RUSH: John in Carlsbad, California -- a beautiful place, by the way -- it's great to have you on the program. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Great to be on the program. Good morning, and mega dittos.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: So I actually called to comment about the health care, but I just want to mention that I actually have the "silver bullet" for the Republican platform to win over many, many Democrats, if you'd like to hear at the end of this. But, again, Mr. Obama is the least qualified in the room. You know, health care sometime in the seventies or eighties moved from -- or health insurance, I should say, moved from -- insurance into this kind of health care thing. It's not insurance. Insurance was designed for people to take out and put a certain amount of money in to pool risk so that if the unlikely event happened, they could take that money and pay off that event.
I mean, that's really what it's about. You know, you don't -- so you don't have to pay it all yourself. You're sharing the load. But suddenly insurance, what we keep calling "insurance" has really turned into, "You're paying for health care." So if you get everybody in this country paying into this, you can't just give them $200 a month and expect everyone to get $1,500 a month worth of care. It's just not gonna work. It's a Ponzi scheme. So this whole idea that we could put everybody under one umbrella, quote, unquote, "health care" and get it less expensive than just paying for it outright is ludicrous because as soon as you get everybody into it, you're --
RUSH: Yeah, but see you're... I'm gonna tell you something I know you understand. The money is irrelevant to the proponents of national health care. How it's paid for, who pays for it is irrelevant, as is everything going on with them now. We are $16 trillion in debt. Obama has run up the national debt more in three years than all previous presidents combined! The deficits of Barack Obama dwarf those -- it's not even close -- of George W. Bush, and he's doubling down for even more. What this is about, what national health care is about as you've described it here is total control over the population. Once they get this, once this is fully implemented, this is ballgame. Because everything that we do can be dictated to by the government because it will have impact on our "health."
They can restrict our movements, our freedom, in any way they want because of what they claim will be the impact on the cost of health care. That's when they will care about cost. This administration and the Democrat Party don't care about how something's gonna be "paid for" other than rhetorically when they're opposing tax cuts. But financial solvency is not a concern of theirs. In fact, it's just the opposite. Now, you're right in terms of what they're trying to convince people of: That their premiums aren't ever gonna go up. In fact, Obama promised premiums would be reduced $2500 per person. (chuckles)
And he's trying to convince people that, for a meager fine for the first couple of years, they can be totally covered health-wise. But you're right. Another way to illustrate it is birth control pills. Why would birth control pills be covered under the normal sense of health insurance? There's no relationship whatsoever, unless you succeed in convincing people that pregnancy is an illness, that pregnancy is a disease, and that a birth control pill will prevent disease. It's just another political move designed to get the votes of women. Obamacare is simply the gateway to totalitarianism. It's the fastest way to get there. That's what it's all about. That's why all the Democrats are unanimously for it without caring about one detail, particularly financial.
John, thanks for the call. I appreciate it.