Obamacare, still the solution for healthcare?

The President and those who jammed Obamacare down America’s collective throat promised the massive trillion dollar program would ultimately save money for the average American. New figures now show that Obamacare’s cost is running about $50,000 per person.

Watch Glenn's reaction below:

Rough transcript of the segment is below:

Glenn: Let me give you this story. Completely off the weather. It will cost the federal government, you the taxpayer, the taxpayers, $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under Obamacare?

PAT: Oh, it's worth it because now they have health care.

GLENN: This is according to the CBO who said, that's not going to happen. Remember, it's the government and all these scientists and all these accountants that tell us exactly what climate change is going to cost us. They told us this would be a good deal for everybody. It's $50,000 for every person that is insured under Obamacare, according to the CBO. 50,000 per person. What will people say? Well, that's an outrage. But at least people are getting coverage. How many people will have coverage that didn't have coverage. At what cost?

STU: They do this same thing on cable television. You have to admit there are more people with insurance. So! We could have a policy that costs $20 trillion to insure one person, and you could make the same argument.

GLENN: This is like the -- the hourly wage thing. If you really believe this nonsense, you'll do two things -- if you really believe that the hourly wage has to be increased, you, A, know nothing about business because you know that business will cut the least skilled labor. They will always do that. And everybody else will end up doing 14 jobs. That's just the way it is. Because you can't afford -- that's what that is for, it's entry-level.

STU: The minimum wage was designed by progressives to eliminate the classes they didn't like who they didn't think would be worth the minimum wages. That's where it came from.

GLENN: Wow. I didn't know that story. Tell me that story.

STU: They -- well, and I can pull the quotes for you --

GLENN: Wait. Pull the quotes and then tell that story.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: So here you have minimum wage. If you really want minimum wage, here's the argument you make. We're going to tie it to the rate of inflation. So we only have to have this argument once. We tie it to the rate of inflation. If we believe that. But see, they won't do that because then it takes away one of their talking points. It takes away, well, you need to vote me in because I'll help you with the minimum wage. If you believe that's true, you tie it to the rate of inflation, period. Then we have that debate once, and it's over. The second thing is, if you really believed that this was a good thing, that this would solve all the problems, why not make the minimum wage 100,000 dollars a year? Why not make the minimum wage $100 an hour. If it really works and really lifts people out of poverty, why not -- why not just keep raising it. They're talking about 15, $20 an hour. Make it 100. Then everybody would be able to raise their families. Minimum wage was never intended to be a wage that you could raise a family on. That was the entry-level position. That was mainly for people who were in their teens or in their 20s.

STU: And nobody does what the president talks about. It's less than .2 percent of the population -- of the work force. Not the population. It's actually less of the population. But it's less than .2 percent of the work force that does this, I support my family on a minimum wage.

PAT: Yeah, it's almost no one.

STU: That's not what it's for.

GLENN: So why not -- if we don't care about these things. If we don't actually care about numbers and things that actually work, why don't we just raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour. Raise it to $50 an hour. If we don't care about numbers and things, at least we're doing something. How many families will we save. That .2 percent. Yes, it will cost a lot of companies to go under. And it will cost a lot of jobs and everything else. But that .2 percent with families, making $50 an hour, they'll be able to raise their families. It's $50,000, think of this -- $50,000 a year, to be able to get somebody under Obamacare. $50,000 per person to insure them under Obamacare. Well, why not? Look at how many people we can save. Look at how many people are actually on that. Let's just do it and while we're at let's make minimum wage $50 an hour. Why don't we are just do it?

PAT: Why not? Under this system, why not?

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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