RUSH: Joe in Coventry, Connecticut. I’m glad you waited. It’s great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Excellent, sir, to outstanding now and then.
CALLER: That’s good. I love your show. Hey, I just thought that the Republicans really should start a new movement considering the Buffett Rule. And one of the few times that I agree with President Obama in “fairness,” is we’re taxed right now at about 30% rate, and of course the wealthy and the rich are saying is quite a bit below that. So, hey, my thoughts are: “Hey, let’s keep it fair. Let’s keep the rich where they are, considering, you know, they basically do it all. They promote jobs and, you know, create wealth in the United States. And why didn’t they just take our 30% rate and bring us down to 20%,” and then everybody’s gonna be happy. The liberals will be happy, ’cause everybody’s fair.
RUSH: No. Too low.
CALLER: It will be a dream, Rush. I’ll have more money in my pocket. I can buy some of your tea.
RUSH: The big flaw. (laughing)
RUSH: A case of tea is $19.99. I mean, even the unemployed can afford that. Food stamp people can. We don’t take food stamps, but the unemployed can afford $19.99. Don’t forget our great sponsor, the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, too. But the big flaw in your argument is that the liberals would be “happy. ” Nothing will make them happy. Maybe for a couple minutes, but they’re not happy. If everybody has the same rate, they won’t be happy. They don’t want “equality.” They claim they do, but they don’t. They don’t want “fairness.” They claim they do, but they don’t. They want inequality, and they want unfairness on the people they wanna punish, which is most everybody. But I understand the FairTax, flat tax. Everybody charged the same thing and we’re all equal in this, and make it work on the spending side. And I couldn’t agree more.