RUSH: "Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm!" had a big meeting at the White House today where, all of a sudden, Barack Obama wants to make the government smaller. All of a sudden, Barack Obama's concerned about the inefficiency of the bureaucracy. All of a sudden, Barack Obama has realized that government isn't working for small business. All of a sudden, Barack Obama has realized the trouble that average people have dealing with the government. All of a sudden, Barack Obama has realized that there are one hundred... Oh. No, this is the way to put it. "The Department of Homeland Security," according to Barack Obama just moments ago, "reports to 100 different congressional committees and subcommittees and agencies."
And, all of a sudden, Barack Obama said (paraphrased): "That's too much paper! That's too many reports! We've gotta streamline this." The streamlining Barack Obama's talking about will be unnoticeable after his health care bill is implemented. What a joke. What an absolute transparent, phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock 'n' roller, FM-type of a scam. All of a sudden, Obama's the great small government reformer in an election year, with health care just waiting to be implemented, which will blow the size of this government up in ways that people cannot imagine. And then yesterday he had a big meeting on insourcing jobs.
RUSH: That's right, ladies and gentlemen, all of a sudden, Barack Obama wants to streamline government. Wow. Isn't it a beautiful thing. Well, let's look, shall we, at what it is Obama wants to shrink. These are the agencies that Obama suggests that we merge, downsize, shrink, what have you. The Commerce Department. The Small Business Administration. The Office of the US Trade Representative. The Export/Import Bank. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The Trade and Development Agency.
Now, what do these agencies all have in common? They're all pro-business. They are all pro-business. And this is where Obama wants to shrink. You could even say those agencies might lean to being pro-Republican or pro-conservative, and that's what Obama wants to shrink. He had this big press conference yesterday or whatever it was at the White House where he introduced a new term, "insourcing," as opposed to outsourcing jobs. I have a question. I brought this up earlier. Are we to presume that Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm, and Leon Panetta and Hillary Rodham Clinton will enjoy firing those four soldiers captured in the worse-than-Abu Ghraib video? You heard about this, right? Dawn, you haven't heard about this? Well, there's a video, nobody knows how old it is, of some US Marines urinating on the bodies of Taliban combatants in Afghanistan. They peed on them. And, of course, it's Marines. It violated the rules. There's no defense of this. The overreaction to this is nuts, but still, it happened.
You know, 80,000 soldiers were fired by the regime. Oh, yeah, we're gonna cut defense, we don't care. We'll cut defense. Eighty thousand soldiers fired, 80,000 soldiers laid off without a lot of tears from the regime. So what's getting rid of four more? But when it comes to laying off cops ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, no way. Can't lay off cops. Why, cops are too important. Armed resistance in our neighborhoods, the first responders, the police in your local community, whenever local leaders tell you that they just don't have the money anymore, they have to make budget cuts and the first to go will be the cops and teachers and firemen, what do you do? "No, no, no, no, don't cut our firemen. I don't want to be less safe." "Okay, fine, then we can't cut anything." No problem cutting 80,000 soldiers. Snap your fingers, it's done. Eighty thousand soldiers, outsource, insource, doesn't matter. The big difference is that the soldiers are not unionized and can't kick anything back to Obama. The cops are.