RUSH: To Woodstock, California. Or is that Georgia? Georgia. We start with Georgia and Cynthia. Hi, Cynthia. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hello. It is such an honor to talk to you today. I am a huge fan, and I thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: We found out this morning that my husband became a statistic of Obama. He got laid off from his job, and we’re devastated. You know, we didn’t vote for Obama, we don’t like Obama, and here this is the change we’re getting? And when’s it going to change? When are things going to turn around? When are these jobs that he promised coming be back? It’s terrible. I mean, what has this man done for our country in the past five, six months? Nothing.
RUSH: Wreck it.
CALLER: Yeah, and we’re just… I’m tired of him. Didn’t like him before, don’t like him now.
RUSH: Yeah, I hear you. I’m as frustrated, if not more so than you are, and I have not been laid off.
RUSH: Although they are gunning for me.
CALLER: Oh, aren’t they, though!
RUSH: But let me answer your question. You asked me a question, and I am an honest host.
RUSH: And I can only tell you what the Obama administration said in answer to a question similar to yours — and Larry Summers went out, he’s one of the economic advisors to Obama and said the stimulus worked.
RUSH: You know, it’s working just like we thought. But this is going to be a jobless recovery.
RUSH: So things aren’t going to change job-wise. They’re going to get worse. Obama himself admits that unemployment will exceed 10%.
RUSH: Your husband is part of the statistic that will lead it higher than 9.5, which it was at the last reporting period.
RUSH: However, having said that, I don’t know what your husband does for a living.
CALLER: He does computer forensics.
RUSH: Computer forensics.
RUSH: All right. There is still time. Obama has not destroyed the private sector. He’s en route. He’s on the way.
RUSH: But he hasn’t eliminated opportunity yet. There are any number of things that people still need service-wise in this economy. The point is, your husband may… There are plenty of great jobs in computer business in India, especially for computer forensics. They’re just getting up to speed. Your husband could own a job in India, but I doubt that you want to move there.
RUSH: Correct. So, you’re left here with facing… Do you work?
CALLER: I work part time because we have child with special needs, and so I have to work part time so I can take him to his therapies and be there for him. So it’s put us in a bind. I mean, my husband is the breadwinner. And, you know, we’re concerned.
RUSH: Well, you’ll be comforted to know that there are unemployment compensation benefits —
CALLER: Oh, yes!
RUSH: — that will be extended to you.
RUSH: That will, you know, cover about 25%.
CALLER: Yeah. (chuckles)
RUSH: But, you know… (sigh) I say this to people throughout the 20-plus years I’ve been hosting this program, because people have lost their jobs every year. It happens. People lose jobs, lose careers, change jobs, change careers, and so forth. There’s still opportunity. I don’t know how big a place Woodstock, Georgia, is —
CALLER: We’re right outside of Atlanta.
RUSH: All right. You still live in the United States of America, and there are still jobs out there to be had. There are people getting jobs. It’s just the fact that more people are losing them than are getting them.
RUSH: This is still a country where you can create your own job.
RUSH: Now he was doing computer forensics for a company, right?
CALLER: Right, workers’ compensation. Mmm-hmm.
RUSH: There’s nothing stopping him from hanging his own shingle.
RUSH: He can do this. This is the United States of America.
RUSH: I’m not trying to be falsely optimistic here or hopeful, but this guy hasn’t succeeded in beating everybody down yet.
CALLER: Yet. Mmm-hmm.
RUSH: And so I understand your frustration. I relate to it, and I’m as angry as you are. I’m an American!
RUSH: I detest what I see this administration doing. I detest it. There is no need for this.
CALLER: We can’t believe this is America. It blows our mind when we wake up every morning and we watch the news, we’re like, ‘This is America? This isn’t the America that we grew up in.’ I mean, it just blows our mind.
RUSH: Well, it certainly won’t be if this guy succeeds.
CALLER: That’s right. We’re behind you where we don’t want him to succeed.
RUSH: Well, we want him to fail.
RUSH: And problem is he is failing.
RUSH: With his own plan, which we knew would fail. I wanted him to fail implementing the plan, but regardless. Well, good luck.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: Chin up.
CALLER: We will.
RUSH: There is opportunity out there. Your husband is in computer forensics. He’s a bright guy. He’ll find something, I am confident.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Appreciate it.
RUSH: All right. You, too, Cynthia.
RUSH: Our last caller asked what Obama’s done for the country, and I neglected to answer that. He closed Gitmo, except now he can’t. He got us out of Iraq, except we’re still there. He ended partisanship, except he didn’t. He ended racial politics, except he’s promoting it. He’s ‘saved’ millions of jobs, but he has not yet stopped the seas from rising, as he promised. That’s still a work in progress. That’s about it. That’s what he’s done for the country.