Glenn Beck: What do Americans want?

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GLENN: That's right, it is Friday. So you can ask Glenn anything. Number is 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. I just wanted to go over some of these polls. This is from the Fox News dynamic poll, and I'm going to show these and tie these all together tonight at 5:00, but let me just give you a thumbnail sketch of some of these. What kind of government, what kind of government are you for? What kind of government are you for? Lower taxes, smaller government, 55%. That's up from 52% in 2006. So now 55% of Americans. It's growing the other direction. They want smaller government, lower taxes. Growing number. Higher taxes, bigger government, 35%. So why are we getting a bigger government and higher taxes if 35% say they don't want it? Is raising taxes a good idea in a bad economy? 69% say this is a bad idea to raise taxes in a bad economy. 69%. If you look at across the board, you have Democrats saying 58% it's a bad idea, Republicans saying by 86% it's a bad idea, and independents saying 66%. Don't raise taxes in a bad economy. It's a bad idea. Should we raise taxes on the rich? Remember, 69% say it's a bad idea. Should we raise taxes on the rich, 66% say yes. How is that possible? Because it's not you. Because it's not you. You don't see yourself as wealthy. This is why I say if we would solve one issue, if we would marry ourselves to one principle: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, we would solve almost all of our problems. Is it a bad idea for the economy? Yep. Should we do it? Nope. What kind of government do you want? Lower taxes, smaller government. Should we raise taxes on the rich? Yes.

This one goes to this question, way down, Question 977: Rich people are most likely to be, A, generous; B, greedy; or C, depends. Generous is at 36%. Greedy is at 36%. Depends is at 25. It should be "Depends." It should be -- well, there's always 11% stupid people. It should be 89% depends. Being rich does not make you greedy or generous. It makes you rich. Your principles make you greedy or generous. This shows you how we can just hate the rich, just hate them. Do you agree with the old adage -- now listen to this: Should we raise the taxes on the rich? Again 66% say yes. Do you agree with the old adage, "You cannot make the poor rich by making the rich poor." Got it? Do you agree you can't make the poor rich by making the rich poor? In other words, redistribution of wealth. Can you take it from one group and give it to the other and make them rich? Do you agree or disagree? 72% of Americans agree. Now, you can look at that and say, wow, 72% of Americans agree with that. Or you can look at that and say, "Only 72% agree that you can't make the poor rich by making the rich poor?" And here's the kicker on this. You're rich if your annual income is $501,000 and over, 25%; $250,000 to 500,000, 20%; $151,000 to $250,000, 13%; $76,000 to $150,000, 18%. Almost 20% say you're rich if you make a dollar over $76,000. 18%. You're rich if your annual income is under $75,000, 9%. So it's a pretty even spread really. It's a pretty even spread almost all the way across. Really, we're all rich except those under $75,000. Only 9% say that. But almost 20% say at everything else. So why are we going for the $250,000? Why wouldn't we just go to $76,000? Again this shows it's just not me. Anybody but me, and here's the -- here's the last one I wanted to give. Are the government actions working? Actually there's two other. Are the government actions working? Yes, they would have been a lot worse. 38%. No. Without the action from the government the economy would be the same or even better: 44%. 44% to 38%. The rest don't have any idea, but a majority of us say we would have been better off had they not done anything. That's staggering to me because that's not what you see reflected on the news. That's not what you see anywhere. And the last one: Do you want bigger government, smaller government? Maybe this has something to do with that number where we say we want a smaller government and lower taxes. Is it possible that the United States of America could go bankrupt? Is it possible that the United States of America could go bankrupt? 61% say yes.


FOX News Poll: A Bankrupt United States

Sixty-one percent of Americans believe it is possible the United States government could end up bankrupt.

STU: Okay, I have a couple of questions. Because I'm going through, as you're doing this, I'm trying to figure out, I don't understand the people of America. First of all, the 64%, is that because you say "Possible" and not "Likely"?

GLENN: For bankruptcy?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Yes. Is it possible in theory? Long term --

GLENN: The real answer is no.

STU: Probably not. I mean, that's --

GLENN: No, no, not probably. The real answer is --

STU: You could always print.

GLENN: Yes, you can print. That stops you from going bankrupt.

STU: But let me ask you this question: 72% say that they agree with the adage you cannot make the poor rich by making the rich poor. 72%.


