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.


Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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