Glenn Beck: Kathy the idiot caller




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GLENN: Let me go to Kathy in Massachusetts which is having a great time with that universal healthcare from Mitt Romney, a Republican. Hi, Kathy, go ahead.

CALLER: Hi. That's right, Glenn. I think you better pick your head up and put it back on your shoulders because it's rolling all over the ground right now.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: We've got people out there that are really sick that do need healthcare.

GLENN: Oh, my goodness.

CALLER: And when people like you ‑‑

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: Turn around and subject people to this kind of rhetoric that don't have insurance because they can't afford it and they have been laid off.

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: Where do they get it and actually ‑‑

GLENN: Where do they get it?

CALLER: You know, your family, let me tell you something, Glenn. Obviously nobody in your family has had an illness that they couldn't treated before.

GLENN: None. My family has ever, ever had an illness, you are right, and anybody ‑‑ you know what, Kathy? You are so right ‑‑

CALLER: I didn't say ever had an illness. I said ever had ‑‑

GLENN: Oh, that they couldn't pay for? You are right. I read in the story all the time about the people who are dying on the streets because they can't go to a hospital and get healthcare. You are exactly right. We are letting people die left and right in this country.

CALLER: We can't afford any more ‑‑

GLENN: Oh, we can't afford anymore. So you must be ‑‑

CALLER: They can't afford it. They are going broke. They are closing their doors.

GLENN: You are right. And that's why the country can afford it. The country can afford it. Don't worry about that going broke. Don't worry about that.

CALLER: The only industrial country in this world ‑‑

CALLER: In this world.

GLENN: That doesn't have healthcare. What the hell is wrong?

GLENN: And this is the only country where all the other leaders come to get healthcare when they can't get the right kind of healthcare in their own country. We have presidents, we have prime ministers, we have speakers of the parliament in Australia that can't get the prostate treatments and have to come to this country to get it. So you are right, you are right. We should adapt all of those things. And Canada has a great healthcare. That's why people are suing. That's why in Canada they have a lottery. They have a lottery system. Who gets to go see a doctor this month in Canada? Go ahead.

CALLER: How about the Netherlands, Glenn?

GLENN: How about the Netherlands?

CALLER: How about France and Italy where you just go and sign a paper and the doctors don't have to fight with the insurance companies.

GLENN: Tell me, Kathy, about the insurance program that they do have in France. Tell me about it.

CALLER: There are people that go over there and they are on vacation. If they have a problem, all they have to do is walk into the clinics or the hospitals and sign their name. The doctors do not have to be bothered signing insurance forms or dealing with insurance ‑‑

GLENN: So in other words, if a person ‑‑ hang on. I want to make sure I understand. So a noncitizen can go over to a hospital and walk in and get emergency treatment! That never happens here!

CALLER: I'm asking you a logical question, and you are not ‑‑

GLENN: I'm giving you a logical answer.

CALLER: You don't have logic.

GLENN: You are right.

CALLER: Where's your logic? What would you do? I'm asking you, what would you do to change this healthcare system for the better? After all, every time you people bring up costs, you don't care about the trillions of dollars to bail out the banks and all the credit card companies that are ‑‑

GLENN: Kathy, get off my phone! Get off my phone, you little pinhead! I don't care? "You people don't care about the trillions." Get off my phone! I'm going to lose my mind today!

STU: Never listened to this show. She's never listened to it.

GLENN: Never listened to the show, and she's from Massachusetts. Pat, tell me what's happening in Massachusetts today.

PAT: Disaster.

GLENN: Tell me, do you know? Tell me about healthcare. Who knows? Who knows?

STU: Oh, yes. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.

GLENN: Illegal. Legal.

PAT: Legal immigrants are being dropped from the healthcare system.

STU: Permanent citizens, correct?

PAT: We understood was it's people here on student Visas, it's here on work permits, all of those. They are legal in the country.

GLENN: Legal, legally here.

PAT: Immigrated here and they are being dropped from the rolls because Massachusetts can't afford it.

GLENN: Can't afford it in their universal program.

PAT: Yep, can't afford it.

GLENN: Legal immigrants are being dropped. "But you don't care, Glenn, about anybody spending a trillion dollars."

PAT: They don't understand it can't be done.

STU: And also that's a person that has either never ‑‑ has never listened to the radio show, has never watched the television show because all we do is complain about bailouts. And I can tell you specifically the story she told about walking into a clinic in France when you're on vacation is almost word for word directly out of Sicko by Michael Moore. That's a bad example.

