December 28, 2012

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Mark Belling is guest-hosting for Rush today… On President Obama’s attitude about the fiscal cliff …

For Barack Obama, this fiscal cliff isn't a problem or a crisis. This is nothing to worry about. He sees this as an opportunity! I honestly think he's looking forward to this. This is his chance to do what he's wanted to do. I think he sees this thing as an opportunity to redistribute income, and that drives him. He's not looking for a deal. He's not looking to help the economy or avert a recession. He's got different motivations here.

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December 21, 2012

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On ongoing political maneuverings between Obama and Republicans as the fiscal cliff approaches…

My gut is that there's gonna be a deal. There always is! Now, if we go over the cliff I won't be surprised because that's what I think Obama wants, but I'm just telling you: I won't be surprised if there's last minute deal that's pitched as the greatest thing since sliced bread and so forth. Then a couple days will go by and they'll start reaming the Republicans for whatever. The only thing arguing against that, as far as I'm concerned, is I think from a purely -- and I'm blue in the face saying this. I apologize for all the repetition. But this going over the cliff? You talk about Kwanzaa, Christmas and Hanukkah rolled into one for Obama? Going over the cliff is ten Christmases rolled into one for him and the Democrats.

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December 12, 2012

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On Obama’s political goal and strategy with regard to Republicans in the upcoming fiscal cliff stand-off…

What Obama is attempting, in the fiscal cliff deal, is to get John Boehner and therefore all Republicans to confess. If he can get the Republicans to raise taxes on the rich, then Obama feels he is helping the Republicans destroy their brand, destroy how it is that they're known and understood. And in the process, what are we talking about? The fiscal cliff, what's that? We're trying to save the country. What Obama wants is for the Republicans to agree that tax cuts, from Reagan forward to Bush, created the current climate. The recession is because the rich didn't pay their fair share. In fact, the entire situation of economic inequality is because the rich haven't paid their fair share. They want the Republicans, by agreeing to raise taxes on the rich, to essentially confess that it's been tax cuts, low taxes on the rich that explain the economic calamity. Not liberalism. Not wanton federal spending. Not socialism. Not Obama. Not the Democrats. Not entitlements. Not spending. No, none of that's to blame. Those are all the fixes, you see. All the Democrat policies are how we save America from what the Republicans believe in: tax cuts for the rich.

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December 5, 2012

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On the ongoing “negotiations” between the Republican House leadership and President Obama to supposedly avoid the fiscal cliff…

There aren't any spending cuts, even if they claim there are because of the current services baseline. All there will ever be until that's fixed is cuts in the rate of growth of spending. But there won't be any real spending cuts. And the Republicans showed today that they're not even interested in it. And now they're ceding the language. So now deductions are loopholes. You know what that sets up? That sets up the premise that 100% of income is subject to taxation and that everything that we might deduct from our overall gross earnings is a loophole, not a deduction, not a legitimate deduction. They just gave that away by conceding on the language here. A loophole is not a deduction, but it has become one. I mean, stop and think. When you think of a loophole in the tax law, what do you think of? You think of an unintended error that allows people to get away without paying their taxes. That's what you think a loophole is. Well, sorry. Now a standard, legal itemized deduction and everyone one of them have become loopholes. And such, they are subject to elimination. So now the premise of 100% taxation, the premise is now on the table. And all that means is that all money is Washington's, and what we end up with is totally up to their discretion and their big-heartedness or mean-heartedness, what have you.

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November 21, 2012

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On the upcoming political battle over the “fiscal cliff”…

Not only are we not going to avoid the cliff; it is my contention, I say to you today that the Obama agenda is to go off the cliff. He wants the cliff. And he wants it for two reasons: (A), because of the genuine economic damage that it will do, and (B) for the politics of it. What happens? If we go over the fiscal cliff, what happens? Taxes go up. Simply by virtue of the expiration of the Bush tax rates. Taxes go up. They go up on everybody, not just the rich. And as is also a part of the fiscal cliff, defense spending gets cut, which Obama wants. If you don't believe me, don't forget that Obama has doubled his request for tax revenue from $800 billion to $1.6 trillion. That's his opener in his negotiations with the Republicans to stop going over the fiscal cliff. I'm here to tell you, using my intelligence guided by experience, there will not be any entitlement cuts as part of any cliff deal, because Obama does not want any. The Democrats do not want any. There will be no cuts in the entitlements. And the fact is, I don't think anybody in Congress wants any cuts in entitlements, either, if you get down to brass tacks. So what's gonna happen is this: We'll go over the cliff. We won't get a deal before we go over the cliff. The tax increases, by the time we have a new Congress sworn in, we're gonna have tax increases, and we're gonna have military cuts. This is going to happen, I fear.

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