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talked on Rush’s show.
I highlighted (what I think is important) it as I read it.
take a look,
and at least read the highlighted parts.
This is kind of long,
but be sure you read the –
I AM INTERESTED IN WHAT YOUR TAKE IS,
so let me know.
EIB Interview: Governor Schwarzenegger Calls Rush
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RUSH: We have now with us Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Absolutely. How are you today Rush?
RUSH: Never better, sir. It's nice to have you.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Terrific.
RUSH: It's nice to speak with you.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: It's nice to talk to you.
The last time I think I saw you was at a fund-raiser for cancer research.
RUSH: Yeah, prostate cancer research.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: You were seated next to my wife.
RUSH: Right, it was Michael Milken's thing.
It was at the Bellagio.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: That's right, exactly, where they raised millions of dollars for cancer research. It was just a terrific event.
RUSH: Played a lot of golf that weekend, too, out at Shadow Creek.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Right. So if we don't meet at the Smoke-Out, we meet at the cancer research fund-raiser so here we are, and here we are talking today. First of all I want to just say thank you for covering me yesterday after, you know, what I said about you. You explained exactly what I meant. I really appreciate that.
RUSH: You mean the "irrelevant" comment?
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Exactly.
RUSH: Well, I know you, and I knew... See, I think you just probably get a little flustered. Every time you go on these shows they throw my name up at you, and my interpretation was that you're governing
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Well, I think that the point also is when you have a radio show or a TV show or you write papers, and you write your editorials and all this stuff, your objectives are different than mine. You know,
I have to, ultimately, make decisions that are based on bringing people together, bringing Democrats and Republicans together, and to really working for the people and trying to resolve issues.
If it is issues that have to do with
health care or
environment, if it is
creating more jobs,
getting more businesses to
so I'm building more prisons.
So all of those things. So what you guys are talking about and the ideology and philosophy and, you know, the right versus the left and all of those things, I cannot deal with that as much because to me
what is important is that I bring both of the parties together and make things work to serve the people.
This is what I do, and this is why I pay very little attention if someone criticizes me or calls me, you know, that I'm turning left and that I'm selling out or whatever.
I have to stay focused on results.
RUSH: Well, we're doing the same thing. I react the same way to criticism as you do. I ignore it because there's too much of it. It's part of the territory. I'm all for bringing people together
but not compromising principles in the process -- and, you know, one of the reasons they keep throwing my name at you is because
I have said that your compromise looks more like agreeing with
than maintaining your natural conservative beliefs.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Well, I mean, you know, like I said: this is your interpretation, but the fact of the matter is that we are moving as a state forward exactly what my plan is. You know, when we last year -- you know, you maybe disagree with that but –
we increased the minimum wage by $1.25 and I think the people of
because for years they didn't have a minimum wage increase.
So we did it in a way that it is doable for businesses but we also did it in a way where we did not go as far as the
Democrats wanted to go where they asked for a $2.50 increase
and to have an automatic escalator in there and so on. So we didn't go there.
So we compromised, and did something that I felt very comfortable with and thought that it was important.
But the same thing again is with health care.
You know, some people want to go and have health care and reform the system, so we have a government-run health care system. Well, I disagree with that.
I think that the private sector can take care of it, that we just need to create some guidelines of what it ought to be so that everyone is ensured, that insurance companies cover everyone, and to
create a pool –
a risk pool,
a risk pool for insurance companies and to
make it a
state and the
And I was very happy that the
federal government agreed to come in with $3.7 billion and help us with our health care reform.
So those are the bottom lines. So it's not "selling out." It is
just doing the work for the people because
72% of the people in the last poll said that
our health care system is
broken and yes,
we need to fix it, and
82% of the people said that it needs to be fixed in the way
where there's a
where everyone comes in and works.
So those, I don't see them as selling out but I can understand from where you're coming from, where you look at it just the ideology or maybe in just a more conservative way. We are a state that is in a majority of Democrats, and I have always said during the election process -- during the I was running for governor three years ago -- I said, "When I become governor
I will be the people's governor and
I will represent
RUSH: Well, look I'm not looking at it ideologically. You and I both want the same things:
we want what's best for people.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Right.
RUSH: But ideology is a fundamental argument in that. I believe conservatism
is the best way to provide the
most opportunity and
success for the
vast majority of people.
Government simply can't do it.
*** BS!!! ***
You mentioned the
You compromised on the price, but
you still accepted the
minimum wage is a
somehow going to improve people's lot in life,
and it doesn't.
You mentioned health care.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Let me just say to you something, that I have had many, many -- I would say hundreds of -- hard-working people in California come up to me and say it did improve their life.
