RUSH: You seasoned citizens out there, in addition to the fact that the Obama administration has plans for you called Cash for Caskets, get this.
"Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year. The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won't be a lost-of-living adjustment for the next two years. That hasn't happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975. Cost-of-living adjustments are pegged to inflation which has been negative this year largely because energy prices are below 2008 levels." Now, this could also be a ploy designed to get seasoned citizens on board for health care, whatever health care the Obama administration wants. But it isn't going to work. This is just going to add up to more negatives for Obama. The seasoned citizen population is well aware of Obama's Cash for Caskets program with them in the caskets. In fact, ladies and gentlemen, we told you about the VA Death Book last week. The Obama administration, ladies and gentlemen, has decided they need to counter the bad publicity.
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RUSH: So the news that senior citizens' Social Security checks will not have a COLA (cost-of-living increase) for the next two years is more bad news for Obama.
RUSH: Here's that story again from the AP. It was posted yesterday: "'Millions Face Shrinking Social Security Payments' -- Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise." Isn't this a cut? Shouldn't the correct language in the State-Controlled Media be: "Social Security Recipients Face Cut in Benefits the Next Two Years?" Rationed benefits, cuts in Social Security. Now, for you senior citizens out there, I am not making this up. If this were happening with the Bush administration, the word "cut" would be all over the headline and in the story. Your Social Security is being cut because you're not getting a cost of living adjustment for the next two years.
By the way, leave our penises alone, too. This is getting out of hand. There is a story that some officials in the Obama administration are pushing for circumcision for all boys born in the USA to fight HIV/AIDS. Not that I'm against circumcision, but it's a family's decision. Leave our penises alone, too, Obama! You know who's going to be really upset about this news? NOCIRC, the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. They're a San Francisco group, and they want to eliminate circumcision. Here's Obama out there saying we gotta have circumcision of every young boy born in the country. This is not going to please the NOCIRC people at all.
Social Security cuts the next two years.
RUSH: Vickie in Brooksville, Kentucky, welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it's absolutely an honor and a pleasure --
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: -- and mega dittos --
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: -- from Kentucky and flyover country.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: You're welcome. I just wanted to talk to you about the cuts in Social Security. I'm not ready for it yet. My husband's a 24-year disabled vet. We just got slapped with the Death Book and now the COLA thing. It's the hypocrisy that's pissing us off. It's the blatant, in-your-face hypocrisy. It's like being married to a malignant narcissist who keeps saying to you, "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes and ears?"
RUSH: You are saying...?
CALLER: I'm sick of it.
RUSH: You are saying that Obama is the equivalent of being married to an abusive husband?
CALLER: Absolutely. It just seems to be getting worse and worse. It's like the abused wife who all of a sudden takes the shotgun out, you know? I mean, just flips out.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no!
CALLER: One of these days, we're just going to slip!
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
CALLER: No, no. That isn't what I mean. I don't mean that literally. I'm saying it figuratively as if the wife who just flips then, you know? That's what it's like being hitched up to this guy. Every day it's something new, a new bombshell..
RUSH: Well, I understand. I understand you can't get away.
CALLER: I did not mean it that way. Please, forgive me. I did not mean it that way.
RUSH: I know. What you mean is you can't get away from the guy even when he's on vacation. You can't get away from the guy. He's always screwing up your life. He is always oppressing you, beating you up, abusing you, cutting your Social Security, telling you that you gotta decide when it's good for you to die.