California Slaps $400 Billion Price Tag on Healthcare, Proposes Doubling Taxes

In an amazing story coming out of California, legislators ran the numbers and nailed down the price tag for universal healthcare. Tuesday on radio, Glenn and the guys reacted to the hefty $400 billion it would cost to cover everyone in the state, causing taxes to necessarily double.

If taxes in California doubled, how many of California's 44 million residents would stick around?

"Oh, my gosh. You would destroy business," Glenn said. "Everything would be gone. You would shutter the state."

As disastrous and crippling as those tax increases would be for Californians, Glenn suggested a unique solution in response to the communist-like policies the state seems to be in love with.

"Sucks to be them, doesn't it? I think we need to pass a law. 'Sucks to Be You' law," Glenn said sarcastically. "You can do whatever you want in your state, but if it doesn't work, sucks to be you."

Listen to this segement from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: There's an amazing story coming out of California today, where they have -- they've run the numbers, and they have the price tag for California. Universal health care.

PAT: Yeah. It's not bad.

GLENN: Single-payer health care. It's only --

PAT: $400 billion.

GLENN: $400 billion.

PAT: That's all.

GLENN: So just about half a trillion dollars.

PAT: Come on.

GLENN: Now, they're saying that this will require a small increase of taxes in California.

PAT: It will only have to double. But that's it. That's not bad.

JEFFY: That's not bad.

GLENN: They only have to double the taxes in California.

PAT: Don't worry about that.

GLENN: Which who in California doesn't already think, "I'm not paying my fair share."

PAT: Almost everybody thinks that.

GLENN: Everybody.

PAT: 44 million people in California. And $43,987,000.

GLENN: It's those three rich bastards, that are like, "I think I'm paying too much right now."

JEFFY: I hate that.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: If they doubled the taxes in California, how many of the 44 million are left? I mean, I would move at a second. I don't care what I like about California. They're doubling the taxes. I'm already the highest taxed state? I'd be gone.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. You would destroy business. Everything would be gone.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You would shutter the state. So listen to what they're planning. This is their stated intention to do to the insurance companies.

PAT: Uh-huh. The idea is to overhaul the California insurance marketplace, reduce overall health care costs, and expand coverage to everyone, including illegal aliens.

JEFFY: It's about time.

PAT: And the way in which they're going to do this is to take away -- first of all, the taxes from people. But they're also going to eliminate health care company profits.

JEFFY: Good.

PAT: So they'll be able to just work for free for everybody and just continue to ensure -- oh, that's for sure.

GLENN: Which is what a communist state does. Communists remove all the profit and take the companies over by the state. They take the companies over. And they say, "This belongs to the people." And so now the state is going to run it. And there's not going to be profits because we're all sharing in it.

PAT: So who is going to offer coverage? If you're not making any money, what are you doing it for?

GLENN: The state will.

JEFFY: The state. Right? The state does.

PAT: Good golly.

GLENN: The state will. The state will. And think about how much --

PAT: That will be -- that will be terrible. I mean, look at Great Britain.

GLENN: No, think of how much money you will save.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Seriously, think of how much money you'll save. Now, you have to double your taxes, but after that, you're not paying for insurance. You're just doubling your taxes. But the insurance is free.

JEFFY: Think of the times you wanted to go see the doc and you don't because it's so expensive. Now you can just go.

STU: And we should point out, your insurance might be free. Your health care on the other hand, there's not necessarily any reason to believe that's going to be free. Because you probably can't get into the doctors. You're going to have to wind up paying for separate health care anyway, or going to another state where your insurance is no longer accepted.

GLENN: I encourage California to do this. And if they can make it work and it really does all the great things, that's great. However, if it doesn't, don't come crying to us.

STU: Well, the problem is, they're going to.

JEFFY: They absolutely will.

STU: We'll be bailing them out.

GLENN: Sucks to be them, doesn't it? I think we need to pass a law. Sucks to be you law. Which, you can do whatever you want in your state, but if it doesn't work, sucks to be you.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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