RUSH: Here’s James in Golden, Colorado, as we go back to the phones and the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Good, thank you.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. I just wanted to tell you and your listeners that I believe our current president is a tyrant, and I would like to do everything I can to refuse our tyrant. I refuse to submit to Obamacare, just plain and simple.
RUSH: I like it. I like it. You’re making yourself a target.
RUSH: So you’re not buying insurance, and what you’re saying?
CALLER: I haven’t had insurance since I moved out of my parents’ house at 18.
RUSH: But you could stay on your parents’ policy ’til you’re 26.
CALLER: According to now, but I’m 28 now, so…
RUSH: Oh, well, the freeloader days are over for you.
CALLER: Right. I missed out.
RUSH: So you’re just not gonna buy insurance. It’s kind of like my theory on a recession: If they’re gonna have one, just don’t participate. So you’re not gonna let Obama tyrant you?
CALLER: Exactly. I mean, during this whole recession, I’ve had friends that were saying, “Oh, it’s so hard to get a job, so hard to get a job! IÂ’m putting applications in all the time,” and here I went out and, you know, two days later got a job.
CALLER: If you want something, you’re gonna find it. You have to want it. It’s just plain and simple, that not enough kids in my generation I feel truly want it.
RUSH: You know, you are light-years ahead of your peers in understanding and maturity. You’re right. If you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen or to get it at some point. What is it? Is it a good job? Is it something you really like to do?
CALLER: It’s actually very enjoyable. It’s very rewarding. I started out working for my father, his window company. But he stepped out of that business, and my brother started up a window company and actually am the service manager for him, and it’s actually worked out quite great.
RUSH: Cool. Okay. So you found a job applying at a family-owned business?
CALLER: Right. Well, actually I got into that after finding a job back in the day. I found a job at a restaurant during the time of the whole recession.
RUSH: Oh, okay. Okay. What did you do at the restaurant?
CALLER: I was a server, you know? I just needed a job, so I did that.
RUSH: Server. Were the tips good?
CALLER: (chuckles) About $100 a day. It’s better than a minimum wage job for sure.
RUSH: That’s actually not bad. Did you report it? I don’t even want to know. Never mind. I’m not gonna ask you that question. So now you’re working at your brother’s firm, and you’re not gonna buy insurance because you’re not going to let Obama tyrant you?
CALLER: Correct. Plain and simple.
RUSH: You know, I like this. I like it. Do you know, by the way, just to inform you, that be even if you wanted to buy insurance now, you can’t until January?
CALLER: Yes. Yes, I am aware. Not for the rest of the year, right? ‘Til January.
RUSH: Now, how in the world did that happen? Do you realize there gonna be some people who are going to need insurance. They’re gonna get sick, they’re gonna need it, and they can’t buy it from now until January. If you didn’t buy it by the end of the deadline, you’re stuck. They didn’t tell you this. All they told you what the deadline was. So now you have to pay the penalty, if you don’t have it.
You can’t buy insurance. Now, I don’t care if you, but that is inane. Who would build that into this law? Unless you wanted to create pain. Unless you wanted to create angst. Unless you wanted to show people the dangers of not having insurance so you never let that happen again. Interesting. Well, congrats, James. It’s great that you got through. I’m glad to hear from you.