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GLENN: Barack Obama, oh, I feel so much better now knowing that only government can solve this, that only government is capable of shocking the system enough. And I have news for you. I think he's right on that. I think a shock to the system that is coming, really only government can do. There's things in this stimulus package that gravely concern me that we are going to be talking about today. It took about two weeks, and I mean, we have a room called the brain room. 25 people work 24 hours a day, seven days a week just trying to answer questions. That's all they do, just, I e-mail them at any time I have a question. I e-mailed them two weeks ago: I want you to find, what are the hidden things in this stimulus bill. And we've been bringing them to you. It wasn't until yesterday, it wasn't until yesterday that we found the hidden National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. This is in the stimulus bill. Only government can do this. They're going to monitor the treatments, make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost-effective. The goal is to reduce the cost and guide your doctor's decisions. These provisions in the stimulus bill are critical what we can do about healthcare crises. They are right out of the Daschle book. Learn, have the doctors learn to operate less like solo practitioners. So it's going to be a team. It's the collective doctor that you're going to be seeing. And don't worry about -- sure, the insurance companies are already -- do you want your healthcare determined by the insurance companies? The answer is no, never. I don't want to. Every liberal, everybody always says I don't want the healthcare insurance companies making the decision on what happens. Well, you don't have that. You now will have the Obama team. You'll now have governmental doctors and overseers making sure that this is cost- appropriate.
I said to Stu right before I went on, I said you know what's so frightening to me is all of the things that I have been talking about before we even thought Obama was going to be the guy. This is not, this is not about Barack Obama. This is about our country. This isn't about the Democrats, it's not about the Republicans. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of listening to both of them.
I said last night on the TV show, I had some Freshman congressman on and there's another one that wrote during the show and said, oh, if you're going to talk to freshmen, I've got a few things to say. Great, I'm going to have you on tonight. I said last night I am so -- every time I have a politician on my television program or on the radio program, my gut just tells me that you're exactly like me. I find myself not even listening to them. One of the keys of being a good interviewer is actually listening to what people are saying. Every time I get a politician on, halfway through I realize I'm not even listening. I'm not listening. So I've said on the television show, I don't want any more politicians on. I'll have them if I have to have them and this is the new policy, I said last night I'm going to have just the Freshman team on because I'm not going to pull from the barrel anymore. I'm going to start pulling them from the tree. And if the tree is rotted as well, well, I ain't going near that tree. This -- you know, I can't, I can't take it. The things that we have talked about on this program for two years, and I warned you that the Republicans were taking us to this destination. And I said the other side's going to take us there in a jet plane. Well, I didn't know that it was a -- I didn't know that it was a scramjet. They are taking us to a place that you will not want to live in, rapidly. I'm not a guy who's ever said I'm going to move to Canada, but you may have to move to Canada to be able to escape this oppressive government if we don't stand up and wake up soon.
Look, you know, Obama can say, "Well, I was elected on universal healthcare." Where's the debate? You're debating a stimulus package. What you're putting in here is a trap. If this stimulus bill passes with all of the things in it with universal healthcare, healthcare in America as you know it will be over. And I don't mean all of the bad parts. I mean the good parts. It will be over because now you're going to have a governmental overseer deeming what is the appropriate treatment and cost. This is what they do over in England. They're now going back to a private health system because it's an abomination. What frightens me is I can start to see all of the threads that I've told you about. You know, if you've been a long-term listener of mine, you know that I have been saying for a while, I'm sorry, but things come to me and there are these loose threads and they bother me. Will I see the loose threads that have bothered me for a very long time, not about Obama but about our government and they are all starting to now be woven into the fabric. I'm starting to see where they all lead and it ain't some place pretty, gang. And you could say that I'm an alarmist, you can say all the things that people had said about me on the economy. That's fine, whatever. You've never met a guy that wants to be wrong more than me. I'm not saying that these things are coming to pass. I am saying they will come to pass unless we wake up, notice we wake our neighbors up and our friends up. And we don't do it -- you know, I had somebody stop me today and say, "Do you know that Barack Obama is having the military swear an oath to him and not the Constitution?" I said, where did you get that fact? "I just heard it." Don't ever repeat that again. Don't ever repeat that again. "Well, but I -- but that's what I've heard." I don't care what you heard. You could hear a lot of things. "Did you hear that there is a Russian army currently in the craters of the moon with laser guns and they're going to vaporize a ll of America. I heard that." I came back here to verify that that rumor is nothing but a rumor. You're right, it's nothing but a rumor, said by stupid people. Those things must not be said. If it's not true, we must not -- why are we focusing on all the wrong things? How did the Washington Post actually stand there and ask the president of the United States, "What did you think of A-Rod?" Who the hell cares about A-Rod! Who cares about A-Rod? I mean, it's an interesting thing that you can do in your own spare time; is this what the president has to comment on? A-Rod? Why was that ever in front of congress?