RUSH: Let’s squeeze another call in here before we have to go to the break. It’s Frank in New Orleans and you’re up, sir. Welcome.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. This is Frank.
RUSH: Yeah. Hi, Frank. Welcome. It’s nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Well, like a little while ago you brought up fuel prices, and I was wondering, do you think that between ten and $20 billion a month is profit enough? I think it’s obscene, and I think the first candidate that asks for some kind of price control —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait whoa, whoa! Who’s profit are we talking about here?
CALLER: The oil companies.
RUSH: Oh, give me a break!
CALLER: Exxon and them.
RUSH: Oh, come on! You can’t —
CALLER: What do they make in a month?
RUSH: This distresses me.
RUSH: Well, I’m trying to be polite. You’re ignorant about what you think you know about oil profits. You have no clue how much they lose over the course of any number of years. You have no clue how much they plow back into research and development. You have no idea. You try to go to the gas pump without the oil companies and see where you end up. You have the government do it for you.
CALLER: Inform me.
RUSH: These people are penalized. These people pay more in taxes than you can possibly imagine — so do we, as we use their products. The government is reaping ‘obscene profits’ from the sale of oil products, including gasoline. Oil profits are not excessive. You’re falling prey to a bunch of reporting from the Drive-By Media that wants you to hate them, just because they’re there.