owe all this income tax." He said, "I'm trying to figure out why I should pay it." And I said, "Well, let me tell you. Because you're not too big to fail. You're not the most qualified person for this job. You're just a schlub." I mean, how many times can you play this out? If Obama really wanted to make a difference, if he really wanted to say, "I'm going to make a difference here, I'm going to show you there's a new era of responsibility," you know what he would say today? "America, it obviously has come to your attention because even I'm seeing it. There seems to be a paying your income tax problem with our leaders here in Washington, and how are we ever expected to ask you to pay your income tax if your leaders in Washington aren't paying theirs. They seem to be wanting to raise your income tax all the time, yet they can't figure out the tax code. Now, I'm going to take them to the benefit of the doubt that they couldn't fix the tax code, they don't understand the tax code that they themselves have written, but you need to have confidence in them. So here's what's going to happen. I'm issuing an order now, executive order 673,112. The others have all been about socialized, you know, labor and everything else, but don't worry about it. This one I'm issuing and it is a call to the IRS and they're not going to be answering to Geithner on this one -- I'm just saying -- a call to the IRS to audit every single person in government. And if they owe taxes, we're going to start -- we're going to clean up our own house first. If they owe taxes, we're going to treat them exactly the way we treat you and that is we're going to fine them or jail them or, you know, go after their wife or whoever else was signing that, we're going to treat them exactly like you. Now, those on Capitol Hill may say that, whoa, wait a minute, you can't do that. And that's good, just change the law. If they say you get unlimited breaks, that's fine, then everybody needs to get unlimited breaks."

I mean, when did we become this country where -- you know what, people will call and write. You should see the mail I'm getting now. And the mail I'm getting, a lot of it is saying, "Glenn, I am afraid for our country. I am afraid for our republic. I am really fearful that, you know, there's going to be another American Revolution. Gang, there's not going to be another American Revolution. This is why I've said be very, very careful who you listen to, who you follow, what you -- you know, people will say all the time, "Well, I think we should let these banks fail." I say that. But I have war gamed that scenario out. I know what that means. And that means depression like I don't even think our grandparents have seen. I'm willing to eat cabbage for 10 years. I'm willing to lose everything. I'm willing to lose my job, I am willing to lose my house, and it's not flippantly. I say that because I would rather have my children be free at the end of that walk than cower and do things in fear that will take that freedom away from them. But when people say revolution, or, this isn't going to last or whatever, I've been warning for two years, "Please turn this around," because we're not headed for an American Revolution. We're headed for a French Revolution.

The difference between -- one of the differences between the French and the American Revolution was the people. The people, the people in the American Revolution were God-fearing people that were -- it wasn't out of anger and spite and all of that. It was, "We want to be free," and they were striving for something better. We're not striving for something better currently. We've got venom in us. We're angry. And so far I haven't seen any God-fearing leaders come to the forefront. Our leaders of the American Revolution, they were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams. Where are those people? If you don't have those people, you have the French Revolution which ends at the guillotine.

These people in Washington, and not all of them, are setting up French society. You know, I've said on this program we're becoming France. Well, we're becoming not only France today, we're already France today. It just hasn't really registered yet, but we're already France today, but we are quickly becoming the France that was for the French Revolution, where there are two sets of people. There are the uber rich industrialists that don't care about their country, they don't care about anything but their own wealth that are now merging with the -- it's becoming -- CitiBank and Bank of America and all of these companies, if they're not careful, they are going to be the king's court. They are the ones standing around in the giant circles and saying, "Yes, that's right. Congratulations, Mr. President," no matter which side it is. "We are in your court. We're here for ya." And the government is becoming the king and they're all in bed together. Meanwhile, there are those of all different economic classes that are not allowed into the king's court, that are standing outside the gate, that have to live by different rules. When did America become this country where you're just too smart, it doesn't matter what you do.

You know what this is? "Well, he's the guy to save us." "Wait, we have to have Daschle. He's the best guy in healthcare." He's the -- Tom Daschle is the best guy on healthcare, Tom Daschle? Nobody else can do it except Tom Daschle? That's it? How sad is it for America that we only have one man in America that can run the treasury department? Only one can run it! How -- when did we become that country? We're not that country. That's not true we need to reconnect quickly to "Everybody is the same, everybody plays by the same rules," but I don't see that coming out of Washington, and somebody better step to the plate soon and demand it. We're going to talk to some of those people over the next couple of days that are in Washington that are demanding action.

Friday on our TV show we started "Where in the world are Chris Dodd's mortgage papers?" He promised these months ago. If I said to you right now, "Hey, go get your mortgage papers," could you do it? If you were at home with your mortgage papers, could you put your hands on your mortgage papers within 10 minutes? I'm just saying that, you know, somebody else is watching the kids or somebody else is doing whatever, could you put your hands on your mortgage papers within 10 minutes? Chris Dodd has had over six months. He can't do it. Would you be given that break? If Chris Dodd thought you were dirty, would Chris Dodd and Barney Frank allow you over six months to say, "I'll get to it in a little while"? Would they? Don't answer. It's rhetorical.

Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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