Glenn Beck: Feeling charitable?


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GLENN: You pay your taxes yet? Gosh, I feel so charitable today. Don't you feel just charity dripping out of your heart? It's either that or you're hemorrhaging. I'm not really ‑‑ it's great. I love tax day. You feel good about it. All day you're like, I'm helping so many people. You know, it's like 50%, half for me, half for the government. You know, I'm just like everybody else in a new poll that says almost 50% think the current taxes are fair, 50/50. Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that those who make less than $44,300 in taxes, 60% of the country, only paid 1% of all income taxes. Hmmm. No, that's crazy. I mean, people would pay more if they could. I read that in the paper all the time. I hear that from liberals all the time. People, we would pay more, we should pay more. And people would if they could just ‑‑ if they could just have more opportunity, if they could just have some of the wealth that the rich evil people have, well, they would be willing to pony up so much more. I mean, that's ‑‑ for instance, if you were making $44,000 a year as a traveling salesman, you'd be happy to pay taxes in each state that you did work in, right? I'm giving you a second just to think about it. I want to make sure because I mean, if you are making money, you should pay taxes, right? Because that's what the state governments are doing now, especially in California, only they aren't focusing on the salesman. I mean, why do that? It's not worth their time. They only selectively target athletes, comedians, other high‑profile figures who visit the state and make money. The salespeople, the people who fly in to do business in those states, they are not taxed. It's just selective taxes. California made over $100 million in 2006‑2007 from visiting athletes in taxes, $100 million. In California there is one person at the state franchise tax board who works full time. All they do is track athletes. This guy says, "I don't see this as being strict. The way the states look at it is if you're coming here, you make money here, you gotta pay taxes here." May I ask this question: The tea parties, weren't they originally about taxation without representation? How do these states get away with this? They're taxing people who cannot vote on anything in the state. You can't vote; h ow are you being represented? Not really a good pattern because it gives politicians the power to provide more government services than citizens are willing or able to pay for. Even more disturbing, they are targeting this tax only on certain people, you know, the ones, you know, like the full‑time athlete tracker decides to track, yeah. I'm not an athlete, although I'm being tracked. I just finished my taxes. I paid taxes in 16 states. Why exactly? Because I stopped and I did business in that state? How many people do business in other states? How is it fair not to apply that to absolutely everyone? And if it were applied to the 50% that aren't paying taxes in this country, would they then think it's fair? Would it be fair to pay the state tax in New York and Connecticut and only be able to vote in Connecticut and not New York? I mean, sure, I spend most of my day in New York. That's why I have to pay taxes, because I use it, yet I can't vote on a single thing in this city. Why is that? Do you think things would be a little different if all of the people that struggle for a living that live in New Jersey or all the people that live in Connecticut, if they got a voice on what happened to the city that they had to work in? Do you think things would be a little different?&nb sp; Do you think taxes might be a little lower? Do you think services might be a little different, do you think the free giveaway programs might be a little different? You're damn right they would. That's why there is no problem with the politicians saying, "Taxation without representation, what? You worked here. You earned money here." Yes, I did. And if I'm paying, then maybe I should have a voice as well.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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