Here's Ryan in Louisiana. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Nice to talk to you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I have a question. With Obamacare going into effect... I'm a little nervous. With Obamacare going into effect and companies hiring people and putting a lot of people at part time, do you think the Democrats will use this as a political ploy in 2014 elections, midterm elections, to say that they've created jobs?
RUSH: I don't think the Democrats will have to. I think the media will do that for them. That is an excellent thought, by the way. You have swerved into something that's very perceptive. You are very shrewd. A lot of jobs in this country are gonna be converted to part-time jobs, and they're going to be reported as "new." They will be, folks! A lot of people will lose full-time work, and be transferred to part-time status so that companies do not have to pay Obamacare benefits.
They'll be recorded as first-time jobholders, and that's how it's gonna be reported. I wouldn't doubt for a minute that the media will try to take those figures and talk about all these "new jobs" Democrats have created, or that Obama has. I think it's entirely feasible that something like that would take root. Ryan, thanks. I really appreciate it.
RUSH: Calumet, Michigan, Jason, you're next, Open Line Friday on Thursday. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Yeah. Pleasure to be here, Rush. I just got a really quick question for you. I haven't been able to get an answer from anybody. As far as this whole Obama agenda here, he's getting everybody or wants to get everybody on the system, welfare, food stamps, free cell phones and all this stuff. What happens when everybody's on the system, how's it gonna be funded? Who's gonna pay for it then when everybody's there? I don't understand where this is all going?
RUSH: Well, the statistical truth is that not everybody will be. But all they need is 51% and then they will never lose another election. That's why, Jason.
RUSH: They don't need a hundred percent. There's always gonna be people that are gonna work, always gonna have initiative. There are always gonna be entrepreneurs, always people are gonna want more than whatever the government gives them. Everybody has different ambition levels and different levels of drive and that kind of thing. But all they need is 51% depending on government and they'll never lose an election. They'll have never-ending power, and that's what they want, and that's the quest, and they don't care what it costs in terms of national debt, gross domestic product, economic damage, they don't care. The Federal Reserve could print all the money they want, it doesn't matter. It doesn't have to be the money that they're spending. The debt doesn't matter to them. It may as well not exist. This is all about power, and then the level of control over everybody that they will have with power that they see as unchallengeable.