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GLENN: I did a lot of thinking on this and I have a new proposal because once we take care of healthcare, we can get right to progressive pricing on everything. And here's my simple proposal. When you get to the movies, you just hand the movie theater guy your new Real ID Social Security number electronic medical records, work history, DNA record card. It's another great policy that I'm pushing for but we'll talk about that later. It just also happens to have not only your medical records ‑‑ I mean, in case something happens, it will be right there on your movie ticket, what drugs you are allergic to and stuff, it's great. But we'll get into that later. Anyway, it also has your income attached right to your Real ID. And if you don't want the card, you know, maybe we just put a bar code on your forehead or a chip planted underneath your skin or something like that. Again we'll talk later. But once you've been scanned, the cash register will tell you what you have to pay. So the guy behind me who makes 45 grand, he pays the average of $10.50. If you make between ‑‑ and I just took the tax code to do this. If you make between $67,900 and $137,000, you would pay $17.50. You see what I mean? You are paying $7.50 more because you make more. If you made between $137,050 and $208,050, you just simply pay $19.60 per movie. If you made between 208,050 and 372,950, the movie's going to cost you $20.10. What difference does it make to you? What are you going to do with all of that money? Okay, so your movie ticket cost $23.10. What? And, of course, all those who, you know, would be able to pay, you know, that we could pay for the ones that are making less than $16,700 because if you are making about $16,700, you should go to the movie for $7. And if you didn't make $16,700, I mean, you wouldn't pay anything. Wait a minute, that doesn't include deductions. It would have to work out on your Real ID card some deductions.

All right. Since between 40 and 50% don't actually qualify to pay income taxes, if you make less than the average, you just get in for free. So in other words, if you are making less than $45,000 ‑‑ this is sweet, man. We could pass this. If you make less than $45,000 a year, movies are free for you.

Now, if you happen to be one of those evil people that just are constantly thinking about themselves, you know, the rich, you know, the wealthiest tax bracket, you get ready to pony up $24.50. Now, actually with the changes in the federal code that he's made already, your ticket price for the movie theater is now $27.72, but that doesn't factor in the state and local taxes. And since I'm in New York, that would actually bring the price of a ticket up to $36.54 per movie. And then, of course, there's the new healthcare surtax. So it would really be ‑‑ okay, all right. So as we stand today, your ticket price if you are one of the wealthy people, your ticket price would cost you $40.32. But you can afford it, and you get to see the same movie that other people get to see for 7 bucks. But you can afford it. I forgot, I forgot, I forgot. It's actually not $40.32. Because I forgot about Social Security and FICA. So the next time you want to go see a Sandra Bullock or a Ryan Reynolds movie which was fantastic, tell me that wasn't worth $44.52. Seriously, seriously. Of course, that doesn't count in adjusted income, either, and since the wealthiest 1% pays about 40% taxes ‑‑ all right. If this were just a rational ticket price, if we were just trying to do the rational thing and we look at everything, half of everybody in the movie would get in for free and the wealthy would pay only $423 per ticket. That's all ‑‑ but that's it! But come on, you are not going to miss that $423 for a movie ticket. Come on. Half of the movie theater? They should be in for free, you know. And we could do it with everything. We could do it with concession stands, at least I know, and this is just me, I know if I went to the counter and I realized that the cookie dough bites that the guy just got in front of me for free and the guy in front of him, the movie theater paid $7 to eat the cookie dough bites, at least I could probably, I'd have a little more self‑control when I realized that they were costing me $191. I'm just ‑‑ damn, this evil country and their nonprogressive pricing.

In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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