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 First of all, they haven't repealed it.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.

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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