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?

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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