RUSH: Mike, go back, grab audio sound bite number nine. This is important, folks, as Kathryn says to me quite often when talking about me, “It’s important, babe,” this is important. Here’s Obama again at the Facebook seminar.
OBAMA: Their basic view is that no matter how successful I am, no matter how much I’ve taken from this country… I wasn’t born wealthy. I was raised by a single mom and my grandparents. I went to college on scholarships. There was a time when my mom was trying to get her Ph.D. where, for a short time, she had to take food stamps. My grandparents relied on Medicare and Social Security. Their notion is: Despite the fact that I’ve benefited from all these investments, somehow I now have no obligation to people who are less fortunate than me.
All right, okay, so never had an entrepreneur in his family, never had an individualist, been through all that. But why bring up Medicare and Social Security? Who is suggesting we cut them? Who is suggesting we eliminate them? Why talk about this? This is yesterday in Palo Alto. Nobody! Nobody! Ryan’s plan doesn’t eliminate Social Security. It doesn’t eliminate Medicare. It doesn’t eliminate food stamps. No. Obama did. Obama did. TheHill.com, Fox News had it. It was in August of 2010. It was the second stimulus bill of $26 billion. The number one target was teachers in the various states. This was the bill where we chronicled, the LA county school district got their share of it and they didn’t spend it hiring teachers. They used it for pension and health care for current teachers, but they didn’t hire any new teachers. Just to remind you here. The bill requires $12 billion be stripped from the supplemental nutritional assistance program. That’s food stamps. It was the Obama regime and the Democrats, in order to pay for this second stimulus, who cut food stamps.
When it comes to Medicare, it was Obama, in Obamacare, who proposed cutting $500 billion out of Medicare to pay for it. And they double counted that. So here he is out there in Palo Alto making the case for the welfare state. His family benefited. (imitating Obama) “I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for those programs.” Not one word of thanks to the people whose work and taxes made it possible. No, he holds them in contempt. No, no, no, no. Those people are the cowards. He’s the guy with the courage. He said Ryan’s budget, there’s no courage there. Nah, the real courage, the real courage is Obama, spending the tax revenue of people not yet conceived, people not yet even thought about being conceived, when they have no stake in the game and no ability to stop it or oppose it. That’s courage. So it was Obama who slashed food stamps. He wasn’t talking about it. He and the Democrats did it. Ditto Medicare. He did not slash food stamps or Medicare to reform the programs. He did it to spend them on even more government programs, new government programs, Obamacare and Moochella’s program. He wasn’t reforming anything. He was expanding. And yet he dares go out to Palo Alto and tell those young skulls full of mush at Facebook that it’s you and I who want to cut food stamps, so important to his being where he is.
Paul Ryan is trying to save Medicare, make it sustainable. We all know this. This is just more courage. But that’s why it is important that you know the truth about this. And remember those Medicare cuts. The Democrats, there was friction in the ranks when the Medicare cuts, $500 billion, that was not insignificant. And there was a lot of anger on the Democrat side when these food stamp cuts were proposed. But again, who is it left to, to remind you? It’s us. You think the Drive-Bys are gonna remember? The Drive-Bys, when they report this, they’ve had their chance. Obama made the remarks yesterday. They’ve published what they have to say about it.
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