Glenn Beck: Another innovative government solution: Soda tax!

GLENN: Now, let's go to other solutions that people have. They are talking about new taxes. There's now a commercial in New York for a new soda tax. Here it is.

AUDIO CLIP: I see overweight and obese kids every day. I know what their future holds. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer. It is an epidemic and it's preventible. Over 10 million New Yorkers are dangerously overweight. By adding pennies to the cost of sugary sodas and drinks, we can help reduce obesity and we can use the money to stop devastating healthcare cuts in Albany. Helping New Yorkers lose weight is a matter of life and death. Tell Albany to pass the soda tax. Make New York healthier.

PAT: So if you pass a tax on soda drinks, that will make New Yorkers healthy? Wow. If you force people to pay more for their soda that actually has healing power? That's incredible. We're going to force you to stop buying soda, we're going to force you into a diet, we're going to force you to do things that you don't want to do because you don't know what's good for you. Only we do.

GLENN: Do you notice, do you notice who's in charge of our health? If this is your plan, who is in charge of your health? Who enforces that? The treasury department.

PAT: Because of the tax?

GLENN: IRS.

PAT: Yeah, just like in the prohibition days.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: It is the same thing prohibition did and the progressives did under Woodrow Wilson. Give prohibition to the IRS and to the treasury department. It's the same story. How long have I been saying if you understand Woodrow Wilson, you will understand Barack Obama. It's the same story and it's happening again, and look how it's framed. Exactly the same way it was framed with the temperance movement. Oh, people are just, their families are coming apart. Oh, it's, we've got to stop people from drinking." All the while a guy named Bill W. says, I have the answer! And the government didn't want Bill W. and AA to be successful. He was not really a friend of the progressive movement. Why? Because it teaches people to empower themselves. I always said alcoholics are going to fix this country. You don't actually have to be an alcoholic. You just have to understand the twelve step process: You got a problem, we got a problem, we're powerless to fix it without God. Turn it all over, baby. Make a list of all the things that we've done wrong. Get it out of your system. Help others stand up.

 

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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