Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - The Baucus Plan


Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Arguing With Idiots. I am so happy to see all of the people that are tweeting after reading, you know, Arguing With Idiots, people are tweeting to me after the first couple of chapters, some of them finished, yada, yada, yada and they are all saying wow, wow. It is a great book to be able to ‑‑ I think that was Barack Obama's comment when he won the Nobel Prize, too, wasn't it? Wow. The idea behind this book is, it is a way for you to be able to argue with your idiot friends so when they say...

PAT: Finally we've got real health reform, in the Baucus plan. Soon everyone will have health insurance.

GLENN: Actually, no. The Baucus plan will only insure about 1/3 of those without insurance now. But luckily, though, it makes pretty much everybody pay more.

PAT: Oh, please. The plan doesn't cost us anything. It's deficit‑neutral.

GLENN: Okay. Deficit‑neutral doesn't mean it doesn't cost anything. I ‑‑ I mean, it just means that they're projecting that the tax hikes and the new fees will cover the new costs. For example, if I make $50,000 a year and I spend every dime of it on a new car, I'm deficit‑neutral. I also don't have a house, clothes or food, but I'm deficit‑neutral.

PAT: Well, I know you won't go without food. But you're lying. The CBO said deficit‑neutral. Deficit neutral!

GLENN: Okay, that's great. And it comes from a bunch of accounting tricks. For example, the period covered in the analysis is 2010 to 2019, but the plan's not going to be fully implemented until 2015. That's ten years of taxes to pay for five years of healthcare.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You see, that's a little accounting ‑‑

PAT: Yeah, taxes on the rich. That's why you really care. You're just worried that you might have to downgrade your private jet.

GLENN: Well, yes, that is a concern, but that's not because I'll be shouldering the load on these fees. No, no. This one is target directed at the people that President Obama said he would never, ever, ever go after. Wall Street Journal has done an analysis on this from the numbers on the joint commission on taxation of which Max Baucus is a member, by the way. They found that 87% of the burden would fall on Americans making less than $200,000 and more than half on those earning under $100,000. I ‑‑

PAT: Okay. So we all have to pay a little bit more.

GLENN: Wait.

PAT: You still can't deny it's deficit‑neutral! Deficit‑neutral!

GLENN: Now you just wait. Because the plan rises at the rate of 8% per year, more than double the growth rate of the 1990s. All of this assumes huge cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates. To avoid winning this argument by boring you to death, I'll summarize. Your doctor makes half as much as they did in 2025. So do you think they're sticking around? Do you really think that congress won't step in later to change this policy and rack up the bill even higher? Because if they don't, you won't have any doctors left by 2025.

PAT: You know how we can cut costs in healthcare?

GLENN: See, here they go.

PAT: We could just stop treating conservative hate mongers like you.

GLENN: See, then you have to go to the insults.

PAT: Once we wipe out that half of the country, we'll cut the cost in half.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: And then when I walk into a 7‑11, maybe, just maybe the entire Hostess rack won't be completely empty! Maybe.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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