RUSH: Florida, Hutch, great to have you on the program. Welcome.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Obama’s proposal on the oil company tax increase or taking away their tax credit —
CALLER: — is a joke. It’s an absolute joke to all consumers. All companies, Rush, work on a profit margin. That profit margin remains the same. Any increase in operation costs to that company is always passed along to the consumer. Doesn’t matter what the increase is, the consumer bears the brunt. A tax increase, or the taking away of their tax credit will result in an increase of operation cost to that oil company. As a result, it will result in higher gasoline prices to the consumer and a further drag on the economy. The whole thing is smoke and mirrors. We, the consumer, ends up paying the bill on all of this stuff.
RUSH: As it always has been the case.
RUSH: As always been the case. Well, you see, I appreciate your analysis of this on the merits. But Obama doesn’t care about any of that. For Obama’s purposes, it’s corporate jet versus kids; it’s Big Oil versus college education. He’s pitting groups of Americans against each other. The real world facts in terms of dollar and cents, money and what ends up costing people things, that’s not relevant to him. He’s in reelection mode, and he cannot run on his record. No one with his record could. He’s not going to run on his record. He can’t run on his record. He can’t say, “Reelect me and get four more years of this.” He’s got only one card to play, basically two: “Republicans are mean-spirited, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobes. They don’t care about your kids. Republicans only care about corporate jets,” from the guy who practically lives on the biggest corporate jet in the world. So it’s dishonest and it’s disingenuous.
Of course, the middle class will have to pay for any increases in corporate taxes or any increases in taxes on oil. Where’s Joe Bite Me in the middle of all this? Joe Bite Me is supposed to protect the middle class. The middle class is in the crosshairs. You want to talk about who’s killing the jobs, Obama was lecturing us all about the importance of job creation, as though he knows anything about it? Believe me, folks, he doesn’t. This isn’t just talk show ranting. He doesn’t know, folks, about job creation. He has no training in it; he’s got no experience in it. He’s a parasite. He’s like all liberals, they’re parasites. They wait for everybody else to do the work and then they feed off of it, and they assume, like all parasites do, that the host is always gonna just be there, that the host is always gonna be growing and doing what it does, to be fed off of.
We’re just looking at a man and a party that are a bunch of parasites. He is destroying the host per se. He’s destroying the domestic oil business. He’s destroying the coal industry. He’s causing electricity rates to skyrocket. He’s blocking oil drilling in the Gulf and Alaska, the continental shelf. His minions are killing nuclear power. And now he’s pushing for increases in taxes on oil. We never hear a single news report about all the jobs that are being destroyed because of his policies. All we hear about is, “Gee, will this work for Obama and his reelection?” I’ll tell you, it’s near criminal, the kind of things that are happening.
RUSH: St. George, Utah, David. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Mr. Limbaugh. I’m a United States Navy retired, and I am a corporate pilot. Listening to Mr. Obama’s speech today, the guy just does not understand the unintended consequences of bashing corporate planes and corporate jets. Those guys that own those planes and jets, they support me. They support the maintenance guys, the fuel people, all the people at the FBOs. It’s a huge industry, and I just don’t understand why this guy bashes them.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s why I say he’s parasite.
RUSH: He’s a literal parasite. You know, in a way we can’t blame the poor S-O… Son of a gun. He doesn’t know; he just doesn’t know.
CALLER: Well, I’d like him to know that.
RUSH: One of our dogs — poor Wellesley, cutest little sheepdog puppy — just no matter what we do… You know, I’m sitting on the couch, and Kathryn will come home and the dogs go nuts when Kathryn comes home; and this dog, I’ll have the iPad, and I’ll be flitting around on the couch, too. She’ll just attack. She just starts licking me and I put my arms up to protect myself. “No, Wellesley, no,” and Kathryn says, “She just doesn’t know.” Well, Obama just doesn’t know. He just doesn’t know. He thinks that attacking corporate air travel and corporate air manufacturing happens in a vacuum. He gets away with criticizing it; he gets his class envy advantage out of it. What harm takes place, if any, it’s deserved, in his mind. On the other hand, on the other hand, he is a wrecking crew — a one-man wrecking ball on all this — and there’s a greater sophistication on the part of the American people as to just how big a wrecking ball and parasite this guy and his party are.
RUSH: That’s it, folks. It’s over. Sadly, it’s over. It’s the end of the program today, but… I know. Even if Obama knew the damage he was doing, he wouldn’t care. And that’s really the problem.
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