So, I mean,
I think it is wrong to say that it didn't improve people's lives.
I think those things do improve people's lives.
If you create health care for people, it does improve people's lives.
If you go and create accountability in education, it does improve education. So I think I'm a results-oriented person, and I personally believed 100% that we need to raise the minimum wage that the people deserve it. So it was not like selling out or going the other way. It is something that I believe in, but, I stuck to my principles of not doing it to chase the businesses out of the state because I'm very proud of the fact that since I came into office --
RUSH: Have you reversed that trend of businesses and people leaving
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Yes.
RUSH: They were leaving that state in droves, and that was one of your campaign promises, or premises, after the Gray Davis recall, that there were way too many businesses fleeing the state.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Rush, I just give you an example. I give you an example.
RUSH: High taxation, a number of things, regulation forcing people out.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: (Chuckles.) I give you an example that made me, actually, very happy. The other day we were at an event where a drywalling company -- a manufacturing company that produces drywalls -- has moved their operation to California, and it is the biggest one in the world, and they came here because they said, "This is a great business environment." They can do business here. They can be part of the great growth and the success of
When we reformed workers' compensation, that has created now an additional increase in money for the private sector of $13 billion a year.
Now, think about how much money this is. Now, when we go into health care reform, as you know right now -- and this is the important thing for the conservatives to think about, that right now -- everyone that is insured here in
they are paying for the uninsured.
That means there's a
hidden tax there, a huge hidden tax –
so much that the
private sector businesses in
What I want to do is
get rid of that hidden tax;
reduce the cost of health care
through prevention and
through insuring everyone and
make sure that
everyone carries insurance and that
everyone is insured by the insurance companies.
So this is the kinds of things that we are doing.
RUSH: Now, wait a second.
You want to extend health care coverage to every child even the
children of illegal aliens,
immigrants in the country, and
you want to raise taxes to do this, and
you call them "loans."
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Well, Rush, I just said that
we're reducing the hidden tax of $14.7 billion.
We want to get rid of this hidden tax that is being made right now.
RUSH: But a tax is a tax.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Billions -- every single --
RUSH: But if you replace the hidden tax with visible tax, it's still a tax.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: No. Hold on a second.
Every single person that is insured right now,
is paying extra money.
If it's the premiums,
all of those things is
more money because of the hidden tax
because every time you get insurance,
you pay for those that are uninsured –
and that is unfair to those people that are insured.
So what we want to do is insure everybody, and make it mandatory that each person has to carry insurance so
we get rid of that hidden tax that is existing right now,
and this is why when we talk about the 4% increase, it's not really a tax. It is a fee, because actually
in the end those companies and individuals will profit by the lowering of our health care costs and getting rid of the hidden tax. So it's a wash, or it actually they come out much more ahead than they are now.
RUSH: Governor, you were so good during your first campaign, and you had the whole country inspired. You were so good at the 2004 Republican Convention, and you had people in
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Well, thank you.
RUSH: But they see a lot -- (Laughing.)
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: (Laughing.) Thank you.
RUSH: But they see a lot of about-faces.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: What?
RUSH: For example,
in 2005, you vetoed a Democrat bill that would have expanded the state's health care coverage to children because the $300 million price tag was too high.
Now you've turned around and your health care plan is being applauded by the state's Democrats.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: No.
You're absolutely wrong, Rush.
I vetoed the bill to cover every child because they did not set up a revenue stream that shows where the money will come from.
We are a state that is still paying off our debt.
Anyone that sends me a bill that costs more money, I will veto it
because it is not right until we pay off our debt.
This is why I want to have a
comprehensive health care reform
where the money comes from, that
we create a pool of $12 billion where the
state and the federal government comes in and
helps us with that, and it is a
shared responsibility, and that will cover everyone.
Now, let me go back to your question that you had earlier about undocumented immigrants.
Undocumented immigrants right now get health care and get coverage. They can go to any emergency in the
RUSH: I know.
Any emergency room in
because that's the federal law.
RUSH: Right, and many of them in
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Rush --
RUSH: -- closed down because they're not being paid for the visits by these people.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: But listen, Rush.
It is not a question should we cover them or not. They are covered.
It is illegal to turn anyone away from any emergency room.
RUSH: That's for emergency health care, though, governor.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: -- and therefore in my health care reform,
we are debating
"Should they be covered or not?"
but it is a debate,
"How it can be done cheaper and
more cost effectively?"
That's what we are going to work out.
It's one-fifth of the cost that we are paying right now, which is a great benefit to the taxpayer.
But emergency room coverage is
What you are proposing is
all over the place
all the time.
