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RUSH: Senator McCain in Denver yesterday at a town hall meeting.

MCCAIN: American workers and families pay their bills and balance their budgets, and I’ll demand the same thing of our government, which you’re not getting now. Congress and this administration have failed to meet their responsibilities to manage the government.

RUSH: Right on, right on.

MCCAIN: Government has grown by 60% in the last eight years. When I’m president, I’ll order a stem-to-stern review of government, modernize how it does business, and save billions of dollars. I’ll veto every single bill with wasteful pork barrel spending on it, you can count on it.

RUSH: Right on, right on, right on. He will do that. He is a budget buster. But did you hear him say that government’s grown 60% in the last eight years? I mean, it’s believable, but that’s huge. What is our budget at, three trillion? Three trillion and the Democrats still say there are cuts. But the piece de resistance of the McCain town meeting in Denver yesterday occurred during the Q&A, citizen Georgette Haddad had this to say to Senator McCain.

HADDAD: Well, I want to tell you, I want to speak for everyone here, and I collaborate with every statement they say. And don’t you ever, once you become a president and say, ‘Well, I was forced to raise taxes and I did this and I did that.’ You tax us when we’re born. You tax us when we’re dead. You tax us when we eat. You tax us when we sleep. You tax us every which way. Get off of my back!

RUSH: All right, Georgette! All right! See, if the Republican Party would just realize that’s the emotion that’s out there just waiting to be tapped into. This woman is frustrated like everybody is over the rising — everybody is going to be taxed. They’re now taxing, as we’ve talked about earlier today, making toll roads out of interstate highways because state revenue is down because people are driving less. They’re gonna tax everything they can, and they’re going to call most of it new fees or what have you. And she’s fed up with it. And so are a lot of other people. If Senator McCain would realize, keep talking about the Reagan tax cuts and the Bush tax cuts and making them permanent. This is what Senator McCain said following Georgette Haddad.

MCCAIN: If you’re not busy, I’d like to take you with me wherever I go. I thank you very much.

RUSH: That’s a damn good idea. Finally some energy in this campaign. Damn good idea.


RUSH: Sandra in Bellevue, Michigan, nice to have you at EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Thank you for taking my call, Rush.

RUSH: Yes, ma’am, thank you.

CALLER: My question is, I keep hearing these people saying, ‘These evil people have all the money and they should have it taken away from them because they’re so evil.’ Even a three-year-old understands that the money is in Daddy’s pocket when he wants a candy bar. Why didn’t they understand that the poor are not going to hire them?

RUSH: I don’t think they look at it that way. I think they look at it… It’s purely an emotional thing, the Democrats and left have done a great job of promoting class envy. Now, it doesn’t work at election time so much for the Democrats, but it does create the phenomenon.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: If you tell people who think they’re suffering economically, going through hard times if you are a politician, you say, ‘Well, that’s all right! I’m gonna tax the rich, and those people go, ‘Yeah, yeah! You make them hurt, too! Make them suffer, too!’

CALLER: And then they’ll cut the jobs down.

RUSH: Oh, yeah. Absolutely. The very people that are supposed to benefit from all these tax increases on the rich are the ones that get laid off.

CALLER: They just must be brain dead, if they believe any of that.

RUSH: Well, you know, when you stop and think that it’s… We had a guy call here earlier today, Sandra —


RUSH: — who said he learned self-reliance from this program in 1992, not from his family. Now, you and I, probably, self-reliance is as normal and as common as breathing, but to a lot of people, it’s a foreign concept. Now, you and I can’t relate to that. You and I cannot relate.

CALLER: My husband and I raised four children below the poverty level, and didn’t find it out until about a year ago. We managed fine.

RUSH: I know. Sandra, there are more of us than there are of them. Trust me. Don’t doubt me.

CALLER: I’m working on it. (chuckles)

RUSH: It’s not nearly as dire for us as the media and the Democrats would like to portray, and our guys help give the impression.

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