Glen Bck Criticizes then Praises Our Health Care System - Hypocricy?
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“In Just 16 months from which Glenn Beck moved from CNN to FOX you can chart the incredible progress of Health Care in the Country” – Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart are both paid millions to “talk”. Neither should be taken seriously. Both make obscene amounts of money (See Below) and both can easily afford the very best Health Care the Nation has to offer.
First off I am neither Republican nor Democrat. Until this year I had no idea who Glenn Beck was because I do not pay attention to people, only the issues they represent. The people change the problems and Good Old Boy network remain the same. When an issue arises I take sides with the people from either party that represents the best solutions.
There is a lot of Hypocrisy in Glenn Becks words and I believe both followers and critics alike already know this fact. Glenn Beck is all about the money. On one hand Glenn Beck is bitching and moaning about how poor the people treated him at his stay at one of the Countries Best Hospitals. Then about a year later is is bashing the Health Care Reform package because “We already have the Best Health Care in the World”. So which is it Glenn… does our Health Care suck or is it the Best?
The Doctors that treated me that are not connected to the Hospital were incredible. Glenn’s gripe was with the Staff of the Hospital not his personal Physicians.
For the record I am not opposed to Health Care Reform I’m totally for it. But I am totally against the Bill the House just pushed through in spite of major opposition. Mandating Health Care is not a benefit to the American People, it’s a tax plain and simple. I’m against any Bill that does not represent fully the needs of All Americans. And this Bill is simply a rush job to try and make the Obama Administration look good. If we have learned anything in the past year it’s that rushing through legislation is a very bad idea. 501(c)(3) status is a joke. It allows CEO’s and Executives to compensate themselves however they see fit while their companies pay no taxes.
The recently passed Health Care Bill is going nowhere because of the issue of Abortion. When the Government decides to fund or not fun Abortion they are in a situation they can not win. This is just one more reason that the Government needs to play only a regulatory role in Health Care and let the market do it’s job. What about the impoverished and the poor you say? The solution is not more social programs, the solution is to provide an economic climate of opportunity. The solution is to allow Charity to do it’s job. The United States killed all it’s Charitable Hospitals back in the 1970’s. 501
I’m for regulating Health Care, I’m actually for making all Health Care non-profit. However the rules of practice have got to be changed. You see I worked for one of the largest Health Care Companies on the West Coast! A company that pays their retired CEO a $5 Million per year salary to NOT WORK! Sure after years of service its okay to pay compensation in the form of retirement benefits, but $5 Million? And this was a not-for-profit institution.
I’m for removing barriers to competition. I’m for limiting Executive compensation to a multiple of the lowest paid worker. I’m for regulating shareholder profits so that investors are rewarded, but not excessively. Remaining profits flow back through to the people who need services. And I do not know how to accomplish these goals, but until the greed is removed nothing positive is going to happen. Society and the American People need to decide what they want by voting not by letting Politicians cram their own agendas down our throats.
Back to Glen Beck… he is an example of a person who is not interested in reform, but only in furthering the millions of Dollars he makes each year by stirring the pot.
FYI: I don’t watch Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and I realize it’s just comedy and sometimes skewed to the left. So I’m not going to take sides with Jon Stewart or Glenn Beck… I just find the Hypocrisy Laughable.
PS: Taking sides with either does nothing more than distract from the Real Issue and that is supporting legislation that really does offer vast improvements to the Health Care System without mandating and forcing bad policy on the American People.
- Glenn Beck Salary
[Glenn] Beck was growing into stardom at Headline News, he built a media operation that stretches from radio to the web to concert halls and convention centers. Throw in the second piece of a $3 million book deal with Simon and Schuster, and the voice of the conservative opposition is on track to have an $18 million year.
- Jon Stewart
2005 Salary $1.5 Million
- Henry M Paulson
George W. Bush’s appointment to the United States Secretary of Treasury
Just so you know… Paulson who is in charge of handing out cash by the Billions to his buddies on Wall Street was the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs in 2005 earned $29,789,359!
Do the obscenely wealthy have any idea what it's like to try and get Health Care Services in America?