Everyone Socked by Obama's Internet Tax
RUSH: The regime wants to raise taxes on everybody. You know that the president has been saying since his campaign in 2008 that if he ever raised taxes, it would only be on people at $250,000 or more, top 1%, whatever, the middle class would never get a tax increase, it was never gonna happen. He repeated it over and over and over again. He repeated it in the campaign for 2012. He's repeated it since his second term immaculation. He has promised that his tax increases would never -- I think the top 5%, only the top 5% will ever pay more taxes under him, his policies.
Well, the Washington Post has taken a look at Obama's budget, and, amazingly, they're reporting what they found. And here's what they say. Basically, the Washington Post says that Obama's budget would raise taxes on everybody, every income level.
"President Obama’s budget would raise taxes mainly on people earning more than $200,000 a year, although earners at nearly every income level would face a somewhat higher tax burden, according to a new nonpartisan analysis. The study by the Tax Policy Center finds that in 2015, 86 percent of the increase in taxes would be borne by people earning $200,000 or more a year. That would largely be a result of dramatically scaling back tax breaks that disproportionately benefit the wealthy and establishing a minimum level of taxation for people who earn $1 million a year. But the study also finds that some Americans of more modest backgrounds would face more taxes. Some people earning between $100,000 and $200,000 a year would pay about $150 more, while some earning less than $100,000 a year would pay less than $100 in additional taxes." And if they're admitting to that, it's gonna be much more.
There's also a proposal for an Internet sales tax that the regime is pushing. Now, a lot of these little tech bloggers out there happen to think Obama's the greatest thing since sliced bread. They're really blind and ignorant and have no clue what is being done to the environment in which they live. And I'm just wondering, you know, I read a lot of these blogs. I'm gonna be fascinated to see what these sniveling little sycophants have to say about this, because the Internet to them, that's sacrosanct, that is untouchable. Everything there should be free. Well, apps of course, some should pay, some should charge. But, I mean, news, websites, all that, there shouldn't be payrolls, everything should be free. They really have that expectation. So we'll see if this in any way upsets one segment of the blindly supporting Obama population. I'm not holding my breath on it, but it will be interesting to see.
RUSH: Get this, folks. The Associated Press' Twitter feed has been hacked. If you didn't know better, you would believe the following. AP tweeted: Breaking from AP: "Two explosions in the White House, Barack Obama is injured." AP's been tweeting that for the last 10 minutes. So while they've been tweeting that I've been looking and there's nothing about it anywhere else. If it's on Twitter, I don't believe it, ever, other than if it's my brother tweeting and then I believe that. And I, of course, believe the stuff we put on Twitter, but Twitter is nothing more than a liberal cesspool.
Anyway, it turns out the AP Twitter feed has been hacked. CNBC just tweeted that AP's Twitter feed has been hacked and that the AP is gonna release a statement, and they're saying disregard any AP tweets about the disturbance at the White House or injuries. There has not been an explosion at the White House. Obama was not injured. But there were people who bought into it.
Boston Bomb Injury Toll Worse Than Originally Reported
RUSH: Speaking of AP, they are reporting that public health officials are now saying 264 people sought treatment at hospitals for injuries sustained in the Boston Marathon bombings. Fourteen people have lost limbs. So the bomb damage is worse than originally thought. Two hundred sixty-four are seriously injured; 14 lost limbs. Now, folks, if this isn't a war, what is it? We had two bomb blasts and people are saying, "You know, Rush, those bombs weren't that big. I saw it and the puffs of smoke weren't that big. What's everybody so worked up about? Pressure cooker."
They weren't that big? We've got people dead. We've got 264 seriously injured, 14 people with lost limbs. If this isn't a war, what is it?
99.5% of Illegals Get Approval for Legal Status
RUSH: The Washington Times: "99.5% of Illegal Immigrants Get Approval For Legal Status; High Number Raises Concerns About Fraud -- The administration has approved 99.5 percent of applications of those who have applied for legal status under President Obama’s nondeportation policy for young adults, granting legal status to more than 250,000 formerly illegal immigrants. Officials said they expect the approval rate to drop as more cases make their way through the system, as it takes longer to deny an application than to approve it. ... But the high rate leaves others wondering whether the administration is doing all it can to weed out fraud or potentially dangerous illegal immigrants in DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, as it’s formally known."
