Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - Chicago tax



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

GLENN: That's right. Let's say you rent a car in the suburbs of Chicago. Gee, isn't that the town where our president is from? I love that town. After you choose your car that you're going to rent, don't forget to fill out the legally binding affidavit stating whether or not you're going to be spending 50% of your time in Chicago because if you are, you have to pay the 8% tax Chicago has decided to require of other towns. Now, you might ask yourself, gee, how can Chicago levy a tax against people who are not even living or doing business in Chicago? Well, some people not very enlightened, probably not -- they are probably creationists -- they say you can't. For example, those Darwinian haters at Enterprise Rent-a-Car, they are legally challenging Chicago's right to collect this tax. Enterprise is refusing to give out the affidavits at their non-Chicago-based operations. Now, if that sort of protest sounds familiar, let's state what Chicago is doing in another way. It's called taxation without representation. I have no idea if Enterprise is, you know, clubbing baby seals the rest of the time. They may be. They may be like, "Hey, Bill, what do you say? Shall we kill a few seals? I don't know. We're almost, we're getting low on whale oil." But in this case they're doing their best founding fathers impression. They deserve a lot of credit and, by the way, this is not a paid commercial. However I'm open, Enterprise. Maybe I'm being a little hasty here. I mean, maybe Chicago is, maybe they're just thinking too small. Maybe that's my problem. They haven't gone far enough.

For instance, let's say there's a Dunkin' Donuts on my way to work. Sometimes I need -- and I mean, there's a difference between need and want -- I need the waffle, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, or four, to fuel my commute. Just sayin'. I get hungry. I need it. Well, I pay for the sales tax in Connecticut where I bought the sandwich, but I wind up eating about half of the food within the borders of New York. Well, how could I possibly cheat New York like that? Actually come to think of it, since I really will be holding the sandwich through a bunch of different towns, shouldn't I be paying some sort of property tax in each town that I drive through? And then there might even be a usage tax. If they could just give me a GPS, then I could hold down a button and it will note the location of each bite. Of course, if I'm chewing across town lines, I should probably have an alternative minimum localized chew tax there.

Now, the one time that the paperwork could be a little daunting is on a flight. Just saying. I mean, since airspace extends upwards, we're going to have to pay taxes for every individual town you fly over, there's got to be something that we could pay for that. Don't worry. Don't worry, we're all going to work it out. Trust me, I know this. As a guy who has literally been trying to finish my fence for going on two years now because of paperwork in my town. Surprising, same town where not a single house has sold since December. It's crazy like that. I'm sure the government's going to make this incredibly easy to deal with.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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