'Obamacare Repeal Vote' (AKA 'The Budget') Adds $9.7 Trillion to the Debt

Did you know that Congress voted on the most massive budget in US history? Misleadingly described as the Obamacare Repeal Vote, it's actually a budget resolution proposing the addition of more than $9 trillion to the debt over the next decade. And FYI, there was no mention of Obamacare in its pages, and it didn't repeal Obamacare.

"It doesn't repeal it. And yet it's known as the Obamacare Repeal Vote," Glenn said Tuesday on radio.

More straightforward transparency from the United States Congress.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Hello, America. And welcome to the program. Just reviewing Rand Paul on the State of the Union yesterday. He was talking about the repeal and replace. And Justin Amash went on a tweet storm about, what are we going to do about Obamacare? He is voting against not the repeal. He's voting against the way it's being done. And it's a conversation that we need to have, right now.

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GLENN: Mixed bag of Republicans vote against Obamacare repeal vehicle.

That is the -- that's the story. And most Republicans are saying, "Well, because there wasn't a replacement. There was just a repeal." Well, but there wasn't a repeal. There wasn't a repeal. This was just a -- this was just something that said we can later vote to repeal it, when we're ready. But they tucked it inside of this massive spending package.

It is the -- it's the latest budget, and it is the worst budget, some claim, that we have ever passed. It adds $9 trillion to the debt. $9 trillion.

STU: I believe the number is 9.7 trillion, which your just little summary there just left off $700 billion.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

STU: When you get to these numbers, it is incredible what you can just round away as a rounding error. It's incredible.

GLENN: Okay. So Justin Amash went on a tweet storm. I'm just going to give you the tweets. Confused on what the House voted on today? You're not alone. I hope you'll find this explanation in the following tweets helpful. Two, there's been a lot of crazy or lousy reporting and intentional misrepresentation from the partisans on both sides. Today, we voted on the most massive budget in US history. It's been misleadingly described as the Obamacare repeal vote. It's actually a budget resolution that proposes adding more than $9 trillion to the debt over the next decade. Does that extra debt come from repealing Obamacare? No. The budget doesn't even mention Obamacare, and it doesn't repeal it. Sixth tweet.

STU: Think about that. It doesn't mention Obamacare. And it doesn't repeal it.

GLENN: And it doesn't repeal it. And yet it's known as the Obamacare repeal vote.

Patriot Act.

Budget includes reconciliation instructions to allow Congress to bring later a bill to repeal part of the Obamacare plan with a simple majority. But these instructions can be included in any budget. It's not necessary to pass this particular budget, a/k/a worst budget ever. Partisans of both parties like to describe the vote as a Obamacare repeal vote, rather than the budget vote for obvious reasons. Republicans don't want their votes -- voters to know that they voted for the most massive budget ever. Democrats want their voters to think it's all about stopping Republicans from repealing Obamacare.

Reporters are fixated on the sexy angle, which is the misleading angle that most of the politicians are talking about, Obamacare. So my no vote does not mean I oppose repealing Obamacare. Sorry, Democrats. That's not what today's vote was about. My no vote was about standing up for limited government and fighting for the next generation. It was about stopping a never balanced budget. We can't afford more spending and more debt, regardless of whether it's demanded by a Republican president or -- a Democratic president or a Republican president.

STU: Pretty strong.

GLENN: How do you argue with that?

STU: I know. And it is amazing that that is how it's being reported. It's not talking about the $10 trillion of extra debt. It's talking about how they could theoretically repeal Obamacare in the future. How is that the most important detail of a 10 trillion-dollar budget?

GLENN: Massie said he would vote against the budget resolution because of the estimated 9.7 trillion it would add to the national debt. He said his fiscal conservative colleagues who voted yes because they only saw the budget as a vehicle to get Obamacare repeal will regret it.

We have a Category 5 hurricane coming in when you have to reduce to practice the differences between Donald Trump's agenda and Paul Ryan's. I think there's going to be some very confusing votes in here. And then Amash said what he said.

A lot of people fell for what I call, we have to have dinner tonight in Paris, France, or we're going to starve. No, you can have dinner someplace else.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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