Rush Limbaugh took a moment on Wednesday to speak about the joint press conference held by the “so-called Republican leadership” — comprised of House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and several others. Criticizing the party’s acquiescing on the issue of tax increases on the wealthy, Limbaugh said the Republicans have “conceded.”
“I don’t know why, but they were smiling,” Limbaugh said. “What we got today was a seminar on how to surrender. It was weak. The Republicans have conceded the language, they have conceded the silly notion of baseline budgeting.”
To his point about the language, Limbaugh said that now “deductions are loopholes,” which sets up the premise that 100 percent of income is subject to taxation. The bottom line: “All money is Washington’s.”
Limbaugh went on to note that Republicans have given in on the “premise that raising taxes on the rich will fix the problem. They have conceded that the problem exists in part because the rich aren’t paying their fair share.”
“They must feel so squished, so defeated, so universally disliked,” Limbaugh remarked — going on to deny the notion that the GOP’s recovery approach should be to adopt more liberal ideas without directly saying so. “Turns out that that apparently is exactly what they think they’ve got to do,” he said.
“If it weren’t for the fact that my expectations going into this were so low to begin with,” Limbaugh said, “I’d be really mad. My expectations on this have been fulfilled.”
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