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.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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