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RUSH: Hey, Snerdley, and the rest of you people out there: Remember tomorrow is our own unemployment summit here on the EIB Network. Obama’s holding his jobs summit at the White House tomorrow, where he has said that the objective is not job creation. Yet we are going to do our own jobs summit tomorrow. We are going to take calls only from people who are unemployed. Now, I, El Rushbo, will be doing other items of news out there, but the phone calls tomorrow will be exclusively from those of you who are unemployed. Now, you might be asking, ‘How are you gonna control that?’ We have our methods. We do rely on the honor system. And Snerdley’s pretty good at identifying people that don’t have jobs. We have several test questions. We hope that those of you who call will be open about your situation and explain what’s happened — and more importantly, tell us what it is you think needs to happen in order for you to have a better chance of finding a job. (interruption)

‘Cause that’s what… (interruption) Well, nobody’s going to get fired after the phone call. (interruption) What do you mean, ‘Does it count if you get fired after the phone call?’ (interruption) If who loses their job? (interruption) Well, if they get laid off after they call? You mean because they call, is that what you’re asking me? (interruption) Oh, okay. Well, it’s a stupid question. I don’t understand the question. The bottom line is we’re going to be talking to all of you who are unemployed about your ideas, what we ought to be doing in order to create jobs. (interruption) Mmm-hmm. Yes. Yes, I know it, Snerdley! That’s where I’m going next. (laughing) You know, we’re not sitting around in my living room having conversations. This is a radio show. Now, I have a dream. I have a dream for tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be great…?

Remember in Detroit, where all those people showed up for those forms to fill out to hopefully — the application to — get a piece of Obama’s stash they were going to pass out in Detroit. What if…? What if the jobless lined up in front of the White House for the jobs summit? Wouldn’t it be great if all the unemployed in the area got the idea that Obama was passing out of the jobs tomorrow and showed up for his job summit, thinking that it was interviews or applications? Like the folks did in Detroit. They thought money was going to be handed out from Obama’s stash. That’s what they thought they were getting. They were just getting forms to fill out to apply for the money.

Now, what Snerdley was telling me, as though we’re sitting around in the living room having a conversation because he just learned it: ‘Critics Not Invited to White House ‘Jobs Summit’ — Missing from a partial list of attendees released by the White House are the self-proclaimed voices of business — the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business — both of which have been critical of Mr. Obama’s proposed health care overhaul. Confirmed attendees include liberal economists credited with shaping the $787 billion stimulus package, union leaders, environmental[ist wackos] and executives from Google and other blue-chip firms. ‘He’s going to get lots of recommendations to spend more money,’ said Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. ‘These are the very same people who gave us the stimulus package. My feeling is we’re not going to get what we need, and that’s a complete change in direction on economic policy,” and this guy’s exactly right.

This is another show, pure and simple. It’s another show. It’s designed to make people think Obama cares about them, is working on trying to get another job, but it’s not about that. This is a strategy session between Obama and his buddies to create more slush funds.

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