Glenn Beck: Another tax promise up in smoke

America's March to Socialism: Why we're one step closer to giant missile parades

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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!"

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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