RUSH: Here’s Mary in Beaverton, Oregon. I’m glad you waited, Mary. Great to have you on our program. Hi.
CALLER: Rush, thank you so much for taking my call.
CALLER: I want to just briefly — as briefly as I can — go over two major points today. Well, one is Obamacare. The other is Donald Trump’s tweeting habits. First of all, on Obamacare: Rush, I’m 53 years old. I’ve been living the nightmare since its interception. I’m on Obamacare. I’ve had it shoved down my throat. An Obamacare replacement is not rocket science, Rush. It is not rocket science. Very simply, you know, bullet point: Be able to buy insurance across state lines? Great. Tort reform? Great. That needs to happen. Health care savings accounts needs to happen. Tax deduction needs to happen. Last three points.
RUSH: It’s a great point. They try to make it sound like, “Oh, it’s really tough! We’ve gotta repeal it, then we got to replace it.” It’s not!
CALLER: And, Rush, wait a minute. These last three points, Donald Trump and only Donald Trump can deal with these, because he’s not… The only thing that’s difficult about replacing it, Rush, is our politicians are working for the lobbyists, not the American people.
CALLER: So point number three: Donald Trump sent a major salvo (chuckles) yesterday a crossbow to the pharmaceutical companies. I have yet to see an industry, Rush, where competition is not a good thing. However, the pharmaceutical companies in the United States have no competition because the U.S. is the only major industrialized nation that does not have price controls on our pharmaceuticals. Consequently, every American consumer ends up subsidizing the rest of the industrialized world. If you have diabetes, Rush, in the U.S., you are paying easily 40% minimum to upwards of 90% more for the identical medication from the identical manufacturer than our European counterparts.
RUSH: I’m sorry, I have to stop you there because we’re out of time. I gonna assume you’re gonna support Trump’s tweeting as the only way to do battle with a biased and corrupted Drive-By Media. I happen to support you. I hope he doesn’t stop tweeting. I hope he keeps tweeting.