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Labor Secretary: Workers Must Choose Between Food and Health Care

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RUSH: Grab sound bite 26, 'cause we have talked about, they want to extend the minimum wage.  This is the Secretary of Labor.  This is Obama's labor secretary.  They've been running things for five years. Keep that in mind as you listen.

PEREZ:  I was in New Jersey earlier this week -- or last week, in Jersey City -- listening to baggage workers who were working at Newark airport talking about how they're making choices between food and health care, how a guy's son just turned 16. He had to look him in the eye and say, "I can't afford to buy a birthday present because I gotta buy food for us."  These are stories that we hear all across the country!

RUSH:  Why didn't Obamacare fix this?  Why hasn't Obama fixed this?  You guys have had five years of Obama policies, and they're out there (this is the Limbaugh Theorem), the labor secretary, saying, "These poor TSA workers, baggage handlers at Newark, are saying, 'Oh, my God, son, I can't afford to buy you a birthday present! Frankly, you're such a rotten kid you don't deserve one anyway but I can't 'cause I have to buy food for us.  Mac and cheese.  That's it.'"

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RUSH: Now today Obama's out talking about income inequality and how rotten it is for people in this country, and he just went out and did it again. He just issued a fatwa -- executive order, sorry.  My bad.  He issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.

Now, he had telegraphed this last week that he was gonna do, but he did it. Right there.  He's gonna sign it here in just a second.  Who needs Congress? "Well, Rush, they're federal contractors.  What the hell? He is their boss.  He can do whatever he wants." Oh, of course! Why didn't I think of that?  Big signing ceremony, there it is, Obama.  Don't forget, that sound bite we just played. Here, grab 26. Play this again, with a little time to put this in context. 

This really is amazing.  It's the labor secretary, Thomas Perez.  He's at the White House, a daily press briefing.  This is in conjunction with Obama raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, and this guy is out talking about how necessary this is.  Do you know, by the way -- just to remind you. Do you know what percentage of people who are working earn the minimum wage?  Oh, it's 1.2%.  We had it last week. 

The number of people who work actually earn the minimum wage is 1.2% of the working workforce -- which, of course, is itself a shrinking number.  The minimum wage is a purely political football designed by and for the Democrats to demonstrate how they have compassion, how they care about the little guy.  So there's this massive signing ceremony, but as you listen to this bite, keep in mind, Obama and his policies have been in force now for five years.

The unions are his buddies. He has gone out of his way in these five years to throw goodies to his union buddies, but this sound bite makes it sound like that we've got a Republican president who's trying to shut down every union shop in this country -- and, lo and behold, this guy, Barack Obama, is this lone warrior trying to save the day.  Here's the sound bite, Tom Perez at the White House earlier today. 

PEREZ:  I was in New Jersey earlier this week -- or last week, in Jersey City -- listening to baggage workers who were working at Newark airport talking about how they're making choices between food and health care, how a guy's son just turned 16. He had to look him in the eye and say, "I can't afford to buy a birthday present because I gotta buy food for us."  These are stories that we hear all across the country!

RUSH: Really?  You?  After five years of you guys in office, you're getting these kinds of complaints?  What about this guy's health care?  How's he affording that?  He forgot to include the guy being unable to afford health care.  This guy, the labor secretary screwed up.  It's not about food.  It's about health care. (interruption)  Yeah, it's in Chris Christie's New Jersey.  Oh, yeah, and the Democrats still haven't given up on trying to link Christie to the traffic jams. 

Now, Christie's back on a roll of sorts.  Grab sound bite 25.  This is yesterday in Chicago.  Christie went there to cool off, and it's a Republican Governors Association fundraiser.  It's been hot in New Jersey.  It's freezing in Chicago.  He went there to cool off. He's the chairman the Republican Governors Association, and he spoke, and this is what he said about Obama's push for income inequality...

CHRISTIE:  I don't think the American people want income equality.  What they want is income opportunity.  One of the big discussions and conversations over the course of the next two years in national politics is gonna be, "Do you want mediocrity or do you want greatness?"  You want income equality?  That's mediocrity.  Everybody can have an equal mediocre salary.  That's what we can afford.  Or do you want the opportunity for greatness?

RUSH:  Yeah, that's true.  I'm kind of stunned here. To me, this is like having to re-teach that 2 + 2 = 4.  But nevertheless I like the phrase "pursuing income equality is pursuing mediocrity," and it is.  It's precisely right because the Democrats, when they seek to equalize, always take the people at top and try to bring them down lower than that.  They never seek to elevate people. 

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