Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh chided the media’s coverage of the stagnant economic recovery on Wednesday. He took to his program to ask where the coverage of the disappointing negative gross domestic product report released today, and blamed the lack of media coverage of the economic retraction to the fact that the president is a Democrat. “If there were a Republican in the White House, there would be a depression,” Limbaugh said.
“That means that the employment situation isn’t changing,” Limbaugh said, sounding a note of pessimism about the state of the economic recovery. “That means wages aren’t changing positively. There’s no growth in people’s incomes. It’s just sad to watch this happening right in front of our eyes.”
“So a casual calculation here, a 0.1 percent GDP contraction could mean that, for all intents and purposes, we’re back into a recession,” he added.
Limbaugh went on to indict the media for covering the sluggish economic recovery under Obama as a sluggish economic recovery. He claimed that, if the president were a Republican, the media would be treating the stagnant economy like a depression.
I’ll tell you, if there were a Republican in the White House, we’d be in a recession. If there were a Republican in the White House, we’d never have come out of the recession. If there were a Republican in the White House, there would be a depression. If there were a Republican in the White House and all this was going on, we’d be doing impeachment hearings by now.
Listen to the clip below via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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