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RUSH: Daniel in southern Virginia. Great to have you on the program. You’re up first on Open Line Friday. Hi.

CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush. How you doing?

RUSH: Very well, sir. Thank you.

CALLER: I just had this comment to say, and I want all these people out here listening, I want them to hear this. I had a good factory job in Richmond, Virginia. They closed my plant down over a year ago. I got laid off over a year ago. I was making decent money, you know, making 20-some dollars an hour and I had wonderful health insurance. I had to pay for it every week, it wasn’t very expensive but my family was covered and our coverage was wonderful. So I don’t understand why these people up in DC cannot see that. If you have good paying jobs, you get our jobs back or create some new good paying jobs, people can afford health insurance, people will have good jobs, but I guess they just want to shove it down our throats and make —

RUSH: Well, that’s a great, great question. I thought we were going to have a laser-like focus on jobs, if people just had jobs they could afford stuff and all this panic wouldn’t be ensuing out there. But where is the laser-like focus on jobs? Well, I’ll tell you what, Daniel, there is no laser-like focus on jobs, and the administration has said, ‘Get used to it, 10% unemployment for the next few years, the foreseeable future.’ This is the new norm. That’s exactly what they want, too.

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