RUSH: Newport Beach in California. Steve, I’m glad you called, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, good to be here, love listening to your show, and again your comments this morning regarding the unions and the —
RUSH: Money laundering.
CALLER: Exactly. That’s the term I was looking for, the money laundering. It’s exactly what’s going on out here in California with the bullet train. The politicians in California, all the Democrats have given all of the public employee unions their payback, but they’ve got a problem. All of the private sector union employees are still waiting for their payback, the bullet train was supposed to be that, all those contracts would be going to union shops only. And that’s why they’re pushing that so darn hard out here —
RUSH: Well, now that —
CALLER: — need that payback.
RUSH: Well, now, that’s standard, ordinary, everyday Democrat union relationship stuff. But it’s a stretch to call that money laundering. The stimulus bill, that was an abject lie. That was the government telling the people, “We’re gonna send a bunch of money, a trillion dollars of private sector, we’re gonna build roads and bridges and schools, and we’re gonna get this economy going.” And the money went, almost 60% of it, went to public employee union members so that they would not be fired during the recession, so that they would continue to remain employed and pay dues. Essentially 60% of that stimulus, or whatever, ended up, a portion of it, back in the campaign coffers of the Democrat Party. Obama can’t go to the Treasury and write a check to the Democrat Party, but he can get the money through a circuitous route, and that’s what the stimulus ended up being.