RUSH: The regime campaign effort, the reelection effort has this slideshow. They’ve put up a website with a slideshow that covers an imaginary American named “Julia” from age three up until age 67. All the benefits, all the wonderful things that will happen to Julia in her life if Obama is reelected! What it is (whether it’s intended or not) is a perfect illustration of liberal cradle-to-grave care for every citizen with the government making every decision, making everything possible, and leaving nothing to chance. And, of course, a life of utopian paradise.
Now, we can’t show you the actual slideshow (on radio), the artist renderings for each panel as Julia goes from age three to 67. But I can share with you the text. For example: “Take a look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime — and how Mitt Romney would change her story.” That’s the headline. Age three. “Under President Obama: Julia is enrolled in a Head Start program to help get her ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve programs like this one, Julia joins thousands of students across the country who will start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.
“Under Mitt Romney: The Romney/Ryan budget could cut programs like Head Start by 20%, meaning the program would offer 200,000 fewer slots per year.” Now, there are responses to this. Julie at age three is bummed. Her share of the national debt just went up $16,345 under Obama! Age 17. “Under President Obama: Julia takes the SAT and is on track to start her college applications. Her high school is part of the Race to the Top program, implemented by President Obama. Their new college- and career-ready standards mean Julia can take the classes she needs to do well.
“Under Mitt Romney: The Romney/Ryan budget would cut funding for public education to pay for tax cuts for millionaires.” That Julia, the college student, is paying record-high tuition to attend college, by the way, is not stated in the Obama slideshow. Age 18. “Under President Obama: As she prepares for her first semester of college, Julia and her family qualify for President Obama’s American Opportunity Tax Credit — worth up to $10,000 over four years. Julia is also one of millions of students who receive a Pell Grant to help put a college education within reach.
“Under Mitt Romney: The American Opportunity Tax Credit would be allowed to expire, and Pell Grant funding would be slashed for 10 million students.” Julia, about to graduate, can’t find a job (despite all this “assistance” in the Obama economy) because there aren’t any! Age 22. “Under President Obama: During college, Julia undergoes surgery. It is thankfully covered by her insurance due to a provision in health care reform that lets her stay on her parents’ coverage until she turns 26.
“Under Mitt Romney: Health care reform would be repealed — Romney says he’d ‘kill it dead.'” Julia could not have had the surgery! Julia wouldn’t have any health insurance because of Mitt Romney. Julia also can’t find a job because of the Obama economy. Age 23. “Under President Obama: Because of steps like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Julia is one of millions of women across the country who knows she’ll always be able to stand up for her right to equal pay. She starts her career as a web designer.
“Under Mitt Romney: He has refused to say whether he would have vetoed or signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.” As a recent college grad, Julia has $25,000 in student loan debt, the highest in history, and it has kept going up under Obama. Age 25. “Under President Obama: After graduation, Julia’s federal student loans are more manageable since President Obama capped income-based federal student loan payments and kept interest rates low. She makes her payments on time every month, keeping her on track to repay her student loans.
“Under Mitt Romney: Under the Romney/Ryan budget, interest rates on federal student loans would be allowed to double, affecting Julia and 7.4 million other students.” Again, Julia has $25,000 in student loan debt. That’s the highest in history, with no hope of paying it off. Julia, the 23-year-old, is living with her parents by this time, having gone back home after graduation because there aren’t any jobs in the Obama economy!
Julia age 27. “Under President Obama: For the past four years, Julia has worked full-time as a web designer. Thanks to Obamacare, her health insurance is required to cover birth control and preventive care, letting Julia focus on her work rather than worry about,” getting pregnant. Uh, “her health.” “Under Mitt Romney: Romney supports the Blunt Amendment — which would place Julia’s health care decisions in the hands of her employer — and repealing health care reform so insurance companies could go back to charging women 50% more than men.”
This is what it says on the Obama website. Julia the mom has to pay more for health insurance despite Obama’s promise to reduce premiums by $2,500! All of this is a bunch of lies, but for young and ignorant — and I mean that not in an insulting way. They simply don’t know. Young, ignorant, idealistic young people are gonna read this and say, “Wow, Obama is doing all that for me? Romney wants to take all that away?” They’ve been doing this for 50 years! This is the same thing. It’s LBJ redone.
Age 31. “Under President Obama: Julia decides to have a child. Throughout her pregnancy, she benefits from maternal checkups, prenatal care, and free screenings under” Obamacare. “Under Mitt Romney: Health care reform would be repealed.” The implication is that Julia would have no checkups, no prenatal care, no free screenings. Julia would have no health care, ’cause Obamacare will be cut by Romney. In other words, what Obama is saying in his website here is that Mitt Romney wants to take health care away from everybody!
