'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.

As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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