*** Emergency Room Treatment is THE MOST EXPENSIVE HEALTH CARE THAT THERE IS. ***
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: You know when you don't
go to an emergency room, do you know that 90% of the time there's no emergency?
If they would have a health clinic or some kind of a medical clinic
they can go get those things done for $50 rather than paying a thousand dollars –
what they're doing right now --
RUSH: Well, they're not paying the thousand.
*** SOMEBODY has to pay the thousand. THAT is the HIDDEN TAX.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: -- in the emergency rooms, and it crowds up the emergency rooms, and therefore people has to wait five to seven hours.
So, I mean, believe me: we are moving forward. The important thing you need to know is, that 91% of the votes from Republicans in the last election, which was just two months or three months ago: 91%. I won with a 17% lead over my opponent.
So I have a lot of
Republicans on my side, and
they understand that
I want to get the job done rather than fighting like they do in
RUSH: Well, I don't --
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: --
fighting over who is right and who is wrong and nothing gets done.
Imagine that for
years now we are
immigration reform, and
they can't get their act together.
That is embarrassing.
I think that those guys should sit down and
be serious about it,
forget a little bit about their ideology and
get things done and
represent the people of
I think that's what the bottom line is.
RUSH: The problem with that is the liberals and the Democrats are not going to punt their ideology because it defines them, and so when we end up agreeing with them just to get compromise, even if the numbers they want are not as much as they wanted,
we are still compromising our ideology,
they are not -- and this is what people are upset about. It's happening in
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Rush? Rush?
RUSH: It's happening in
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: I happen to disagree with that, Rush, because I think that they should not get stuck --
RUSH: You know liberals, governor. You've been around them your whole career! You know who they are. You know that they don't waive --
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: I understand it, but I'm just saying that in the end,
we have to represent the people and
do the job for the people, and
that sometimes takes compromise and there's nothing wrong with that, and you
still can speak to your ideology, and
stay with that, but
you still have to compromise in order to get things done, and that's their job in
to get things done and to represent the people and to do a great job and to fix things, to fix health care, to fix immigration reform –
not to argue year after year after year and to make promises that they can't keep.
So anyway, so you and I, we're going to have a good time again on our next smoke out that we're going to have?
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: We'll smoke a stogie together and we'll be talking about this from here to eternity. The key thing is that people should know that you and I, we don't have a fight. We don't argue over those things. We just have different opinions, and, you know, and
I am enjoying that because I think the Republican Party has a big tent.
RUSH: Governor, look, I've always liked you, and I've always admired you. The first time I met you at that Planet
I know there are a lot of Republicans -- and it was in the paper today –
hoping you wake up one day and
become a conservative again.
*** Mean, Nasty, and Hateful ***
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Right, right. (Laughing.)
RUSH: I'm sure you saw that. Look it, I appreciate your calling.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Thank you!
RUSH: I appreciated the time and I'll see you at the Grand
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: You got it!
RUSH: All right. Take care.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Bye-bye. Thank you.
RUSH: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
members of the Senate intelligence committee
who were listening to her testimony said, "She never said that. She never told us that when she testified under oath.
It was a HOUSE hearing.
NOT a Senate hearing.
WHAT A DUFUS.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Will the USA Troops be there FOREVER?
Ans = Probably not.
Then why not SAY - WE ARE SORRY, AND PULL OUT NOW?
It's defeat or bust for libs, so don't count on the Drive-Bys to report any success in the war on terror.
But, Rush, there is nothing stopping YOU from reporting successes.
I mean, except THERE ARE NONE.
Phony Polar Bear Pic Featured in Enviro-Wacko Ad
This polar bear photo is being used everywhere.
WHY is BuSh Prohibiting ANY scientist from talking about Polar Bears?
"To the liberals -- I don't care what it is -- if the earth wobbles on its axis, we have to talk to Karl Rove. These guys have Rove-itis."
Rove to appear before committee. To LIE? Otherwise, why wouldn't BuSh allow him to be sworn in?
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Rush you can call yourself the " The Truth Detector!"
But you misspelled Distorter.
Rush is - The Truth Distorter.
Democrats Ban All Important Questions, But Valerie Plame's Story Unravels Just the Same
The Gop'ers on the House Plame hearing whined -
we didn't get to ask all the questions we needed to be answered.
Well, DOPEY, WHY didn't you have MORE GOP'ers attend the hearing.
GOP'ERS attending = 3
Demo attending = 8 or 10.
If Rove has NOTHING TO HIDE - why won't BuSh let his testify before Congress?
"Serve at the pleasure of the President".
Tony Snows answer for the attorney firing.
This is a propaganda fest, folks...
Correct - BuSh Propaganda - just like he used to justify HIS War.