BEGIN TRANSCRIPTTalking about Rush saying he'd leave the country if Obamacare passed...
I'm not sure that he does. He's an entertainer, playing to a gullible and receptive audience. He succeeds when he gets people riled up and he's good at it.
You are right, though, that Rush will never have to worry about healthcare. He is a member of the extremely wealthy class, and he'll always be able to afford the best healthcare that money can buy. His money also allowed him to beat a drug rap that would have been years in prison for a man of lesser means.
I know you like his message, but he has very little in common with you.
You could be financially ruined by a small health emergency. Get insurance.
RUSH: The Huffington Post, you remember we had a call here from a guy, we're talking about health care and what's going to happen after Obama puts private insurance out of business, how all the fines that businesses and individuals pay are much cheaper than having to go out and buy health insurance itself, and that people will naturally pay the fine. If they don't have to go to jail they'll pay the fine rather than incur costs, especially if the Senate bill says, which it does, that the day you have the auto accident, you get covered. You don't have to have any coverage before that, but the day you're in the crash you go to the hospital the insurance company has to pay for your treatment. Well, that's not insurance, that's private sector welfare and nobody could afford it and they'll go out of business, which is the purpose. So a guy calls up and says, "If all this happens, what are you going to do?" And I said, "Well, if doctors are not permitted to opt out of the government insurance pool and so forth, Medicare, Medicaid, whatever it is, and if they're not allowed to establish a private practice with private sector patients paying their own way, then I'll go to Costa Rica."
If I have to get thrown into this massive government health care insurance business and end up going to the driver's license office every day when I need to go to the doctor, yeah, I'll go to Costa Rica for treatment, not move there. So they're just in a tizzy out there, between Costa Rica and Eric Massa. So --(laughing)-- it's going to be a fun day. Heck, it already is a fun day.
When it comes to Rush Limbaugh, you have to listen to the show and not let lying leftist media take his words out of context to try and make some stupid point. Liberals are born liars. Just look at who is in the White House today.