Glenn Beck: Obama tax flip flop

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GLENN: We have, we have some problems, I guess, with the unions. They are very, very upset that this Cadillac tax is going to go through. First of all, you know, don't count, don't count anything out before it actually happens. In this, in this world that we're living in now you know they started again that healthcare's hanging by a thread, it's probably not going to pass. Oh, please. What makes you believe this isn't going to pass? I mean, besides the fact that 35% of America like this plan and want this plan. Democrats don't want it, Republicans don't want it. It's at an all time low now. It's going to continue to go through. And Barack Obama is going to give a Cadillac tax now on your health benefits. What is a Cadillac tax? You have too good of health insurance.

Now me, if I'm the president of the United States, I'm going to encourage people to give their employees the best health care possible. Preventative care, you name it, that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to incentivize these companies. I'm going to give them tax cuts if they increase the healthcare, if they do a great job on healthcare, I'll give them tax breaks. What does this president do? You can have too good of healthcare. So he's going to fine those companies. If you have too good of healthcare, you get a tax. Well, what happens, do you suppose, to your healthcare? For instance, I have the best healthcare for my company, best healthcare I can possibly buy for my employees. We cover them 100%. Nothing. Nothing is off the table. We give them everything we possibly can. By law I'm covering everything I can and the only thing I could do that would be better is to buy a plan across state lines, which the government won't let me do. So if this Cadillac tax passes, what happens to the insurance? I can't afford to pay the tax and give them the best kind of benefits. So what happens to you as that's the employer's point of view. What happens to you as the employee? Well, you've worked hard for that. That was a great benefit. Now you lose it? Yeah. Now you lose it. If you're a union worker, that was part of your negotiation. You didn't take a certain amount because you got better benefits, et cetera, et cetera, and you were promised those benefits. Well, now the unions are saying you can't tax us. Well, don't worry about it. They are not taxing all of the unions. Most of the unions are getting an exemption from this. But if you're a regular business? See, we're no longer about equal justice. We're all about who do you know? Who has power? Equal justice, no, no, no. Social justice. And the ones who deserve more justice than you are the unions. Don't you wish you had a union job now?

The problem with this tax plan is this is the exact opposite of what Barack Obama campaigned on. He made a very big deal about John McCain and his Cadillac tax. If I'm not mistaken, though, John McCain, he had a rebate. So you paid in for this Cadillac tax but then there was a rebate and he claimed that that way there's no tax and that doesn't make sense to me, why would you get a rebate, why collect the tax at all then.

PAT: Yeah, but his pledge was, you know, that was ridiculous. The first time in American history and, you know, he certainly changed his tune since

GLENN: Yeah. So let's listen to what Barack Obama has said today and has said in the past about the Cadillac health tax.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: For example, I'm on record as saying that taxing Cadillac plans that don't make people healthier but just take more money out of their pockets because they're paying more for insurance than they need to, that's actually a good idea.

John McCain calls these plans Cadillac plans and in some cases it may be that a CEO's getting too good a deal. But what if you're a line worker making a good American car like the Cadillac? What if you're one of the steel workers who are working right here at Newport News and you've given up wage increases in exchange for better healthcare? Well, Senator McCain believes you should pay higher taxes, too. The bottom line: The better your healthcare plan, the harder you fought for your good benefits, the higher the taxes you'll pay under John McCain's plan.

And I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

GLENN: But wait. He goes further.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And my opponent can't make that pledge and here's why. For the first time in American history John McCain wants to tax your healthcare benefits. Apparently Senator McCain doesn't think it's enough that healthcare premiums have doubled. He thinks you should have to pay taxes on them, too. That's a $3.6 trillion tax increase potentially on middle class families.

GLENN: Okay. So that's what he said in the past. I mean, if you just want to know what he said in the past, what he has said in the past is all of that stuff. Now what is he saying?

PAT: Going to tax your Cadillac healthcare plan.

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"This is absolute fascism," Glenn Beck said on the radio program. "There is no safe space. They're coming after talk radio. They're coming after our podcasts. They're coming after our websites."

Glenn said this is this is just one more example of the left's crackdown on freedom of speech and further prove of their ongoing fight against free thinkers or anybody who wants to have an open conversation that may include ideas contrary to what they believe.

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There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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