Obamacare Will Enslave Our Children, So Why Won't They Stop It?

Democrats pole vaulted into Obamacare to just get it passed. Why? Because they knew it would never be undone.

"That's what we said when Obamacare was being debated, If you get its tentacles into the system, you're never going to get them out. And that's what we're finding now. It's pretty difficult to get them out," Co-host Pat Gray said on The Glenn Beck Program.

In fact, it looks like the GOP is backing off repealing of the funding for Obamacare.

"If we really understood how this is going to enslave our children, we'd be working a lot harder to stop it," Glenn said Monday on radio.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Well, the G.O.P. has -- is starting to back off their tax cut of repealing of Obamacare funding, if you will, the taxes that went along with it.

PAT: Well, they went to the trillion dollar candy store, and they took out the candy, and now they don't want to give the candy back.

GLENN: Of course not.

PAT: That's every single time.

JEFFY: Every time.

PAT: That's what we said when Obamacare was being debated, "If you get its tentacles into the system, you're never going to get them out." And that's what we're finding now. It's pretty difficult to get them out.

GLENN: That's why they pole vaulted into it. That's why they didn't care by hook or by crook. They knew: Just get it done. Just pass it. Once you pass it, you'll never undo it.

PAT: And then they're going to be really hard-pressed to repeal any of these taxes because what Democrats will say, "Well, you just want to cut taxes for the rich, for the wealthy Americans." Because this happens on the upper percent of -- of -- of health care insurance. Right? It's not everybody pays this tax. It's just the wealthier Americans that are stuck with, what was it? 3 percent, 4 percent tax?

STU: Is it a tax cut if you were paying a rate in 2010 and your rate goes up for a few years, and then it goes back to the 2008 rate. We're calling that a cut? I just want to make sure I understand the terminology here. That's a cut.

PAT: That's amazing.

STU: Because Obama raised it for a few years and then his ridiculous bill repealed. That's a cut for us now? We're going back to the same rates that when he started his administration. It wouldn't be this ridiculous cut. It's getting rid of excess taxes he passed.

GLENN: You just don't care about the debt. You don't care about the deficit or the debt.

STU: Oh, I can find lots of stuff on that for you.

GLENN: That's un-American to have a deficit spending like we have. We have $20 trillion in debt now, and you don't care about it. You're just going to add to the debt.

STU: I love that.

PAT: And when they want to raise the debt ceiling, they'll say, the debt doesn't matter. The debt is not what's important. That doesn't matter.

GLENN: I know.

STU: It's whatever argument works for them in the next 30 seconds is the one they use.

PAT: Yes.

STU: But we need to be better than that.

GLENN: If we really understood how this is going to enslave our children, we'd be working a lot harder to stop it.

STU: I don't know. We've worked pretty hard. We've tired. I think this audience has tried.

GLENN: No, no. I don't mean us, as a whole. As American people. As the whole, when we see that no one is going to forgive our debt, no one is going to forgive this debt.

You know, Brazil and China, they're not going to say, "Oh, you know what, America really tried, and they were good to the rest of the world. And I know they forgave a lot of debt. So we'll forgive debt." They're not going to do that for us. That's not going to happen.

We will still have to pay this debt back. And we'll pay it in our resources or our labor. We are literally enslaving our children.

STU: And the way the Republicans have tried to do this is by passing two budget bills in the same year, which is very abnormal. But the way they tried to do it was to get both the taxes and the Obamacare repeal done quickly.

What it looks like now is that that scheduling might wind up killing both of them because -- and they're going to say, "Well, it's procedural. You don't understand. Oh, no. We couldn't get either one done."

And that is the way it's trending right now. They still have time to reverse it, but it gets more and more difficult by the day.

PAT: Uh-huh. And here's what John Cornyn -- john Cornyn of Texas said, "Whatever we do in replacement is going to cost some money. And is there a way to generate money if we ditch all the Obamacare tax revenues?" That's where we haven't achieved consensus.

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STU: Oh, man.

PAT: You slimy dirtbags.

STU: Wow. We deserve this. We do.

PAT: It doesn't cost you money. You're just taking less from us.

STU: Right.

PAT: That's not costing you money. You're cost us money right now! Stop it!

