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‘I’d Rather Die’: Glenn Beck Urges Older Americans To Work Despite Coronavirus
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Mar 25, 2020 01:31:29   #
PeterS
 
Hey, I'd rather you die too. So all of you cons get back to work and hug each other when you get there and give everybody a big high five!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/glenn-beck-coronavirus_n_5e7ab2d6c5b620022ab30851?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&section=politics&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=main_fb&fbclid=IwAR3l4PeS0A4UBCkzkLsvRfhoNagtFeSpOXFz9im_GcDFCqZr0Q1UINmY5_c

TV and radio personality Glenn Beck is urging older Americans to return to work to keep the economy going despite the coronavirus infection risks.

Younger people, he said, could stay home to protect themselves from the virus that causes COVID-19 while older people ― who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says are more prone to the most serious cases ― should keep working.

“I would rather have my children stay home and all of us who are over 50 go in and keep this economy going and working,” he said in comments posted online by Media Matters. “Even if we all get sick, I’d rather die than kill the country.”

Beck’s comments came after he said he was concerned that Democrats would “jam down” the Green New Deal in economic stimulus legislation while Americans are home “panicked” over COVID-19.

Sending older people to work, he seemed to imply, would prevent that legislation.

“It’s not the economy that’s dying,” he said. “It’s the country.”

Beck was among the numerous voices on the right opposed to the Affordable Care Act a decade ago, claiming it would lead to “death panels” that would ration care to determine who gets lifesaving treatment and who doesn’t.

At the time, he argued nature or market forces should kill older people instead.

“I would rather have nature off grandma, you know?” he said in 2010. “I’d rather, I’d rather have the free market off grandma because then nobody is controlling it.”

While the “death panels” never appeared, Beck now seems to be making a more direct appeal to both nature and markets to “off grandma.”

His latest call echoed comments by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who this week said he’s “all in” on reopening businesses even if it means he could die as a result of infection.

Patrick claimed “lots of grandparents” agreed with him.

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Mar 25, 2020 01:53:11   #
JW
 
PeterS wrote:
Hey, I'd rather you die too. So all of you cons get back to work and hug each other when you get there and give everybody a big high five!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/glenn-beck-coronavirus_n_5e7ab2d6c5b620022ab30851?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&section=politics&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=main_fb&fbclid=IwAR3l4PeS0A4UBCkzkLsvRfhoNagtFeSpOXFz9im_GcDFCqZr0Q1UINmY5_c

TV and radio personality Glenn Beck is urging older Americans to return to work to keep the economy going despite the coronavirus infection risks.

Younger people, he said, could stay home to protect themselves from the virus that causes COVID-19 while older people ― who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says are more prone to the most serious cases ― should keep working.

“I would rather have my children stay home and all of us who are over 50 go in and keep this economy going and working,” he said in comments posted online by Media Matters. “Even if we all get sick, I’d rather die than kill the country.”

Beck’s comments came after he said he was concerned that Democrats would “jam down” the Green New Deal in economic stimulus legislation while Americans are home “panicked” over COVID-19.

Sending older people to work, he seemed to imply, would prevent that legislation.

“It’s not the economy that’s dying,” he said. “It’s the country.”

Beck was among the numerous voices on the right opposed to the Affordable Care Act a decade ago, claiming it would lead to “death panels” that would ration care to determine who gets lifesaving treatment and who doesn’t.

At the time, he argued nature or market forces should kill older people instead.

“I would rather have nature off grandma, you know?” he said in 2010. “I’d rather, I’d rather have the free market off grandma because then nobody is controlling it.”

While the “death panels” never appeared, Beck now seems to be making a more direct appeal to both nature and markets to “off grandma.”

His latest call echoed comments by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who this week said he’s “all in” on reopening businesses even if it means he could die as a result of infection.

Patrick claimed “lots of grandparents” agreed with him.
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I agree with them. Better that my children and grandchildren survive. I have lived a long and interesting life. It's called selflessness. Something Liberals can't understand but was once understood by all Americans.