GLENN: And let me just point this out. When I asked her about the health insurance in France, she went immediately to the government health insurance. Have to look up the exact stat here but I believe there ‑‑ do you have it, Stu? Do you know where I'm going? Is this from argument? We have a new book coming out in September and I'll tell you about it, but it's Argument against the Idiots and it is the best book we've ever done. Would you disagree with that?

STU: Yeah. Well, I haven't read the entire thing but what I've read, I love.

GLENN: Oh, I think it's the best book we've ever done, and I'll get into it later. But it has these arguments. Idiots like this woman, and we took all of the arguments and we answered them with all of the facts and logic that she doesn't think we have. Do you have the stat?

STU: If it's the one I'm thinking, at least the way I was going from your thought is correct that, yes, there's government insurance in France, but 90% of people in France purchase complementary private insurance because they hate the system so much. They also are paying, I want to say ‑‑ I don't have that number in front of me ‑‑ 13% of their price out of pocket anyway of the cost of their healthcare and they're also paying 19% of their earnings. 19% of their earnings just to pay for healthcare.

PAT: And then they don't like ‑‑ plus they have to get their own health insurance.

GLENN: Plus private health insurance, plus. And it's still not what we have. What this country is doing is they are leveling the playing field, leveling the playing field. Well, when you level the playing field, nobody's ‑‑ you notice nobody's talking about bringing everybody up to the standard of the rich.

PAT: No.

GLENN: They are going to bring it down so everyone has the same crappy standard. Well, I got news for you, gang, that's not the way a country progresses. That is the way a country goes out of business. This is the way ‑‑ somebody has got to look at this country as a business because I hate to bring it up, but this country changed the world. We were crappin' in the woods. We were spending our whole day trying to plant fields. We were reading, if you could read, in the dark by a candle. Of course, we didn't have as much CO2 back then. But we changed the world. Now, if you want to give up ‑‑ the question you have to ask yourself: Is capitalism dead, yes or no. Understand that freedom and capitalism go hand in hand. You cannot dissever them. You cannot pull them apart. You cannot have freedom without capitalism, you cannot have capitalism without freedom. You can have corrupt capitalism if you have corrupt people living freely. But you cannot have freedom without capitalism and vice versa.&nbs p; So the question to you today is are you done yet. Are you done yet? Is capitalism done? And if not, have you given up? Or have you not yet begun to fight? Because I got news for ya: I am going down swinging, jack, and it is time more people get off their ass and surround the capitol and say enough! You are not taking my country and driving it into the ground.

Here's why oil companies REALLY aren't producing more gas

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The Biden administration has been accusing oil producers of refusing to expand operations to help offset skyrocketing gas prices. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden even wrote a letter to seven major U.S. oil refiners, essentially saying that the administration is prepared to use emergency orders to force companies into compliance if their "greed" just doesn't stop.

"Your companies need to work with my Administration to bring forward concrete, near-term solutions that address the crisis,” Biden wrote. The letter went on to accuse refineries of capitalizing on the war between Russia and Ukraine, gleaning record-high profits while Americans suffer record-high pain at the pump.

But no matter how he tries to convince you otherwise, President Joe Biden isn't trying to bring down gas prices. In fact, he's doing just the opposite, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Thursday.

"Why aren't the oil companies putting more oil out? Well, they're a couple of reasons. And none of those have to do with Joe Biden. None of them, even though it was Joe Biden that said, when he was running [for president] that he was going to put oil out of business."

Glenn first played a clip of then-candidate Biden saying, "No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period."

The next clip had White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shifting the blame for high gas prices from Russia's war with Ukraine to U.S. oil refineries.

"We want you to act. It's time to act," Jean-Pierre said, addressing U.S. oil companies. "We have done our part, with the strategic oil reserve. We are calling on them to do the right thing, to be patriots here. And to not use the war as an excuse or as a reason to not put -- to not put out a production, to not do the capacity that is needed there."

A third clip showed Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry saying in no uncertain terms that the U.S. “absolutely" does not need to drill for more oil and gas, during a talk with the USC Center for Public Diplomacy

The Biden administration has made it clear that insanely high gas prices are all part of the plan to eliminate fossil fuels. But the problem doesn't stop there. The ESG war against oil industries is being waged across the world.

Glenn read an op-ed from Vivek Ramaswamy that explains how BlackRock is manipulating corporations like Exxon to decrease oil production, while Americans continue to suffer majorly at the pump.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been telling those naughty Americans who are struggling to afford fuel for their older, gas-guzzling vehicles to just go get a brand-new electric vehicle like the Ford Mustang Mach-E (listed at a market average of $47,553 in Consumer Reports.)

