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?

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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