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Mar 25, 2020 05:47:03   #
PeterS
 
JW wrote:
I agree with them. Better that my children and grandchildren survive. I have lived a long and interesting life. It's called selflessness. Something Liberals can't understand but was once understood by all Americans.

My grandchildren are going to survive whether I live or die anyway. But by all means, you should go back to work, shake hands, and hug every "selfless" conservative you can find.

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Mar 25, 2020 06:28:04   #
American Vet
 
PeterS wrote:
My grandchildren are going to survive whether I live or die anyway. .


Maybe, maybe not. Or they might survive' to live in a 3rd world crap hole America would become if liberals run the place.....

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Mar 25, 2020 06:34:38   #
eden
 
PeterS wrote:
Hey, I'd rather you die too. So all of you cons get back to work and hug each other when you get there and give everybody a big high five!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/glenn-beck-coronavirus_n_5e7ab2d6c5b620022ab30851?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&section=politics&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=main_fb&fbclid=IwAR3l4PeS0A4UBCkzkLsvRfhoNagtFeSpOXFz9im_GcDFCqZr0Q1UINmY5_c

TV and radio personality Glenn Beck is urging older Americans to return to work to keep the economy going despite the coronavirus infection risks.

Younger people, he said, could stay home to protect themselves from the virus that causes COVID-19 while older people ― who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says are more prone to the most serious cases ― should keep working.

“I would rather have my children stay home and all of us who are over 50 go in and keep this economy going and working,” he said in comments posted online by Media Matters. “Even if we all get sick, I’d rather die than kill the country.”

Beck’s comments came after he said he was concerned that Democrats would “jam down” the Green New Deal in economic stimulus legislation while Americans are home “panicked” over COVID-19.

Sending older people to work, he seemed to imply, would prevent that legislation.

“It’s not the economy that’s dying,” he said. “It’s the country.”

Beck was among the numerous voices on the right opposed to the Affordable Care Act a decade ago, claiming it would lead to “death panels” that would ration care to determine who gets lifesaving treatment and who doesn’t.

At the time, he argued nature or market forces should kill older people instead.

“I would rather have nature off grandma, you know?” he said in 2010. “I’d rather, I’d rather have the free market off grandma because then nobody is controlling it.”

While the “death panels” never appeared, Beck now seems to be making a more direct appeal to both nature and markets to “off grandma.”

His latest call echoed comments by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who this week said he’s “all in” on reopening businesses even if it means he could die as a result of infection.

Patrick claimed “lots of grandparents” agreed with him.
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Glen Beck is a kook but a needy one. This kind of claptrap gets him the attention he craves.

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Mar 25, 2020 07:33:54   #
American Vet
 
eden wrote:
Glen Beck is a kook but a needy one. This kind of claptrap gets him the attention he craves.


Yeah, he is almost as bad as Rachel Madcow....

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Mar 25, 2020 09:02:25   #
PeterS
 
American Vet wrote:
Maybe, maybe not. Or they might survive' to live in a 3rd world crap hole America would become if liberals run the place.....

Yes, but without conservatives it would be heaven on earth!

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Mar 25, 2020 09:07:49   #
American Vet
 
PeterS wrote:
Yes, but without conservatives it would be heaven on earth!


You mean like socialist paradise Venezuela?

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Mar 25, 2020 09:09:22   #
PeterS
 
eden wrote:
Glen Beck is a kook but a needy one. This kind of claptrap gets him the attention he craves.

He's just repeating what other conservatives have said. I'm assuming that they want 'shelter in place' removed and any limitations on crowd size and let the virus run amok. If that were to happen though it would hit anyone with any type of underlying condition. So if you vape and have weak lungs you would be ripe for the virus. If enough people get sick we will see our children and even grandchildren succumb to the virus which will defeat conservatives sacrificing themselves on the corona alter...

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Mar 25, 2020 09:19:59   #
PeterS
 
American Vet wrote:
You mean like socialist paradise Venezuela?

