'Californistan' DMV audit shows government waste and incompentence at its finest

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There are three things certain in life. Death, taxes… and an absolute guarantee that anything government controlled or run is going to suck. Badly. It's a fundamental principle of life, and the United States used to get that. Take any industry, business or department and it'll run better in the hands of private ownership 10 times out of 10.

Take for example the VA. Do you think we'd have any problems at all if the government turned over the management of the VA to a private company? That would literally solve all the problems with the care and well being of our heroes. So why hasn't this been proposed? Why hasn't some wealthy entrepreneur or corporation brought this forward? The government continues to let us down here. It's time we spoke up and said to the government 'you're fired. We'll take it from here'.

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But it's a lot more than just the VA. Governments - federal, state and local - can't run anything correctly. The People's Republic of "Californistan" is figuring that out this morning. The California State Auditor just released a report of their findings after a 12 month audit of state employees. For one employee at the DMV, it was discovered that she slept at her desk every… single… day. The auditor found that this employee wasted 2,200 work hours between 2014 and 2017. Now get this. When she couldn't perform the job, she wasn't fired, she was just transferred to another position. And she still continues to sleep at her desk. She receives a paycheck from the State of California to this day. Think about that every time you go to the DMV and wonder why it takes so long.

The audit goes on. They found that some state employees had actually used funds to build a tiki bar on the back of a state owned building. Two other government employees, at a different location, wasted fifty one hundred hours and cost the state over one hundred thousand dollars in salary for work not performed. Would any of this be allowed to continue at a private company? Of course not. They'd be fired in a heartbeat.

Remember all this as the new Left tries to sell you on the wonders of guaranteed employment, universal healthcare and the glories of Socialism.

Remember all this as the new Left tries to sell you on the wonders of guaranteed employment, universal healthcare and the glories of Socialism. They want the entire country to look like the VA and DMV. And the sad thing is that their voices, no matter how misguided, are actually the loudest and most heard in the country right now. Where are all the conservatives or libertarians with ideas on how to turn over the VA to a private company, the DMV to a properly run business, and - here's a thought - any building in D.C. that has the words "Department of" over it's front door.

How has the new Left found a way to actually sell modern day Socialism? A system that hasn't worked anytime it's ever been tried. A system that ultimately leads to the enslavement of its people. Our biggest problem (conservatives) is that we haven't figured out how to sell conservatism to the younger generation. We better figure it out now before the California DMV becomes the U.S. Federal Government.

As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

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Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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