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RUSH: You know, according to Obama — I listened to his performance last night in the debate — according to Obama, the purpose of taxes is not to build roads, pay for the national defense, or provide Social Security. The purpose of taxes is to equalize incomes. To Obama, the purpose of taxes is to punish achievement. Now, I have to believe, based on if the polls are correct and so forth and who knows, I have to believe most of the country has no idea how Obama looks at taxpayers. All of us who pay taxes, Obama looks at us as mini-piggy banks for strangers. If we make a certain amount of money we’re either going to put money in the piggy bank down the street or some guy will drop a nickel in ours. That’s Obama’s economic plan, to equalize incomes, pure and simple. So instead of taking care of our own families and our own businesses, the Obama plan has us making deposits in other people’s bank accounts, with him as the banker. You’re upset about what’s happening on Wall Street, you’re upset with all these banks and so forth, imagine Obama is a banker and he’s going to force you to make deposits just like the Clinton administration forced banks to make loans to people who couldn’t pay them back. Obama is going to force you to put money into his bank, and then he’s going to give it away to people who he thinks need it more than you do.

This is not America. It puts me in a good mood again because Obama’s gone too far. His butt-kissing media friends have gone too far. This elitist BS might just blow up in their collective smug faces. I think Joe the Plumber and Joe Six-Pack are going to shove their elitism and socialism right down their throats. That’s what I think. You know who reminds me of Joe the Plumber? Todd Palin. Todd Palin and Joe the Plumber could pull this country out of its funk by themselves. They’re tough guys, they got common sense. I’d run ads with them. I would love to have media cowards in those ads talking about Obama’s demeanor and his cool factor. Like I said in the last hour, if I’d have heard one more time from the Fox All-Stars about how cool Obama was — David Brooks said Obama is a mountain. He’s a rain forest. You get up every morning and the mountain is just there. I didn’t see cool. I don’t see elegant. I see somebody not even really human. I see somebody devoid of passion. You can spin it in his favor and you can say he is cool under fire, or you can be more realistic and say he’s cool only because he’s cold. And there’s a big difference.

He’s without feelings; he’s without passion; he’s a programmed robot. Remember, he has learned well what he has been taught. He just wants to win. You can barely even insult the guy. He’s like a Stepford husband. He’s really a cold customer. I think that’s what came across to me last night, cold enough to cavort with terrorists, cold enough to cavort with people who want to overturn the capitalist system and make it socialist and do it by way of education. Cold enough to dismiss small-town Americans contemptuously as bitter clingers, cold enough to take our guns away. Obama is cold enough to spread the wealth. He’s cold enough to fundamentally change our form of government, cold enough to admire dictators.


RUSH: We’re going to start, Davenport, Iowa. Hi, Jenny, great to have you here.

CALLER: Hello, Mr. Rush.


CALLER: I’m so excited to talk to you. I told Snerdley I loved him, too. But my point was, you know, everybody wants to know who Joe the Plumber is. I think he’s Joe the American. My salary range is in the mid-sixties but someday I would love to be in the upper range. I don’t want to be taxed more. I don’t want my incentives to be squashed. I feel like Obama is trying to take our rights to succeed in America. He just wants us squashed, those of us that want to succeed.

RUSH: You know what I’m happy about most here? I love getting calls from people like you. I’m glad that people are finally getting it. Obama did step in it. Mr. Cool did step in it. For all these people analyzing the debate last night, he stepped in it big time when he said, ‘Well, we want to take a little bit from you and spread the wealth around.’ He stepped in it big time because he blew the cover of the Democrat Party. Jenny, the dirty little secret has been — or is — that this has been Democrat Party standard operating procedure for decades: raising taxes on people and then spreading the wealth around. It’s class envy, wealth redistribution. This is precisely what the Democrat Party is made up of. And it has taken a plumber questioning Obama’s tax increases and Obama stepping in it — Mr. Cool, stepping in it — and admitting what the Democrat idea is in a way that everybody understands it. ‘We want to spread the wealth around.’ Spread the wealth around? ‘We’re going to take your money; we’re going to spread it to somebody else.’ People understand that when you start spreading the wealth around, it means we’re going to give it to people who haven’t earned it, and you going to take it from people who have. It’s not just the rich they’re going to tax.

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