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.

A judge has banned Texas father Jeff Younger from speaking about his son, James, who was taken from him by our courts after he refused to call his son a girl. But Jeff said he'd rather go to jail than comply: "I'll appear in handcuffs ... but I'm not taking this tyranny."

Jeff joined Glenn Beck on "Targets of Tyranny" to tell James' story and explain the biggest lessons he's learned while battling our legal system.

"This interview is illegal in the state of Texas," Jeff told Glenn. "I was banned from publishing any blog posts, social media post, publishing a newspaper article, doing any writing at all about my situation. I was also permanently banned from doing interviews, doing podcasts, appearing on television interviews, and these are all specifically laid out," he explained.

"I was also banned from speaking on three political topics. I'm not allowed to talk about anything about transgender issues, gender expansiveness, or whether my son is a boy or a girl. And I have told this judge — and I tell this judge every time I do an interview — I will never follow your illegal and unconstitutional order. I have contempt for her as a judge issuing the order. I have maximum contempt for the tyrannical language of the order, and I will never follow the order," Jeff continued.

"I'm guilty of maximum criminal contempt in the 301st District Court of the state of Texas, and [the judge] is obligated to put me in jail for the maximum sentence, which is 180 days in the jail in Dallas County. Four days later, I'll be in the jail library with the writ of habeas corpus that I've already prepared. We will go to the 5th District, and we will see who's right. I'll appear in handcuffs, her in the judge's robe, but I'm not taking this tyranny. And I'm not going to stop speaking out about my son."

Watch the video clip below or find Glenn’s two-hour special, "Targets of Tyranny," here.


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Here's how deep Amazon's ties to the government REALLY go — and why it matters to YOU

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The world knows Amazon is an extraordinarily powerful company, but one family’s terrifying story demonstrates just how dark, dominant, and dishonorable the monopolistic corporation truly is. Amy Nelson’s husband, Carl, was accused of an unspecific crime by Amazon — his former employer — in 2020. Even though Carl was never charged with that crime, Amazon still seized nearly all the funds Amy and Carl had spent years acquiring. Everything was taken directly from their bank accounts via civil asset forfeiture. But the dangers of Amazon go even further.

Amy joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail just how menacing the relationship between Amazon and our federal government — specifically the DOJ — truly is.

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Glenn: Trump 'did EVERYTHING he needed to do' in 2024 campaign launch

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Donald Trump announced his second run for the White House this week. And while Glenn Beck said he thinks Trump "did everything he needed to do" in his announcement speech — he was disciplined, didn't pick fights, and stayed focused on what's ahead — he still has some advice for the former president.

Watch the video clip from "The Glenn Beck Program" above to find out what Glenn believes Trump absolutely must do in order to reach as many voters as possible before the 2024 election. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Glenn Beck has warned that one day, you'll wake up and not recognize your country anymore. Are you there yet?

Governments at every level have been weaponized against Americans. The FBI shows up in full tactical gear at the homes of pro-lifers, terrifying young children and grandmas for the "crime" of peacefully protesting abortion. The ATF surprises legal gun owners on their doorsteps, demanding to see their firearms. State governments are trying to sneak in laws that allow the sexual mutilation of children — without the parents’ consent.

When we become confused as to what the government can and cannot do, we become numb to tyranny and take it on the chin, as we did with the COVID-19 mandates. And when the state comes knocking, we don’t know how to deal with it because we haven’t lived in that kind of country since 1791. Glenn warns we’re on the same road as every empire that ended in collapse.

On tonight's special presentation, Glenn features the stories of every-day Americans who have experienced government tyranny firsthand:
  • A gun shop owner who encountered a bone-chilling inspection by the ATF.
  • A father fighting for the right to see his twins after objecting to his 3-year-old son going through gender transition.
  • A woman who had almost $1M seized from her bank accounts even though she and her husband were never charged with a crime.
  • A couple who had their home raided by the FBI over a case of mistaken identity.
  • An FBI agent who turned whistleblower after he became fed up with the abuses he saw over Jan. 6 raids.

But tyrants can only exist when the people they are trying to subjugate forget that there are fundamental rights granted not by the state but by a higher power. And we have the blueprint to stop tyranny dead in its tracks. The founders armed us with the tools — we just need to know how to wield them. So how do peaceful Americans stand up to tyranny that comes in the disguise of “law”? Glenn and a panel of legal experts, including Sen. Mike Lee, arm you with the answers so you'll know what to do when the government comes knocking on YOUR door next.

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