Author and cultural commentator Mark Steyn filled in for Rush on Wednesday’s program. Rush will be back on Thursday.
“We need to talk about not just halting the debt ceiling, which was done in this House vote last night, but ways in which we can lower and actually eliminate it and get us back to the small-government Republic of freeborn citizens using their wit and self-reliance to exploit their full opportunities and live life to the fullest.” -Steyn
“The public understands that this vote not to raise the debt ceiling is about an out-of-control, spend-a-holic government spending us into oblivion. We’re winning this argument. We’ve changed the terms of political discourse in the country. That happens very rarely, especially if you’re a conservative.” -Steyn
“As long as these bureaucracies exist they’re going to be engaged in pathetic, pointless make-work schemes that justify not only their own perpetuation, but the need for even bigger and bigger staffs.” -Steyn
• Mark Steyn: Cowed by Udderly Insane Regulations
“One-in-twenty commercial activities required a license in the 1950s. Now it’s one in three. We’re approaching the stage where to engage in any form of commercial activity will require permission from the state.” -Steyn
“This is the post-modern stage of Western Civilization’s decay: We now set up new bureaucracies to crack down on waste in existing bureaucracies.” -Steyn
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