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RUSH: Sandra in Merrimack, New Hampshire, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Fifty-three percent dittos.

RUSH: Thank you very much. Great to have you here.

CALLER: It is an honor and a privilege to talk to the Great One.

RUSH: I appreciate that.

CALLER: I just had a question. With all that has been made of Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47%, do you remember many months back Joe Biden was interviewed and one of his comments about justifying a tax increase was that it’s just the patriotic thing to do.

RUSH: Yeah, for the rich. It’s patriotic for the rich to pay more taxes.

CALLER: Right. So what does that say about the 47%? It’s the patriotic thing to do —

RUSH: Well, he wasn’t talking about them. He was talking about the rich who are paying an even larger share now of the total tax burden, and they’re still not paying their fair share. It’s patriotic to pay higher taxes than what you’re paying now. That was what Bite Me’s point was.

CALLER: Right. I just thought that was interesting. If I were one of the 47% paying no taxes, and he said paying higher taxes was the patriotic thing to do —

RUSH: Again, he’s not talking about them. The 47%, they are content. Whatever number of the 47% are wards of the state, they’re happy. Not all that 47% wants to be in that group. But the people in the 47% who are content to be there, Biden, Obama would love to grow it. The more people dependent on government, the better. The more people angry, resentful of the rich, the better, as far as they’re concerned. So he’s never gonna be critical of the 47%. I wouldn’t even think he’s hypocritical about it because he was talking about the rich and the patriotism being willing to pay higher taxes instead of opposing a tax increase on the rich.

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