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Glenn Beck's One Thing: SEIU vs. You

Have you heard about Green Week over at NBC? Al Gore is going to be on — it's great. They are asking everyone to "go green" and "watch TV."

In California, they are trying to ban big screen TVs. Hey, GE: Won't turning on all of our TVs destroy the Earth?

That's why we aren't going green, we are going purple.

See, a purple shirt is the only thing that helps make any sense out of the health care bill. Without the purple shirt, this bill would make you say, "Why in the world would we do that?"

The American public doesn't want government-run health care and, for the first time in history, we don't think it's the government's place to give it to us.

We're the young girl saying "no" and government is Roman Polanski: In the end, we are all going to be cowering in France.

Why would we do it? We certainly can't afford it. Our unfunded liabilities in the U.S. are $105 trillion — that's promises we've made, but don't have the money to cover. And we are adding to that? A few months ago we were in a crisis that "we may not be able to reverse":

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.

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Then we spent almost a trillion dollars on a stimulus that promised to keep unemployment under eight percent — now it's 10.2 percent. How is America supposed to feel confident that this time politicians will get it right?

Well, I don't. And by a look at the polls, most of America doesn't either. Look at the track record:

In 1967, the House Ways and Means Committee predicted future Medicare would cost about $12 billion. The actual number was $110 billion and last year it was well over $400 billion

They "estimated" $1 billion would last four months with "cash for clunkers." It was broke in one week.

Social Security will be bankrupt 30 years.

Obama has proposed at least $10 trillion in welfare spending, yet he tries to act like he's somehow being fiscally responsible. He uses the term "deficit neutral" a lot:

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OBAMA, NOV. 9, 2009: Congress needs to know that when I say this has to be deficit neutral, I mean it.

OBAMA, JULY 29, 2009: I will not sign a health care bill that is not deficit neutral.

OBAMA, JULY 1, 2009: This can't add to our deficit. It's got to be deficit neutral.

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That's great. But how are you going to do that, exactly? Obama claims to remain "deficit neutral" by paying for this bill with "savings." I want to be fair to the president, so I've compiled a list of all the times government programs successfully "saved" money. Here they are:

I'm one of those old-fashioned people who do this crazy, wacky thing called "saving." Yes, if I want something I set money aside. And then I buy it. Whoa, that's radical isn't it?

Here's a question no politician will bother answering: If this bill doesn't kick in 'til 2013 (which is a convenient year, no? After the next presidential election? Hmm), why not just wait and see if we can save the money? And make the bill conditional on if we can actually get the savings before we fully commit? I know, more radical extremist talk!

Another question — again, I'm one of those hateful old-fashioned types, but when I hear $1 trillion, I'm thinking lap of luxury. I'm thinking Rolls Royce. But, by their own admission, this plan won't even cover everyone; as many as 30 million people will still have no insurance.

And we've all heard about the problems with others who have already tried similar programs:

• Doctor lotteries in Canada

• The 4,000 babies born in the hallways in Britain due to a shortage of delivery rooms

• Group doctors visits and long lines from Romney-Care in Massachusetts

It's the same story everywhere it's been tried. So, we take Rolls money when we already know we are going to get a Peugeot? It doesn't make sense.

Ah, but wait. I almost forgot: It's purple day. Let me summon the purple shirt. None of the stats add up, so why would we do this? Could it have something to do with special interests? No! It couldn't. The president himself said he was going to rid the capitol of those evil special interests:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE BARACK OBAMA: We're going to have to change the culture in Washington so that lobbyists and special interests aren't driving the process and your voices aren't being drowned out.

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How is that working out? Let's start with some of those special interests:

The AARP is strangely for this plan, even though a majority of seniors oppose it. It's pretty obvious that cutting $500 billion from Medicare probably won't help the seniors already on it. Maybe they want it because of the estimated 12 million seniors who will need to purchase expensive Medi-gap insurance that is offered through (wait for it) the AARP.

