Glenn Beck: Where Are the Tough Questions About Health Care Reform?




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President Obama made his pitch for government health care at a town hall meeting on Tuesday:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: People say, well, how can a private company compete against the government? If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. Right? No, they are. I mean, it's the post office that's always having problems.

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That's supposed to make me want government-run health care? I guess the world makes a lot more sense when you're reading from a teleprompter.

But, that wasn't the only gem from the town hall meeting. Apparently Obama still thinks doctors are all greedy, cash-hungry, limb-cutting monsters:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: If a family care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they're taking their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 — immediately the surgeon is reimbursed.

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You'd think the men in tweed at the White House would have figured out, "Hey, this didn't go so well last time — with the whole tonsil thing. Maybe we shouldn't do it again?"

Nope. Instead, they step it up. Now doctors are slashing feet for cash.

Maybe it's about time someone in the media starts asking why the president is protecting these doctors. I mean, he must have information that others don't have; where is he getting these stories?

Here's the One Thing: Where are the tough questions? I'd even settle for the simple questions, like: Mr. President, can you name a doctor that has ripped kids' tonsils or lopped-off feet for cash? Just one?

The media had no trouble running with false stories on George W. Bush's National Guard service and that Bush blew up the levees in New Orleans. But God forbid we find out details on Obama's health plan — I mean, other than "health care for all."

Oh, Glenn! You keep talking crazy "death panel" stuff. This health care plan is great for seniors.

Yes, I know, I know. I saw President Obama say the government won't pull the plug on grandma:

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OBAMA: The rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for "death panels" that will, basically, pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't — it's too expensive to let her live anymore. The intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end of life care, when they're ready, on their on terms. It wasn't forcing anybody to do anything.

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That is so comforting.

But will the media ask the president about his comments from way, way, way back in April when he said in an interview with the New York Times magazine: 'You just get into some very difficult moral issues" when considering whether "to give my grandmother, or everybody else's aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they are terminally ill... The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care."

It is only a difficult moral issue for the government. Even Barack Obama knows what you should really do: "I don't know how much that hip replacement cost... I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she's my grandmother."

Why won't someone other than Major Garrett and Jake Tapper call him out on this blatant intellectual dishonesty?

Which do you believe? The "won't pull the plug" thing or the old people's cost-per-breath ratio?

Oh, you can count on the media to show up when Sarah Palin says she's worried about the prospects of her special needs child, Trig, being at the mercy of "death panels" under universal health care. The media blasts her for being a kook.

Why is that ridiculous? Have you looked at what Obama's closest advisers believe? Palin's not the one with the "complete lives system" — Obama's advisers are.

And apparently, as that April interview revealed, Obama is concerned about those old people as they soak up 80 percent of health care costs. It's a moral dilemma for him. So these old people have lots of candy around the house, but gosh darnit, they are so expensive to keep ticking!

Of course, the "rationing" talk is all predicated on an "emergency" or a "crisis," they say. Yet another question not being asked by the media: Is there any foreseeable emergency or crisis in our near future?

No way, the stimulus passed! The recession is over! The worst is behind us! We're not monetizing our debt or anything.

Really? We're not monetizing our debt? No, I'm sure the media would have reported if the government were creating new money to buy government debt and that the Fed was on its way to buying up over half a trillion in government debt. Or that we are closing in on what Forbes.com calls our "Zimbabwe moment."

We could never suffer Zimbabwe's fate of hyperinflation and collapse. Oh, what turned those Nazis into Nazis? I remember: hyperinflation of Weimar.

No, this is America. We're immune to crazy inflation.

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Did the FBI just get away with the BIGGEST armed robbery in US history?

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In 2021, an armed group broke into a U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills and stole $86 million worth of valuables — the largest armed robbery in U.S. history. That "armed group" was the FBI. Now, it appears that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles "misled" the judge who signed the warrant for the seizure and still haven't returned the stolen goods to the 700 customers affected, according to newly disclosed court filings.

The details of the government’s alleged deception have come to light in a class-action lawsuit by U.S. Private Vaults customers who say the raid violated their rights, the Los Angeles Times reported. The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office denied misleading the judge, and a spokesperson claimed the warrants were lawfully executed.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed some of the shocking story's details and discussed why incidents like this may become more common.

"None of the customers have been charged with any crimes. Not a single customer, out of the 700, not a single customer has been charged with a crime, but they can't get their stuff back," Glenn noted. "And this is going to happen more and more."

"It's incomprehensible that this stuff goes on in the United States of America," Stu said. "If you were to tell me this happened, you know, in Russia, I'd expect it. The fact that the United States government is claiming and just taking stuff from citizens all around the country with no crime, many times without even being charged, let alone ... conviction."

"Listen to this," Glenn continued. "The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. If you went to the FBI and said, 'I want my stuff back,' the FBI examined their bank accounts, their DMV records, their tax return, and any criminal history checks."

However, box holders who decided to forfeit their property were also suspected of trying to "avoid becoming an FBI target," Glenn noted.

"So, you're guilty if you walk away and you're guilty if you ask," Stu added.

"This is America, gang," Glenn said. "It doesn't seem like it because it's not a constitutional America. But this is the America we now live in, and it is important that you wake up and stand up. ... God's people have got to start standing up, or we'll lose freedom. The world's freedom will be on our heads."

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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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