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GLENN: Okay, all right. If you have high blood pressure. If you're anybody that, you know, is close to a heart attack or anything, turn the radio off right now because this gives me heart palpitations. Are you ready?
Congress just a few days ago, the house approved $200 million, the house just approved $200 million to buy three Gulf Stream jets to ferry top government officials and members of Congress around. I'm trying to remember, um, how much they praised the auto industry and the CEOs for being responsible with their time by flying in a private jet to come talk to Congress, and then after they excoriated the people in private jets then unbeknownst to you, most likely, they offered a tax credit for anybody who purchased a Gulf Stream or private jet. Did you know that?
Did you know that?
No, I don't think.
GLENN: Did you know that, Stu?
STU: No, I only lease my private jets.
GLENN: I found that out from a pilot who is having his companies that he works for completely destroyed, kind of like the people who are pilots kind of feel a little like I think the board of tourism in Vegas feel right now. Oh, my gosh, thank you so much for that. So they've done everything to badmouth anybody that rides on a private jet and yet, they offer tax breaks if you buy a new private jet. How is that?
What is that?
Is that an indulgence?
Is that what that is?
Is that so you can buy your way into forgiveness, I'm not sure. What is that?
STU: Important people need to get to important places, Glenn
GLENN: I'm glad to know that they're buying the new Gulf Stream 550 which is $65 million apiece.
STU: That's the southwest Air of the private jets.
GLENN: That's the nicest jet made. No, no, it's the nicest jet made.
STU: It doesn't have any options, though?
GLENN: It has all the options. You can buy a jet that's very nice, not quite this size but very close. You can buy one for $20 million. This one is $65 million.
STU: The problem, though
GLENN: You could buy a G5 and don't go for the upgrade of the G550 and you can get it for $55 million
STU: You're putting this crazy analogy together. With private jets, there's no way you can buy them used
GLENN: You can buy them used, in fact, Donald Trump, there's this huge area of the desert that has gigantic, 727s. You can buy a 727 for about, I think don't quote me on this, but I believe about $10 million. You have to renovate it. You probably have to put another $10 million in it to renovate it, but it's sitting right there. There's $20 million for a 727, or you could buy a Gulf Stream 550 for members of Congress at $65 million.
STU: You're, again, missing there's huge holes in your story here.
STU: Yes, you can buy a $10 million jet but unfortunately there's nobody who is available to work and take a new job to work on a new project like that.
GLENN: No, there's lots of companies that would go ahead and the companies that are begging for business.
STU: You have full employment. There's no way anybody could take
GLENN: No, I don't know if you know this. For instance, I think it was in Ohio, they've been hiring or is it Wisconsin, where they've been hiring people with stimulus money and the jobs only last five days. How many?
Was that in Oregon?
Yeah, they last only five days and you know, the representatives in Oregon said nobody thought that you could get more than five days' worth of work for this money. Oh, you're right. Why would we create a job that would last more than five days?
If we could just create a job let's say we could create 100 people. We could create a job for 100 people. Hang on. We have cast Sustine as a czar. That sounded like a statement, but maybe that's an idea. How about we just create people?
Yeah, if we create people and then give them something to put in their engine that makes their engine not run, we could crush the old people, sell them as food to China. Voice: it's people. Soilent green is made out of people!
Soilent green is people!
GLENN: That's not a bad idea. Would somebody write that down for me?
Write that down. Let's just get people and send to Kass Sustine. He's the regulatory czar. I forget what czar he is. I love him. He's great. Anyway so what we do is we create jobs. In fact, we should create a bunch of new green jobs. If we could get new green jobs. Who do we know over the green jobs?
Voice: HO, HO, green job czar.
GLENN: We get Vann Jones, the devout communist, we get him to create a bunch of jobs that only last five days. Let's do this with 5,000 people. Five days, you lose your job and then create new jobs. We take those same thousand people and employ them for another five days and now we just created 2,000 jobs. If we did that once a week, new jobs every week, we could take the same thousand people and claim that we have created 52,000 jobs. That's fantastic.
GLENN: Wait a minute. What if we say those thousand people are only working for one day. We could create 365,000 new jobs. My, my, I mean
VOICE: HO, HO, HO, green job czar!
GLENN: I'm thinking, okay. Next thing you know I will be working for the Obama administration, you know, making people into soilent green. What? That's an idea! Why the hate?