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RUSH: Joe in Pulaski, Virginia. Nice to have you, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you so much for taking my call.

RUSH: Yes, sir.

CALLER: Rush, I love you, man, but I’ve got to take exception with you on your opinion of the unions, for this particular reason. We were not all born with a multimillion-dollar talent, nor were we born with a multimillion-dollar entrepreneurial spirit. However, there are millions of us who were born with the desire and the drive for hard work. And, Rush, you’ve got to admit there is corporate greed just as there is union misconduct on both sides of the fence.

RUSH: You know, Joe, could we get your number, because I’m not going to have to time to spend as much time as I would like discussing this with you before we have to go. Can I get your number and call you back tomorrow?

CALLER: Sure.

RUSH: Okay, we’ll pick this up, you’ll be the first call on Open Line Friday. We’ll get to you real quick. We won’t call you ’til we’re ready, but I promise. I want to say, I have not been critical of unions per se. I’m critical of union leadership and their political motivations and what they do. I understand, see, I have this belief that the vast majority of people all being equal, everything being equal, the vast majority of people are capable of far more than they think they are.

CALLER: But look at the situation in the NFL.

RUSH: Well, no, wait, no, wait, I’ve only got a few seconds and you can respond to this tomorrow. I’m a huge individualist. I’m not a conformist. When you join a union, you’re giving away your individuality. Your merit is not relevant in what you earn. It’s just not for me. I think if you’re going to join a union you should understand this. I understand the need for them, but the political power that union leadership has amassed is something that needs to be addressed, and I think they do beat down the members. We’ll talk about this tomorrow because it’s a great call. I really mean this. I can’t wait to finish this.

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