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RUSH: We have on the phone Holly from somewhere in Ohio. Holly, welcome to the EIB Network. Mr. Snerdley told me that you are the woman who was in a newspaper story we talked about last week. Your purse was stolen. Is that right?

CALLER: Yeah, that’s correct. I’m hoping I’m the right one.

RUSH: You are. Well, do you live somewhere near a town named Brunswick?

CALLER: Close by, yeah.

RUSH: Okay. It was a news story that you lost your purse, and you lost some cash, and you lost this and that and the purse’s value was 400 bucks, the cash was $200, and it ended up by saying that you also lost your food stamp cards, and it seemed odd because the purse seemed like it was pretty pricey, had a lot of cash in there. Whoever wrote the story made it look like it was kind of odd you were on food stamps.

CALLER: Well, ironically, I call it a wallet but then again if you see my purse, you would call it a purse, but it had $800 in cash in it.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: But I’d like for everyone to know, before I was a single mom I was married and had a job and my ex-husband had a job and I could afford that kind of stuff. Now I’m a single mom and unfortunately I had no other choice but to be on welfare because, if I do get a job, they’re gonna take everything away from me. I’ve tried it.

RUSH: So welfare is more financially responsible than getting a job?

CALLER: Well, I’ve tried it before, and every time I do the very first thing they do is take away my insurance and my food card. And unfortunately, I can’t get a job making enough to cover the medical insurance.

RUSH: Let me tell you something, folks, I totally believe this. I think we have arrived at this point for a lot of people. You’re not the first person to have told this tale. Holly, thanks for call. I have to run. See if she’ll let us talk to her tomorrow because I want to explore this further.

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