Glenn Beck: Katy v MSNBC



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GLENN: Let me go to Katy. Can you pull her up in there, Sarah? Katy, how are you?

CALLER: Hi, Glenn.

GLENN: Hi.

CALLER: I hope you got some sleep last night.

GLENN: I got very little sleep because Pat broke his or almost broke his ankle yesterday. So we were in the hospital until about 2:00 in the morning.

CALLER: Nice.

GLENN: Yeah. But okay, so Katy, you were the person that originally came out to Arlen Specter, one of the first days of the tea parties you were really one of them that made a lot of press.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: And be then you were on MSNBC and they treated you like garbage.

CALLER: Uh huh.

GLENN: And what is the new turn in this story?

CALLER: The new turn is let me explain to listeners. With these interviews when the networks call you, they will send a car to pick you up and take you to the venue or the video place where you're going to do the interview.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: And I've noticed that, you know, they are pretty expensive. Well, my husband got a phone call the other day from a gentleman who has a limo company who drove us to the venue for this MSNBC interview with Lawrence O'Donnell, and they never paid him. And so they're looking to us to try and help them out to get paid.

GLENN: Okay. Hang on. Now, what do you mean they never paid him? I mean, this is whenever we have a guest on the show, we send a car, and we do this. Everybody does this. You send a car because you don't want the person to get lost, it's important that they are there for the satellite window, et cetera, et cetera. So we send a car, and we have these deals with car companies all around the country. So what do you mean they didn't pay him?

CALLER: They haven't paid him. Simple as that. So, you know, I don't have a lot of the phone numbers from all these people, and I remember the name of the gentleman who set this up. So I'm in the process of trying to track him down but I'm not quite sure how to do that. But they want to get paid.

GLENN: Did you call MSNBC?

CALLER: I can't get to him. I can't get

STU: You put the phone call in and they are not calling you back or what

CALLER: I can't get him. I can't get this guy Clary. I don't know if they think I'm just some whack job. I know people are always trying to call Fox and all the other stations. I don't know if they think I'm crazy.

GLENN: Did you call well, first of all, how come the limo driver is calling you for the money?

CALLER: Because, well, because he has my information because when you get out of the limo, you sign your name and stuff, you know, just to make sure that you made it home safe and, you know, I mean, obvious, you know, it's a local business. They want to get paid, and I can understand that.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: I'd go to whoever I could to try to get the money.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: You know, he hasn't asked me to pay yet, but I'm sure that will probably be the next step, just logically. So I'm going to keep trying to get in touch with the gentleman over at MSNBC.

GLENN: Well, I'm sure that because I know the media is listening right now. So I'm sure it's just some sort of misunderstanding that MSNBC

CALLER: I hope it is. I hope, but honestly the way that I was treated on that show, I had said to your right hand man Joe last night, one thing I hadn't told you when I was on your show before bawling my eyes off was that when Lawrence O'Donnell was completely attacking me on that show, I had told him that I heard Obama say that he wanted a single payer healthcare system. And Lawrence O'Donnell kept saying, no, he didn't, no, he didn't. The one thing that people did not hear was the producer in my ear yelling at him saying she's right, she's right, she's right. He said it like five times. He kept attacking me, and he never clarified and said, oh, my producer says that she's correct.

STU: So he kept coming after you even after he knew he was wrong?

CALLER: Yes. And if you watch it, go on YouTube, everybody

GLENN: Hang on. Hang on just a second. It could be, Stu, I mean, I don't know. You can say things in my ear. Do those go into the I know so little about television. Does that go what's said to me, does that go to the guests? Maybe he was hitting the wrong button and feeding her ear instead of the host's.

STU: Okay, I see what you're saying. That's possible. I don't know.

GLENN: You were going to say, Katy, that you think he heard it?

CALLER: I know he heard it. Because if you watch the video, he kind of backs off and he's like, oh, he was just a senator. Because he was Obama was a senator at the time that he said it. "Oh, he wasn't president." But he never clarified that. He still said it. I don't care if you're a president or you're a senator. If you said it, you said it. He said it.

GLENN: Hmmm. Well, Katy, I wish, I wish you luck on getting the money from the General Electric Corporation.

STU: Can I ask, Katy, a serious question here which is, Katy, I understand your very sketchy story here and I think you've been proved to be a liar because

CALLER: Yeah.

STU: Because of the fact that Barack Obama never did say he was a supporter of a single payer plan. He said he was a proponent of a single payer plan, and that's completely different. Why are you lying to the American people?

CALLER: You know what? I'm just a dumb stay at home mom.

GLENN: Oh, okay. Gosh, I don't even know why we're on the phone with you. Get off my phone.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Thanks a lot, Katy, I appreciate it.

CALLER: You're welcome.

GLENN: I would hope that somebody from MSNBC would call Katy and pay the bill. And Katy, just call MSNBC and say, I have a bill collector who is calling me; I'd sure like somebody to pay for the limo because, gee, I'd hate for that story to get out even anymore. And if you don't hear from MSNBC and the limo company, you call them in the next day or so. Then we'll just have to call MSNBC ourself, but we may have to do it while live on Fox. So maybe somebody should pay their bills.

STU: At what point did we get to because I didn't know this. Can stay at home moms dial the phone?

GLENN: No, she obviously had somebody else dial it.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

Watch the videos below to hear Glenn's top takeaways from the president's defense team:

Part 1: Why the president's defense is 'very compelling'

Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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