Glenn Beck: Profiles in arrogance - Chris Dodd



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GLENN: 888‑727‑BECK. Do we have enough time to play this Chris Dodd clip? This is from yesterday about healthcare. Listen to this. The CBO is the Congressional Budget Office. This is their organization that gives them an estimate of what their idea is going to cost. It's controlled by congress! Listen to this.

DODD: This is not Mount Olympus, the CBO. Their numbers are helpful, but I'm not going to write a bill only because it has to pass some unnamed people down at CBO. Others may decide that's the end‑all. I don't. But the idea that we're going to ‑‑ everything gets deferred to CBO or giving them the power to cancel ideas in our bill, I never heard that idea before being raised on a legitimate and important piece of legislation.

GLENN: He's never heard of the Congressional Budget Office saying it's going to cost this amount of money; you shouldn't do it. He's never heard of that. And he finds it offensive that some unnamed bureaucrats could tell them what is a good idea and what isn't. Isn't that what they're doing to the banks, to the insurance companies, to the car dealerships, to the car companies and to you! They tell us what we can do, and he's outraged by it. "This is crazy!"

STU: And the thing is they are not telling him what to do at all. They are just saying if you want to do it, this is what it's going to cost.

GLENN: Right.

STU: Maybe you should consider the cost.

GLENN: Right. They can't tell ‑‑ the Congressional Budget Office can't tell them.

STU: They're a calculator.

GLENN: Right.

GLENN: Right. That's all they are. That's all they are. And listen to the outrage. He is offended that some unknown bureaucrat would come in and give him a price tag! Let alone some unknown bureaucrat coming in and telling me how to run my company or what healthcare to give my people! It is a case of an out‑of‑control government.

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GLENN: I would just, I would like to ask one thing. You know, I think what these guys ‑‑ and I was very uncomfortable saying this six months ago, eight months ago. I have to tell you, I think there are criminals in Washington. I think there are out and out criminals that are holding office. Let me just ask you this: If somebody was perpetrating a scam in the private sector, congress would be going after them like crazy, right? Don't we all know it? If some company came and said to us that we could fix the economy, we could fix it but you have to act by Friday, you've got to sign this right away, you've got to give us $750 billion and if you give this to us ‑‑ and it was a private company ‑‑ if you give this to us, unemployment will never go above 8%; but if you don't give it to us by Friday, oh, it could be 8.5, 8.7.

What that company said, and congress signed that contract with them and cut them a check for $750 billion, do you think that congress would be calling those CEOs to have hearings and have them brought in front of the television cameras and saying, "Did you not say that unemployment would..." and they wouldn't accept anything from those people. They wouldn't accept any answer, none whatsoever, and no one is even asking the questions. When Chris Dodd ‑‑ play the Chris Dodd clip again. This is on healthcare. The CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, which it works for congress. It's nonpartisan. It always underestimates, but they are probably the only people with a spine or any kind of character on Capitol Hill. Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, they say this healthcare is going to cost a trillion dollars. Another budget office says it's going to cost $1.6 trillion. Well, now people are getting spooked and they are like, no, we're not going to do this, Republicans and Democrats: We can't do this. So Chris Dodd is going to go to the White House budget director and get a number from him because that number will probably be more favorable. Oh, the people who told you that we wouldn't go over 8%? We're going to go to those people. Oh, okay. Listen to what he just said.

DODD: This is not Mount Olympus, the CBO. Their numbers are helpful, but I'm not going to write a bill only because it has to pass some unnamed people down at CBO. Others may decide that's the end‑all. I don't. But the idea that we're going to ‑‑ everything gets deferred to CBO or giving them the power to cancel ideas in our bill, I never heard that idea before being raised on a legitimate and important piece of legislation.

GLENN: Never heard of it. The CEO, if this guy was a private company, he would never ‑‑ he wouldn't have a job today. The president would have fired him! He's the same guy that told us there wasn't a problem with Fannie and Freddie. Fannie and Freddie, government institutions that they screwed up. If it wasn't for Fannie and Freddie, we wouldn't be in the problem that we're in today. And he was part of the oversight! And now we're taking it from him again. And he acts all outraged: I've never heard of it. Dodd is upset that a government agency has too much power! When are we going to wake up and say, this is an upside down world! This is Alice in wonderland! He's upset that the government agency, a government agency, has too much power. You've got to be kidding me! Let's apply common sense. Let's apply anything that would work in the real world outside of Alice in Wonderland.&n bsp; A guy has said to us, "I'm not going to look at that price tag." Now, let's just say you are building a house or you are remodeling your house and the contractor walks in and there's two estimates, one for $1 trillion and that estimate comes from this contractor's own company and he says, "That's ridiculous. We got another ‑‑ we're getting another estimate, got another estimate." That one said $1.6 trillion to build your house. And he says, you know, those are ridiculous, I'm not going to take that, that's not what this house is going to cost you. This house isn't going to cost you that; this house is almost free; it's going to be great. This is like a $150,000 house. You have two estimates, $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion. One of those estimates comes from this guy's own company, and he says we're going to go to another one, we're going to get another estimate. And he's going to the company that just gave you a wrong estimate on $750 billion. They just gave you the wrong estimate there. Would you hire that contractor? No one would. No one would. And if you did hire that contractor and it happened to be a trillion dollars or $1.6 or $1.9 or $2 1/2 trillion, would he be in jail for fraud? Would someone at least ask the question, should this guy be in jail? Would he still have hi s job? Would the company still be in business? No. Why doesn't government work, why don't government agencies work? Because of this! There is no failure, ever. These people ‑‑ you want to talk about too big to fail? It's these people! They are too big to fail. They never fail. It's never their fault. They never had anything to do with it. It's always someone else. We would never put up with this in our own personal lives. We would never put up with this in our business. Why do we put our children's future into the hands of, at best, charlatans; at worst, criminals? Why would we do that. It defies logic.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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