KEN: I am your guide for today. I don’t know if you saw the big speech — well, it really wasn’t a big speech. I think that when Joe Biden spoke yesterday, he was talking about massive spending plans, but that’s pretty much every speech he gives, is it not? The speeches are usually like, “Well, what do I do now?” or “Where am I?” or “We’re gonna spend a lot of your money!”
Yesterday’s part of it included free community college in the big, massive spending plans. You know, it all starts with the covid relief package, and then somehow it gets to way over the top. And this is from Center Square: “Biden promoted free community college for all Americans and DREAMers.” So now we got the DREAMers involved.
The thing that was so impressive yesterday, I thought — I mean, kudos to Mr. Biden — is he got through three sentences without making a mistake, which is, let’s face it… Come on! That is a big deal. Or, as Biden would say, “a big (blank)ing deal.” “He spoke at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia, to promote his proposal, which would provide — among other things — $109 billion” of our tax money that he’ll pretend he gave to future voters “for tuition-free community college.”
BIDEN: Just think about it in terms of, “What’s better for America?”not Democrat, Republican, individual. What’s going to grow America more? What’s going to grow America more? What’s going to make us more competitive, stronger? What’s going to make us better educated? So for folks at home, I like to ask a question. Do we want to give the wealthiest people in America another tax cut, or do you want to give every high school graduate the ability to earn a community college degree?
KEN: You know the thing about — and I was talking to one of our team members here at team EIB Network and we were talking about paying for college and the thing about the term “free college.” First of all, that’s the biggest mistake people make in America the way that’s characterized. There is nothing that is free, and when it comes to the government, that’s definitely not free.
It’s our money. There’s nothing that’s free. So when someone says, “I got this free money from the government,” no. It’s your money given back to you, as next week is tax week, if I’m not mistaken, because of the delay it’s the 15th of May or whatever. It’s either your money given back to you and then we’ve potty trained generations saying, “Oh, man, I’m so stoked. Look at the money I got back.”
It’s your money! Okay? (cuckles) That’s one part of it. The other part of it, every time Joe Biden or Kamala Harris or Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi says, “We’re gonna give you all of this stuff,” it just means, “We’re gonna target other members, other hardworking members of America — maybe even your neighbor — and we’re gonna take their money and we’re gonna give it to you.” That’s so frustrating.
What we were talking about is the difference between people that are doing something on a free ride versus paying for it themselves. Whether it’s your kids paying for their car, your kids helping out with room and board, your kids helping out with insurance, whatever it may be — or, in the case of college, your kids borrowing money, paying it back, or working or whatever.
There’s definitely a distinct difference between the way people treat anything, whether it’s a service or a product, if it’s free versus if they had to save. Now, some of you have experienced schools in session all year. For example, there’s a couple free states still out there. Florida is a free state. Texas is a free state. A lot of the blue states, sadly, are occupied.
We warned you.
Some are just now seeing those schools reengage. Florida and Texas, they’ve been open for a while. Now, the teachers unions, they continue to politicize the science. See, this covid thing was a boon for teachers unions ’cause now they could say, “You know, now that I think about it I’d really like to stay at home by the pool and teach the kids virtually. You know, I’ll just put up a little board next to the pool.”
This would come as no surprise to Rush, as they have always politicized the science.
RUSH: Here’s Taylor Ridge, Illinois. Here is Colby, and it’s great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: So I’m 17 years old, and it’s my senior year in high school. And our school is actually supposed to start today, but the day before everything got delayed with COVID, people saying they have it, everyone’s self-isolating. Do you think left-leaning teachers, schools, and unions are purposely delaying schools so the kids can’t get to school?
RUSH: Well, in the case of teachers unions, I don’t think it’s a matter do I think. I think they are. I think they’re being pretty vocal about the fact that they don’t want to go back because of the risk. And they’re demanding all kinds of I think new benefits or things.
