RUSH: If you add the reduction in the labor force participation rate -- which is the universe number of jobs, the total number of jobs available, which is down over two million since Obama was inaugurated -- we've got an utter disaster on our hands. We have a literal economic disaster on our hands. And while we have this literal economic disaster on our hands, we have Obama and the Democrats telling us that it's the fault of the way the country was founded. That's what Obama means when he says, "Uh, you're out for yourself. This is a you're on-your-own economy. It's never worked!" He's talking about capitalism.
He's talking about free markets -- the basis of the founding of the country. What he wants you to believe is that this mess that we're in took 200-plus years, but by 2006 or 2007, it started to fall apart, and he's saddled with fixing it. This 200-plus years of abject failure just happened to collapse when he was inaugurated, and now he's got this mess, and he's got the answers. "We're gonna do it the fair way. We're gonna do it the smart way. We're gonna put people back to work. We're gonna give people the chance for advancement." All these wonderful terms, but we're gonna do it his way. We're gonna do it with stimulus spending!
And we're gonna create green jobs (except we're not).
And we're gonna create new green energy (except we're not).
And we're gonna build roads and bridges and schools and shovel-ready jobs (except we're not).
But that's the ticket: Government spending! Debt, deficit, and national debt are on the rise, but that's the price, folks. This is what we must do to fix a 200-plus-year mistake, given to us by the white Europeans who founded this country. Obama sees the Founding Fathers as "social Darwinists." Survival of the fittest! They put together a system that said, "If you can take care of yourself and screw other people at the same time, then you can get rich -- fabulously rich -- and you can build businesses that exploit people. You can build oil companies that pollute the land and destroy the climate.
"You can build cars that kill people because they use the wheel. You can invent drugs that don't make people well but that make you rich and just compound the problem. You can do all of these rotten things. You can create Big Retail box stores that rip people off and put genuine American mom-and-pop stores out of business. All of these heathens -- all of these evil, rotten, selfish, on-their-own people -- are what this country was founded to do. It "worked" for a while, but actually it never worked 'cause look where we are.
"And economists from across the spectrum all agree that it has never worked from the founding and it's all coming due now." So it's 200-plus years of failure, and it just so happened that it came to light when Obama was elected president, then was inaugurated. And it's his job now to put this mess back together. And the only way we can do it is to shrink the private sector where all this cheating happens and all these people that are out for themselves live. That's where they are, in the private sector, and that's why they're allowed to get away with all this behavior that cheats and lies and steals from people and exploits them.
But those days are over!
Now we're all looking out for each other, and now the government's gonna make sure that those kinds of people don't get away with cheating you, stealing from you, exploiting you, killing you, or what have you. And we're gonna make sure we finally have "smart jobs." We're gonna have wind-energy jobs, solar energy jobs, and we're gonna have electric cars and we're gonna have all this wonderful, magical stuff. Pond scum! And Obama's gonna run for reelection being the guy in charge of pond scum, algae. This is why is being said. This is what is meant when Obama says, "This on-your-own economy has never worked."
And so, yeah, we have 8.2% unemployment that's actually closer to 19%, but that's the price we pay for 250 years of a system that was immoral and unjust and never worked. It's not his policies that did this. His policies are the beginning of the fix. And he's got teachers in schools telling kids this. He's got university professors telling their students this. And, of course, they come out of these institutions believing this stuff. And so they are all for any policy that will take from these people who have been exploiting and stealing and killing and otherwise harming customers. And with Obama in charge of that money, he'll be fair about it. He'll make sure that everybody gets their fair share now.
There won't be any of these people that have multiple billions while some others only have $25,000 or $50,000. It's just not fair, it's not right, and Obama's going to fix that. And what will happen is that everybody will only have $40,000, and he will have the rest, him and his buddies. Because all they're doing, in truth, is getting their hands on the money without having to work for it, under the guise of redistributing it and giving it to you. And in order to get your money, they need the IRS to enforce health care. That's what all this is about, folks. This is all about Obama and the Democrats getting their hands on your money under the premise that they'll be fair in making sure it's distributed equally instead of having these corporate raiders and robber barons and thieves and these evil CEOs like in Big Oil and stuff.
That's what's gotten this country in the mess that we're in.
It's as simple as that to understand.
If you want to know what Obama is all about -- what he's telling people; what he's trying to make 'em believe -- that's it in a nutshell: He wants your money. He'll do better with your money than you spending it with some of these robber barons and corporate raiders and so forth. He wants your money to give it to himself and his buddies, and then everybody will be free and equal. We'll all have same amount of health care that's not very good. And we'll all have little cars that are not very good. And we'll have mass transit that's not very good. And we'll all have same kind of houses that are not very good.
If he ever got his dream, this is what is headed for. Because that would be fair: Everybody having the same amount and nobody having any more. Except himself and his buddies, 'cause they're smarter than everybody else. And as the people who saved you from these evil rich people out for themselves, his payment will be that he gets a little bit more than you get, and so do his buddies. 'Cause they're the good people! They're looking out for you. You'll quickly agree. And if you don't cough up your money readily, if you don't see this, then here's the IRS knocking on your door as part of the HEALTH CARE bill, you see?