Beck to Congress re: salaries

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GLENN: Today I'm going to outline for you the idea that I outlined on

television last night. Somebody has to pick this up. It's not going to be me.

But somebody has to pick this up. Somebody needs to go because I'm telling you,

the government will have no place to go. They will have to do these things.

There is no reason why our congressmen and all these people in Washington make

$175,000 a year as their starting wage. There's no reason for it. "Oh, but they

have to have two homes." Really? Well, have them go live in the barracks. We'll

put them up at Andrews. Why not? "Oh, well, they have all these pensions." Why

do they have the pensions? They can get all their healthcare at the V.A. medical

centers from hereon out. Congratulations from that. You get exactly what our

soldiers do. Our armies, our soldiers in the Army, they make about $22,000 a

year. And if any of these clowns in Washington want a free education, I'll

consider it. They need one. But they shouldn't get any better benefits than our

military does. And why are they making $175,000 a year? Are they taking a bullet

to the face? Are they risking having their limbs blown off? I don't think so.

Are they in worse combat than our soldiers? Nope. Congress should never make

more than $22,000 a year. That's what our soldiers make; that's what they make.

Wherever our soldiers go get their medical care, that's exactly where they get

medical care. As far as federal employees go, that's exactly what go to the V.A.

hospital. Congratulations on that. Oh, you love the V.A. hospital so much? Do

you? Really? Yeah, it's the best, isn't it? Yeah. You go ahead. Federal

employees? You now get all of your treatment at the V.A. Medical Center.

Anything the soldiers get you can get. Congratulations on that.

How come the average worker in America makes $50,000 a year and the average

federal worker makes $75,000 a year? The average federal worker makes, I think

it's $110,000 with all of the benefits. No. No. The average federal employee

should never make more than the average American, ever. Period. All your

benefits, you get them from the V.A., period. Congratulations on that. Oh, you

don't like that? Washington, you don't like that? Here, I'm going to fix

security for ya. I'm going to fix security. This is in Broke. Read about this

one. Push it. Push it because they'll have no place to go. Who in Washington, if

this was a movement, who in Washington could say "No, I'm not cutting my

$175,000 salary down to what our military makes." They couldn't. They couldn't

say no. Ya got em. Get em! Who could say no to the federal employees making the

same as the average worker?

Look, the average worker, their salary starts to go up? Congratulations.

Everybody's salary can go up. Until that time, no. Who can say no to that? Do

you know that jobs over $150,000 have doubled, have doubled since Obama became

president? Why? Has the private sector? Has that happened with the private

sector? Somebody needs to pick that up.

Now, I'm going to help you with security because they'll say, well, that's too

expensive; we can't keep two homes, we can't fly back and forth, we can't no,

we'll fly you on a military transport plane. That's not a problem. You can fly

exactly like our military does. When our military family has to go back and

forth, don't worry about it. You can just catch the next military transport

plane. Now, you may have to make four connections but you'll get home. Don't

worry about it. Congratulations on that. Oh, you don't like it? Well, then maybe

you shouldn't be in session so much. Maybe you should be like our founders had

you. You're only in session for a few days every year. Maybe you do it like

Texas does. You're only in session every other year. Congratulations. You like

it now?

You know what I'm really concerned about. I'm concerned about security in

Washington. I mean, look. Think about this. We have a plane, God forbid we have

some nut job from the Middle East take a plane and run it into the capitol while

everybody is in session. What happens? We wipe out everybody in congress? That's

a nightmare. For security reasons they should all stay in their districts. For

security reasons they should all remain at local offices, close to the people.

That way continuity of government. You can't wipe everybody else out. What? They

can't get on the Internet and talk to each other? They can't pick up the phone

and do all that business? Oh, you know what would be really tough is you'd break

up J Street. No. You'd break up K street. No. Would that be bad? Oh, gee, all

those big huge lobbying firms. What they would have to do is they would have to

spend all of their money going from city to city, state to state trying to lobby

people and those people would still be at home with their families. They would

still be in their communities. Wouldn't that suck? But I'm just doing it for

security reasons. I'm just worried about their security. I just think for

continuity of government they should stay home. And it would also save us an

awful lot of money. And it would be a lot easier for them to do their job at

$22,000 a year instead of $175,000 a year, and they'll know where their local

V.A. center is.

America, pick it up! Do it. Demand it. They have no place to go. They have no

place to go. Pick up their salaries and make the argument. Pick it up. Who could

possibly argue that and win?

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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