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On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said her agency will seek to enact an array of 90 rules and regulations next year aimed at giving more power to workers and unions.

That's exactly what we need! Haven't we all been screaming for more powerful unions in this country? I think we all miss the days of John Gotti, Sr., don't we?

But don't worry, here's all she wants to do: According to the Journal, Solis' agenda will, "promote rules requiring employers to increase disclosure to workers on how their pay is computed, strengthening Affirmative Action requirements for federal contractors and compelling greater disclosure from employers about their dealings with consultants who advise the companies on how to deal with workplace unions or unionization attempts."

Disclosure on "how their pay is computed"? What does that even mean? Don't you agree to a wage when you're hired and then that wage shows up in your check, minus what the government takes? Have you been wondering how your pay is computed?

Also, if Hilda Solis gets her way, as an employer, you will be compelled to share private conversations you have with people who talk to you about unions at your company. You'll be forced to turn that information over.

Why don't we just mandate that SEIU President Andy Stern is in charge of every corporation in America? Or at least give him the name and home address of every executive in American business and provide Stern and his goons with all the free clubs they need to beat those company heads into submission? Metaphorically speaking, of course — even though Stern has acknowledged, he's not above a show of power:

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ANDY STERN, PRESIDENT OF SEIU: We're trying to use the power of persuasion. And if that doesn't work we're going to use the persuasion of power.

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It's obviously not a coincidence that Stern shows up at the White House more than anyone else; judging by Solis' announcement he's apparently having quite an impact on policy.

SEIU and Andy Stern seem to be getting their way on just about every issue with this administration. Obama has told us that Stern is his go-to guy when it comes to health care. In fact, Obama has told SEIU on several occasions that their agendas are the same:

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BARACK OBAMA: Your agenda has been my agenda in the United States Senate. Before debating health care, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.

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Then he talks about his relationship with SEIU Local 880 in Chicago:

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OBAMA: We organized voter registration drives. That's how we built political power on the south side of Chicago.

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And now the time has come for us to do it all across the country...

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We are going to paint the nation purple with SEIU.

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S-E-I-U! S-E-I-U! S-E-I-U!

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Wow, it seems Obama likes SEIU. It also seems that Andy Stern is reciprocating. On their Web site blog, SEIU is promoting the greatness of India's health care system. Get this: It's cheaper than here! Yes, who'd have guessed? Next, they'll be telling us that a Buick is cheaper than a Rolls Royce

Here's a look at the video from the SEIU blog:

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KARLYN ZIMBELMAN: I went to New Delhi, India to have a hip replacement about a month ago...

I think the American health care system is excellent, but I just think it's so expensive. Where's the money going? Why — why is other countries being (sic) able to do something for a lot less, you know? Like, you know, if a hip replacement costs, like, you know, 12 — five probably, you know, with all the extra, you know — over there, well then why is it $40-, $50,000 over here? You know, where's the money going?

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Great question, Karlyn. I don't know... quality? The money goes to high-tech hospitals and doctors who studied at Harvard, rather than Gajra Raja Medical School.

You can buy a Gucci bag on any New York street corner for $4 — do you think it'll hold up like the $3,000 real thing?

And yes, some of that money winds up in the pocket of that skilled doctor to offset the 20 years of schooling he endured and loans he took out. Oh, and some of it goes to the 1 million SEIU workers in the health care industry, that have good American-class lifestyles, maybe a couple cars, great union benefits and homes with things we like to call indoor plumbing.

Meanwhile, Karlyn says she's in no pain — everything is great with her hip. And maybe that'll continue to be the case for her — I hope so — but if you have a choice between getting a hip replacement at the Mumbai Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, which do you choose?

SEIU is employing the same business model for health care that they use for all the rest. They are spreading their tentacles worldwide to enhance their membership dues. Andy Stern has openly shared his philosophy of a global union:

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STERN: What we're working towards is building a global organization. Because — you know, workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore. It's the way we're going to have to do our work.

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With SEIU expanding all over the globe, how do they make this all work? How does their union succeed for workers in both the United States and India? The U.S. and Bangladesh? The U.S. and Zimbabwe?

India's per capita income is $1,016. U.S per capita income is $27,000. Now, when you're making the pay scale equitable for the entire planet, is it more likely that Stern and SEIU will be able to bring the average pay in India up to $27,000 — over 27 times what workers there now earn — or that the average salary in America will be brought down the level of something more in line with the rest of the world?

A doctor in India earns around $5,760. The U.S. average is over $150,000. I don't want a discount doctor! I don't want discounted wages either and I know you don't. I don't think any of us want India's lifestyle here — that's why we live here. I mean I'm sure it's beautiful and everything, but even their main river sounds like a disease.

Stern would like nothing more than to collapse the wages of the American worker and with the wages, our economy. Then, he can assist the Obama administration in resetting America, in their new, unionized, wealth-redistributed world.

