Glenn Beck: Mandatory salary caps coming?


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GLENN: Did you see what Barney Frank said? Stu, do you happen to have the -- here it is. I'm going to get into this a little bit on tomorrow's program. Barney Frank actually comes out and, you know, they're talking about the CEO package where the CEOs of anybody who's received federal money shouldn't make over the $500,000 a year. All right, I just want you to think this through, as much as it's going to piss you off that somebody's going to make $20 million and you can say who can possibly make $20 million. They will just go some place else in the world or they just won't work. I mean, you know, why would you put up with the government and everything else, why would you do that job, especially if you've made it once. I mean, if you've already made it. And if you haven't made it yet, if you can't make it here in America, somebody else, some other country is going to do this because it will make them what we've always been.

Well, Barney Frank said that it's -- listen up, gang, because this is what's coming. He said the compensation restrictions would apply to all financial institutions and may be extended to include all U.S. companies. Now, there's a lot of people that would say good, but this is exactly what FDR did, and it didn't work. So in other words, no one will ever make more than $500,000 a year. May I suggest, may I suggest that that doesn't work because what will become something like, "Don't worry, all advertising during the political campaign will be on the up and up because we've got this new system that we're working on." McCain has just got this great new package to make sure there's never any distortion in political ads. Believe me, you'll only make the problem much, much worse and it will be harder to track. You won't know who's making what. They will be paid in six different ways, and the people who are already worth millions and millions and millions of dollars, they don't worry about it, jack. Do you think Rockefeller was concerned about the cap of $25,000 and then 100% income tax? Do you think he really cared? No. He had his money. He didn't care. But you've got the CEOs.

Hey, Stu, would you remind me? Cancel my Netflix subscription. There was an op-ed piece in the New York Times from Reed Hastings. He's the CEO of Netflix. He called on President Obama to raise taxes on corporate executives and other wealthy people, anybody who makes more than $2 million a year. He said that if CEOs and others who make more than a million dollars annually pay half of their earnings in taxes, it's a win-win. Well, first of all, it's not going to happen and here's why. The CBO did a study and it shows no matter how high you raise taxes, the income tax rate coming in, the actual income to the government is always about 18%, always 18, 18 1/2% and that's because the higher you raise taxes, the less is actually put in. The flat tax becomes, the more revenue actually would come in. We've never tried that. Russia tried it. But all of the progressive tax, no matter if it's at 90% or 20%, the revenue coming into the coffers of the government is always about 18.5. It's an amazing study. So whatever. It's just going to hurt the economy.

So he wants to pay more taxes. Now, here's what I would like to, what I'd like to suggest. He wants 50% tax for everybody making over a million dollars because that would help and there's so many poor to help out. If you have Netflix -- Stu, do we have the, do we have the coupon or the little letter? We're going to put that up tomorrow. We're going to try to make a letter. What I'm going to do is I'm going to make a letter that you can put into your little envelope that gives the address of the IRS and where exactly, how we can make a donation because he can pay more to the government. I don't know if he knows this. I asked one of the head guys of the IRS, who was the head guy of the IRS forever, "How many people have ever overpaid intentionally just because they wanted to pay more." His response? Never. I would just like to encourage those because again I believe in freedom of speech, I believe you have the right to choose and, yes, I know exactly what I'm saying. Any time a government tries to limit, it's murder your rights to choose, it is oppressive. Let him choose to pay more.

So if you have Netflix, on the website tomorrow we will have a little deal. You can just send him, jot him a little note: "Hey, Kenny, here's the address. You don't have to wait for Obama to do it. Hey, make that change. I'm hoping for you to make that change." But they'll never do it.

 

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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