Glenn Beck: Obama's tax break...$13?


GLENN: We have -- I'm not exactly sure why we have Gilroy Wedgecoff on the phone. Mr. Wedgecoff, are you there?

CALLER: Yes, I am. Thank you for having me on the program.

GLENN: Sure. You are with Aspartame and Associates?

CALLER: Yes, I am. Large investment firm. I'm sure you've probably had dealings with us in the past.

GLENN: No, I've never even heard of you. Mr. Wedgecoff, you are a financial advisor?

CALLER: I am, Glenn. As you know, a lot of people are having problems with their finances and people are thinking about -- you know the current economic climate, I'm getting a lot of calls these days.

GLENN: I bet you are, a lot of people saying what happened to my money, you know, get me out of the stock market.

CALLER: You know, Glenn, with all due respect, I do listen to your program and watch it on the television.


CALLER: And I've noticed you really are a "Glass is half empty" sort guy, would you say?

GLENN: Well, no, I'm a realist. The stock market has taken a beating and I think there's even more to come, but --

CALLER: No, but I'm talking about people calling me right now. This is the sort of thing I'm getting. I'm getting a lot of people calling of what am I going to do with my money, where do I put it, what's the best place to earn.

GLENN: Whose idea -- hang on just a second. Who's calling? Are you saying the average person now is calling investment advisors and saying where am I going to put their money? Because I think most of the average people are saying, you know, I don't have any money, what happened to my money.

CALLER: Come on.

GLENN: I'm trying to -- where is the humor in that?

CALLER: Well, you really are out of touch with the average person, Glenn, and I understand that. You know, you're in the media, this is your business to make things scary and you want to show the down side of everything.

GLENN: Where's the money, sir?

CALLER: Well, people are going to have $13 extra per week thanks to this stimulus plan. Have you not read the headlines today?

GLENN: I forgot about all that money, yeah, I forgot it.

CALLER: I am being flooded with calls right now, Glenn.

GLENN: Flooded with things?

CALLER: People are saying what do I do with all this money, where do I put it, I have so much now I don't know what to do with it. I feel like perhaps I should put an addition on the house to hold all the money for the family.

GLENN: Now, a lot of people would say $13 a week -- for instance, I didn't get the tax cut because I don't make under $75,000 a year, but for those people who are lucky enough to get that tax cut, let's say I did get it, I spent half of my tax stimulus and my tax break in the cab this morning.

CALLER: Well, I mean, a lot -- again I can't take person -- I haven't looked at your personal financial situation but let me tell you.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: I am cautioning people when they call today because they're saying, "I have $13. Should I buy another home. Should I get at least -- there's a lot of questions that people are asking. What I'm telling you, the rest of the year, I'll give you that. This is, you can pretty much do whatever you want the rest of the year, but --

GLENN: Okay, you're breaking up just a little bit, Mr. Whatever your --

CALLER: At the end of the year, though.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: It will go down from $13 to $8. So --

GLENN: So you are saying don't get into like one of those ARMs or those mortgages because you are going to be -- you're not going to have $13 forever?

CALLER: Right, and cut down. Maybe only get one vacation house. You know, Glenn, it's very interesting, and this system overall is really helping investors. For example, let's say you want to invest in GE because you're a big fan of Keith Olbermann, one of your colleagues.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: You know, and you're just a huge fan and you're sure he's going to rocket that company to success. So what you -- look back a couple of years.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

CALLER: You would have needed to get, you know, $60 to buy a share of GE, one share.

GLENN: Sure, one share of GE, $60.

CALLER: Now if you factor in the entire -- it would take a month even with this huge tax rebate that Barack Obama gave. If you just now, now you've gone from a month not even being able to afford a share to now you can get a share per week all because of these fabulous financial policies that we're having.

GLENN: Holy cow.

CALLER: How about Citigroup.

GLENN: Yeah, Citigroup.

CALLER: You used to have to work a whole month just for a share, now you can get 13 shares in that same month. Barack Obama, you can replace all the shares that you may have lost very quickly with this tax cut.

GLENN: So now, what you're trying to say is now is the time to buy because you can buy 13 shares of Citigroup just with your tax break, just with your tax break because this is such a good investing atmosphere that we've created.

CALLER: Look, I'm not saying go crazy here. The important part is to (inaudible). Don't put all $13 in one place. You don't want to put --

GLENN: You don't want to buy 13 shares of Citigroup today with that. What would you -- how would you diversify?

CALLER: I would want to, personally I would want to buy a share of Merrill, a share of Lehman, a share of Bank of America. You want to spread this around to all the companies --

GLENN: What do you think about, what would you think if I bought seven shares of Citigroup, I bought Lehman, Merrill.

CALLER: Now when you say Lehman and Merrill, you mean the entire company, right?

GLENN: Yeah, the entire company.

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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