Obama: It's not about me

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GLENN: America's March to Socialism, who would say that healthcare, universal healthcare is socialist? Oh, that's crazy talk. (Laughing). Let's get to the president's speech last night where he was asked specifically if he and congress will live with the same kind of healthcare. Here's his answer.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I would be happy to abide by the same benefit package. I will just be honest with you. I'm the president of the United States. So I've got a doctor following me every minute.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Which is why I say this is not about me.

GLENN: It's not him.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I've got the best healthcare in the world.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: I'm trying to make sure that everybody has good healthcare, and they don't right now.

GLENN: Oh, boy. And they don't. He wants to make sure everybody has the best healthcare, and they don't. No, he's not. He is ‑‑ because there are some like President Obama that has incredible healthcare. There are others who have really good healthcare, others who have okay healthcare, some who have poor healthcare and some who have no healthcare. However, they do have access to healthcare for free, okay? So everybody has some form of healthcare. He can't make sure that everybody has the best healthcare because would anybody agree that Medicaid or Medicare is access to the best healthcare? It's not. You know it and I know it. What he's trying to do is make sure that everybody has the ‑‑ except for him and congress ‑‑ the same level of crappy healthcare. Why? Why would you do that? Well, there's two reasons. One I will get to after the top of the hour, which is reparations. The second reason that he would like everybody to have crappy healthcare is it's not as important for everybody to have crappy healthcare as it is for the people who can make money who are in his pocket or they are in his pocket, one way or the other, that they are playing the same game, people like GE. People like the healthcare administrators that did come and see him, more importantly those who have lobbyists and, most importantly, unions. That they make money. This is about control, power, manipulation. This has nothing to do with healthcare. If you want to fix healthcare, "Well, our hospitals are failing." What's the easiest way to fix the hospitals failing? First thing you do is... anybody? Has anybody been to the hospital lately? I was just at the hospital just over vacation. I was at the hospital, and I know the first thing that came to mind waiting in the waiting room. Anybody?

PAT: Illegal aliens?

GLENN: Illegal aliens.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Illegal aliens.

PAT: Wild stab.

GLENN: Nobody spoke English in the waiting room. And I waited two hours to get in to see the doctor at the emergency room. Two hours. Okay, I have no problem, but are these people who are here legally or illegally? Stu, you were just at the hospital with your wife the other day.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: What was their reaction when you came in and you had health insurance?

STU: I said to ‑‑ they asked me who my normal doctor was, and I said actually I don't know; we just changed insurance. And they said, "You have insurance?" It was like a shocking ‑‑ like they were amazed at this possibility.

GLENN: So here's the two things: One, let's weed out the illegal aliens that are here. Stop illegal aliens from coming in. Protect the border. It kills several birds with one stone. Two, if you want to make sure that people have access to healthcare, the worst thing you can do to have people who don't have insurance have access to healthcare is to have them get their daily healthcare at the hospital, at the emergency room. That's not the place. That's an emergency room. So if you want to have another crappy system in the healthcare system, why not just make Doc in a Boxes. I know that I've been poor and struggling and I didn't have a doctor and everything else and I just needed to see somebody. I would just go to one of these Doc in a Boxes where you just pay the rate and they see you and you're out. It's not really the best healthcare but it's not bad. I've gone to some that are good and some that are bad. But why doesn't the government just make Doc in the Boxes? You take the load off the emergency room and off of the hospital. There's two things right there that would dramatically change your hospital visit. The other thing, and speaking of the experience of somebody who's been in the hospital recently, try to get the nurse or the doctor to relate to you as a human being. They don't. Because they're terrified that somebody's going to sue them. And so you can't get ‑‑ I had one nurse that spoke English. Now, they all spoke broken English and, you know, they were fluent, et cetera, et cetera. They were, you know, they were good nurses. But the point is you can't get nurses in America anymore because no one wants to put up with the system. Because you're treating sick people, and anything you do puts your butt on the line for litigation. I don't think so. I'm not going to do that. Are you going to do that? Are you going to treat sick people? Are you going to be vomited on all every day and then have people threaten you with lawsuits and all that paperwork and everything else? I'm not going to do it. Who would? Mother Teresa, or people that want to come to America to have a better life because when they come to America to have a better life, they are not coming over here because it's a level playing field and everybody makes the same. They are coming over with a profit motive. They know they can make more money here, thus have a better life. They also know they can live their dreams here, thus have a better life. This isn't about healthcare. This isn't about making sure that everybody has access to healthcare because the president himself last night said, you know, little Timmy Tomtower who, you know, didn't, he gets ‑‑ he loses his job and then doesn't have healthcare, wakes up in the hospital after emergency surgery and has a $10,000 bill. Well, gee. Sounds like he had access to healthcare. Sounds like he got it ‑‑ now, I don't know. They may have done surgery behind, you know, in the alley behind a Chinese restaurant with chopsticks and a spoon. They may have replaced his intestines with lo mein noodles, I'm not sure. But I think the president would have mentioned that had it been bad healthcare. No, instead it just wasn't free healthcare. But he had access to it and they saved his life. Instead we write the president in saying ‑‑ instead of saying, "My gosh, and I didn't even have insurance, I just pass out; next thing I know, I wake up in the hospital and they have done surgery on me and I'm living. Mr. President, this is the greatest country on Earth." Instead of saying that, we say, "Mr. President, and then they charged me $10,000." What the hell is wrong with us?

You know, Ben Franklin was walking down the street after they signed the Constitution and a woman came up to him and said, so what have you given us, Mr. Franklin? And he said, "A republic, if you can keep it." That implies that there's responsibility on our shoulders. If you want a republic, if you want freedom, you must be responsible. Respect it. Understand what it is. Understand that it requires work and vigilance from all of us. And I've got to tell you something. Ben Franklin, the guy who went around to all of his rich, all of his rich profit‑minded people and said, "Hey, give some money to charity. Let's build a hospital." I think he would say to the guy who wrote the president and said, "And then I wake up in the hospital after they perform emergency situation, they saved my life, but I had to pay $10,000," I think Ben Franklin would say, "Here's a man who doesn't respect what he has; and B, doesn't have enough responsibility, personal responsibility to save the republic."

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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