No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More like Europe with a little more free enterprise mixed in. I mean when you look at it we've had a mixed economy since the 1930's so socialism in our economy isn't anything new. We provide free K-12 so how would we suddenly be socialized if we add up to 4 more years to our childrens education? And we offer Medicare and Medicaid so why are we suddenly socialized if we offer healthcare to all citizens? And of course, we have SS and unemployment insurance and I haven't seen any of you cons try to jump off a cliff because of E-vile socialism.

No, I don't mean like Venezuela. I mean like our own country which has been socialized since the days of FDR!

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Mar 25, 2020 09:42:57   #
Lonewolf
 
PeterS wrote:
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More like Europe with a little more free enterprise mixed in. I mean when you look at it we've had a mixed economy since the 1930's so socialism in our economy isn't anything new. We provide free K-12 so how would we suddenly be socialized if we add up to 4 more years to our childrens education? And we offer Medicare and Medicaid so why are we suddenly socialized if we offer healthcare to all citizens? And of course, we have SS and unemployment insurance and I haven't seen any of you cons try to jump off a cliff because of E-vile socialism.

No, I don't mean like Venezuela. I mean like our own country which has been socialized since the days of FDR!
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Mar 25, 2020 09:43:29   #
American Vet
 
PeterS wrote:
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More like Europe with a little more free enterprise mixed in. I mean when you look at it we've had a mixed economy since the 1930's so socialism in our economy isn't anything new. We provide free K-12 so how would we suddenly be socialized if we add up to 4 more years to our childrens education? And we offer Medicare and Medicaid so why are we suddenly socialized if we offer healthcare to all citizens? And of course, we have SS and unemployment insurance and I haven't seen any of you cons try to jump off a cliff because of E-vile socialism.

No, I don't mean like Venezuela. I mean like our own country which has been socialized since the days of FDR!
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More lik... (show quote)


Agreed: Many people think FDR was a socialist - and he was, to a great degree.

The trick is to keep socialism/big government at bay and let the free enterprise do it's thing. The more government involvement, the less gets done.

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Mar 25, 2020 17:22:26   #
JW
 
PeterS wrote:
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More like Europe with a little more free enterprise mixed in. I mean when you look at it we've had a mixed economy since the 1930's so socialism in our economy isn't anything new. We provide free K-12 so how would we suddenly be socialized if we add up to 4 more years to our childrens education? And we offer Medicare and Medicaid so why are we suddenly socialized if we offer healthcare to all citizens? And of course, we have SS and unemployment insurance and I haven't seen any of you cons try to jump off a cliff because of E-vile socialism.

No, I don't mean like Venezuela. I mean like our own country which has been socialized since the days of FDR!
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More lik... (show quote)


What you Libbies can't understand is that to have a socialist country requires an authoritarian dictatorship. It doesn't work otherwise. Our country has not been socialized, ever. Adopting a few social programs does not make a socialist country.

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Mar 25, 2020 22:11:27   #
eden
 
PeterS wrote:
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More like Europe with a little more free enterprise mixed in. I mean when you look at it we've had a mixed economy since the 1930's so socialism in our economy isn't anything new. We provide free K-12 so how would we suddenly be socialized if we add up to 4 more years to our childrens education? And we offer Medicare and Medicaid so why are we suddenly socialized if we offer healthcare to all citizens? And of course, we have SS and unemployment insurance and I haven't seen any of you cons try to jump off a cliff because of E-vile socialism.

No, I don't mean like Venezuela. I mean like our own country which has been socialized since the days of FDR!
No, that's an authoritarian dictatorship. More lik... (show quote)



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Mar 25, 2020 22:14:07   #
eden
 
JW wrote:
What you Libbies can't understand is that to have a socialist country requires an authoritarian dictatorship. It doesn't work otherwise. Our country has not been socialized, ever. Adopting a few social programs does not make a socialist country.


So where is the breakpoint? Obama was elected in a fair election, twice. Where was the authoritarian dictatorial stuff.
( Uh oh....incoming!)

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