RUSH: What am I...? What am I looking at here? MSNBC: "Romney Delivers Speech at Nearly Empty Football Field." Well of course! It looks like he's at Ford Field. Okay, it's the Economic Club speech. We had a couple sound bites. Grab sound bites 30 and 31. Grab those first. So the Economic Club of Detroit had their meeting at Ford Field, which holds, what, 60,000 people, 65,000 people? I don't care who you put in there at noon on a Friday, it's going to be "largely empty." You could have Obama come to speak to the Economic Club of Detroit at noon on a Friday and it would be "largely empty."
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RUSH: Oh, look. Romney said his wife drives a couple of Cadillacs. "My wife drives a couple of Cadillacs." (interruption) I know. That's how you relate to the people in Detroit. Oh, yeah! We got a couple Cadillacs in our Michigan home. We got a couple more Cadillacs in our New Hampshire home. Let's see, there's a Mercedes in our Palm Springs home but that's just to impress people on the golf course. How many cars does your wife...? Oh, Snerdley's not married. If you were married, what kind of couple cars would your wife have? (interruption) What? (interruption) A Beamer. Your wife would have two Beamers? (interruption) One. One. Okay. (interruption)
I have a Cadillac. (interruption) No, I just have one Escalade.
RUSH: Here's Romney at the Economic Club in Detroit at Ford Field today. We have a couple of sound bites.
ROMNEY: I'm gonna make an across-the-board, 20% reduction in marginal individual income tax rates. Twenty percent down across the board. (applause) I'm gonna reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, from the current 35%. We're the highest in the world. That's gotta end. And I'm gonna end the job-killing repatriation tax. And, finally, I will repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax and I will abolish the death tax.
RUSH: Sound bite number one. Here's Romney and the second sound bite.
ROMNEY: Let me make it clear: These changes, I will not allow to raise the deficit. Stronger economic growth, spending cuts, and broadening the base will offset the reductions. Americans will continue to enjoy the tax benefits that favor important priorities, including a Home Mortgage Interest Deduction, charitable giving, health care, and savings. But there will be some changes in the current deductions and exemptions for higher income Americans. Those who received the greatest benefit from that 20% cut are gonna see the most significant limits on some of the deductions and exemptions so we can keep a code that's progressive.
RUSH: Pshew. Okay.
RUSH: I have more audio here from Governor Romney at the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field this afternoon.
ROMNEY: This feels good being back in Michigan. You know, the trees are the right height. The streets are just right. I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually, and I used to have a Dodge truck so I used to have all three covered.
RUSH: Okay. Let's see. The trees are the right height. The streets are just right. A Mustang, a Chevy pickup, that's two, couple Cadillacs, that's four, Dodge truck is five. Yep, used to have it all covered.