Glenn Beck: Obama breaks another promise



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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Don't worry about the don't worry about the tax day thing because that's I mean, the taxes, Barack Obama has made a promise and in fact, it's not a promise. I believe that it is a firm pledge. Do we have the firm pledge?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family.

GLENN: No family.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Making less than $250,000 a year.

GLENN: Got it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Will see any form of tax increase.

GLENN: Any form.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax, not any of your taxes.

GLENN: Not any of your taxes. Again this isn't a promise, start it again. He didn't promise. He said I

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan.

GLENN: He makes a firm pledge, okay, he makes a firm. Remember, you won't see any form of income tax sorry, any form of tax increase I'm quoting him. You will not see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax, not any of your taxes will go up. He repeatedly vowed that. Not one single dime. Read my lips. Now in office Obama, who has stopped smoking but admitted that he slips now and then signed a law yesterday raising the tobacco tax 62 cents a pack now to $1.01. Other products saw similar and much steeper increases. Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. I thought he said he's not going to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year and yet here we are. Boy, it's amazing how many promises can be broken in a short eight week period. It's weird. I wish, I wish someone spent endless hours on radio and TV trying to tell people that he wasn't being honest about things. Gosh, I wish somebody was doing that. No, no, wait. Hannity was on. I was just being crazy. The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama's promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning $250,000 or individuals under $200,000. By the way, this is from the Associated Press. This is one tax that disproportionately affects the poor who are more likely to smoke than the rich. Wait a minute. That's got to be wrong. Every smoker's got to be making over $250,000.

Let's be open minded here. This will never happen. We'll never get these people. Call 888 727 BECK. Can you clear some of the phones, please, Sarah? I just want to talk to anybody and you only have to clear one line because there's only going to be one person, if, if this person even exists. Anybody who makes less than $250,000 and you're a smoker. 888 727 BECK. Then we can, then we can and only then can we confirm that Obama has butchered yet another one of his campaign promises. The extra money now listen to this. The extra money will be used to finance a major expansion of healthcare insurance for children. This is SCHIP. That represents a step toward achieving another promise to make sure all kids are covered.

So in order to not break one promise, he's got to get the money before we've even debated it, he's got to get the money from some place so he doesn't break a promise so he doesn't break another I don't even know how to figure this out. I need a map to understand Barack Obama. Obama said in the campaign that Americans could have both, a broad boost in affordable health insurance for the nation without raising taxes on anyone but the rich. He detailed his detailed campaign plans stated that his proposed improvement in health insurance and health technology is, quote, more than covered, end quote, by raising taxes on the wealthy alone. It was not based on raising the tobacco tax. Could he have been could he have more specifically broken this promise? I don't think he could have. That is, if we can find a smoker making less than $250,000 a year. The number is 888 727 BECK. I'm sure they are not there. I mean, if you're a smoker and you make 30 grand. Yeah, thank you, Stu, 249 grand, you know, whatever. Because remember, this is what was said on the campaign trail.

VOICE: People making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, income tax, investment tax, any tax.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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