Harry Reid warns of coming ObamaCare ‘train wreck’

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There is no conclusive agreement regarding the ultimate amount the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) will cost the American people, but most estimates have it somewhere in the trillion dollar range. It’s a staggering number, especially when you consider the likelihood prices will skyrocket once the bulk of ObamaCare kicks in later this year and in the years to come.

But there is at least one person who still isn’t fazed by the massive price tag: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

“More money is needed, says Harry Reid. He shares his colleagues' concerns now that the Affordable Care Act will become a train wreck if it's not implemented properly,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Oh, gee. So in other words, what you're saying is it's going to cost more money than you thought it would.”

According to TheHill.com:

Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.

“Max said unless we implement this properly it’s going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him,” Reid said, echoing a warning delivered last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.).

“Well, you know what? Max and you should have gotten together and thought about this earlier,” Glenn said. “You should have listened to me on radio or on Fox. You should have listened to Sean [Hannity] or Rush [Limbaugh] or anybody else.”

“We called it a train wreck back then,” Pat said. “We told you.”

TheHill article goes on to say, “Reid warned the federal government is not spending enough money to implement the law because of Republican opposition to ObamaCare.”

Clearly, the ‘blame Republicans’ mantra is not lost on Sen. Reid.

“No, what they are doing now is they're setting this up and saying, ‘We could have avoided this train wreck but it's the evil Republicans,’ and the American people will believe it,” Glenn said. “I have truly given up on us really winning our country back. I just do not see a way that you're going to be able to. I'm sorry.”

“Wow,” Pat responded in obvious surprise.

“I don't see a way that you're going to be able to put this thing back together,” Glenn continued. “I think you have to save the remnants. I think there's a restart coming. And they know this. This is what they're doing to the entire world. They are resetting the entire system of the world. They are bringing the power down slowly.”

Pat wasn’t quite so pessimistic. Though in light of the recent announcement that Sen. Baucus will not seek reelection in 2014, Pat couldn’t help but wonder if the ObamaCare fiasco played a role.

“I don't know if it's going to hell and we can't save it. I still have a lot of hope that we can but I think this is one of the reasons,” Pat explained. “But to me this is one of the reasons Max Baucus is done. I think Max Baucus has done all the damage he can possibly do, he knows he screwed this thing up, and he's getting out because he doesn't want any more to do with it.”

“Oh, that's good of him,” Glenn said wryly. “I appreciate that.”

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.