Glenn Beck: About those death panels...


Video: Bill Gates Wants Death Panels?

GLENN: Bill Gates I think is an amazing human being. Really, really smart. Very, very charitable. I have a feeling he's slightly liberal, maybe. Slightly. I grew up in Seattle, too. I can spot them a million miles away. He was giving a talk and he was talking about our economic problems, and the choices that we're going to have to face. And he talks about, the end of life expenses are far too much. We're spending way too much for the last three months of life. And because of that, we're going to have to choose: Do we have grandma or do we have teachers? Now, he believes teachers. I don't want the government to make the choice to off grandma. As uncomfortable as it may sound, I would rather have nature off grandma, you know? I'd rather, I'd rather have the free market off grandma because then nobody is controlling it. Nobody's making the decision. The decision is made through economics. That's horrible. But it's

STU: Glenn Beck advocates free market killing grandmas, mmm hmmm, mmm hmmm.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: We see it.

GLENN: It's much worse to have somebody, you know, on some, dare I say it, death panel making the decision: Who's going to live and who's going to die. That's not good. Neither of them are good.

PAT: What's amazing is these leftists coming out now and talking about death panels. Where was Bill Gates when Sarah Palin and you were being discredited every day for even bringing it up?

GLENN: It's okay. Because what they did, what the left did is they made such a big deal out of everything that we've said that now that these things are coming to happen, it doesn't hurt us. It doesn't hurt me. I've survived this long. I may not survive another day. I don't know. But the truth is out. I don't have to be standing anymore. I don't have to be here anymore. I don't have to be on TV, I don't have to be alive, I don't have to be anymore. You can discredit me all you want. The truth is out. The turning point was 8/28 and here's the truth. Let's just talk about death panels. Here's the truth. I just said what I've said, that grandma or teachers, it's going to be a decision. I would rather have the free market decide that.

Now, that's just the baseline. We can come up with something else. We can look into it. We can here's an idea. We can use the free market and reduce the cost of teacher pensions I know, that's crazy. We could use the free market and reduce the cost of schooling and we could use the free market and encourage medicine and medicine breakthroughs to reduce the cost... of grandma living a little longer. We could also do tort reform, which would reduce the cost to the insurance companies! It's crazy! Those are debates that we should have. What are you going to do? What do you want to do? But instead what they do is say anyone who says a death panel is coming is a fear monger. Okay. Whatever. Is that what I am today? Give me ten minutes; you'll make me into something else. That's okay. Because that's what you do. We're going to be over here talking about the facts.

Here is audio of Bill Gates, and he's talking about the facts. Now, Bill and I, I'm sure, disagree on the death panel thing, on, oh, teachers over grandma. However, he sees the world the same way, and that is as a realist. It's unsustainable. He wants the debate. So do I. Listen to him.

GATES: That's a tradeoff society is making because of very, very high medical costs and a lack of willingness to say, you know, is spending a million dollars on that last three months of life for that patient, would it be better not to lay off those ten teachers and to make that tradeoff in medical costs. But that's called a death panel and you're not supposed to have that discussion. So you

GLENN: Did you hear what he just said? That, of course, is called a death panel and we're not supposed to have that discussion. No. As thinking human beings, as responsible citizens, as responsible adults, that is exactly the conversation we should be having. That's why I said at the beginning, I didn't want Van Jones to be fired. I want to have a debate! A conversation! And not me. Us as a people. What are we doing? Do we believe in the free market or do we believe in communism or socialism? Which is it? Have the debate, America. Do you want teachers or do you want grandma? Now, I personally would say to Bill Gates: You know what, if I said to you, well, we've got to have these big computers and do you know how much? I mean, these computers are the size of a house. You know how much these computers cost? I would say we should encourage people to play in their underpants in their dad's garage to come up with a better system, and let the free market take it and take computers that is right size of a room. Do you know how many teachers we would have to execute and stop feeding to be able to have one of these gigantic computers? No, because I believe in the free market system, there's going to be some 14 year old pimple face kid that comes up with a better idea that makes computers so affordable that everyone could have them and combine them with their phone. You would think Bill Gates would get that. But that's what the free market does. Instead a death panel said, "These are the costs and we've got to stop all the costs. And we've got to control everything. You, you die. You, you teach." That's not the free market. That's fascism. That never ends well. But maybe it will this time. Here's Bill Gates who disagrees with me, I'm sure, but two adults that could actually are actually saying the same thing: Hey, America, it's important you have this debate. What he doesn't say is what I will. Because if you don't have the debate, somebody else will. In fact, if I may go way out on a limb, others already are. Take control of your own life. You're an adult. You're a citizen. You're endowed by your creator with certain inalienable rights. Forget about your rights! Start concentrating on your responsibilities! And your rights will automatically restore themselves.

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Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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