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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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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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BlazeTV host Mark Levin said his new book, "American Marxism," provides proof that we're not just facing a coming Marxist revolution — it's already here.

Many Americans remain unconvinced, believing recent moves from the far left and the Democratic Party are just passing phases. But this is not a "fad," Levin told Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday.

"This isn't progressivism, or social activism, or democratic socialism. This is Marxism. Now, it may not be Marxism in every particular. But it's an Americanized form of Marxism," Levin explained.

"You need to pay attention to what's taking place ... You've seen it with your own two eyes. You saw the riots all summer long. You saw Black Lives Matter, which is headed by an openly proud Marxist. You see Antifa, which is a Marxist anarchist organization. You see the media, that you have been watching and reading, endorse every single one of these movements," he added.

"People have been brainwashed, or ... haven't been paying attention. They view this as a passing fad," Levin went on to say. "It's not. We all need to wake up to this. And if we have little differences, moderate Democrats, Libertarians and so forth, you better put them aside right now. Because we have a common enemy. I say enemy, not opponent. Not adversary. Enemy. And we need to be focused on defeating that enemy, rather than fighting among ourselves."

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