Andy Stern has a global master plan. It's the only way SEIU can continue to survive. The deals they've made for workers — they can't sustain what they've promised their members. That's why SEIU has put up only token resistance to the proposed tax on "Cadillac plans": Insurance plans worth $8,000 for an individual and $21,000 for a family. Stern knows that when those taxes kick in, the union will simply be "forced" to switch over to the government option and he'll let the taxpayer foot the bill.

What was his slogan again?

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STERN: Workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore. It's the way we're going to have to do our work.

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Unite to foot the bill for his grand scheme of wealth redistribution.

What is going on here? SEIU — a union with just 2 million members — seems to have set the agenda for controlling one-sixth of the nation's economy? And the person who apparently drew up the blueprint for their health care reform strategy is a convicted felon, who wrote the 10-step plan in federal prison — Robert Creamer.

Look, what's happening here is that SEIU sees the U.S. as just one small market in a burgeoning, global marketplace. It's the emerging countries they're concerned with now. They don't care about the American worker, they care about increasing their share of that global pie. Where are the majority of future SEIU workers going to come from? India, China, Pakistan, Copenhagen.

So, they'll do their best to bring those workers wages up slightly while our wages will have to come down dramatically for the workers of the world to unite.

They've already admitted that they know they have many members here illegally from all over the world and they don't care:

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ELISEO MEDINA, SEIU EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: SEIU is the largest union of immigrant workers in the country. A number of them are undocumented. But let me hasten to add this: They are not just Latinos. In our membership there are Eastern Europeans, Irish, Polish, Indians, Chinese — the whole world is represented among the undocumented and also in our membership. We also represent American-born workers, legal residents.

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Is this the best America has to offer?

We both know the answer to that question. We don't need to settle for a convicted felon who had too much time on his hands in prison so he wrote a health-care manifesto or for a union thug, bent on redistributing America's wealth to the rest of the world.

These two are just the hand-selected goons, who are leading the way down the road to total transformation. But Americans are catching on. So, when Harry Reid pleads his case as he did the other day:

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID, D-NEV.: All the Republicans can come up with is: Slow down, stop everything, let's start over. If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.

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We, the people, are thinking when has "just hurry up and do it" ever been the right strategy for something this big? It must be done now... but it won't start for four years?

What? Well, wait a minute. Why don't we take our time, do it right — make sure it's right — and then, once we're finished, if we decide to, we could still enact it by 2013?

No, instead: Don't think, don't ask, don't wait another second! This plan, drafted in federal prison back in 2006, is a plan that will cost over a trillion dollars but is somehow free. It adds 40 million patients and no doctors, but somehow doesn't ration care. It cuts Medicaid benefits, but no elderly suffer. It adds fees, taxes and bureaucracy, but no one pays.

If you believe that, you'll believe we've saved or created 200 million jobs this week alone and that the temperature is so hot right now, the Atlantic Ocean is boiling and despite the fact that we didn't have even one this year, hurricanes are more powerful, intense and frequent than ever before.

Don't think about any of this at all — just act now!

It only makes sense to people who will tell you to fly to the other side of the Earth for medical care, but then tell you to stop flying in jets because the Earth has a temperature.

The same people that believe that terrorists should be understood and tried in New York courtrooms, but Marines should be tried by the military; that terrorists who mutilate, burn bodies and hang them from bridges should be believed over our Navy SEALs.

Or that you can print money all you want because hyper-inflation would be good — it would pay off the debt and everyone will have money in their pockets. We have to keep spending our way out of enormous debt?

Again, don't think — just do it, right now!

The only thing it seems the administration really wants to hold off on — sit around and mull over and over in our minds, chew on it, let it just stew, simmer and settle — is getting help to our troops in Afghanistan.

— WatchGlenn Beckweekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

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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CRYPTO CRASH: The REAL story behind Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX scandal

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The fall of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried has sent shock waves through the cryptocurrency world. But is this just another failed Ponzi scheme, or is there more to this story? On this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn got a “Bitcoin for Dummies” guide from Marty Bent, who explained what actually happened with FTX, where he believes the markets will go from here, and whether this is connected at all to Bankman-Fried's massive donations to the Democrat Party.

Marty has devoted his career to safeguarding financial freedom from the tyranny of the government and elites — a major focus of his newsletter “Marty’s Bent” and podcasts, including “Tales from the Crypt.” He’s critical of the globalist vision for our financial future, which he sees as the result of a “progressive” movement to get rid of God.

On the podcast, Marty warned that the FTX scandal could make a convenient excuse for centralizing Bitcoin and ushering in more state control, mass surveillance, ESG, and social credit scores. In fact, he said, the Federal Reserve’s push for a digital dollar has already begun.

Watch the full podcast with Marty Bent below:

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Glenn once warned that one day you’d wake up and not recognize your country any more. 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. 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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