December 7, 2012

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On the supposedly good economic news that the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7%…

Half a million Americans have left the private sector job market, thus the private sector job market universe has shrunk, and that's why the unemployment number goes down. So 544,000 people hired at the government level in all states, cities, local governments, what have you, and the exclamation point is, 73% of the new civilian jobs created in the US over the last five months are in government. Seventy-three percent of new jobs created in the last five months are in government. This is according to the regime's own numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So it's clear to see exactly what's happening. The transformation in the country that's taking place. Money and people are being taken out of the private sector and transferred to the public sector, to the government.

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July 27, 2012

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On another misguided and intrusive federal initiative into the housing market…

The federal government is about to start the whole process again. Believe it or not, the federal government is now starting another initiative to force banks to loan money to low credit-rated blacks and hispanics -- not just anybody, but specifically blacks and hispanics. The government is threatening and already collecting huge punitive fines if they don’t do it, and moreover this time they’re going even further. They’re going to take over the credit-rating agencies and force them to change their standards to accommodate blacks and hispanics so that nobody will have any idea who is a bad credit risk and who isn’t. In other words, the government is about to impose its will on the entire home lending market again, and force another round of bad loans so that the banks are going to be looted once again, so that even the federal government may not be able to bail them out this time.

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July 23, 2012

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On public infrastructure and business success…

This “roads and bridges" garbage is just -- it’s all so indicative of who these people are. Roads and bridges, infrastructure. Roads and bridges. There’s a road in front of everything. If having a road in front of a business meant that it was successful there would be nothing BUT successful businesses. And if all you had to do to have a successful business was have a bridge nearby then there’d never be a business that was a failure…

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June 11, 2012

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On how out-of-touch Democrats are with the concerns of the voters…

The Democrat National Committee strategery, this week, is to attack Romney because he might cut government jobs – and they think this is a good tactic for their side? Even after the vote in Wisconsin? The Democrats think that it is a winning argument to say we need to expand government and hire more government workers? They are so on the wrong side of history it’s not even funny how they’re missing this! [The] Scott Walker recall was supported [sic] by people all over this country, including in Wisconsin obviously and it was, the message was clear and the Democrats are out warning: “That’s what Romney wants to do nation-wide” and they think that they are helping themselves?

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December 7, 2011

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On President Obama’s speech in Osawatomie, Kansas…

The elected President of the United States said, in Osawatomie Kansas, trying to be Teddy Roosevelt, that the United States of America has never worked. That is a quote. “Has never worked.” Quote, unquote. Really? What was the first Thanksgiving all about? What was George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation all about? What was 250 years of the greatest prosperity and standard of living known to exist in all of humanity? The President of the United States said yesterday that it has never worked. But he didn’t stop there. He said that Americans must look to a more activist government, that taxes more, spends more, and regulates more, if the middle class is to be preserved. I can’t get my mind around this. This is antithetical to me. This is foreign, this is what we have faced from our enemies, since our founding. This characterization of our country.

July 8, 2011

political-talk

On the government program that spent over fifty-three million dollars of taxpayers' money to buy guns for Mexican drug lords.

Justice.gov, – web site – located, on page 96, of a report on this program – 2009, February: The Recovery Act, signed into law, allocated ten million dollars to ATF for Project Gunrunner... Stimulus money paid for this, is what has been discovered. Stimulus money paid for Fast and Furious. Ten million dollars was allocated in the Stimulus bill to buy machine guns and revolvers, and let Mexican drug lords take them across the border, back to Mexico. Stimulus money. That shovel-ready job stuff? You remember that. Right here it is, 2009, February, Recovery Act signed into law allocated ten million dollars to ATF for Project Gunrunner. 2009 June Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 allocated an additional six million dollars to the ATF for Project Gunrunner. Which means we can trace the money back to Obama ... You can trace the money back to the Department of Justice. They administer the program. Stimulus money. This is important because now there is a way to follow the money. This is stunning. Fast and Furious funded by the Porkulus bill. 2010, August, Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2010, allocated thirty-seven and a half million dollars to the ATF for Project Gunrunner. Just a little over a year ago. Another thirty-seven and a half million. There’s more money from Obama’s stash. So, let’s add it up. Ten million in February 2009, six million in June of 2009 – so that’s a total of sixteen million in 2009. Then in 2010 thirty-seven and a half million. So. Fifty three and a half million dollars, spent on this program – to buy machine guns and revolvers. Fifty three and a half million dollars. All taxpayer dollars.

