RUSH: Not work, not free markets, not growing economies and increasing job opportunities, but government taking care of people, government creating dependent people. Anybody who wants to talk about the safety net driving prosperity, the fact of the matter is, there was a time, folks, when we could afford the safety net. We can’t any longer, but there was a time where we had the money to have a safety net for people who really needed it. The problem with Obama and the Democrats is, they want everybody in the safety net.
They want everybody there.
You and I happen to believe that we need a safety net for people literally incapable of helping themselves. We are compassionate people. But we would never have been able to afford it. Those are lavish things. A social safety net, paying people not to work, whatever he talked about. Those are really luxurious, lavish things, and we were able to afford those things because we had an economic boom.
At the same time we didn’t have a whole lot of economic competition, and now we do, in spades. There wasn’t a lot of worldwide competition. By Obama’s logic, Greece should be an economic showplace. By Obama’s logic, Cuba and Venezuela ought to be superpowers. This… I’m telling you, it’s silly. It’s dangerously dumb to really believe this stuff. Now, it resonates with people, but it doesn’t work. They have to create this level of dependency first for this to be perceived as something really valuable.
RUSH: Do you know what real inequality is? You got Barack Obama, who is a multimillionaire because of books and whatever else he’s been able to do, sitting in the White House. He’s in the lap of luxury, his own Boeing 747, and in Kenya his brother is living in a hut. You want to talk about income inequality? Barack Obama has family members living on less than a dollar a day, one of them in a six-by-nine-foot hut. Dinesh D’Souza went over, tracked the guy down, confirmed it.
That’s income inequality, wealth inequality. The highest levels of income inequality were not found in the last decade in the United States. They were found in countries such as the Central African Republic, Honduras, Angola, Haiti, South Africa, and Namibia. And there’s a web link source for this. The United States is never gonna be at the top of any list of income inequality.
RUSH: Folks, if you missed this, you’ve got to hear this again. This is the president citing the pope, his new best friend. ‘Cause the pope is ripping America. The pope is ripping capitalism. The pope is ripping Ronaldus Magnus. The pope is ripping trickle-down economics, and Obama’s having an orgasm. Jeremiah Wright is beside himself. Jeremiah Wright thought he was Obama’s preacher, now the pope somehow has co-opted Obama. Who would have ever thought?
And, by the way, the pope is out there saying that no matter what, Pope Francis, he said yesterday, no matter how progressive minded the world turns, the Catholic Church can never compromise on its no-abortion rule. He said it’s a matter of human dignity. In Democrat parlance, the pope is an old white guy. They don’t like old white guys. Old white guys are the problem, nuclear family and all that. So they’re really conflicted. I mean, the pope is singing their song on trickle-down and capitalism, but he’s not budging on abortion. But Obama’s still overcome. You’ve got to hear this one more time.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you know, Obama is out trying to rebrand Obamacare. He’s out there trying to convince people now that — I don’t know what he thinks he can say after six years. I don’t know what new he thinks… You know what he’s doing? He’s actually claiming that one of the benefits of Obamacare is the redistribution of income. He’s actually promoting this as though it’s one of the great benefits of Obamacare. And we thought that you would like to hear how it sounded when he got out there yesterday.
(playing of Obama spoof.)
Rebranding Obamacare. Oh, whoop-de-doo.
RUSH: Now, let’s get this Millennial poll, because it’s important here. Two stories. First up here from TheHill.com. This is a poll from Harvard University Institute of Politics. Millennials are turning against Obamacare. Now, the other poll coming up, Millennials are turning against Obama, period. “Young voters are turning against President Obama and his signature healthcare law, according to a new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Obama’s approval rating has plunged to 41 percent with voters aged 18-29, down from 52 percent the last time Harvard polled the group. While 56 percent in the poll say they backed Obama last year, just 46 percent say they would do so again.”
That’s a drop of 10 points inside of a year.
The Harvard Institute of Politics Director, Trey Grayson, said, “We’re now seeing a sea change among this critical demographic.” I mean, these are the people who bought hope and change back in 2008. They bought the utopia. They bought the end of acrimony. They bought the end of bickering. They bought the end of yelling and partisanship, and they thought it was gonna be peace and love. Obama’s gonna lower the sea levels. He’s gonna lower the temperature. He’s gonna get rid of all the hatred for the United States and there’s gonna be massive love out there. And obviously such hasn’t happened.