The Audacity of Rush

So Rush has this Op-Ed in the WSJ detailing HIS plan for a bailout.

The long and the short of it is that Rush wants to split the money up along the lines of the Presidential election results…54-46. That works out to $486b for infrastructure, and $414b for tax cuts (Rush, as usual, uses a fake number, $900b for his breakdown instead of the actual $819b in the House bill).

What’s interesting is that Mr. Limbaugh’s plan is not that different from the ACTUAL plan.

According to USAToday, the money breakdown gives $544b to spending and $275b to tax cuts. This works out to a 66% for spending and 34% for tax cuts.

The difference, Mr. Limbaugh, between your plan and the actual plan is the difference between victory and defeat. You guys lost. You barely supported your own candidate. You have no one to blame but yourself for the position you’re in, but your feeble attempt to grasp any little bit of attention is almost as entertaining as watching Humpty Dumpty hold on by his fingertips just before the big fall.

When it comes right down to it, Limbaugh really wants his Republicans in Congress to be in control of who gets the tax cuts. See, if regular people get a tax cut, that would shift the proportional burden to the upper class. Further, they are also about to see their Bush tax cut expire in 2010 further shifting the burden up.

When it comes right down to it, just like it always does, Rush is advocating for class warfare: the rich against the poor, the privileged against the regular folk…all while playing that regular folk line, at the expense of regular folk. It’s worked over and over again since 1980, and I’m sure he thinks it’ll work again.

What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Yeah, I suggest Rush stick to the kind of stimulus that he actually knows something about…importing illegal viagra and pain pills.

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