RUSH: Daniel in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hi. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Nice to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I work every day so I don’t normally get to call. I’m a 24/7 customer, and I have a bone to pick with you.
CALLER: I believe that you are responsible for me not getting into Yale medical school. And the reason I say this is because this was last fall during the beginning of the whole class-envy warfare and all that stuff, and I was up there during my interview, went well, it was the end, we were getting all buddy-buddy and they started talking about the Patriots and I guess they were bitter about Brady being hurt or something so then one of the people said —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, hold it hold it hold it, you’re talking fast. I want to keep up with you here.
RUSH: You’re conducting your interview to get into Yale medical school.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Is that right? And during the interview they, the Yale people, are talking to you about the New England Patriots?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Okay. Continue from there.
CALLER: Okay, so they started talking about the Patriots and then one of them piped up and said how she doesn’t like how they get paid so much money to do something they love. So having listened to your show for a long time, I just without thinking —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, a second. The people at Yale medical school interviewing you for admission first said they were upset about Tom Brady being injured —
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: — they were bitter about that, and then one of them piped up and said how she doesn’t like it how the football players get paid so much money to do something they love?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
CALLER: And so I said, ‘Is everyone supposed to hate their jobs?’ And I didn’t really get a response, and the interview ended quite quickly, and I haven’t really heard from them since.
CALLER: So I’m kind of blaming you on this one.
RUSH: No, no, no. You are looking at this the wrong way. This is one of these things you’re going to look back on in your life and thank me for. Why are you applying to Yale medical school anyway?
CALLER: I have no idea.
RUSH: All they’re going to teach you to do is how to take Medicare checks and reduce your salary.
CALLER: I figure it’s close enough to AIG houses, I can go visit them, too.
RUSH: But that still was a great response. So you got this woman who’s part of the admissions team or the interview team complaining and moaning about people who get paid so much because they’re doing what they love.
RUSH: And you said, what are we supposed to do, do something we hate to earn a lot of money?
RUSH: Because, see, her definition of work is doing something you don’t like.
CALLER: Everybody is supposed to hate it.
RUSH: And this is the problem with most people. Most people ought to strive to find the work that is what they love so it isn’t work and that’s when you’ll do it the best you can, that’s when you will earn the most that’s possible, whatever is possible in your field. Look, so you didn’t hear from them. Did you apply to any other medical schools?
CALLER: Yeah, I’ve already accepted an offer to another school that I probably shouldn’t mention lest they be spying.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s sad to say. I have to agree with you here. Is it close to home anyway?
CALLER: Yes, sir, it is.
RUSH: Okay. Well, yeah, that’s fine. I would say that the medical school you’re going to — it’s going to be close here — the medical school you’re going to is probably a better end result for you anyway. You go to an Ivy League medical school in the day and age of Obama and the primary education you’re going to get is how to deal with Medicare patients and how to get used to the government reducing your compensation every year for every year that you practice. I mean, Obama said he’s going to squeeze the doctors. What kind of doctor do you want to be, Daniel?
CALLER: We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. Not too sure. I’ve always liked orthopedics so we’ll see.
RUSH: So right now you’re just medical school with the intent of being a GP?
CALLER: Well, we’ll see. I’d like to be an orthopedist, so that’s what I’m striving for right now.
RUSH: Trying to be an orthopedist. A-ha. Now, that’s interesting, because an orthopedist, if you are lucky, you can end up having your own practice with primarily having athletes as your clients and Obama’s never going to squeeze athletes or actors or Hollywood people, so —
RUSH: — they will have the money. You will be able to charge them confiscatory rates.
RUSH: Well, that’s well done.
CALLER: But I don’t know how greedy I will be. I should probably give back at some point.
RUSH: Well, it’s not greed.
RUSH: This is not greed. I am so happy you called. This is an opportunity to get your mind right. A, it was a mistake to apply to Yale medical. I helped you out not even knowing I was helping avoid that disaster. And now you’re thinking that earning a living is greed. This is how liberalism just sweeps guilt all over every — it’s called self-interest. Let me be serious for a moment. The greed in our country today is in the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the Oval Office, and Sacramento, California, statehouses around the country. If there is greed in this country, if there are people who can’t get enough and who don’t earn a dime of it but take it from other people and it’s never enough — government.