Colby, you’re 17 years old. And I don’t want to shock you, but I think all of this, pretty much any effort to delay the reopening of the country, reopening of the schools, getting the economy going, everything is political in nature. There’s a political explanation for every question that you will have.
It’s a sad thing. It’s a sad reality because politics has the ability to corrupt. And that’s one of the dangers we face. So the short answer to your question is that, yeah, I think a lot of people are trying to delay this to harm the Trump reelection effort. They’re trying to delay it because they might be scared.
They’re trying to delay it because they’re just general malcontents and so forth. Yeah. I’m glad you called. I appreciate it.
KEN: You know, this covid thing was hit from so many different political angles like Rush just spoke of. Not just the delay and the restructuring of the process of an election, but restructuring school, restructuring finances, changing travel, changing HIPAA laws. Think about how the left was able to milk this, and here we have again Biden pushing tax hikes for the rich.
He’s gonna give the free school. This is free, that’s free. It’s like a broken record with the left. “The darn rich!” (laughing) But as we told you yesterday on the show, Democrats are wealthier as a party than Republicans, and there’s more wealthy Democrats than Republicans that vote, according to the Census. So not only is it a broken record. It’s just another lie that doesn’t make sense.
But even if you could take a dime — every dime, every dime, every penny — from the richest people in the country, it’s not nearly enough to pay for this fantasy spendapalooza. They tried it in Venezuela, and it didn’t work. And here’s Rush reminding us of the old “pay their fair share” line.
RUSH: I checked the email: “Mr. Limbaugh, they’re gonna pay for all this free stuff by raising taxes to 90% on the rich.” All right, A, it’s not gonna happen. They’ll talk about it. 90% would be the top rate. We would have to explain marginal tax rates. Not every — well, the super wealthy, they would make everybody pay 90%. But here’s the thing about this. This is all so old. This is something that the top marginal tax rate used to be 75, 80% back in as recently as 1980. Did you know that? The top marginal rate was 70% when Ronaldus Magnus took office.
Here’s the thing. And you can run the numbers on this yourself. You could confiscate, take it all, all the billionaires in America. You wouldn’t have the money to pay for health care for more than a couple of months. You wouldn’t have nearly enough money to run the federal government for six months. On a $4 trillion budget. People, these numbers are beyond comprehension.
A billion is a thousand million. And a trillion is a thousand billion! You’ve lost. You can’t visualize it. But I’m just telling you, you confiscate every billionaire’s total worth, net worth, gross worth, income, take it all, and you only do that one time. It doesn’t replicate. Billionaire income doesn’t start from zero every year and create.
Once you take it, it’s gone, and you can’t even run the government a couple of months with it. Not that that kind of thing would matter to people because it’s an emotional thing. “Tax the rich. The rich aren’t paying their fair share.” It’s amazing how this stuff that never works just gets recycled and you have to deal with it and educate a whole new crop of people that it just doesn’t work.
KEN: It’s just group of people after group of people, and some just keep buying it.
KEN: Excuse me. Excuse me. You’re gonna have to stop dancing, please, ma’am. Sir, can you drop the — the woman that… Thank you. No dancing. No dancing. Washington, D.C. I don’t get blue cities. I don’t understand progressives. They’re working round the clock to destroy what economy is left after 2020. “The year that threw wrenches into the wedding plans of so many couples are now facing another hurdle because the mayor…”
And you may have read, she is the Smartest Person on Earth. “[T]he mayor of Washington, D.C. has banned dancing at I didn’t read and outdoor weddings.” Oh, but, no, there’s some fine print here also. You shouldn’t be standing around at a cocktail hour, either. Well, I guess no one from Congress is going to that wedding. This is absurd. But it’s true. “Standing and dancing at receptions is no longer allowed, and the latest order…” Oh, this is so great. This is so… This is like communism. This is so nice: 25% capacity. That’s what you’re allowed.
Oh thank you, oh, great leader!