STU: Agree with that.


STU: If you are going to convert that into a policy, you would say that would be taxing the rich to give to the poor.

GLENN: Yes, redistribution of wealth.

STU: Right. So but then you ask the same group of people, do you support raising taxes on those earning over $250,000 and lowering taxes on everyone else, 66% support that.


STU: Make sense of that for me.

GLENN: Okay. Here it is. People know that redistribution of wealth does not work. They get it. You cannot make a poor man wealthy by making a wealthy man poor. 70 something percent understand that that just can't be done. But can I put my hands into the pockets of a wealthy man? Does he have too much cash? Absolutely. So they believe that, yes, I could put my hands into the pocket and give that money to -- I'll take that money from anybody but me. You notice the questions are worded, "Do you believe we should tax the wealthy." Yes, we should tax the wealthy. Then a few questions later, who are the wealthy? Anybody but me.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Anybody but me. It's almost evenly distributed. And if you see, there's nobody that should say $75,000 is wealthy. That's not wealthy in America today. $75,000, a household making $75,000, that's a wealthy household? I mean --

STU: I mean, it's not bad but it's not wealthy.

GLENN: No, but that just shows that the people at the bottom of the ladder look at anybody who is making more than they are as wealthy. The people in the middle of the ladder look at people and say you are the middle of the ladder, you are $50,000, you look at the people making $100,000 as wealthy. If you are making $100,000, you look at the people making $250,000. If you are making $250,000, you are looking at the people saying a millionaire. If you are making a million, you say $5 million. If you make $5 million, you are looking at Warren Buffett. I mean, it's never you that's wealthy.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And again if we would just adopt the adage of do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But see, the deal is that nobody anymore actually believes -- I shouldn't say this. A growing number of Americans no longer believe they can be wealthy. They have bought into the lies of politicians. They have bought into the lies of the media. They have bought into the lies of people with an agenda, that you're going to be kept down, you'll never make it, things will never change, you can't do it.


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On his Friday Exclusive show, Glenn Beck took Monitor Racism's white privilege test, administered by psychologist Dr. Karlyn Borysenko. The test is comprised of 26 questions designed to assess how much white privilege plays a role in the test-taker's life.

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Dr. Scott Atlas, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and former chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to cut through the confusion and politics clouding our understanding of COVID-19 and to give the facts about the so-called second wave of this pandemic.

"I think everything should be done by looking at the data, instead of just models, or even just allowing fear to go into the exchange. So if we look at the data, we see there's no question that [COVID-19] cases are increasing in many states. And that's to be expected, for a few reasons," Atlas said.

"Of course, when we test more, we're going to detect more cases. And when they have thousands and thousands of people in the streets protesting, and screaming, and sharing megaphones, we're going to have more cases," he explained. "The question really is: What is the significance of these cases, and how we're going to handle these consequences?"

Atlas noted that the overwhelming majority of people getting COVID-19 in this "second wave" are younger, healthier people who are not at significant risk, according to "evidence from all over the world, including the United States."

"The overwhelming majority of people recover fully from the infection, so that's not really the issue. In fact, the issue is only two-fold," he said. "We need to protect the elderly high-risk people, particularly in nursing homes ... and prevent hospitals from being overcrowded. This is the point of the policy. The policy was never to stop all cases of COVID."

Dr. Atlas argued that political policies need to focus on protecting the most vulnerable without destroying the lives of those with extremely low risk.

"Frankly, one of the most egregious failures of the policy people is, not just allow[ing] fear to infiltrate their own thinking and do lockdowns, which are severely harmful," he emphasized. "But secondly, they have failed to reassure the public about the facts, and about the relative risk here. It's a very serious dangerous disease — for a group of people. And we know who those people are. They are high-risk, elderly people with comorbidities. Everyone else, it's not a high-risk disease."

Glenn asked Dr. Atlas to weigh in on whether or not schools should be opened in the fall.

"This is a slam-dunk issue," he answered. "There is zero science to back up claims that the schools should be closed or even opened with any constraints whatsoever."

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Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences


  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.


  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.


  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

This story has everything: secret meetings, spies, glamorous European locations. Glenn puts all of the pieces together and interviews the man who was an eyewitness to all of it — former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Specifically targeted by this Deep State coup, his reputation and life may never be the same. He reveals the names of those he believes were behind his setup and the coup against the president.

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