RUSH: Mrs. Clinton continues on her quest to win the presidency by buying as many votes as she can. Here is a portion of statements that she made yesterday at the Young Women’s Christian Association in Manchester, New Hampshire.
HILLARY: I’ll increase funding for the Child Care Development Block Grant.
HILLARY: I also want to expand the Family and Medical Leave Act.
RUSH: Right, right, right.
HILLARY: It currently only covers those firms with 50 or more workers. I want to lower the threshold to 25 workers. That will include an additional 13 million Americans.
RUSH: Right. Where are we going to get the money to pay for this? She’s already taxed ‘the rich’ into poverty to pay for previous programs, but I warned you people about this. Let’s go back to my television show on April 19th of 1994.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Family Leave Act, if you have a company of 50 employees or more, gives everybody 12 weeks unpaid leave a year to handle emergencies or births of children. Folks, this is not the end of a problem. This is only the beginning of a new one. It isn’t going to take long for people to figure out that you can’t live for 12 weeks without being paid.
RUSH: Right. You can’t live for 12 weeks without being paid. I predicted this was all going to happen. But Mrs. Clinton said a whole lot more than just she wants to ‘lower the threshold’ of businesses to 25 employees. You could call this the Destroy the Small Business Act of 2008, if she actually proposes this. Not only does she say she wants to expand the program to include companies that employ at least 25 workers rather than the current 50, what that means is that millions more workers are eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave. But, remember, there are a lot of people now on the state level already starting to suggest, ‘Wait a minute! People can’t live for 12 weeks without a paycheck. We’re going to have to start maybe paid leave for a portion of it.’ This is how liberalism (sigh) incrementally wrapped its tentacles around you. ‘She also wants to encourage to develop paid-leave programs by offering them $1 billion a year in grants,’ meaning these businesses. ‘Paid leave,’ it’s right in what she said. We don’t have the audio but it’s in the whole proposal, and a lot of 25-worker companies are going to fire one employee in order to get below the ceiling! (laughing) So if you work for a place that’s got 25 employees, and Mrs. Clinton gets elected, realize that you could soon be cut loose. But the whole thing doesn’t stop there. Mrs. Clinton wants to require all workers to be given seven sick days a year. This is in addition to the 12 weeks of leave.
She wants everybody to be given seven sick days a year that could help to care for ‘the children,’ and she also wants to require — require! This is the federal government. She’s never run a business. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about here. Yet we’re going to entrust somebody like this, who has no clue how to run a business, of what is involved in doing so, to require businesses, that all employers to at least consider flexible work schedules. She also wants to give child care subsidies to stay-at-home parents rather than just families who send their kids to day care. That is a ploy to make this appealing to conservatives. Of course, the question is: How does she pay for this? I just gave you the numbers on how much it’s going to cost this country to give a $24-a-month raise to Social Security recipients. It’ll cost $702 billion to give 54 million people 24 bucks a month. Twenty-four bucks a month raise or increase in benefits. Where’s she going to get the money to pay for all this? ‘Rush, you don’t understand. Big business is going to pay it.’ No, big business is not going to pay for it. They’re going to find a way to pay for it where they don’t go into hock. She’s never run a business. She hasn’t the slightest idea what she is doing here. Well, she does, but she has no idea what she’s doing to run a business. She’s just buying votes, pure and simple, and that is the technique.
RUSH: Bob in Shreveport, Louisiana, you’re next. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Can you hear me okay?
RUSH: Yeah, I hear you fine.
CALLER: Great, great. I’m on my cell phone in my shop. I wish you were talking more about — I think a lot of people have forgotten that George Bush tried to implement a plan to privatize a small, very, very small part of our Social Security that we pay every month to go into private investments, and the Democrats all talked it down. In fact, I think Hillary Clinton talked it down at that time, too. Your call screener said that you all have talked about it and I try to listen to you every day, three hours a day, and I don’t remember you talking about it.
RUSH: (sigh) Does that mean the call screener lied to you?
CALLER: No, no, no. I coulda missed it.
RUSH: (laughing) We did talk about it. We did talk about it out there, Bob, and I’ll tell you exactly what I said. The $5,000 per baby born, she pushed that by saying, ‘Boy, if you invest that, why, you could buy your first home when you become an adult or it could get you a college education,’ and that lasted one day, and I suggested that it wouldn’t last very long because: Wait a second! The president wanted to privatize just a portion of Social Security, put it somewhere where people would control its growth in their own investment portfolio, and the Democrats said, ‘You don’t do that! They might lose it. The stock market fluctuates too much. What if there’s a stock market crash?’ and, ‘You can’t do that because this is just a scheme to enrich Wall Street brokers and asset managers,’ and they totally, totally killed it. The president could have sold it a little bit better, but more on that in a moment. But they killed it because they don’t want people having control over their retirement. So Mrs. Clinton comes along giving away 5,000 bucks. Where’s the same argument? Five thousand bucks, and she says, ‘Well, it’s gotta be invested and it has to grow if it’s going to buy somebody a house someday or if it’s going to get somebody a college degree.’ I am convinced out there, Bob, that she pulled it, among many reasons, because of the fact that somebody told her, ‘If you keep that up there, you are making the argument for privatizing Social Security, and we, as Democrats, can’t do that.’ I didn’t spend a whole lot of time on it, Bob, because it doesn’t take long to explain it, and I understand you listen three hours a day, but the phone rings and so forth, and it’s difficult. I can’t do the same thing every day over and over, but I’m glad you called because it did give me a chance to explain it again.