There’s no reason to keep Obamacare, according to Bill O’Reilly, who joined Glenn Friday on radio.
“Obamacare legislation is an income redistribution scheme, and that’s what it is. Taking money out of the pockets of working Americans, anybody making more than $75K, and putting it into the pockets of people who don’t have a lot. That’s what this is,” O’Reilly said.
So what does he think Congress should do about it?
“Would Bill O’Reilly be happy with a simple repeal, no replace, just repeal at this point with a two-year window to actually, you know, replace and fix it?” Glenn asked.
O’Reilly responded with a succinct, “yes.”
“There’s no reason to keep Obamacare. If you give the pinheads in congress two years, maybe they’ll get something done. I would rather see one year, but these people are so inefficient, so incompetent that in one year, they start to shake because, you know, that cuts into their gym time. I mean, it’s outrageous,” O’Reilly scoffed.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: Bill O’Reilly. So let’s go to what congress should be doing right now.
BILL: Okay. Just before we get there, I just want to tell everybody now that you’ve ruined the quiz on BillOreilly.com, you should still go in there because we have a lot of history stuff going on, and we’re turning that into a news/history website. But health care, here we go.
GLENN: Okay. Health care. Would Bill O’Reilly be happy with a simple repeal, no replace, just repeal at this point with a two-year window to actually, you know, replace and fix it?
GLENN: Did you want to share more? This doesn’t have to be a yes or no interview.
BILL: It’s basically for this of us who understand that the ObamaCare legislation is an income redistribution scheme, and that’s what it is. Taking money out of the pockets of working Americans, anybody making more than 75K and putting it into the pockets of people who don’t have a lot. That’s what this is. All right? You strip away all the other garbage. It comes down a Barack Obama wanting to take income from Americans who have a little bit more and giving it to Americans who have a little bit less. Because you can’t see certain doctors, the health care system is in disarray because insurance companies have bailed out. There’s no reason to keep it. There’s no reason to keep ObamaCare. If you give the pinheads in congress two years, maybe they’ll get something done. I would rather see one year. But these people are so inefficient, so incompetent that one year, they start to shake because, you know, that cuts into their gym time. I mean, it’s outrageous.
GLENN: So let me ask you this, Bill. I give Susan Collins a break because as a Republican, she never voted for the repeal bill. I mean, everybody else voted for it, like, 178 times.
BILL: Yeah. I don’t give her a break because she’s not a Republican.
GLENN: I know.
BILL: Wait, wait, wait. Beck. Let me bring something fresh and new to your life. Because that’s my job. All right? Fresh and new to Glenn Beck. The reason that Susan Collins, who is not a Republican, opposes this Republican health plan is because it defunds planned parenthood. That’s why — that’s what’s sticking in her craw, and she is an income redistributionist. So she should be a Democrat. Go ahead.
GLENN: So I know that. I know who she is. The voters know who she is. She’s never been for the repeal of ObamaCare. So we got that. However, the ones like Portman in Ohio who has said to the people — has on his own website how damaging ObamaCare is to the state of Ohio. And Ohio’s being hit really hard. For him to come out and say “Day one, yeah, I’m not repealing it. It will do no good for the state of Ohio. He voted for the repeal when all of these Republicans knew that Obama wouldn’t sign it, they use that to speak to their base to get votes to get more money to, you know, gain in the polls. And now, there’s four of them. And I don’t count Susan Collins as this because she was never for it. They were just total and complete weasels. And there’s more than four of them. These are just the weasels who are willing to pop their head up above the ground.
BILL: But, you know, they’ll always give you an excuse that Medicaid cut backs are too much for the states. That’s Portman’s mantra because he plays into the Kasich scenario of we in Ohio are compassionate, and that we need the Medicaid expansion to continue to be compassionate. That’s where these guys come from. So you know they’re not going to admit to that. But my posture is this. What’s good for the country? Let’s get back to what’s good for the country? You have to have a safety net. You have to because there are children involved. There are irresponsible parents who can’t make a living. But this is for the kids. You have to help the kids, so you have to have Medicaid. But you can’t have unlimited Medicaid, and you can’t have everybody gets it. All right? You can’t have the system being so corrupt that anybody can gain it.
So this caps it. This Republican thing caps the Medicaid and then slaps it back into the states and say you be efficient. You run it. Because we’re only going to give you this much taxpayer money. That’s where it starts.
GLENN: I’ve been saying this week that we have a situation to where Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have proven themselves to be no friend of the voter. And quite honestly, no friend of Donald Trump. They’re not getting anything done. Here they have the biggest smoke screen in the world. While everybody is focused on Russia, watch the other hand. The other hand is doing nothing but strangling the forgotten man in the heartland of America to death.
BILL: Well, I agree with you on McConnell, and I know is that firsthand because he wouldn’t put Kate’s law for a stand alone vote, the pinhead. I think the speaker got it through the house. You can’t come down on him as hard as you come down on McConnell, who is an all time. He shouldn’t be there, he’s obsolete, he doesn’t know how to negotiate, he doesn’t like Trump. I mean, there’s, like, 50 things on the man’s rÈsumÈ. But now if they can’t get a tax cut, if you can’t do that, then you can kiss the Republican party bye for six years.
GLENN: Oh, more than that.
BILL: Because they say the health care, it’s really complicated, we don’t understand it. Everybody understands a tax cut. And if we can’t get that done with a majority in the house and the senate, if we can’t get that done, then forget it. Pack up. Get out because the Democrats are going to come in big time. And then you’re going to have a Socialist country. That’s what these people want. Go ahead.
GLENN: If you — I agree with you. We will have a Socialist country if the Republicans fail on things like tax cuts. If they fail, they’re toast. They’re toast, and we are toast.
BILL: That’s right and they’re so stupid. The economy is actually growing in an article today in the Wall Street Journal says that the lower wage earners are growing the fastest. So it’s working. So Trump’s threats and all of that, it’s all working. Stock market’s up, more money in people’s pockets to invest.
GLENN: Dollar is down by 10 percent.
BILL: Well. All right. If you go into the Czech Republic, you’re going to get hurt. But if you’re standing here in Missouri, you’re doing okay. And if they pass a tax cut, the economy will even do better. So these people — I mean, they’re just driving me nuts.
GLENN: So what happens — if they don’t pass at least a good tax cut, what happens to Donald Trump in 2020? Will the —
BILL: He’s going to get killed. I don’t even know if he is going to make it to 2020. He’s got to consolidate. But if he doesn’t get the tax cut done, if the president can’t get that done, I just — I mean, I don’t know. I mean, you’re a lame duck, and you have three years left to go on your term? Because it’s just going to be Armageddon. It’s going to be crazy.
GLENN: What do you mean?
BILL: I think the president has got to stop everything and just, you know, get into the tax cut business and get in fast.
GLENN: So if he can’t get this done, you think he’ll lose so much support that they’ll be able to impeach him, or do you think —
BILL: Not going to have any power. The whole party is turning on him.