Now, this has to do with Obama's executive order from last June that granted legal status to 250,000 illegals. Ninety-nine and a half have had their backgrounds passed. Their background checks. From the article: "Through the first 7 months of the program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved 268,316 illegal immigrants for tentative legal status, while denying just 1,377 applications." What are the odds of that? And we've seen how good the federal authorities are at background checks with the Tsarnaev brothers. Remember, Dzhokhar was made a citizen. It's a disaster waiting to happen. Just is.
Planned Parenthood Knew About Gosnell; Obama Headlines Planned Parenthood Gala
RUSH: "Planned Parenthood has already been connected to Kermit Gosnell in one way -- via a grisly abortion experiment he conducted on women back in the 1970s. But Planned Parenthood Southeast Pennsylvania president and CEO Dayle Steinberg admitted this week at a fundraiser that the abortion business knew of the problems at Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion facility."
They knew it.
"Apparently Planned Parenthood did not report it to the state health department or other state or local officials who could have done something about it. Instead, it appears the abortion giant left it up to women Gosnell injured or traumatized to make public officials aware of his House of Horrors."
Folks, that is profound to me. We now know what was going on in Gosnell's... house of horrors doesn't describe what was going on in there. And now we learn that Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood knew all along.
In a related story, President Obama is going to headline the Planned Parenthood gala. He'll do the keynote address. Planned Parenthood's gala dinner which will "honor Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Girls star Lena Dunham." The event Thursday in Washington will celebrate champions of women's health. I wonder if Kermit Gosnell might someday get an award. Planned Parenthood knew, didn't report it, didn't say anything about it, and there's Obama headlining, with Dr. Ruth and Lena Dunham and the LA mayor being honored.
Max Baucus Says “No Mas”
RUSH: Did you see where Senator Max Baucus quitting? Senator Baucus said, No mas, No mas." He's quitting out there. Don't you find it fascinating -- just last week Baucus is out there saying Obamacare is gonna be a train wreck. And he was one of the architects of it, by the way. Obamacare is gonna be a train wreck -- and this week he announces his retirement. Well, I know, a bunch of Obama people said they were going after him, primary him and all that, for disloyalty and so forth, and Baucus said, "You know what, I've seen what these guys have done to Republicans, and I don't want any part of it." So Baucus is out of there.
Ricin Suspect Released
RUSH: Folks, the Drive-Bys and the government, you know, the ricin letters that were sent, and the Drive-Bys so desperately wanted the culprit to be a hayseed hick southerner. So they went out and they found this poor guy from Mississippi, and they accused him of it. Well, guess what? "The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Obama, a US senator, and a state judge, was released from jail today. The reason for his release wasn't immediately clear..." but maybe it could have something to do with the fact that he didn't do it. Why else would they release him?
"The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing without explaining the reason for the change. Jeff Woodfin, the chief didn't of the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Mississippi, said Paul Kevin Curtis..." You know, these southern hayseeds always have three names. Billy Joe, Bobby Jim, Freddie Travis and whatever, they always have three names in the media. And all three names are used.
"Paul Kevin Curtis being released from custody. Woodfin said he doesn't know if there were any conditions on the release. The development comes hours after officials canceled the detention of preliminary hearing without explaining the reason. His lawyer, Christi McCoy, said in a text message Tuesday that she could only confirm her client has been released. 'I can tell you he is with his family.'" They really wanted the ricin guy to be a white southern guy and not a dark-skinned something or other. Ah, it's tough out there.
USA Today: Gun Control Support Ebbs
RUSH: USA Today has a poll, ladies and gentlemen. And it is that 49% of respondents thought Congress should pass a new gun control law, 45% said it should not, 5% didn't know. Obama's out there saying 90% the American people support him on his gun control proposal, 90% of the American people. Nope, 49%. There is no consensus, there is no majority opinion of thought agreeing with Obama and the Democrats on new gun control legislation.