Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - Hummer tax?

The government approved SUV of the future?

VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: Well, you know that a socialist idea is unpopular when just a couple of days after his transportation secretary proposed the idea, the president is coming out now and saying he is not even considering it. The idea was the federal gas mileage tax. That setback is not shopping the socialist ideas from running wild, however, on the state level. Massachusetts governor did very well, Patrick said he is looking at the Hummer tax, adding that higher registration fees for gas-guzzling cars and offering discounts for those who do less harm to the environment, it would be the first such fee in the nation on the state level. Oh, I love, it's change we can hope for or we can count on or -- it's change. I love it. Environmentalists applauded the registration proposal saying it would encourage people to buy smaller and more fuel efficient cars which are increasingly seen as key to curbing global warming. No, actually if you agree in all that garbage, what's key is going vegan. How many of these environmentalists are vegan. It's almost when you read the story, it's almost like they want you to focus on the environmental part of this proposal in the hopes that you don't realize this is, you know, for the environment, yet it does nothing to actually stop global warming. If you are buying a Hummer, it's going to cost you, what, about $800 a month? So if you can afford the $800 a month car, it's highly unlikely that the increased registration cost is going to make you reconsider the purchase, you know? So what are you left with? Just another tax that takes money from the rich and gives it to the poor. And after that money is changed hands, you know, then what? Hummers are still gas guzzling at the same rate that they were before. Quote, the social costs of larger vehicles -- the social costs -- of larger vehicles include not only the additional pollution but also higher crash risks to other vehicles. This is a Democrat who is cosponsoring the bill in the legislature that would penalize expensive and heavy cars with higher taxes or fees. I'm sorry. Crash risks? Who's the one that's making it unsafe for drivers? The giant SUV built with lots of armor? Or the tiny hybrid made out of tinfoil? Don't blame the big evil SUV for your poor crash safety results. I mean, what are we going to do? You know, if we could just get all those semi trucks off the road. "Oh, gee, Glenn, if all the cars on the road were tiny tinfoil hybrids, less people would die in car crashes. Yes, but more people would die from suicide because we would all want to kill ourselves because we would be forced to drive a Prius. "Oh, Priuses are nice." Shut up. Seriously, SUVs are the safer car. It's the Smart cars that aren't so smart and safe. Governor Patrick also said that he was continuing to look at raising the state's gas tax but didn't commit to it. When asked about the gas tax during the chamber event, he threw the question back at the audience, asking by a show of hands whether the crowd favored a gas tax increase or a toll hike. The crowd chose a gas tax, which has generally been more popular proposal than the business community. Oh, oh, so they chose the gas tax increase. It's generally more popular. Oh. So like electrocution? Or a firing squad? They chose the firing squad. Jeez, I wonder what the audience would have said if you would have said, "Higher gas or higher tolls or we cut spending." I wonder what that hand count would have been? Which would have been more popular? But Patrick cautioned that even if lawmakers raise the gas tax rate, the state would probably collect less money in the future as drivers buy more fuel-efficient cars and need less gas. Because of that he's also considering a replacement that would charge drivers a fee for every mile they drive. Oh, boy, so it's for pollution, yet it's not. There's that gas mileage tax thing. These guys are full of ideas. Another then they support the Hummer tax, if the gas tax is eventually fazed out, a new fee would keep the pressure on consumers to buy more f uel-efficient cars. Well, thank goodness. We wouldn't want that fee to go away without a brand-new fee ready to go.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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