RUSH: Karen in Williamsburg, Virginia, let’s go back to the phones. You’re next. It’s great to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Great to talk with you. Regarding Obama’s statement, I found very enlightening that I don’t hear much coverage on, was his comment about pooling resources. We all know he loves to redistribute wealth. But that was pretty plainly stated.
RUSH: Let me grab the transcripts. I already put at the bottom of the stack. Let’s see here. Pooling resources, he said that in the sound bite?
RUSH: Oh, yeah. “I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources.”
RUSH: Well, that’s the taking.
CALLER: Yeah. Exactly. I’m not hearing much made of that.
RUSH: No. That’s the taxes.
RUSH: Pooling resources is taxing the producers.
RUSH: If you’re gonna tax the producers to give everybody a fair shot, then the people you’re taxing are gonna stop producing —
RUSH: — after a while ’cause the regime’s just gonna come along and take it.
CALLER: Right. It’s a pretty comprehensive —
RUSH: Yeah, but, you know, that lingo, “pool resources,” I don’t know that the exact term, but at the Democrat convention, this whole thing, “everybody has a fair shot,” was a theme at their convention, and “working together.” They might have said “pooling resources,” but they said something very similar. Pooling resources sounds a lot nicer than stealing.
CALLER: It does. (laughing)
RUSH: Which is what he’s talking about.
RUSH: So we are Obama’s stash.
RUSH: And the 47%, whatever number it is, they are the people who are getting screwed by us, they don’t have a fair shot. They gotta give them a fair shot.
RUSH: By pooling our resources, i.e., stealing from us.
RUSH: That’s a good point out there, Karen. Thank you very much for the call.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: You bet. Here’s Dawn, Statesville, North Carolina. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush.
CALLER: I’m in the 47%, and I am not offended. I support Romney —
RUSH: Wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. You are admitting to being in the 47%. How do you know? What is it about you that makes you in the 47%?
CALLER: Well, it is a little hard to figure out, but my husband and I both work, and with us both working we earn a total of about $80,000 a year. We are not dependent on the government. So Romney got that slightly wrong even though I support him, but with earning about $80,000 a year, six children with all of our deductions and our mortgage home deduction, we pay in the taxes, but at the end of the year the federal government sends them back to us.
RUSH: Yep, there you go, earned income tax credit.
CALLER: Yes. So I’m calling to say I am the 47%.
RUSH: Right, okay.
CALLER: I am not offended by what Romney said. I’m a conservative and I support him, but he misspoke just slightly because a lot of us pay in our taxes, but the federal government kicks them all back to us, and we’re not all dependent on the government. We take our $6,000 tax return every year, and we use it for vacation money because we trust Mickey Mouse more than we trust this administration to create jobs and stimulate the economy. This administration can send it to Solyndra, foreign countries we don’t agree with —
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: — or crony companies.
RUSH: That’s right. That’s exactly right.
RUSH: So you use the roads and bridges, get out there to —
CALLER: We buy souvenirs. It stimulates hotel workers, the travel industry, the flight industry. So we use it to stimulate the economy and spend it in the most prudent way. We do not think we deserve this federal income tax return each year, but since the federal government sends it to us —
CALLER: — we think we can spend it more wisely than what they —
RUSH: See, in Romney’s thinking, I don’t think you are the 47%. I think what he really meant was, how’s he gonna win over those who are dependent on the government and want to be, or maybe are because they don’t have any choice. You don’t look at yourself — you are proving my point. You know you’re in the 47%, but you’re really not. I mean, you don’t think of yourself that way.
CALLER: Well, we’re not dependent on the government for any of our income.
CALLER: It’s just that they sent all of our tax money that we’ve spent to them back to us at the end of the year with one large check of 6,000, which we would not normally have, and a lot of people with children at Disney or on vacation might use that to stimulate the economy in other ways by spending it more prudently than what our federal government and what this administration —
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: — would spend it. Now, with the 47%, that should actually be assumed to be the percentage of people who watch the mainstream media, not the percentage who do or do not pay taxes because I am a conservative.
CALLER: It’s about government waste. If the government spent our money more prudently we would gladly like to pay more to the government.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no, no. They have plenty. Anyway, I’m glad you called Dawn, thanks very much.