Glenn Beck: Another NYT Obamacare admission -- rationing!




Glenn Beck is seen here on GlennBeck.TV, a feature available exclusively to Glenn Beck Insider Extreme members. Learn more...

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?

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

Watch the video clip below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.