RUSH: Here is Mike in Falls Church, Virginia. Great to have you on the program, sir.
CALLER: Oh, hi, Rush. Mega dittos, Mike in Falls Church, Virginia. I work for a car dealership here in Falls Church. I can’t say the name of it, but it’s owned by a prominent Democrat. But they recently had their health care people in and —
RUSH: Wait a second, wait just a minute now. You’re intriguing me here. You’re intriguing the audience. You can’t mention the dealership you work for owned by a prominent Democrat?
CALLER: Well, yeah, because I gotta keep my job.
RUSH: But we would all know the Democrat when you say prominent, we would all know who the owner of the company is?
CALLER: You could probably figure it out.
RUSH: Was it the dealership or the manufacturer —
CALLER: The dealership.
RUSH: The dealership, the owner of the dealership. Ah. Okay.
CALLER: And I could tell you off the air but I gotta keep my job.
RUSH: I understand. I understand totally. It’s America, and you gotta stay alive. I understand. Yeah.
CALLER: But recently they’ve had the health care people in, and they’re making a bunch of things mandatory now. In order to lower the rates the health people told ’em that they can do that if they remove the Coke and candy machines from the building, ban smoking from the premises, and, you know, they make it a smoke free bunker, I guess, ’cause Hitler had one.
RUSH: So you could lower your health insurance, take Coke machines out, the candy machines out, and ban smoking from the premises?
CALLER: Ban smoking from the premises. The people that smoke there have to go to a mandatory meeting this coming week, a smoking cessation meeting that’s going to be put together by that health insurance company.
RUSH: Wait a second.
RUSH: People who smoke, even not at work —
RUSH: — have to go to a cessation meeting?
CALLER: Smoking cessation meeting that’s been made mandatory.
RUSH: Or else what?
CALLER: Or else if you don’t go to it you could lose your job. We don’t know what’s going to happen in that meeting —
RUSH: Okay, they smoke, but not at the workplace because they’re not permitted?
RUSH: They have to go to the cessation meeting. If they don’t they lose their job. Is the insurance company threatening to raise rates on your owner of the dealership?
CALLER: Well, they’ve told them that this is the way that they can reduce rates or keep them down, and that’s the purpose of these decisions. They have all these health fairs too, where we’re not required to do this but they encourage us to go in and have our — which is okay in one way — but go in and have our blood pressure and blood sugar test and all that but that’s for the health insurance company, too.
CALLER: They haven’t made that absolutely mandatory, but they also have a series of random drug tests where, you know, you never know, every couple of weeks you could get hauled in and you have to urinate in front of a stranger in order to keep your job.
CALLER: The cessation meeting, now, nobody knows what’s going to happen in this meeting, but the rumor is — and so far every rumor’s come true — the rumor is that they’re gonna test us for nicotine. Apparently some hospital’s doing this someplace, and now we don’t know that for a fact but I know I have to go to this meeting so I’ve been, you know, identified as a smoker —
RUSH: Wait a minute, now. You do not have to smoke to ingest nicotine.
CALLER: That’s true.
RUSH: Well, you don’t. You can get Nicorette; you can put a patch on.
CALLER: Yeah, I can chew tobacco.
RUSH: You could get one of my e-cigarettes here.
RUSH: I mean you don’t have to smoke to have nicotine in your system. My God, a nicotine test at a car dealership?
CALLER: That I don’t know to be true yet, okay?
RUSH: It’s just rumored?
CALLER: That’s the rumor but every rumor’s come true so far, but I do know that I have to go to this meeting, it’s mandatory. If you don’t go you’re subject to something. Whether I’d get fired for not going to it or not I don’t know.
RUSH: Is this is a Volvo dealership?
RUSH: (laughing) And we’ll take a break. Be right back. I know who it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, there is a website. I found it here: ‘Nicotine Drug Test Solutions.’ The website is IPassedMyDrugTest.com. This website has ways in which you can beat the system. And they sell a product. Obviously it’s a very entrepreneurial, private sector concern. (interruption) Kids are outta school today? Dawn, the kids knew this before I learned about it. Dawn’s worried that I shouldn’t discuss this because the kids in the audience are going to learn about this, and my point is they’ve known it for years. I’m just hearing about it. There are two different ‘nicotine cleanses’ that you can buy. The Nicotine Cleanse and the Nicotine Cleanse Extreme. One is for $59.95, the other $89.95. So if you work for Don Beyer Volvo in Falls Church and you’re worried about nicotine tests coming, there’s a website here. Don Beyer is a former lieutenant governor there, and he’s now ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He raised more than half a million dollars for Obama, so now he’s the ambassador over there. Liechtenstein. That’s one of the primary reasons there is a Liechtenstein. You park money there that you don’t want people to know about.