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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Yes, when your idiot friend comes to you and says...

PAT: I am so sick of you conservatives just wanting the rich to get richer, the healthy to get healthier, the fat to get fatter. The system is set up against the poor.

GLENN: Yeah. By now even you, the king of the idiot people this side of the White House communications department must know that the bottom 50% of earners only pay 3% in income tax.

PAT: Oh, well, I guess you must surely know that Warren Buffett even thinks the rich should pay higher taxes. He's pretty rich. And then he says the secretary who makes about 60 grand per year pays a higher rate than he does.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: Yeah, I know.

GLENN: That's impressive, huh?

PAT: It's ridiculous.

GLENN: First of all, if Warren Buffett wants his secretary to take home more money, I'm mildly sure he can make that happen. He is the third richest man on Earth. He probably can pay his assistant more than $62,000 a year and make that problem go away.

PAT: Oh, you know what he meant. It's not just about her. Everyone who makes around 60 grand is paying a lower rate than the ultra rich. How about Mr. Failed   how about that, Mr. Failed gym membership?

GLENN: It's almost like you misread the script.

PAT: But not quite because I'm not reading any script. It's just right off the   I'm just responding to your stupidity.

GLENN: That's not even close to being true. If you read on Page 191   

PAT: If I did that to you every time you misread a script, we would never get through one of these.

GLENN: The number one New York Times best seller, Arguing With Idiots. The effective rate for somebody in the middle class like Mr. Buffett's secretary.

PAT: Come right out of, right out of character there, just wreck this thing.

GLENN: 14.2%. Got it? Effective rate.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Middle class, 14.2%. For the super duper rich, the top .01% of all earners, the federal income tax burden is...

PAT: Yeah?

GLENN: 31.5%.

PAT: So?

GLENN: I mean, well, 31.5% is more than 13.2%. I don't know if you   did you catch that? You have a calculator?

PAT: Since Buffett is so close to buffet, I think you could understand this.

GLENN: Of course the fat jokes.

PAT: But Warren Buffett pays a lower rate on a lot of his income because of the capital gains tax rate.

GLENN: I'm sorry. Why?

PAT: Why what?

GLENN: Why is the rate lower?

PAT: Because capitalism is unfair, and you're overweight!

GLENN: Again with the fat jokes. The capital gains tax rate. See, it's not the answer you just gave. It's because the government knows that capital investments create jobs. So they would like to incentivize more of those, you know, crazy job things. You know what I mean? You see, the ugly truth is Warren Buffett can pay as high of a tax rate as he wishes. In case Warren is listening   and I'm sure he is   let me help him out. If he believes that giving his money to the government can do a better job helping people or creating more jobs than the private sector, first of all, cancel all of your charitable giving. Then combine that money with the extra amount you want to pay in taxes and send your checks directly to... gifts to the United States, U.S. Treasury department, credit accounting branch, 3700 East West Highway. Isn't it amazing that the government would be on East West Highway, Room 622 D, Hyattsville, Maryland, 2782.

PAT: 2782.

GLENN: 20782.

PAT: 20782, hmmm, is that your total weight in tons or the combination to your home fruit pie locker? Which is it?

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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