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GLENN: I swear to you it's unreal what these people think they can get away with and how long are we going to let them get away with it. We're just talking about the New York tax increase. Larger than announced for the wealthy. Larger than what they announced, and we've looked it up, Stu. You were pretty close. The higher New York income taxes are described in Pages 199 to 208 of a 907 page bill labeled education, labor and family assistance.

STU: You are saying I was giving too much credit in being concise?

GLENN: In a 907 page bill, education and family assistance. In New York the combination of new state taxes plus new city taxes result in a top tax rate of 12.62%. That is above California's brand new higher tax of 10.55%.

STU: Remember that's just state and local. So that doesn't count your federal which is going up to 40% under Obama at least. So that would bring us that's at least paying to

GLENN: You are paying between once you finish with all of your taxes, your real estate, your car, your drivers, you know, your license plate, your sales tax, consumption tax, gas tax, everything else, the rich are paying about 70% of their income. That's amazing. And by the way, yesterday at this time we told you about Michael Jackson and how he acquired the rights to the Beatles songs? You know the one thing we didn't really talk about that is he acquired the rights to the Beatles songs because the Beatles were being taxed 90% of their income over in England. Out of control. 90%. They could only keep 10% of their income. And so what happened? They decided that they were going to sell the library to a private institution so that they could make their money through capital gains in a different way and they could play the tax game. And I thought to myself, you know, we never even mentioned Yoko Ono and John Lennon, they wanted to get around the taxes? What? That's not even possible. Why would somebody like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the socialists of socialists, ever want to do that?

STU: That's a great point. Jeez. These people never live to their own standards.

GLENN: Never. Never. Never. You know what? Here's another thing. I mean, we know this. Marxism, socialism, communism, they all have separate lanes on the highway for the elite. These people are always better than you.

The thing I want to know, I want to talk to a tax attorney. I want to know how is it legal to put a retroactive tax in? And I'd like to know before they figure it out, how far back can you go? Because if they can go back six months, can they go back a year? Can they go back a year and a half? How far can they go back?

STU: Because I worked at a Chili's in, like, 1990 let's see, that was about 1995.

GLENN: And if they can go back, why can't I get retroactive refunds? For instance, I spent a lot of the Nineties dirt poor. Stu, you knew me at the time.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We were poor. We were poor. Can I get retroactive assistance now?

STU: I don't see why not.

GLENN: Why not. Why not.

STU: Other than the fact that they changed the rules to stop it.

GLENN: Do you know how difficult it's going to be to become rich in this country? Stu, could you do me a do a two minute investigation for me.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: I want to find the percentage of millionaires that were not, were not rich, that millionaire people who became millionaires. What are the percentage of people that are rich now that are not like Ted Kennedy or John Kerry?

STU: Right, that had yeah.

GLENN: That came from money.

STU: Or married into it.

GLENN: Yeah. What is the percentage of the people? Is that in our old book?

STU: I believe it's not the exact stat but I can give you something I think mildly close.

GLENN: That's right because there's a whole chapter on poverty, right?

STU: And income inequality which, part of that chapter had to do with the movement in between quintiles.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: From, like, the lowest 20%, how many people move up to the fastest 20%, et cetera.

GLENN: It's in An Inconvenient Book.

STU: That's going to take me a few minutes.

GLENN: Yeah, I think it's toward the back of the book. Anyway, it's going to be impossible to become rich. How do I'm just looking. I'm just looking at the news and I'm I can't take it. The rich get richer. It's never been more true than it is right now. And it's not that the rich had, you know, the ability to just get richer and make more things. You know, sometimes money gives you access to things that other people can't do. That's what everybody used to complain with. Now it is that the rich, these giant global corporations are actually taking your hard earned money and taking it and it's being funneled through the United States government to companies like General Electric. It's absolutely incredible. How are you going to get rich? If you hit $200,000 a year and they start taking 50, 60% of your salary, you can never really get ahead. You can never have the money to invest. The more you make, the more they take. So you can never the only ones think of this. The only ones that can remain rich are those who are already rich. So they have built the class system that we tried to escape from. The class system, one of our problems with England was there was a class system. You could never if you were a lord or a lady, you had the money, you had the land. You were a baron. You could make it and your family would always make it. But you could never cross into that class. Well, isn't that what we're creating now? If you have money right now, well, then if you can keep it, you can be the ruler. But they are going to make sure that no one like you ever crosses that barrier because the closer you get to that barrier, the more they take.

So this isn't really about the rich. This is about keeping you in your class. Making sure that the stations remain the same and stable.

Do you have the numbers?

STU: Yeah, this is obviously not going to the millionaire level. I can look that up later. But the top quintile, so your top 20% of wage earners. If you're born into that family of the top 20%, there's only a 22% chance that you stay there. 78% of people come from out of that quintile to make up the richest 20% of wage earners. And if you are come from the bottom, there's a 60% chance you leave that bottom wage, group of wage earners and that of those people, another 60% get out, move up more than one quintile. So you go from lower class to middle class in one generation, and everyone, almost everyone moves up and not all you have to work hard to maintain a rich lifestyle.

GLENN: So it's a what it's saying here is you're going to be able to move from class to class. There's free movement of classes now. You can be rich. Look at Bernie Madoff's wife. You can be wild and rich and now you can't find an apartment. You can move from top to the bottom, but you can also move from the bottom to the top. You can move from class to class. What this system is that we're creating is a class system that does not allow commingling. If you're poor, you remain poor. If you're on your way to being rich, you're going to stay in the class that you were in. You can't ever get there. And if you're rich, you stay there. You stay there. It's an amazing thing. We have flipped we have become or we are becoming exactly what our founders fought against.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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