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RUSH: Sean in Middleburg, Virginia, you’re up first as we go to the phones today. It’s great to have you with us on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you? First-time caller, long time listener. It’s actually Pennsylvania, but I started listening to you in Chico, California, back in 1990. However, you made an impact on my life. You told me — you told everyone — be your own man. Never rely on government for anything in your life. Get up, go to work every day, work hard, make a difference; and, you know, it will happen. I remember you saying your grandfather never cashed Social Security checks because he never wanted money from the government. And I believe that everybody goes through a level of prosperity in their life, but if you work hard every single day and make a difference, you move up those levels of prosperity, and things will come true. It’s the American way, it’s Newton’s Law in this country, and why liberals want to create a utopian dream when it already exists.

RUSH: Well, not to them because they’re not in charge of it.

CALLER: I know. (chuckles)

RUSH: But, you know, I want to thank you. You remember 19 years ago, he said he remembers me saying, ‘Don’t depend on the government or anybody else for anything. Make it yourself. Don’t be obligated to anybody.’ I almost feel like I ought to apologize to you, now, though.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Because you went out there and did that, now you’re a target of the very government I told you not to pay any attention to!

CALLER: That’s right, and I was 18-year-olds, and I’m furious. I’m an investing advisor, and I’m saying, ‘Invest Roths because you better pay your taxes today, because we’re going to pay for it down the road. There’s no question about it.’

RUSH: Well, no. See, not everybody has to pay taxes now either.

CALLER: That’s true.

RUSH: At least not on time.

CALLER: That’s true.

RUSH: (laughing) Anyway, look it, Sean, I appreciate the call. That’s really nice. Nineteen years ago he remembers me. You know, I do these pep talks frequently. You know, you start depending on government, you look to Washington for what you want, you end up like that poor Henrietta.

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