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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's March to Socialism.
GLENN: Well, unlike his vice president, President Obama's very, very, very good at choosing his words carefully so as to always leave himself an out. Well, he didn't do that when he said this in Dover, New Hampshire on September 12th. Quote: I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax, not any of your taxes. He might be in sort of safe waters at least so far if he, you know, had only said federal income tax, but he didn't. And he's ready to use the liberal term to implement even more taxes that will disproportionately affect the poor. He's already done it by jacking up the cigarette tax, ironically to pay for healthcare overhauls. Now the Senate finance committee is looking at more taxes on soda, liquor stores, company payrolls and health savings accounts. Soder, I know, it's like I'm up in New Hampshire. You know, I know he's super, super smart and everything and so I apologize for asking such a dumb question, but I mean, us here in intellectual inferiority land would just like to know who's affected more by the higher taxes on cigarettes, soda, liquor, transfats? Ben Affleck or Ben Jacobson Jensenberg Steinbergjensen that's making minimum wage? You know what I mean? My thought‑challenged friends and I racked our feeble little brains for more minutes than I could count, which is only three. We still couldn't figure it out. Then we gave up and we went, you know, back to chewing on our fingers and, you know, that's probably best that we leave the heavy thinking to you and your uniquely qualified friends from Harvard. You know, you'll just tell us how to live our lives or better yet just regulate things so we don't even have to think about it. I'm just glad that you figured out that a soda tax will disproportionately affect the rich because I couldn't figure that one out. In fact, I'm looking at the paper. This is yesterday's paper here in New York. New or raise taxes? This is what's happened just in New York. Deposit on bottled water, $20. This is yearly. This is the average person. Deposit on bottled water, $20. Increased beauty shop fees, $25. Higher taxes on beer and wine, $200. Increased subway fare, $125. Increased bridge and tunnel tolls, $250. Cigarette tax hike, $548. Increased utility assessment, $48. Hike in New York City water bill, $70. Rental car tax boost, $15. Plastic grocery store bag fee, $10. Plus, existing cell phone, ATM, cable, traffic ticket and other fees increase, $200. A total of $1,511 for the average New Yorker for state and local taxes alone. Now, you add on what they're doing on income tax and then you add on what Barack Obama is doing in a new soder tax and what do you got? I mean, I can't wait to see the look on Ben Affleck's face, you know, when his financial life is just brutally crushed when he says, "I'm going for the Mello Yello, man!"
VOICE: Just in case you are not getting enough socialism from Washington, try Glenn's new audio book, the March to Socialism. Available now in bookstores everywhere. Free copies not available as part of the stimulus package.