Glenn Beck: Wealth tax to pay for war?

GLENN: Let's go right to David Obey


 


 PAT: Let's do.


 


 GLENN: in the war on Afghanistan:


 


 PAT: He is a genius.


 


 VOICE: If you make $150,000 or more, you would pay 1% and then you would escalate up. If you make $250,000, you would pay more and so on up the scale, correct?


 


 OBEY: Yes, and our point is simply that in this war we have not had any sense of shared sacrifice.


 


 PAT: No.


 


 OBEY: The only people being asked to sacrifice are military families.


 


 GLENN: Like my family.


 


 OBEY: They have had to go to the line again and again and again. And like everybody else in society, they are essentially told to go shopping by the previous president.


 


 PAT: Does this guy know what shared sacrifice means? Okay, so now it will be military families and those who make over $150,000.


 


 GLENN: Yes.


 


 PAT: That's still not shared, David!


 


 GLENN: I know. No, what? What are you talking about? Yes, it is. It's shared with everybody. There's no one else but military families and those who make over $150,000. That's it.


 


 STU: They are sharing it together.


 


 GLENN: They are sharing it together. They are sharing that sacrifice.


 


 PAT: Okay, so everybody who makes over $150,000.


 


 STU: Or a military family. Either one of those.


 


 GLENN: We've learned before from other congressmen that the only people that serve in the military are the poor.


 


 STU: The poor. Poor people that are making $148,000 a year.


 


 GLENN: Exactly.


 


 STU: Poor people like that.


 


 GLENN: Yes. That make $149,999.


 


 STU: Those poor people.


 


 GLENN: Those poor people.


 


 STU: Are forced into the military.


 


 PAT: At least we don't ask them to sacrifice anymore.


 


 GLENN: Now, let me ask you something. See that I'm in a military family, do I get an exemption from the tax?


 


 STU: Are you currently in Afghanistan?


 


 GLENN: No, I'm not.


 


 PAT: Or Iraq?


 


 GLENN: No. If I wait a minute. So that's what it is?


 


 PAT: There is an exemption. If your immediate family members are in Iraq or Afghanistan, you are exempt.


 


 GLENN: Seriously?


 


 PAT: Yeah, yeah.


 


 GLENN: Seriously?


 


 PAT: Yes.


 


 GLENN: I'm sending my kids.


 


 PAT: Just to save a few bucks?


 


 GLENN: Don't even care what the cause is.


 


 STU: That's what evil conservatives do.


 


 PAT: We're invading Grenada again.


 


 GLENN: That's exactly what they would think, too. That's exactly what they would think. Look, I am willing to pay, if you are going to fight a war to win a war. I'm not willing to pay for this now, I'm not. I'm just not. I want it to stop.


 


 STU: Well, you are going to do it. You don't have a choice.


 


 GLENN: I know. I want it to stop.


 


 STU: If they are not going to fight it to win.


 


 GLENN: Yes. And they are not. So I want it to stop.


 


 PAT: The other thing is, this is just a punishment again. It's a redistribution of wealth and a punishment for the rich because


 


 STU: Well, they tie it to war to make it seem like again a patriotic sacrifice. It's the Joe Biden argument.


 


 PAT: How can you not ask somebody who's making $80,000 a year to make the same sacrifice as somebody who's making $2 million.


 


 GLENN: How do you not ask everyone?


 


 PAT: Everyone!


 


 GLENN: Look, here's the thing. If you want to fund the war, if you have to fund the war in a different way, then you issue war bonds. It's what the government has always done. You issue war bonds. But they don't want to do that.


 


 PAT: Nope.


 


 GLENN: They don't want to do that. They need this tax like and let me ask you this: If the government gets a tax of 5% on the rich, do you think it makes it more likely or less likely that a war goes on forever?


 


 PAT: More.


 


 GLENN: Of course it does.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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