RUSH: To Clearwater, Florida, Christine, and great to have you here.
CALLER: Hello, Mr. Limbaugh. Congratulations on your new marriage.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Lots of love to you and Mrs. and good luck on your program. I hope you’ll be strong enough to stay on the golden microphone for years to come.
RUSH: Don’t sweat it. It’s the case.
CALLER: I am recently in Florida, but originally from Illinois. I’ve been listening to your program for years.
RUSH: I didn’t know people in Illinois had an accent like you.
RUSH: What part of Illinois are you from?
CALLER: And I tell you something. The way the country is going, I was telling (unintelligible), but I was born and raised in Poland, been here in the United States, nobody gave me any food stamps or a credit card or an apartment or a free cell phone. We had to work for everything, and we came legally. It took years, not like today, and we didn’t have any rights to demand anything. Now that we build up our little nest egg, start a business 45 years already, now Mr. Limbaugh, our business is zero. Obama had the guts to tell us, don’t complain to Washington, tell your boss, because he fired you. We had 35 people — family, kids, future. Nothing. Zero. We had to let ’em go. Where do we get the help? Not out of Washington, because little by little, inch by inch, step by step, they taken away our liberty, exactly your words, I cannot even pronounce I’m so nervous because this is my first time, I make the call and I finally got through.
RUSH: Well, you don’t sound nervous. You don’t sound nervous. You talk about taking away our liberty step by step. If they take the court, if the left takes the court where do we go to protect our — this was 5-4 today, they voted on the Second Amendment 5-4! Imagine if it was the First Amendment that had passed 5-4. If they take the court, where do we go to protect our liberties? Because they will own everything. They’ll have the presidency, they’ll have Congress, they’ll have the courts. Let me ask you, Christina, when you lived in Poland did they give you food stamps and cell phones?
CALLER: Are you coming from Mars or what?
RUSH: (laughing) I’m just asking.
CALLER: No, I’ll tell you what it was. We had a food stamps because there was a food rationing. Okay. Now I’ll tell you true story. Years go by, and I go back to Poland to visit.
CALLER: And here in Chicago council, I had to get the visa, and I had to pay per year. And those days, I don’t know now, but those days they were like $7.50 a day, for nothing, for air. So when I got there, I need to buy food for my parents and stuff. I could not because everything was cents, okay? This was 1980. So I went to the official office and present my American passport, and I know I pay $7.50, maybe I get something, right? He said, ‘Ha, you can go to the PKO,’ which is the international store, ‘You can get the ham, you can get the cognac and, you know, the chocolates and –‘ I said, ‘Sir, my father just passed away. My stomach is upset. I need the barley. I cannot buy barley.’ I didn’t know the barely was on food stamps. You know, they give you stamps and it’s allowance, so much bodily per month or family or whatever. Do you believe this?
RUSH: Yeah, I do, because you’re telling me.
CALLER: Now, now they’ve taken the census. This was a joke. And I tell you why. I’m registered in Florida. I’m your neighbor, okay?
RUSH: Well, yes.
CALLER: But the paper came to Illinois. On my address, I have a condo in Illinois, in Chicago.
CALLER: And the house in Clearwater also received a census application, okay?
CALLER: Now, I was confused. Should I fill it out both? Then I think no, that’s not right, it’s more politician on my account. So I call up the 800-number in Chicago to find out which application I should be filling it out and sign my name. Do you know what the man said on the other end of the line?
RUSH: Tell me.
CALLER: If you going to be here — this is exactly what he said — if you going to be here, on April 1st, you gotta fill this out. And I said, ‘Well, April 1st, yeah, I’ll be invited to dinner. Should I?’
RUSH: So just ’cause you’re going to be in Chicago one day you had to sign it in Chicago?
CALLER: Yes. So I didn’t quit —
RUSH: Well, you know why, don’t you?
CALLER: I know why. I know why because that’s exactly what they did in Poland. They divide the people in a smaller groups, instead of 25 counties, they make it 45 counties, and each county has to have a government building, and each government building is getting taller and bigger and more politicians.
RUSH: It’s interesting you say that, I had somebody tell me yesterday, I did not know this, you know the old classic, the original General Motors building, the old tall art deco — do you know that it’s all been taken over by government workers now? General Motors is no longer in it, they’ve got a new building, but government workers are in that building while they’re tearing down houses in Detroit. Federal, state, I don’t know what workers they are, but they’re in the old General Motors building, long before they took over General Motors. Just is the case. You know, we get calls like this a lot from people who have come from the former Eastern bloc who lived through all of that and are a little frightened that they see signs here of what they lived through.
Does this woman have it pegged or not? More government buildings, taller and bigger, more politicians. She’s exactly right.