Glenn Beck: Obama 'I will win, don't worry'

GLENN: So anyway, he's out in California. He's raising money and he's like, I will win. But he says he's going to win. And then Nancy Pelosi introduced him as a leader that God has blessed us with at this time. See, this is the kind of, you know, the holy Trinity thing. If he's the Messiah, isn't he God as well? So how could God bless us with him? You see what I mean? Unless it's the three in one, then I get it. But I don't know who the other person is in the who do you suppose is playing the role of the Holy Ghost? I... could be whispering in his ear. Might be Karl Marx. No, I Stu just said that maybe the vice president. No, I think it's got to be Karl Marx because remember what the Holy Ghost does is just reaffirm that it is right. He testifies, if you will, of the savior. So that would have to be Karl Marx. Karl Marx would have to just whisper in your ear, you know, just, "Yes, evil tax, evil tax on those evil oil companies, they're so evil. Rich people, oh, my gosh, they're evil." "I think the Holy Ghost just spoke to me." If the Holy Ghost starts to speak to you with a Russian accent: "Yes, I would vote for him, dah." If that's what you hear as the Holy Ghost, I would... I'm just saying. The Holy Ghost may be Lenin, Karl Marx, one of those guys.

So anyway, then Barack Obama in his speech, he then says and I don't want to quote this. "Now, you want to win and saying it doesn't make it so. It would be nice to think" I'm quoting "That after eight years of economic disaster, eight years of bungled policy fighting a war that should have never been authorized and never been waged that cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives that people should say let's toss the bums out, toss the bums out, we're starting from scratch, we're starting over, this isn't working. Continuing to quote: So I understand why a lot of folks are saying this should just happen. Excuse me. That you should just be elected President, that all of a sudden it should just, it should just happen. Is there anybody that you know that says this should just happen?

Stu, John McCain, Giuliani, Mitt Romney, any of these people?

STU: Well, there are a lot of people that are saying this should just happen. They just are all journalists. Every one of them happens to be employed

GLENN: Shhh, shhh, shhh. Quiet. Dah, this is true. My gosh, I think I just was touched by the Holy Spirit. I think, I think you're right on that one, Stu.

STU: Me and the Holy Spirit are tight.

GLENN: So I understand why a lot of folks are saying this should just happen. Quoting: Why are we having to run all these television commercials? Why do we have to raise all of this money? Just read the papers. Those knuckle heads who have been in charge, throw them out. But the American politics aren't that simple, end quote. No. No, they're not. It's weird. We have to have elections. It's crazy, I know. It's nuts. Well, hopefully that's some of the change that will be coming our way. If we can just get rid of those pesky elections. Wouldn't that be nice? The fact of the matter is at a certain point still quoting when government has not been serving the people for this long, people get cynical. They tune out. They start saying to themselves, a plague on both of your houses. They are willing to consume negative information more frequently than positive information for good reason. They've seen how promises haven't been kept, end quote. Okay, hang on. So I just want to see if I understand this. Somebody help me out on this because I'm not I'm not the brightest guy. If I understand his quote right, he's saying that the only reason, the only reason why he has to raise money and run commercials and run for President is not because that's what the Constitution says. We got that crazy election thing. It's that the Republicans have been so bad at keeping their promise that people are also blaming the Democrats for that kind of an atmosphere and that's why he's not winning in a landslide because the Republicans have broken their promises.

STU: Right. The only reason you can't trust Democrats is because you can't trust Republicans.

GLENN: Gosh, he is good.

STU: Makes a lot of sense.

GLENN: Dah, he is.

STU: What's interesting, too, is if you really think about it, one of the only reasons certainly Republicans are to blame. But one of the reasons the Republicans haven't been keeping their promises is because the Democrats haven't allowed them to do anything they have been trying to do.

GLENN: That's not entirely true.

STU: I didn't say it was entirely true but certainly things like drilling that they put through 100 times, all that stuff has been

GLENN: Nyet, nyet, nyet

STU: I'm glad he's still with me.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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