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.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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