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?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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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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