There isn’t gonna be any health care! There aren’t gonna be any hospitals! There aren’t gonna be any doctors! Romney’s not gonna pay for it. That’s what they want people to believe. There won’t be any treatment, there won’t be any emergency rooms, there do any screenings, there won’t be any mammograms. There won’t be anything. There might not even be any abortions! Age 37. “Under President Obama: Julia’s son Zachary starts kindergarten. The public schools in their neighborhood have better facilities and great teachers because of President Obama’s investments in education and programs like Race to the Top.
“Under Mitt Romney: The Romney/Ryan budget could force steep cuts in federal funding for schools in all 50 states.” Now, meanwhile, Obama — by the time this woman is 30 — hasn’t been president for 30 years. Age 42. “Under President Obama: Julia starts her own web business.” (laughing) Folks, that won’t be possible. Julia’s gonna be in so much student loan debt and still living with her parents (if they’re still alive). There won’t be any jobs! She will not be a web designer because there won’t be any web designer jobs because Obama has destroyed the economy!
Anyway, “Under President Obama: Julia starts her own web business. She qualifies for a Small Business Administration loan,” because she doesn’t have any of her own money, “giving her the money she needs to invest in her business,” and, of course, Julia — as a typical lazy Democrat bum — wouldn’t think of using her own money to start a business. No! Like every other lunatic, she would be thinking of going straight to the government for “funding.”
The government is where “funding” takes place, and that’s write where Julia will go thanks to Obama. President Obama’s tax cuts for small businesses,” there haven’t been any, “like Julia’s,” and she won’t have a business, “help her to get started. She’s able to hire employees,” no, she won’t even be one herself, “creating new jobs in her town and helping to grow the local economy” and spreading health care! “Under Mitt Romney: The Romney/Ryan budget could cut programs like the Small Business Administration by 20%.”
Even if it did it would still be 80% too big! Age 65. “Under President Obama: Julia enrolls in Medicare…” Sorry, there won’t be any Medicare. It’s broke. “Julia enrolls in Medicare helping her to afford preventive care and the prescription drugs she needs.” So Obama is gonna live forever, and he’s going to set this up so that Julia at age three is set for life. Everything that she needs, Obama is going to have taken care of by 2016. That’s right, Snerdley!
Everything she needs. She’s gonna have double access to preventive care, first for herself and then for herself later when she’s elderly and decrepit and eating dog food. She will need prescription drugs. She’s gonna be forced to buy those on the corner, by the way, if nothing changes here. ‘Cause Medicare’s gonna be broke. “Under Mitt Romney: Medicare could end as we know it, leaving Julia with nothing but a voucher to buy insurance coverage, which means $6,350 extra per year for a similar plan.”
So Obama is gonna set Julia up from cradle to grave. Every is need handled! Every need she has, there’s a government program for it that’s practically free, including starting her own business. Everything is practically free! Age 67. “Under President Obama: Julia retires. After years of contributing to Social Security,” she discovers there isn’t any left for her. The program has long been bankrupt. But Julia, blithering idiot that she is, being taken care of by the state for the previous 66 years, has no clue that Social Security is broke. Despite the fact that she’s been contributing to it. “[S]he receives monthly benefits that help her retire comfortably, without worrying that she’ll run out of savings.”
How many of you on Social Security now live this way? Julia retires at age 67. What is this, about 2070? No. This is 2012, so after 67, yeah, it’s 2077 or 2078, whatever. “Julia retires. After years of contributing to Social Security, she receives monthly benefits that help her retire comfortably, without worrying that she’ll run out of savings.” Does that describe you today who are on Social Security? Julia, in the future, isn’t going to have Social Security, thanks to Obama. And she isn’t going to have Medicare. And by the time Julia gets to 67, the only question she’s going to have is: “Which reeducation camp does she have to go to next?”
RUSH: Age 75. Julia discovers that she has cancer. But Julia is determined by an Obamacare death panel to be too old for treatments, and is given a pain pill for which she must pay and told to go visit the garden. Now, this is interesting. I checked the e-mail, and there were people that tuned in in the middle of that who want to know: “Who the hell is Julia?” They didn’t hear the setup. They didn’t hear me say this is an Obama website slideshow. This is great.
There are people asking, “Who the hell is Julia? Why should I pay for her whole life? Who the hell is she? Who are you talking about and why do I have to pay for her from birth ’til the day she dies? Why is it my responsibility?” Folks, I couldn’t be prouder. You folks that caught the middle of that and did not know what was going on: It’s an Obama website slideshow, and every slide is accompanied by the text that I read. And your instinctive reaction to it is exactly what’s required, because that’s exactly what Obama is trying to do.
He’s trying to tell every young person that they are going to be cared for and taken care of and provided for — their education, their business, their health care — by his government, from the time they’re three until they die. That’s what he’s promising! No mention of the fact that, “Well, who’s gonna pay for this? Why should other people pay for Julia?” And, by the way, with a $16 trillion national debt, where is the money gonna coming from in the first place to pay for this? “Wait, I’m confused. Who is Julia? Am I supposed to pay for her? Am I related to her? Is she my sister or something?”
Ah, these are great e-mails.