RUSH: This coming Sunday on CBS 60 Minutes, Barney Frank is interviewed by the correspondent Lesley Stahl, and Lesley Stahl asked Barney Frank this question: ‘We’re now faced with taxpayers having to prop up companies that made bad decisions consistently.’
FRANK: No, we’re not propping up companies. That is your mistake! We’re propping up individuals. The world doesn’t consist of companies. The world are people. (sic) The country is people. And, uh, yes, it is possible to argue that the government can stay out —
STAHL: Then you’re talking about welfare.
FRANK: Yaaaah. I’m for welfare. You’re not? Are you for letting people starve?
RUSH: All right, now, I realize I may have to translate this for you. Were you able to understand what he said there, Dawn? A lot of people weren’t. Barney Frank said in answer to the question, ‘No, we’re not propping up companies. That’s your mistake. We’re propping up individuals. The world doesn’t consist of companies. The world is people. The country is people — and, yes, it is possible to argue that the government…’ Lesley Stahl says, ‘Well, then you’re talking about welfare.’ Barney Frank says, ‘Yeah, I’m for welfare. You’re not? Are you for letting people starve?’ So you see, Barney, he’s not afraid to be honest ’cause he’s untouchable. This is about the union. There are no companies. There are no organizations.
There are just people, and they exist to get money to Washington. All money is Washington’s. It all belongs to Barney Frank to do with as he sees fit because he’s smarter than everybody else about this. But when, of course, there are ‘obscene profits’ to be discussed, ladies and gentlemen — such as big oil company obscene profits — why all of a sudden there are companies in Barney Frank’s world. When there are obscene profits, companies around about people. They are about companies, and they are evil, and we have got to punish them! We have got to steal from them and we have got to make sure that they realize they don’t run things, that we do. But here when you have General Motors and Ford and Chrysler, they’re not companies. They’re just people! This, ladies and gentlemen, honesty and the straightforwardness of America’s Banking Queen, Barney Frank, Massachusetts.
(playing of Banking Queen song)
RUSH: There are no companies (except when they’re Big Oil). There are just people, on welfare. Barney Frank, the dancing Banking Queen from Massachusetts.