Here he is, all "charged up, ready to go" and, oh, so "excited to go pick up a friend" (Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm) and share the "momentous" news about a new" national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers."

And who could forget the transportation secretary's helpful advice to people who can't afford record-high gas prices in March?

"Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people, as well," said Buttigieg. "Last month we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, so the people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV."

Pete Buttigieg Says People Upset With Near-Record Gas Prices Should Buy An Electric Vehicleyoutu.be

But now that Ford is recalling 48,924 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles because of a defect in the vehicle’s "battery contactor," will Buttigieg have to go back to riding his bike — back and forth from his security detail's giant SUV that follows along behind him, which was definitely not ever a publicity stunt?

According to Consumer Reports, Ford is recalling the Mach-E because the vehicle’s battery contactor may overheat, causing the vehicle to lose power while driving. A Ford spokesperson said the company plans to send an over-the-air software update for current Mach-E owners in July.

Ford Pulls Plug on Pete Buttigieg's $44K Electric SUV (Made in Mexico)youtu.be

Unlike out-of-touch Buttigieg, Washington Examiner national political reporter Salena Zito understands the current sentiments of the average American. She joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about sky-high gas prices, spreading crime, the never-ending border crisis, and all the other reasons Americans are fed up with the current administration.

While Democrats try to get us to focus on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, most of us are struggling to afford the insane gas prices, which recently passed $5 on average across the country.

"There isn't a time that I don't pull up to a gas station where you don't hear someone cuss at the gas pump," Zito told Glenn. And that news, she predicted, could be "monstrous" for Democrats in the upcoming midterms.

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In his episode “Famine & Blackouts: How Biden-Made Disasters Will Cripple America,” Glenn Beck exposed the new global-based rule changes that gave the World Health Organization expedited authority over our nation. He traced the changes to the SEC and revealed Bank of America’s fawning praise for climate-related market changes.

So, Glenn decided to dig further, and what he uncovered shocked him. Financial records, dark money groups, and groups tied to the U.N. and the World Economic Forum are all pushing for a total reorganization of our financial system. You never voted for globalist leadership outside our borders, but IT IS HAPPENING.

Glenn reveals the foreign actors who are REALLY running our country right now and the domestic TRAITORS who are helping to fund the implementation on Main Street, USA. There will be catastrophic consequences for this betrayal of America First ideas. If you think food, gas, and labor shortages are bad now, just wait until all of this goes through.

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A pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, that was "fire-bombed" last week became just the latest of many increasingly violent incidents and threats against the anti-abortion movement ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade. But, as CompassCare president Jim Harden said on "The Glenn Beck Program," a strike like this may be proof the far-left is fully aware that the pro-life movement is working.

"Glass was broken and fires lit because we do not comply with the ruling elites' position that we should be referring and providing for abortion," Harden told Glenn.

"Women do not feel like they have a choice when they're facing an unplanned pregnancy. They feel stuck, trapped like they've got no choice, like they need to have an abortion. What we do is erase the need for abortion by transforming a woman's fear into confidence with ethical medical care and comprehensive community support throughout the pregnancy and beyond. So, [the activists] targeted women that night," he continued.

Harden added that CompassCare, which continued to operate in an undisclosed location following the attack, provides all medical care and comprehensive community support "for free," and compared his organization with certain so-called women's health centers that provide only "what they get paid for, and that's abortion."

He went on to call out political leaders, namely, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) for refusing to denounce violence against pro-life pregnancy centers.

"They're refusing to say, 'Hey this is wrong. Violence is wrong everywhere, all the time.' This is not how you solve problems and their silence can only be interpreted as complicity," Harden asserted. "It's emboldening these terrorists."

Photos posted online showed the damage at the CompassCare office, with broken windows, fire and smoke damage, and graffiti that reads, "Jane was here," which Harden explained is a reference to the "terrorist organization Jane’s Revenge."

Glenn credited Harden with coming up with "the first measurable and repeatable medical model in the pregnancy center movement, which has helped hundreds of centers nationwide become more effective at reaching more women and saving more babies from abortion."

"There's a reason that ... the Buffalo office was the one that was hit [by activists]," Glenn noted.

"We have a national strategy and our strategy is working, and that's why we've been attacked," Harden said "We know that the abortion battle lines are shifting, and the abortion industry is scrambling. And the reason why they attacked us is because, what we're doing to reduce abortion is working."

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