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.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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