Rush Limbaugh Proposes $540 Billion Corporate Welfare Packageby Stephen Gordon
Move over McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy and McCain-Lieberman. We’ve now got the Limbaugh-Obama Bipartisan Economic Recovery Package (AKA LOBERP, pronounced like “low burp”). Here’s the description provided over at The Next Right:
Mine is a genuine compromise. So let’s look at how the vote came out, shall we? Fifty-three percent of voters in this country — we’ll say, for the sake of this proposal, 53% of Americans — voted for Obama. Forty-six percent voted for Senator McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Let’s give the remaining 1% to President Obama, so let’s say that 54% voted for President Obama and 46% voted for Senator McCain. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009, $540 billion of the one trillion will be spent on infrastructure as defined by President Obama and the Democrats. The remaining $460 billion, or 46% that voted for Senator McCain, will be directed towards tax cuts, as determined by me.
Let’s take a quick look at what really happens when the Doctor of Democracy and the Messiah decide to fiscally copulate. Either Limbaugh is actually dumb enough to believe that Congress will actually deliver that $460 billion is returned to our own wallets, or he is nefarious enough to ensure that the tax cuts would go where he directs. Of course, there would be no conflict-of-interest for someone to be holding the strings to a $460 billion government purse while also collecting advertising revenue for his radio program.
Then of course, by proposing this plan, we now have evidence that Limbaugh is endorsing a $540 billion stimulus package and he trusts President Obama and the Democrats to define (so long as it is infrastructure related) how it will be spent.
One might think that a self-described fiscal conservative would have the testicular fortitude to say ALL federal bailouts are bad. He could have said something along the lines of “zero dollars for increased government spending.” “Not one dime for corporate welfare” would have been acceptable, too. He could have at least spoken out against deficit spending. Instead of arguing on principle, he decided to give President Obama and the Dems $540 billion dollars out of wallets — and the wallets of our children and our grandchildren.
Rush Limbaugh currently wants control over 54 percent of this booty in the latest episode of the federal spending orgy. He’s joined with the mainstream media and the Democrats who think that bailouts are sexy. Rush, you can voluntarily give Obama as much money as you like out of your wallet. Convince your ditto-heads to mail in the rest of the trillion bucks. Don’t even think about playing grab ass with my wallet, though.
UPDATE for the ditto heads: Rush Limbaugh spews erroneous conclusions, crap and conjecture on a daily basis. He calls it “entertainment.” I thought I’d give it a shot, too. And what better target could be found for some specious speculation than el Rushbo himself?