RUSH: Here is Mark in Houston. Glad you called, sir, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Mega dittos from the current president and CEO of my own minority. Rush, I’d just like to say that socialism is big business. It’s bigger than Big Oil; it’s bigger than Big Tomato, and Big Union. It’s not about equality for individuals or the kumbaya liberals. It’s really some very, very powerful people that I believe are investing billions of dollars into anti-capitalist protests, into funding elections —
RUSH: Explain to people how socialism is big business.
CALLER: Because somebody is going to end up with this pile of money, and I would have to follow the money and say that it’s the people that are investing the big billions of dollars into this movement so they can benefit from it, not to help out the little guy. That’s the facade.
RUSH: Well, of course, and it works, it works. The little guy always thinks that he’s owed something. But Mark in Houston here has a point, you know, the old adage, follow the money if you want the answer to anything. Socialism, big business? Take a look at the trillions of dollars the government is handing to certain people and certain businesses. They don’t even have to earn it. They just decided they’re going to give it away. Some of it might be called loans. Regardless, maybe it’s big business, but it’s hideous. Socialism does not provide for the general welfare, and it does not create entrepreneurial activity, freedom, liberty, or happiness.
RUSH: Terry in Dublin, Ohio, I’m glad you waited. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Ah, I feel like I hit the lottery, I’ve been trying for two weeks to get through.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: Perseverance. America, you have to persevere, you have to be patient. Just because your web page doesn’t load as fast as you want it, the economy isn’t going to be as fast as the web page. What really irks me is with corporate America, people saying, ‘Rush, can I get my job back? Are you going to be able to get my job back from something that’s been outsourced and the corporations are going all over, out of the country.’ Why don’t these people invest in America, invest in corporate America, become stockholders. The CEOs and the boards of directors pay lip service to their shareholders. Invest in America and invest in yourself by investing in corporate America. Wouldn’t that help?
RUSH: It might. No question about it. But the whole thing about outsourcing, even President Obama slipped up. I love this, ’cause the teleprompter, that teleprompter sometimes sneaks things in there that are not in Obama’s best interests to say, but the teleprompter nevertheless makes him say them. Obama got a call during his virtual town meeting about outsourcing jobs, he said, ‘Look, those jobs aren’t coming back.’ There’s a reason they aren’t coming back. They’re outsourced for a reason, an economic reason, and they’re not coming back. If you’re sitting out waiting for a job that’s now being done by a slumdog in India, and you’re waiting for that job to be canceled, for the slumdog to be thrown out of work, and you to get the job, it ain’t going to happen. It’s not the way economics works. Even Obama’s teleprompter got him to admit that. Now, as for slow loading web pages, I haven’t had that problem in I don’t know how long. I use Safari Beta 4 with a T3. I mean it’s just there. If your web page is loading slow, and it bothers you that much, go get a T3, or band a bunch of cable modems together or what have you. There’s no reason to sit up there and tolerate a slow-loading web page.