Glenn Beck appeared on Canada's Sun News this week with Brian Lilley to discuss the recent flood of American businesses relocating overseas. Burger King made international headlines last week after confirming it would be moving its corporate headquarters to Canada after buying Tim Hortons.
"Once upon a time Canadians looked at U.S. tax rates with envy," Lilley began. "There was talk about 'brain drain'. Top Canadian talent was fleeing high personal and corporate taxes, headed south of the border. Now all the talk is about the reverse..."
When Lilley asked Beck if he ever thought he'd see the day that Americans were fleeing to Canada, Beck replied: "Never, never, never, never, never."
"I grew up in Bellingham, Washington, 45 miles away from the peace arch in Blaine," Beck said. "My dad owned a bakery. ... We wouldn't take Canadian money in my bakery because it was like funny money. We'd lose too much money. And just about four or five weeks ago I walked into a Starbucks and I looked at the price of a CD that they were selling, and it was $12.95 US, and $12.95 Canadian. And that was a huge wake-up call, and I said that to my audience: 'You better wake up. Look what's happening here. Look what the Fed's doing. And look at the brain drain that is now happening.'"
Beck continued: "Our government, in the most insane thing I've ever heard, is trying to say, 'We have to force these companies [to stay], or penalize them if they try to leave.' Any country, any country, that builds a fence -- be it actual or virtual around their borders -- to keep their citizens in, is going in the wrong direction."
Watch the complete conversation, below:
Lilly also asked Beck what he believes will happen with the Islamic State and radical Islamists' plan to rebuild the caliphate.
"This is the rise of fascism that we have not seen since the 1930s," Beck warned, adding that "these people, unfortunately ... are all over the world."
Watch part two of the interview, below: