Glenn Beck: Latest polls on Universal Health Care


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GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. Okay, so here are the stats on healthcare. Remember, Romney healthcare, well, they didn't like it the way Romney put it in but then the Democrats could get in there and fix things and we've been able to insure everybody, which they haven't been able to do. They have just built another layer of bureaucracy. Now, once you get this bridge, it's not going to destroy the healthcare, it's not going to make your waiting time worse, you are still going to be able to keep your doctor. Have you noticed the difference between the language on the president? He used to say you're going to be able to keep your old doctor. Now he's saying we want you to be able to keep your own doctor. Have you noticed that?

STU: No, I haven't noticed that. Really?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Listen to him. You'll be able to keep your own doctor. "Look, universal healthcare. We want you to be able to keep your own doctor." Subtle difference.

STU: I haven't noticed that.

GLENN: Gigantic difference. So anyway, so what's happening? According to the people, they just took a Rasmussen poll in Massachusetts and said, what do you think about healthcare? Stu, break it down.

STU: 26% of people in Massachusetts believe the reform has been a success.

GLENN: How many?

STU: 26%.

GLENN: 26%.

STU: Now, this is the best statistic for universal healthcare in this entire poll. So I'm leading with it. It's the best one for them.

GLENN: Wow.

STU: 26% believe that it has been a success. 37% believe it has been a failure and a bunch of people are undecided on it at this point. As we move down the chart, they start talking about more affordable or less affordable. Now remember this is the plug for universal healthcare. This is

GLENN: Make it more affordable. It's got to be more affordable or it's no good. Remember, the big push by Obama now is we are on an unsustainable path. Stu, did you see the budget? Did you see the thing I sent you from the GAO yesterday?

STU: You did, but I don't have my computer to open it yet.

GLENN: You haven't seen it? You haven't read it?

STU: Am I going to like it?

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. We'll break it down while we're on vacation. We're going to go on vacation tomorrow and then we'll be back and we'll break it down. The budget, the CBO is saying unsustainable, unsustainable. Warning, Will Robinson. But that is the big push from Obama. It's unsustainable at this we've got to lower the cost of healthcare. Do people in Massachusetts believe that the best healthcare system in the country is lowering the cost of healthcare.

STU: 21% say it's more affordable now. 27% say it's less affordable now. Now, what's interesting is you go deeper into the demographics and you find there's only one group who actually finds it more affordable by pay scale.

GLENN: Hmmm. Which pay scale would that be?

STU: Wouldn't it be the poor, Glenn?

GLENN: No.

STU: Shockingly enough, no. 29% of the poor say that the healthcare reforms have made healthcare less affordable, to 27% who say it's more affordable. The only group who has a positive answer to that question saying that overall it's been more affordable are people who make over $100,000 per year. Everyone else says the exact opposite, that either it's right close to equal or it's made it less affordable.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

STU: It is unbelievable. But that again we're leading with the best stuff for universal healthcare and now we get to the final question.

GLENN: All right, all right.

STU: The quality of your healthcare.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Has it become better?

GLENN: It will never affect it. We want you to have your own doctor.

STU: It's going to be either the same or it's going to improve it, right?

GLENN: Absolutely. It's not going to get worse. How could it?

STU: Certainly Barack Obama isn't running on a plan that he would admit makes healthcare worse, right?

GLENN: No.

STU: He is saying that it's going to improve it.

GLENN: It has to.

STU: Massachusetts has been living under it and what they found is 10 big percent of people have found that it's increased the quality of the healthcare. The problem with that, three times the amount of people, now 29%, say it has made the quality worse. But it goes further.

GLENN: It gets better for universal healthcare?

STU: No. No, it does not. In fact, it goes to again we go to, if you have children at home, okay, 32% say that the quality has become worse. 5% say the quality has become better. Now you go on again think about that. That's the most important demographic, isn't it? You go on to the income again which is to me really fascinating is that the poor once again are saying that their quality these are people who are making under $20,000 a year in Massachusetts, okay? They are about split. Actually more people, 26 to 25 say the quality has become worse. But the other targets here are the people between 20 and 60,000. These are the middle class people. Remember, the poor poor people who are making $3,000 a year might be able to get on the government program before. The people that are going to be helped here, the people making $20,000 to $60,000. Between $20,000 and $40,000, 23% to 9% say the quality has become worse. And then you go to $40,000 to $60,000 it's 29 to 8 the quality has become worse. And as you go up the scale, it gets more and more embarrassing. Between $60,000 and $75,000. By a count of 51 3% they are saying the quality's become worse. The next income scale up, it's 39 to 2%, and over $100,000 even they will admit, 21% to 7% say the quality has become worse. Now, these are people who could obviously find, they can go to a more expensive doctor, they can have more wider array of things that are covered by their healthcare insurance.

GLENN: So in other words, everyone over $20,000.

STU: It's a complete blowout.

GLENN: It's a complete blowout.

STU: But even those under $20,000 still think slightly it's made healthcare worse. That means everyone, in every income scale, believes it's made healthcare worse. It's close with the poor. Everyone else not even remotely close. This is the program that they are trying to implement. And again we've talked about it because they were distracting us, "Let's talk about healthcare" while cap and trade is coming. Well, cap and trade went through the house and they are going to start bringing up healthcare next and probably trying to distract us with something else. These are the effects of this program and again this was a good program as far as universal healthcare programs go. Mitt Romney had a big hand in shaking this to be more sensible with Barack Obama.

GLENN: Here's what's going to happen. You are going to have a reshaping of the cap and trade and it's going to get ready to go through the Senate. They now is a filibuster proof 60 votes in the Senate. There's no chance this isn't going to be passed in some form or another for cap and trade. You've got to do everything you can. Call your Democratic senators and tell them. Actively campaign. You have no idea what's coming. You call them every single day. I actually had somebody tell me that people stand at the fax machines. I didn't know people had fax machines. You e mail them, you call them. You wear them out because that's what they're doing to you. They are trying to wear you out. Wear them out. You don't pass that. At the same time that's going through the Senate, you watch. Healthcare will go through the house because they are going to try to wear you out. Prepare. Prepare. Connect. Get as much information as you can to your friends. Please go out. Borrow it from a friend or buy one yourself and then pass it on to a friend. Common Sense, available everywhere. Read it this holiday weekend and pass it on.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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