Glenn Beck: NY slips in retroactive tax

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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.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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