STU: And if you go back to the beginning of Obamacare --

PAT: Unbelievable, man.

STU: -- let's say they didn't go to Obamacare. Overton window example here, if we could go back to that. The amount of Obamacare that the Republicans are pledging to essentially keep, which is a decent percentage of Obamacare, even in these repeal plans, a lot of it stays, if Democrats just attempted to pass a bill with the stuff Republicans are now saying will stay from Obamacare, they would have never been able to get it through, not with Republican support at least.

So instead, they pass this giant thing. It backs off to only half of it. And we're like, wow, what a win. We repealed it.

We repealed, what? They got half of their agenda through. And now it's Republicans' fault when it blows up. This is not a win. They need to actually go in there and replace it with something good and repeal everything.

PAT: They need to replace it with the free market.

STU: With the free freaking market.

PAT: Free market.

STU: Why not? Why not? Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing to try.

GLENN: Our bar is so high. Why not?

STU: Why not? Give it a whirl.

GLENN: Why not? We'll try the free market.

PAT: We'll try the free market. Let's try the American way.

GLENN: Let's just give it a shot. Why not?

PAT: What a concept.

GLENN: Why not?

STU: Ah.

An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "What can you do about the Trumpites next door?" is causing quite a stir. In the column, the author, columnist Virginia Heffernan, complains after her Trump-supporting neighbors plowed snow off her driveway without being asked — and "did a great job."

Heffernan asks "how much thanks?" do the neighbors deserve "in the face of this act of aggressive niceness." Just when you think she's joking, Heffernan goes on to compare her Trump-supporting neighbors to Hezbollah, the mafia, and, of course, Nazi sympathizers.

"This is also kind of weird. Back in the city, people don't sweep other people's walkways for nothing," Heffernan wrote. "Hezbollah, the Shiite Islamist political party in Lebanon, also gives things away for free ... And they also demand devotion to their brutal, us-versus-them anti-Sunni cause. Some of us are family, the favors say; the rest are infidels."

She continued, writing, "What do we do about the Trumpites around us? Like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who spoke eloquently this week about her terrifying experience during the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Americans are expected to forgive and forget before we've even stitched up our wounds. Or gotten our vaccines against the pandemic that former President Trump utterly failed to mitigate.

My neighbors supported a man who showed near-murderous contempt for the majority of Americans. They kept him in business with their support. But the plowing."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck reacted to Heffernan's op-ed, and offered some really helpful advice he said he'd recently received: If you're getting this upset at your friends, family, neighbors — just STOP. Instead of only tolerating the other side, maybe try to understand them. You may find more common ground than you think.

Watch the video below:

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In the past week, independent rapper Tom MacDonald's new song "Fake Woke" soared to No. 1 on iTunes and has now earned a spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Tom's lyrics call out cancel culture and the "fake woke" Americans who support it. Watch his music video here.

Tom joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to discuss why he's speaking out against woke culture, the responses he's gotten, and his fear for the industry moving forward if "opinions become illegal."

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The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro argues that even liberals are becoming too scared to speak out in defense of anyone who dares to disagree with the "woke left" — even if their own freedoms are on the line — and he has experienced it firsthand.

Case in point, hundreds of Politico staffers were enraged and horrified last month after Ben was invited to guest-write the site's "Playbook" political newsletter. Apparently, giving a voice to even one conservative is way too extreme for our modern media.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Ben shed new light on the Politico Playbook blow-up and explained why he believes this will become the new normal in the Democratic Party.

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Economist and bestselling author Harry Dent has called the past few economic crashes eerily accurately — and he's now predicting a major "super-bubble" crash will happen by June of this year. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to talk about what he believes is coming soon for our financial markets.

Harry said the federal reserve and central banks have taken over free market capitalism. "[Central banks] set interest rates. They drive bonds up and interest rates down. They drive stocks up continually... [and] run the economy like a machine," He explained. "And this is what has created this great bubble. And a great disconnect."

Harry said he expects that when the "already ordained" next crash happens, the "entire role of central banks will be questioned." But will this be enough to break the hold of big banks, big companies, and the likes of the Federal Reserve on the economy?

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In the clip below, Dent gives his suggestions on what can you do to prepare:

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