April 1, 2011

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Mark Steyn is filling in for Rush today... On the First of April...


It's April first, April Fool's Day – a day when the papers are full of lame, pathetic stories that purport to be true but are obviously just pathetically, limply amusing spoofs. Papers are full of 'em... Hilary Clinton calls Bashir Assad a reformer. True, or just an April Fool's story. In Libya, the United States and its allies are thinking of arming Al Qaeda. True? Or just an April Fool's story. According to the Wall Street Journal, twice as many Americans work in government as in manufacturing. True? Or just a pathetically obvious April Fool's spoof.

April 13, 2011

political-talk

On the tremendous opportunity Republicans have to contrast themselves favorably with Democrats.


Never in my lifetime has there been a greater opportunity to contrast who we are and what we stand for with our opponents and we don't really have to even say anything. Just point to what they're doing. People's lives – millions of people's lives – are being seriously hurt, in some cases destroyed, by this Administration, and by this Administration's policies. As the elections in November proved we don't really even have to say anything. It's that all we have to do is point out what we're for. If you're afraid to criticize Obama because he's black and you're afraid of being called a racist... fine. Just tell us who you are. And what you stand for. And it'll carry the day.

April 18, 2011

talk

On how "tax cuts for the rich" increase revenues to the government.


There is something that happens when you lower tax rates. The first thing you do is create a positive outlook and attitude on people who hire other people. You create a positive financial outlook on people who invest their money in the growth of their business... you end up creating more jobs. As tax rates fall, small businesses have more money to grow. They're not sending as much to Washington, they keep it, they can hire more people, they can invest in the growth of the business, which is what they want to do, because that's where everybody involved in the business benefits. Is when it grows. When the business grows, large and small, obviously it creates more revenue, and more people are hired. And that's called the tax base. So you have more people earning income. More people paying taxes. So where it may not be the case that the individual rich guy sees his personal income tax bill go up, there is an increase in the number of rich guys paying taxes, so that there is more revenue generated.

May 30, 2011

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On the federal government's decision to reject Texas requests for disaster relief after enormous losses from wildfires [Previously-broadcast material].


To date the fires have blackened more than two million acres, destroyed more than four hundred homes, and caused more than $20 million dollars in agricultural losses, including livestock deaths... don't try to tell me this isn't political. In this day and age the right question is Why in the world should the federal government help Texas? It's a red state. Why should they help Texas? ... Why should Obama help Texas? He knows they're not going to vote for him. That's the way of the world these days.

June 15, 2011

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On the government's role in the subprime loan fiasco.


It was a giant scam, rooted in, on the surface, "social justice", "fairness", "everybody should have a home". The American Dream. And underneath the surface, it was get-rich-quick for people that worked at Fannie Mae, to an extent Freddie Mac, and people that worked on Wall Street... these people walking in, to get a loan... wouldn't have walked in the door in the first place if the government hadn't wanted them in there. Remember the government was demanding that lending institutions loan money to people who were not qualified... the government wanted people in there borrowing money, and they didn't care if they lied (on the loan applications).

June 17, 2011

talk-radio

On the relationship between the rich, the middle class, and the poor.


Somebody who is rich is not hurting somebody who is poor. Or middle class... A rich person is not hurting anybody. You take all the money away from the rich, where do the people who work for them go? What happens to them? Somebody who's rich is not hurting anybody who's poor, or middle class. Some politician (or) government bureaucrat can destroy your job. Somebody in government can destroy your profession, regulate your profession out of existence. Somebody in government can take your assets, or drive up your costs and prices and do more harm to you than any other person or people. And we look at them as the great equalizers?