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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I'm glad you're here. Hmmm, you'll have to excuse my voice today. I am I have to tell you, yesterday I said on the radio that if Obamacare comes through, just an initial pass at it, my small company will not employ five to ten additional people. We are a company that has done very well in the last few years and I have, I don't even know, 20 something employees that are full time. We cover everything, full health insurance. They don't even have to pay for anything. We've got dental, we have you know, you make a charitable contribution, I match it. I mean, it's a good little company. "Little" is the key here. That is exactly who is going to get hurt. Why did the Dow go up yesterday about 280 points? Because the big companies aren't going to be hurt. Stu, would you do a quick search on CIT? CIT, it's one of these threads that's been bothering me and I just looked up again at the TV and I saw CIT is begging for a bailout. I think CIT is a small business bank. This is the first one that Obama has decided to take a stand in and say no more bailouts. A bank that nobody has really heard of but is actually quite important to the economy. But they are saying not essential to the economy. I believe it's a small business loan bank. Is it? Do you know enough about it? Look it up and when you know enough, you just let me know. I could be wrong on that one. Just, it's sticking out that it's bothering me and it would make sense. The ones who are going to get hurt by this by healthcare are the small businessmen. Who are the small businessmen? They are only the people that created 70% of all jobs in America, 70%. When I say I believe in America, I say I believe in the entrepreneur. I believe as long as there is a free zone or region or state, at least one in America that we will be able to survive. But if they shut down free zones, if they shut down entrepreneurs, if they shut down the small businesses, we will not survive. We will become Europe at its at best we will become Europe. Well, why don't we just move to Europe. I thought that's what all these people who love Europe so much and love Canada so much, that's what they wanted to do. That's where they were going. No, no, no. They want to change us into what they have.

Healthcare is going to you know how Barack Obama said, I am just going to revert back to the Clinton days; that's all I'm going to do. Now he's reverting back to the Reagan days, you know, right before Reagan came in and cut everything. I'm just going to go, what, the rich were paying these taxes, you know, under Reagan. Well, Reagan went and finally got the tax cuts that he wanted. He closed the loopholes. When Reagan was in office, they were paying 56% taxes, the rich, but you had loopholes like every bit of interest, whether it was your credit card or your house or whatever, that was all part of it. Remember Barack Obama wants to cut your homeowners interest, your mortgage interest off of your taxes. He wants to close even more loopholes. He wants to cut the loophole of being able to deduct charitable givings. The rich under Obama would have no deductions and now we are looking at a 57% tax on the rich. 57 cents on every dollar made goes to the government. That's not including your property tax or anything else. 57%.

Now, yesterday I said if healthcare happens, it is going to cost my company five to ten jobs because I and God forbid. I mean, I hate to break it to my staff, but that healthcare, I can't afford the healthcare that I'm providing. I can't afford the dental. You're going to have to you'd make the copay. You're not going to have the system that we have. I can't afford it. If we want to try to keep a healthy business. Okay. I said this on the air yesterday I have 127 letters from small businesses that listen to this program, one from Hawaii, just put the last name or just put the last letter J, owner of a performance auto care center. He says, I work at a small repair shop with three full time mechanics, one part time mechanic and one part time office work myself. We have been hoping to hire one more full time mechanic. My accountant says that any increase in taxes and I will have to forego hiring that other mechanic and may have to let go of the part time mechanic or the office clerk.

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Gary in California says, I run a small business in California. Due to the current and future conditions, I will be laying off and hiring no new employees in the foreseeable future. You can only tax me so much. By the way, I, too, provide full benefits to my employees. This is soon going to have to come to an end.

Suzanne in Florida says, I'm a small business owner. If Obamacare passes, this would force me not to add anyone, which I had plans of hiring three more people in 2010. Plus I may need to fire one to two other people. So this would be a total loss of five people. I know it doesn't seem like many, but they all add up, don't they?

Scott in Pennsylvania writes, Glenn, I manage a 15 employee shop, now a 7 employee furniture manufacturing company in Pennsylvania. If you could only imagine, we have more money than we just know what to do with at this moment. I admit I don't completely understand Obamacare but does anyone including Obama? But there is no way I can afford to pay healthcare or a higher tax for healthcare. I am guessing the last seven of us will be gone if this goes through. I'm sure the Chinese are going to be happy to make all the products that we make now in Pennsylvania.

Dr. J in District of Columbia, he says, I have nine employees now. I need two more but instead will have to let one go and take a salary cut as well myself.

Brett, he says, we currently employ three people, expect to hire four to five new employees January 2010. However, if Obamacare goes through, we will not be able to afford to create but maybe one job. Additionally, my business partner and I may have to stop growing our company soon in order to avoid additional taxation.

Let's see. This comes from Nancy: Glenn, we're a small business owner in South Florida. We have already let two of our employees go since January. If Obamacare goes through, I will have to lay off the remaining three employees and just have contract laborers.

That's where we're headed, gang.

I can no longer afford to pay the rent, the utilities and the new taxes. Both my husband and I have gone off the payroll to try to save our company. We're right with you there every night and every morning. Keep up the good work.

This is from Charlie in South Bend, Indiana. I have a small HVAC R service company. We have ten people. We are not going to be able to hire at least three additional employees.

Ashley: I own a small subcontracting company. We currently have six employees. I will have to fire at least one, maybe two or three depending on what this health insurance is going to cost and all the rules and stipulations that are put on it, which means I may have to reduce my workforce by half. I will also probably have one employee take a pay cut. Worst case scenario, I close down.

I mean, the letters go on and on and on.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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