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RUSH: John in Dallas, you’re next, sir, on EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Howdy, sir. How are you?

RUSH: Fine, sir, thank you.

CALLER: First-time caller, mega dittos to you.

RUSH: I appreciate that.

CALLER: Been listening for over 20 years.

RUSH: Well, that’s great. Thank you.

CALLER: Listen, your media comment earlier in the show about, you know, people being upset at fuel prices, food prices, things like that, and turning to the government for help, and essentially I feel the same way, except I’m turning to them for help to get out of what they’re doing. You know, and clean up the mess that they’ve made to cause this crisis.

RUSH: That’s exactly right. That’s exactly right. That has been the message of today’s sermon.

CALLER: Exactly. Because, as an example, basically always owned my own small business, and we’ve been blessed in a lot of ways, and we have some acreage here in the area. We grow hay and, you know, putting animals out and stuff. But anyway, over the last five years, to fertilize that ten acres with weed killers cost me just shy under $300. But this past year, because of ethanol and the demand for those crops and the spike in fertilizer and everything else to go after that, that price has over doubled. It cost me this year over $600 to do the same thing.

RUSH: All right, now, you’re not blaming Big Oil or you’re not blaming the fertilizer company. You’re blaming the government?

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: Good!

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: A smart guy on the phones here.

CALLER: Yeah. You know, if we could get them… I mean, it’s almost as if every politician ought to have a course in economics before they go to Washington, you know, or actually go out there and hands-on in a tutelage.

RUSH: I agree. That would never happen, but it’s a great way to illustrate the point. I mean, here are these guys on that committee yesterday lecturing Big Oil. Big Oil… You may hate oil companies, but there’s no reason for you to. You may hate ’em. You’ve been forced to hate ’em. But they’re the ones putting gasoline in your tank and these little two-bit nerds on that committee lecturing these guys wouldn’t know the first thing about raising or drilling or producing any oil if their lives depended on it. They just sit up there as experts. They’re screwing everything up.

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