‘YOU were right!’ New CBO Obamacare report is a major black eye for Obama Administration

Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a new report that refutes just about every promise once made by the Obama Administration in relation to the impact of Obamacare. We already knew Americans who liked their doctors and plans were not necessarily able to keeps those doctors and plans. In many cases, health insurance plans offered through the Obamacare exchanges offered less coverage with a higher deductible. Businesses were forced to reconsider hiring practices because of Obamacare-related benefits expansion.

Based on the new CBO report, we now also know:

Obamacare is NOT deficit neutral

Obamacare WILL cost millions of jobs

Obamacare WILL cause drop in employer-provided health insurance

“I thought before we move forward on anything, we really need to set the record straight because there was a really important thing that came out of the CBO… Last week, the CBO updated Congress on the impending effects of Obamacare,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The numbers are not pretty. Upon the release of these numbers, the best defense the White House could come up with is: The CBO report is subject to misinterpretation. Is it? You know what's not subject to misinterpretation? The fact that this Administration was lying to your face, looking you in the eye and lying to your face in 2009 and 2010, as they crammed Obamacare down your throat.”

When this law was rammed through Congress in 2010, the leftists and media did anything and everything in their power to silence dissenters and pass off the concerns of anyone who disagreed. As it turns out, the concerns of those dissenters were, in many cases, true.

“They did everything they could to obstruct anyone who stood in the way. Not just obstruct, destroy… You knew what was going on. Common sense told us the federal takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy would be a very bad thing for this country,” Glenn said. “And four years later, after it has become law, after they have still gutted this thing so the really bad effects don't hit yet, you're just beginning to feel how bad this thing is going to be. Now the nonpartisan CBO confirmed our predictions and your predictions in this report. It backs up what we have said all along. It shows that we were not the ones that were wrong.”

When it came to Obamacare, President Obama declared priority number one for his administration was to ensure the law was deficit-neutral. Well, that is far from true.

Remember this promise from President Obama on June 15, 2009:

OBAMA: It is a cost that will not – I repeat – will not add to our deficits. I've set down a rule for my staff, for my team, and I've said this to Congress, healthcare reform must be and will be deficit-neutral in the next decade. Now, there are already voices saying the numbers don't add up. They're wrong.

Page 111 of the new CBO report has this to say about Obamacare and deficits:

CBO and JCT estimate the ACA coverage provisions will result in a net cost to the federal government of $41 billion in 2014 and $1.487 trillion over the 2015 to 2024 period.

“So $1.5 trillion in the next nine years. $1.5 trillion added. We don't have the money,” Glenn said. “Progressives didn’t care about the promises then, and they don’t care about their promises now.”

Another Obamacare-related promise was the millions of jobs it would add to the U.S. economy. Remember this gem from then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on February 25, 2010:

PELOSI: So this bill is not only about the health security of America. It's about jobs. And it will create 4 million jobs – 400,000 jobs almost immediately. Jobs in the healthcare industry but in the entrepreneurial world as well.

This is what page 127 of last week's CBO report has to say about Obamacare job creation:

The CBO’s updated estimate of the decrease in hours work translates to a reduction in full-time equivalent employment of about 2 million in 2014, rising to 2.5 million in 2024, compared with what would have occurred in the absence of the Affordable Care Act.

“From the very beginning, we knew the penalties associated with Obamacare, and we knew it would hurt the job mark, not help it. You knew that. You're smart,” Glenn said. “Trust the American people. Trust the audience. They are smart. Show them the evidence, and they will come to the correct conclusion. It is not our job to do anything but bring you the evidence and let you figure it out.”

To further exacerbate the jobs problem, the CBO is also reporting that businesses will revaluate their hiring practices. On July 15, 2009, Glenn said this on his radio program:

GLENN: One tax on one small business costs between five and ten jobs. Think about that against the entire scale of the economy. You'll begin to see what that plan is going to cost in free health care. The higher the tax, the less people get hired. The more people need government to give them health care or housing. This is a freedom grab.

Page 124 of the CBO report states:

Businesses also may respond to the employer penalty by seeking to reduce or limit their full-time staffing and to hire more part-time employees.

“Remember we are being lambasted. We were madmen. We were a danger. We were terrorists. We were absolutely everything because we stood against Obamacare,” Glenn said. “But you don't need the CBO or me telling you what Obamacare was going to do to your business or job because you're smart… You knew the truth. We knew the truth. The CBO now verifies that they were wrong about everything.”

While the CBO does corroborate the fears conservatives have had since Obamacare’s inception, it is still a bittersweet moment. The failure of Obamacare ultimately could mean the failure of the U.S. economy.

“It’s not satisfying to do [this] monologue. Really not satisfying because we are not looking to be right. I don't want to be right. Being right means the destruction of our country, and there's no satisfaction in that. I wish I could get on and say, you know, I was wrong. Obamacare is a success. And it's working. And it's not going to bankrupt our country… But we're not,” Glenn concluded. “The question is: Are you prepared to stand and lead? Are you prepared? And who are you now saying I'm going to campaign for that person because I believe in that person, no matter what the party says.”

Read the entire CBO report below:

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Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.