RUSH: Orlando, Florida. This is Brian. Thank you, sir, for holding on, and welcome.
CALLER: Dittos, Rush. It’s a pleasure to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: First-time caller, but have listened since 1990.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I think they need to send this bill to Detroit for the dog poop collection. I’m a small business owner, and I am extremely worried about the devastating effect the health care bill will have on small business. And they’re going to do this mainly through the employer mandate. In the employer mandate, it requires employers to cover 72.5% of employees health care cost. But the big kicker —
RUSH: I’m going to relax your mind in a moment.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: Well, somewhat. But go ahead.
CALLER: The big kicker in the bill is that employers are going to have to cover 65% of the employees families health care costs.
CALLER: And in my business — I’ve done the math — in my business currently we pay about $10,000 a month for employee health care.
RUSH: Per employee, total?
CALLER: Total. I mean for the employees total, yes.
RUSH: No, no, is that $10,000 per employee or $10,000 for all of your employees?
CALLER: For all the employees. All of them don’t take the health care —
CALLER: — so I got about 50% of the employees on the plan. Now, if the bill gets enacted, I will have a ninefold increase in my health care costs. It will go up to $92,000 a month if the health care bill gets passed.
RUSH: That is by design.
CALLER: Right. So essentially what I’ll have to do as an employer is dump all those employees onto the public plan.
RUSH: Exactly right! That’s exactly the plan! You will have no choice. It’s either that or go out of business and shut the doors.
CALLER: Right. Exactly.
RUSH: This is exactly the plan of how they are going to force everybody into the public option.
CALLER: Yep. And all these employees think that they’ve got health care at their business. Well, they do right now. As soon as this bill gets passed, not only is the employer going to have to fire some employees because even the 8% payroll tax for me is going to be a threefold increase in my health care costs.
CALLER: So I’m going to have to look and see if I can keep employees, and of those employees that get to stay, they’re going to have to go on the government plan.
RUSH: Believe me when I tell you, this is all part of the plan.
CALLER: Oh, I totally believe it’s part of the plan.
RUSH: Every aspect of it, the increase in unemployment, the expenses to you as a small businessman forcing you to cancel your plan and then get people in the public option. As I say, I quoted the Weekly Standard yesterday, folks, Obama is shepherding this. It was really a well written paragraph. Obama is angry. He has a chip on his shoulder. This is an unjust and immoral country and these people in Detroit that we played the audio, those are model citizens. And I don’t mean these are the people Obama’s proud of. They live the way he wants everybody living. These people are totally dependent on him. They think they’re showing up at Cobo Center and getting money from Obama. You ought to hear the bites if you haven’t heard ’em. I already played ’em twice today. One is from today, two are from yesterday. Here they are. This is what Obama wants. And your employees that you lay off because you can’t pay for it anymore, they become unemployed, guess what? They become wards of the state, they become serfs. And this is by design. Obama is not observing this happening. It is something he is shepherding. Here’s the first of the two bites.
ROGULSKI: Why are you here?
WOMAN #1: To get some money.
ROGULSKI: What kind of money?
WOMAN #1: Obama money.
ROGULSKI: Where’s it coming from?
WOMAN #1: Obama.
ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it?
WOMAN #1: I don’t know, his stash. I don’t know. (laughter) I don’t know where he got it from, but he givin’ it to us, to help us.
WOMAN #2: And we love him.
WOMAN #1: We love him. That’s why we voted for him!
WOMEN: (chanting) Obama! Obama! Obama! (laughing)
RUSH: That’s Ken Rogulski, not to be confused with Monte Kuligowski at the American Thinker. This is Ken Rogulski at WJR in Detroit. That’s from today. This was yesterday.
ROGULSKI: Did you get an application to fill out yet?
WOMAN: I sure did. And I filled it out, and I am waiting to see what the results are going to be.
ROGULSKI: Will you know today how much money you’re getting?
WOMAN: No, I won’t, but I’m waiting for a phone call.
ROGULSKI: Where’s the money coming from?
WOMAN: I believe it’s coming from the City of Detroit or the state.
ROGULSKI: Where did they get it from?
WOMAN: Some funds that was forgiven by Obama.
ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get the funds?
WOMAN: Obama getting the funds from… Ummm, I have no idea, to tell you the truth. He’s the president.
ROGULSKI: In downtown Detroit, Ken Rogulski, WJR News.
RUSH: Okay. It’s coming from Obama’s stash. Some funds that was forgiven by Obama. There’s your future, America. Obama’s America. Now, 65,000 people just like this showed up to apply for their share of $15.2 million in stimulus money! Thirty-five hundred of the 65,000 will get some. That means 62, 61,500 people will not. Do you want to be in Detroit when that happens, when these people realize that Obama’s stash wasn’t big enough to cover everybody?