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RUSH: Back to the phones, Denville, New Jersey. This is Alan. Thank you for waiting, and welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?

RUSH: Very fine. Thank you.

CALLER: Before when you were reading Trump when he was encouraging people, you know, to pursue their interests, follow your dreams, do what interests you.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: It’s so selfish. Now it’s very selfish. It’s not proper to do. It made me recall years back under Obama’s presidency when there’s high unemployment, we were told… I don’t remember which person had said it. It might have been Pelosi. I’m not sure. But how it’s really good to be unemployed because people now have time to pursue their interests and the things they really like and it’s really good. It just made me think of that, and it just shot right back to my mind.

RUSH: What a great memory. What a great recall that is! You’re exactly right. Pelosi said that. It was Pelosi. She said something else. She said two things. In the Obama administration: They had a name for people losing their jobs rapidly. It was called “funemployment.” Do you remember this?

CALLER: Yes. (groans)

RUSH: Pelosi and the Democrats said, “It’s a great opportunity to get back together with family, to reconnect with people you haven’t seen in a while. It’s a wonderful opportunity. You now have time to explore things that you haven’t had time for; it’s a great thing. With unemployment insurance, it’s a golden opportunity.” You’re right, and then the next thing they said was (and it was specifically Pelosi), “Now you don’t have to do that job that you’ve hated all along. If you want to go out and paint watercolors in Golden Gate Park and try to sell ’em down in the Tenderloin, you can do it. You no longer have to be a prisoner do a job that you don’t like.” You’re exactly right about that. What a great recall.


RUSH: It was all a way to mitigate the negative aspects of losing your gig.

CALLER: Right. Right. Yep. It’s funny how things change. The perspective changes; it depends on who’s in office.

RUSH: Right. Exactly. So now somebody at TheHill.com is saying it’s big mistake to follow your passions. Don’t do it! It’s selfish. When planning a career, plan a career of service. Plan a career of giving back to others. No, this actually appeared today, folks. Following your passion is a very selfish thing to do, according to a liberal sociologist.

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