'Glenn Beck': Who's 'Bearing False Witness' About Health Care?

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," July 15, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


REP. BART STUPAK, D-MICH.: For the Republicans to now claim that we send a bill back to committee under this guise of protecting life is disingenuous.


GLENN BECK, HOST: That is Stupak calling Republicans disingenuous after the health care bill passed. Obama took it a step further and said anyone who is stating that there would be money from federal dollars going for abortions was "bearing false witness." I showed you this earlier, but here it is one more time:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: There are some folks out there who are frankly bearing witness. But I want everyone to know what health insurance reform is all about. You've heard that this is all going to mean government-funding of abortion. Not true. This is all — these are all fabrications that have been put out there in order to discourage people from meeting what I consider to be a core ethical and moral obligation.


BECK: Well, I sure would like the president to explain what is happening in Pennsylvania, then, with the HHS and also in New Mexico, where federally funded abortions will begin — when is it, August?

Bearing false witness. Wow! What an interesting choice of words, Mr. President. I was hoping that I was wrong. I was hoping that I was wrong. How many times in this program I've said I hope that I'm wrong.

I also told you that this bill was about redistribution of wealth and again called a hater, called a liar, called all kinds of things for implying that Obama was a socialist who wanted redistribution of wealth.

Well, here he is, hiring now the guy to head up the biggest part of government health care, Medicare and Medicaid. Here is his new pick:


Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized, and humane, must — must — redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is, by definition redistributional.


BECK: And of course, you have The New York Times who waited a full two days until after the bill passed to inform you that, surprise. Yes. Yes, you've just voted for massive redistribution of wealth.

So who is telling the truth here? We said the health care bill would cost more than they were promising it would cost. We said they were — we said that they were fudging the numbers. They said we were blocking progress and standing in the way of reform.

Well, wouldn't you know it? The CBO came two months after the passage of the bill and said the bill was going to cost $115 billion more than we thought. Why? Well, if you watch this show, you knew. Because congressional and administration game playing with a doctor fix.

Again, who was telling the truth and who was bearing false witness? We knew the extra cost was there. We told you they sold you a bill of goods.

This is why the president told you before not to watch TV. Don't watch TV. Too much information out there. Could get too confusing. That's why they are trying to control the Internet.

Instead you know what you should do? Just check out my favorite source, The Huffington Post. That's what he told you to do. Is The Huffington Post reporting on this stuff today? Or — I don't know. I don't check them out.

We hold their feet to the fire and we will do it to our last breath. This is why they don't want you to watch. In fact, if you think it's just him that said that, here is the latest from Van Jones on the "don't watch cable news" bandwagon:


VAN JONES, WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS 'CZAR': That little idiot box squawking in the corner, trying to press you and make you feel like this is a horrible country and everybody believes evil things about the president and everybody this and everybody that. It's just not true. Cut it off. Just cut it off.


BECK: Yes, they don't want you to watch. Liars and thieves, I think, usually like to carry out their thievery in the darkness.

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