Another Glenn Beck prediction come true?
Back in 2008, Glenn said he wasn’t sure if Republicans should be in the White House after Barack Obama. Why? Because they — and conservative principles — would be blamed for the impact of Obama’s failing policies — from the economy to military conflicts to health care.
With the passage of the health care bill in the House, Republicans now own Obamacare. One thing’s for sure. It’s not going to work — and when it collapses, who will get the blame?
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: Anyway, this is, I believe, another prediction just coming through a different way. Remember what I said in 2008? And let’s see if Natasha can find it. During the — during 2008, and I know you’ll remember this. I’ve said 1,000 times I’m not sure if you want the Republicans to be in office after Barack Obama. Why? Because it’s — all the chickens are going to come home to roost. The recession will reveal itself, and it could go into a depression. We could have collapsed. We could have all of these wars coming to roost. All of these things and health care. Health care doesn’t work. It’s going to collapse. And so it will put the Republicans in a place of having to fix it. They will fix it, and it will fail as everyone will say at the end we tried the great conservative fix, and it failed.
PAT: Which obviously is nowhere near conservative.
GLENN: Correct. Full Marxist principles.
GLENN: I’ve been warning against that since 2008. That’s what’s going to happen. He’s fixed it. It’s fantastic. It’s wonderful. Our premiums are going to come down. When you — there’s two things that are happening:
First, your premiums are not going to come down. Maybe. Maybe. In some miracle. But this is not going to fix health care. This is going to make health care worse. If your health care bill goes down, your deficit goes through the roof. One of the two. We’re going to be looking at $30 trillion in deficit and debt, or we’re going to be looking at higher premiums. Most likely, we’ll be looking at both. You’ll notice they pass this before a CBO score. And one of the reasons why they passed it so quickly is exactly the same reason Obama did. They don’t want the CBO score because the Congressional Budget Office is going to say your 8 billion-dollar bailout that the government — this was the freedom caucus fix. Well, the government will have to make a pool of $8 billion. The speculation is that you’re looking at a 50 — that the CBO will come out and say “You need $50 billion, or that will collapse.”