THIS is what a $15 minimum wage really looks like

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Is there a "blue wave" coming? It sure did look like it back in January. Democrats boasted a twelve point lead just five months ago. That lead is now just FOUR POINTS. You can't even really call that a lead when you factor in margin of error.

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BUT, in case the "wave" is real, it's absolutely crucial that we educate ourselves with the agenda they'll start to push. To conquer the "wave" let's first learn how to surf their issues. We've seen a lot of talk lately about free healthcare and free college tuition, but this morning I want to talk real quickly about the minimum wage. A fifteen dollar minimum wage has been a staple issue for people like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker… I could go on, but the progressive crazy list is too long to fit into a three hour radio show.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25. Progressive lawmakers want to effectively DOUBLE that. What effect might that have? I mean, you've probably heard a conservative media pundit or even a right leaning politician claim that jobs would suffer if this were to become reality, but is there any real data to back that up? If McDonalds is suddenly forced to pay fifteen dollars an hour to ALL their workers, would they do as we expect and begin laying off employees to compensate for the higher wages? That's what those of us on the right claim, but is that reality?

Kiosks will outnumber employees in every business from fast food, grocery stores, retail, gas stations… everywhere.

Noah Williams, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin, crunched the numbers in two states to find out what effect raising the minimum wage had on jobs. He used fast food employment job numbers - which is the standard for measuring low wage industry job changes - in both Minnesota and his home state of Wisconsin. From 2010 to 2014, fast food employment in both states grew at the same rate, but from 2014 until today Wisconsin began outpacing Minnesota by over four percentage points. Employment is dropping in Minnesota and rising in Wisconsin. So what's going on?

The problems began in 2014. That's the same year that Minnesota began to implement a minimum wage increase. Wages went up to 9.65 per hour for large employers and 7.87 per hour for small employers. If you consider 15 dollars per hour as the ultimate progressive goal, what Minnesota did is actually considered pretty minor. But look what just those small tweaks did to employment. Now think about what would happen at FIFTEEN. Kiosks will outnumber employees in every business from fast food, grocery stores, retail, gas stations… everywhere.

This is just one of the many crazy progressive issues we need to be knowledgeable about in the next few weeks, months and years. Progressive and socialist principles rely on ignorance to succeed. It's up to us to deny them that.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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