TARIFFAGEDDON: Tariff is just a fancy word for tax

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Hashtag Tariffageddon… it's not going away folks. We've been so fixated on the never ending stream of breaking news that we're not seeing the major economic storm coming over the horizon. We're in a trade war, and we haven't even begun to see the full effects of the fallout yet. This war only just started. The bombs have barely begun to drop, and we're about to start seeing the casualties.

Let's not forget what tariffs really are. They're not hurting or punishing the Chinese government, the European Union or Canada… they're hurting you. A tariff is really a tax on you. There's nothing conservative with President Trump's trade policy. This is about as progressive and big government as you can get. Ronald Reagan said it the best:

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

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When the Trump administration's tariffs hurt American farmers he subsidized them with 12 billion in handouts. They never needed a handout before this ridiculous trade war began. Now they're being forced to live off the government - to rely on the government - to continue their own business. There's nothing conservative about any of this.

According to the tax foundation, this trade war will result in nearly 300,000 lost jobs. Yesterday, General Motors - the nation's largest car company - announced a dramatic downsizing, halting production at multiple plants in the U.S. and

Canada. Over 8,000 white collar jobs will be eliminated. More than 6,000 factory jobs… gone. Over 14,000 people in total will lose their livelihoods. Oh and did I mention that, back in July, GM announced that the administration's trade war would cost the company one billion dollars?

And let's stick with American cars for a second. News from Tesla came out just this morning, announcing their sales in China fell 70%. SEVENTY PERCENT! Why? Retaliatory tariffs from China on U.S. car imports.

Apple's stock has fallen 20% over the past three months. As of this morning, they lost another 2%. Why? The president told the Wall Street Journal that he's considering slapping a tariff on iPhones. You might want to buy an iPhone right now, because you may not be able to afford one very soon.

Americans are already starting to lose their jobs. We're the ones writing the checks to fund this trade war.

Tariffs as they stand right now, and they could go even higher, but as they are right now will cost Americans over 40 billion dollars. That's more money than Obamacare's tax bill of 34 billion. That's $915 dollars per American, $2,400 per household and - if the tariff's stay in place - $17,300 per household by 2030.

Tariffs are a tax on you. Americans are already starting to lose their jobs. We're the ones writing the checks to fund this trade war. It's got to stop!

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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