Attorneys aren't complaining about the plan; they are licking their chops. It'll open up a whole new area of litigation. Before, attorneys who sued health care insurance companies for denied medical care were only entitled to the cost of the service which was denied. Under this legislation, attorneys could sue those same insurance companies for pain and suffering, lost wages, wrongful death — which translates to "gobs of cash."

What about those fence sitters in Congress? Those last-minute "yes" votes? What convinced them? Here's a few:

Rep. Anh Cao — the lone GOP vote — said it was "promises of future support for New Orleans."

Rep. Dennis Cardoza was assured he'd get drought assistance for his state.

Michael Michaud in Maine was won over with "personal coaxing" from the president. Personal coaxing? My grandfather would have called them bribes.

They don't care about what the constituents want. Remember the polls? We don't want this. They're on the take and guess who they are taking from? You.

And the biggest winner in the health care sweepstakes is: the unions.

Andy Stern, president of the SEIU, a union of 2.2 million people, leads the White House visitors list with 22 visits. What do they talk about together?

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OBAMA: Before debating health care, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.

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He doesn't address your concerns or my concerns. No, he consults with Andy Stern at least 22 times.

Stern represents 2.2 million people. There are 3 million who watch this show. Could you imagine if the president of the United States said the person he talks to most on the issues of the economy and national defense is "Glenn Beck of Fox News" and I was the most frequent visitor of the White House? No one would stand for it.

The president shouldn't be talking to anyone who leads a group who leads 1 million, 2 million or 10 million. He's here to lead the entire group. You know, justice for all.

The reason continue to push for this when you are saying no is because you aren't the ones they are listening to. Unless you are wearing a purple shirt.

I said this well over a year ago, maybe two, that the unions desperately need government health care because they are in trouble. They've promised too much: Huge benefit packages and massive retirement pensions have unions scrambling to unload the burden. And guess who is the lucky recipient of that burden under Obama's plan?

You.

How could he do that? It doesn't make sense. But remember, his "life work" is not about you:

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OBAMA: I've spent my entire adult life working with SEIU. I'm not a newcomer to this.

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All his life he's been doing the SEIU's work. Work for those 2.2 million people. So we know the president has a lot in common with Andy Stern. Let's see if you do: What are his goals?

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ANDY STERN, PRESIDENT OF SEIU: Workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore it's a way we're going to have to do our work.

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Workers of the world unite. Hmm, where have I heard that before? Oh yes: That's the communist slogan. Good thing there hasn't been a recent rash of communist radicals running around in the White House. Because then I'd really be concerned. Let's for a moment give old Andy the benefit of the doubt, that he just went to the Anita Dunn school of comedy, what else does he believe?

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STERN: The question is how is everyone going to share in the wealth? And I think that after we get through this health care situation and finally solve this problem of 223 years, you know, we are going to see a change in our labor laws.

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A 223 year mistake? First of all, it's 233 years. Which would be... America? Twenty-two visits. My work is their work. Let's paint the country purple. Purple? Why not red, white and blue? I'll show you why: SEIU just made a movie. The topic? How the SEIU got Obama elected. Here's the trailer:

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OBAMA: Ordinary people can do extraordinary things so long as they are organized, so long as the are mobilized, so long as they are unionized.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would like to introduce to you the next president of the United States, Barack Obama.

OBAMA: Thank you, Cleveland.

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Give it up for SEIU.

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Whose interest is government acting on with this bill? They can't afford it. It doesn't cover everyone. Special interests are being paid off. It certainly doesn't seem to help you.

Let me give you a plan of action here, something positive you can do.

Six people in Congress are on the fence. They are up for re-election. If you live in their districts call and ask them: What have they been promised? What's in it for them? Remind them that you will be listening and watching. And if they come out for it, you'll work to campaign against them.

You see, right now, they only want one thing: To get re-elected. And they have more fear in the big purple monster than faith in we the people.

You speak without fear. Tell them no means no. But look out, the big purple monster doesn't take no for an answer.

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