The GOP Obamacare Replacement Is Total Garbage

Republicans complained and moaned about Obamacare when they didn't have control of the White House. They actually put together a bill repealing it, which passed the House and the Senate only to be vetoed by President Obama. So why are they pushing a watered-down version now rather than a full repeal?

"Look at what that reveals about Republicans. When they knew that there was no chance of getting it through they passed a clean Obamacare repeal," Co-host Stu Burguiere said Wednesday on radio. "Now, the second they have a chance . . . all they have to do is pass this and they have control of everything . . . and what happens?"

What happened was Republicans releasing a replacement that embraces and entrenches many of the largest and most problematic portions of Obamacare, confirming that the majority of our elected officials don't care what their constituents want.

"It just shows how worthless they are. This is why we're not high on the Republican Party," Co-host Pat Gray said. "This is exactly the reason we're not."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Pat: This Obamacare repeal is -- so far has been pretty disappointing. First of all, they haven't repealed it. They're not really -- they're not really traveling that route. It looks to me like they're just patching Obamacare.

STU: Uh-huh.

PAT: Isn't that just what they're doing? They're putting some Band-Aids on this thing.

STU: Yeah, I mean, they're acting as if their tax credit system is different than the subsidy system that exists. Really, it's not.

You know, the old way that you would go to the Obamacare exchange and you would get a subsidy. And 1,000-dollar policy looks like it costs you $150. It's basically what would happen again. You would be dumping a bunch of tax credits. And it's not just tax credits. It's refunds in excess of what you pay in taxes. So if you pay $3,000 of taxes a year and the tax credit is for $10,000, they're going to give you a check for $7,000 to buy health insurance. I mean, that's just a government -- how is that different than a big government liberal program?

PAT: Well, it's a handout.

STU: Yeah, it's just acting -- when you call it tax credits, then conservatives are supposed to be like, oh, that's totally different. I'm so much happier about that.

I'm not.

PAT: And all during Obamacare, everybody screamed about the fact, we're going to repeal this thing. And we're going to put together a bill, and we're going to pass it.

And they did. They passed the bill in the House. They passed the bill in the Senate. And, of course, Obama didn't sign it. He vetoed them.

STU: He vetoed them. But look at what that reveals about Republicans. When they knew that there was no chance of getting it through --

PAT: Yeah.

STU: -- they passed a clean Obamacare repeal. When they know the guy with the -- who has the name before care in Obamacare was present, they had no problem passing this because they knew it wouldn't do anything.

Now the second they have a chance to -- all they have to do is pass this and they have control of everything, and what happens? This.

PAT: Nothing. I mean, something crappy.

STU: Yeah. They go to -- they have a replacement that is -- that embraces and entrenches large portions of Obamacare. Many of the biggest portions that were problematic.

PAT: It just shows how worthless they are. This is why we're not high on the Republican Party.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: This is exactly the reason we're not.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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