RUSH: There is a news report from the Washington Post today, and I want to warn you, this report is intended to sabotage the Republican presidential campaign. John Boehner said yesterday that there is a triple threat that exists to this country, three items that the Republicans need to stay focused on and nothing else. The triple threat is higher taxes, more stimulus spending, and federal regulations. All three undermine the creation of jobs. If you remember Ronaldus Magnus had a three-legged stool. Three issues. You remember what they were, Snerdley? Defeat communism, rebuild the military, lower taxes. Those were the three things. And he never lost focus of them. Three things constantly discussed, makes it simple, doesn't complicate things.
The left would love for the Tea Party to get distracted, start talking about immigration, abortion, gay marriage, all this other stuff, because right now the chief vulnerability faced by
Obama and the Democrats is the economy. Jobs, stimulus spending, federal regulations, those are the three things that are killing this country. Those are the three things that every Republican needs to focus on. Therefore, there's a story in the Washington Post today that is designed to irritate, aggravate, and anger people to the point they hope the Republicans start talking about this in their debate next week. Here's the story.
"The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago." And the Washington Post report goes on to say that this money was from the earned income tax credit. Nobody knows whether it's illegal for illegal aliens to claim the earned income credit or not. "The IRS said it lacks the authority to disallow the claims." Illegals use taxpayer identification numbers rather than Social Security numbers to file their taxes, and 72% of people using ID numbers claim the earned income credit. So I am telling you ignore this. You can read it, you can get all upset about it, but don't start demanding at this point in time the Republicans start talking about this.
We know immigration is a problem and we know that whoever we elect is gonna fix it. We know that whoever we elect and nominate, the odds are is gonna do something about the border. Anything that distracts our effort from the economy, jobs, higher taxes, federal regulations, is not a good thing. Three things, three-legged stool, Boehner identified 'em, triple threat undermines jobs. Obama's going up to Congress to make his giant speech, not about immigration, he's gonna talk about jobs and try to make people think that he's got a program to create them and all of this. I agree, this IRS story in the Washington Post, the illegal immigrants and their refunds, it's outrageous. Shelve it. Shelve it. If you're worried about the independents, they don't care. We've just got 14 months here, folks. Fourteen months to save this nation, 14 months to stop the assault on the private sector.
Now, I realize illegal immigration is a big assault on the private sector, and don't get mad at me here. I'm not saying forget about it. I'm saying do not make this something prominent right now. Over the next six, seven months or longer, you're gonna see ramped-up stories about gay marriage, social issues, illegal immigration, what have you, as a means of distracting the Republican presidential field from jobs, stimulus spending, higher taxes.
This EPA reg that Obama has shelved, White House announced today that it's shelving a major planned EPA regulation that would have tightened smog standards. If they win reelection they're gonna put this back. Just like if they win reelection they're gonna raise taxes. This is gonna happen if they win reelection. They're taking this off the table now because it's an albatross. The regime does not want the EPA putting something into play that's gonna cost taxpayers a trillion dollars while Obama's running for reelection. It's no different than all these waivers that have been granted. What is it now, over 3,000 waivers granted to various companies and institutions, waivers from the regulations of Obamacare. But once the election's over, if Obama wins those waivers are withdrawn and everybody is subjected to the new plan. But not during the campaign. Don't doubt me on this. This is why I, El Rushbo, am America's Anchorman, truth detector, Doctor of Democracy, and am on the cutting edge of societal evolution.