Glenn Beck: Another NYT Obamacare admission -- rationing!




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GLENN: I was with somebody yesterday and they said, oh, thank goodness this recession is over. I said, I beg your pardon? "Oh, everything's on the upswing. I talked to everybody. Everybody's saying everything's on the upswing." Really? Everything's on the upswing? That's fantastic. She just looked at me and said, "It's not?" And I said, well, I could be wrong, but... no! Don't believe that. You're in the eye of the hurricane. You've got the other wall coming, and the other wall the storm we're at sea. The storm is still gathering strength. And here they are yesterday we were talking about taxes and how they have to do a VAT tax. No. No, they don't. The first thing they have to do is cut spending. And then you know what? And then start cutting benefits. This comes from the New York Times In Medicine, the Power of No. How can we learn to say no? The federal government is now starting to build the institutions that will try to reduce the soaring growth of healthcare costs. There will be a group to compare the effectiveness of different treatments, a so called Medicare innovation center and a Medicare oversight board that can set payment rates.

Aren't these the things they promised us they weren't going to do, that they were going to compare the effectiveness of different treatments? Didn't they say they would never get between you and your doctor. Well, what does that mean when they're comparing the effectiveness of treatments? They're like, oh, this one's not really effective for the money? But go ahead and do it anyway; we just don't want to tell you. All of these groups will face the same basic problem: Deep down Americans tend to believe that more care is better and we recoil from efforts to restrict care. Managed care became loathed in the 1990s. The recent recommendation to reduce breast cancer screenings set off a firestorm on it, because it didn't come from doctors; it came from the government!

On a personal level anybody who has made a decision about his or her own care knows the nagging worry that comes from not choosing the most aggressive treatment. This, try anything and everything" instinct is ingrained in our culture and has big benefits but also has big down sides including the side effects and the risks that come with unnecessary treatment. Consider the recent study that found 15,000 people were projected to die eventually from the radiation they received from CAT scans in just a single year.

Bullcrap.

From an economic perspective healthcare reform will fail if we can't sometimes push back against the "Try anything" instinct. So figuring out how so say no may be the single toughest, most important task facing the people in charge of carrying out healthcare reform.

So now what the New York Times is saying to us is, now that the government is in charge, now the New York Times is trying to sell us that we need less healthcare. You hear that? Before they were saying, "Oh, no, they're not going to it's not going to affect your healthcare, it's not going to affect it. You're not going to get less, there's not going to be rationing. What is this? What is this? This is the setup to rationing! Sometimes less is better. I'm so tired of the lies. I am so tired of the lies. I am so tired of the truth not mattering to these people. They don't care. They just don't care about the truth. It amazes me because I don't know how people sleep at night. You know the big push on you is that you're insane and dangerous. The big push now on me here's the latest one, that I'm only in it for the money. And that I don't believe anything that I say. I want you to know. What the hell would I be doing if I wasn't doing this for money? It's my job. I'm a capitalist. I have no problem making money, and my audience doesn't have a problem with people making money. I was poor and I'm rich and I may be poor again. It doesn't matter. But I have a right, as long as I am creating something of value. As long as I really take pride in my work, as long as I'm creating something of value and I'm trying to give you every bit of quality. For every dollar that you spend, I want you to have $1.25 in quality. I want you to have entertainment or information, and I say this to you all the time. I promise you, I know how hard you work for your money. Well, I work hard for my time. I work hard for my quality. And everybody here, we bust our ass. You're damn right we're getting rich, and I'm not ashamed of it. But who could possibly sleep at night, saying the things that I say and believe, think I want to say these things? Do you think I want my family under threat all the time? Do you think I want I'm not talking to you. These people just don't care. They don't care about the truth one way or the other. They told us that they would this would never affect our healthcare, there would never be rationing. Now the New York Times is softening everything up. They will go in and let's soften up the ground. "You know, we've got a problem in America. We just think more is better." Yeah, you know what? That is a problem in America. It is. But it's my right to choose, more or less, not the government's. These people are just organs. That's all they are. You pick which organ. They're just organs. I go with Wurlitzer. They're just organs for the government. That's all they are. When did that become okay?

Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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