Glenn Beck: Food Safety Bill has passed...



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GLENN: The food safety bill has passed and we just got the record on who voted for it. It passed 75 25?

STU: 73 25.

GLENN: Okay. So that's a lot of Republicans.

STU: Yeah. You had 25

PAT: Do we know which ones?

STU: You do. You ready for the list? Alexander.

GLENN: These are people that voted for it.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Alexander, Tennessee. Just Republicans. Obviously every Democrat voted for it. So these are just the Republicans who voted for it. Alexander, Tennessee; Brown, Scott Brown, Massachusetts; Burr in North Carolina; Susan Collins, no surprise there in Maine; Enzi in Wyoming.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Grassley, Iowa.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Gregg, New Hampshire. Johanns in Nebraska; let's see. LeMieux, Florida.

GLENN: How did these guys, how did these guys do it in Nebraska and Iowa? How did they do it? How did these people who you're going to have to go to farmers now and say, you're going to have more paperwork to do, you're going to have to change your standards, we can tell you what animals can and cannot walk on your land at certain times. I mean, this is nuts.

STU: I mean, my guess is there's probably candy in there because it seems like all of the, you know, the Midwestern sort of that's where they are getting the support from.

GLENN: This is the Monsanto bill.

STU: Lugar, Indiana; Murkowski, Alaska.

GLENN: Do you know why this passed? Do you know why this passed?

STU: Snowe. There's only a couple more. I want to get through them here. Snowe in Maine. Vitter, Louisiana. Kind of a surprise. And that's all of them, I believe.

GLENN: Do you know the, I think it's the second biggest investment in George Soros' portfolio. Monsanto. And he just stocked up. Put more of Monsanto on his shelf. You knew this was going to pass. The big bill, the big winner in this is Monsanto. Monsanto is also our genetic food people, which is fantastic. We can all buy our seeds from Monsanto because to pay for it it's a very slippery slope. We like genetic foods because we can feed more people. They can genetically modify the food and we can grow more food per acre and so it's fantastic. The unfortunate thing is we're genetically modifying the food. And what happens is because they have to pay for the research, they can't sell you a they can't sell you a seed, you know, a bunch of seeds for corn and then have that corn go reseed itself. They sterilize it and so it doesn't reseed. So you always have to buy your corn from Monsanto or whoever is producing this. You can't reseed any of it.

Now, for anybody who actually listened to the birds and the bees and not talking about sex but actually the job of the birds and the bees is cross pollenation. When you cross pollenate something that has been sterilized, you taint it. So now your regular corn, your heirloom corn, God's corn, not Monsanto's corn is being cross pollenated and it is going sterile. So you have no food diversity. This is why they put the seeds in the seed vault.

You know, I brought this up at where was I just I think this was at the Thanksgiving table. I'm such a drag. And most of the people around the table didn't know about the seed vault. The seed vault is up in the Arctic Circle. What country is it in? Do you know?

STU: Norway?

GLENN: Norway? It's up in the Arctic Circle. I mean, it's up in the middle of nowhere. And it is deep underground in the ice. And every country had to bring heirloom seeds. We brought apple seeds and corn and everything else. Anything that was heirloom and we put it and we buried it under the polar icecap. And the reason why we did it is because in case there's something catastrophic. Bullcrap in case there's something catastrophic. In case what we're doing to the food right now is wrong. And we wipe out our food supply. At least we'll have some place, some heirloom seeds where we can all play Johnny Appleseed and restart the planet. I mean, just, I find it very interesting that nobody seems to have a concern at all that the people John Holdren, our science czar, who believes in the sterilization of man. You have so many people running around this White House and around the circle of power now that believe that man is a virus that is killing the planet. You have Monsanto, a company that is making genetically modified seeds that sterilize our food supply, our natural food supply. We don't know what we're doing with food. You really think we're at the point to where we're competent enough to modify our food? And these are the people behind the new farm safety bill. All these people that believe that humans are a disease, the planet is being destroyed by man, that we should reduce the surplus population, that we should what was the latest thing on global warming today? That, out in Cancun? That the government is like, we're going to pass this and if it doesn't, if it doesn't pass, we'll go around the Senate anyway. There's other ways to get this done. This is the new Kyoto Treaty and it's happening in Cancun, and they are not worried about it. It passes, it doesn't pass, they will get it done. Those are the White House words. Because it's just too important not to do.

So what is their plan? Their plan is industrialization in the United States must stop. It must not grow. So the rest of the world can catch up with it. What are we, in a timeout box all of a sudden? What do you mean the United States must not grow? You can't just arrest an economy. You can't just stop it. It doesn't just go into hibernation. It dies. These people are playing games with human lives. And they think they're better. They think they know. That's all a grand experiment to them. They'll be fine. Oh, in the end it will all be good for humankind. The ends justify the means.

I don't understand how you can have so many people surrounding this president and this administration that believe in horrific things, horrific things. And we give them access to our food supply! All in the name of safety, of course. At best this will make our food costs go up. At best. At best your meat will be worth more. You will eat less meat. It's by design. Cass Sunstein. He wants you to eat less meat.

You know what? When these people in Washington D.C., when the first lady can get her husband to stop smoking, when the first lady can get her husband who the doctor says should change his diet because his cholesterol is too high, when she can get his cholesterol under control and his smoking to stop, she can start lecturing me and my children about the way we're living our lives. At best this will make your food increase in price, quickly. At worst it's a horror show. The way it always ends, in giant progressive governments. It always ends in starvation. Always. But this is their step in that grand experiment that always ends the same way. Why people won't, you know, just look at the people and say, you know what? I don't know if we know what we're doing with food yet. I don't like the fact that we're genetically modifying everything. Now I don't like the fact that Monsanto is the big winner in this and they are passing this just overnight. You've got people in this administration that believe people are a virus, reduce the surplus population, population is a problem. I don't know why people won't at least consider preparing for, you know, what does George Soros call it? Unforeseen circumstances. Hmmm.

Gang, God is involved and he doesn't lose. But I think things are going to change because they cannot go. They cannot continue to go this way. They can't. You're going against too many of the laws of nature. Nature's God and nature's laws. It's what our founders talked about. It's natural law. And when man gets out of the flow of natural law, natural law, nature's god, will reset it. It's going to be fine but it's going to be reset. You can't take anything with you on the reset. But you can take knowledge. You can take your skills and your knowledge and your children.

This Thursday I'm doing a special on Broke. It's the book that we wrote and I'm doing it in movie theatres. It's a town hall meeting. And I want to talk to you about the solutions, not just the problems. But I want to tell you about history and I want to tell you about the solutions that are available. And if people laugh at you or make fun of you, that's fine. I don't really care. You've got to get to the point of acceptance. Everybody else can be angry, they can be in denial, they can be in depression. You need to get your place to acceptance that the world is going to change. Great. It's an opportunity for me to strengthen my family. It's an opportunity to set our country straight. That, I guarantee you, is the way the radicals are looking at it. It is an opportunity to take this country and put it in a position to where they want it and they will control it. You've got to get out of denial, you've got to get out of anger, you've got to get out of depression, you've got to get out of bargaining and you have to get into acceptance. The world is going to change. Now, how would our founders want us to reset it? What do we need to make sure in tough times our children will not forget? They barely know what freedom is. They have a distorted view of the free market system because it hasn't been free in a hundred years. We are the ones. We are the keepers of the flame. Protect the flame. Protect the flame.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.