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RUSH: This is February 2009, Fox News: “Stimulus Includes Tax Break to Promote Private Jet Sales — Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes. The incentive — first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks — sharply reduces the up-front tax bill for companieswho buy assets like business planes. The aviation industry, which is cutting jobs as it suffers from declining shipments and canceled orders, hopes the tax break in the economic-stimulus bill just signed by President Barack Obama will persuade more companies to buy planes and snap a slump in general aviation that began last year.”

And so what does he do today? Just dumps on ’em. He dumps on them personally — dumps on the people who own them; dumps on the people who fly them, castigates them; attempts to make them enemies of the people of this country; demands that their taxes be raised — just to sit here and pose as a savior while he is the man who destroyed the job-creating sector in this country.

We must replace Barack Obama with a conservative Republican president. We must have as many conservative Republicans in Congress, House and Senate, as we can. The way you increase jobs and growth and opportunity and wealth is through capitalism. We’ve just been through 29 months of socialism. It’s miserable. It’s depressing. It’s stifling. It destroys the national mood. We need to contain the government. As long as Obama’s in the Oval Office, or on the golf course, or in some diner eating greasy hamburgers or in charge of the executive branch, as long as his party controls any part of Congress, this nation cannot recover. We do not have a chance.

This country does not have a chance with Barack Obama remaining in the Oval Office. To agree with Obama and the ruling class you have to ignore the trustees who oversee our entitlement programs. You have to ignore the Congressional Budget Office. You have to ignore major credit rating bureaus. You have to ignore the unemployment, foreclosure, and bankruptcy figures. If you want to agree with Obama, you have to ignore everything else you’re hearing. You have to assume that everybody else is lying and that only Obama is telling the truth. You have to ignore all the measurements and trends rational people look at to determine policies. You have to ignore all of that to agree with Obama. And you have to embrace the platitudes and the constant lines of a president who five years ago was considered a joke by his colleagues in the Illinois state Senate. He was considered a joke, Mr. “Vote Present.” A few years before that he was a community organizer in Chicago. He was a nothing. He is the least qualified man in any room he enters.

Now, we Americans are not perfect, but one thing we did that we will pay for for decades to come and our children and grandchildren will pay for is the election of a man to the presidency who is historic in the sense of his ignorance, his stubbornness, his incompetence, and his contempt for the American system. That’s what’s historic about Barack Obama. Not the color of his skin. We blew it big time in 2008. And we are going to pay for it for decades. At some point we have to start fixing this.


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