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.

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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