Rush: Ignorance Surrounds Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 12:53 PM
By Amy Woods
The ignorance surrounding the payroll tax cut extension President Barack Obama is pushing is “appalling,” and the measure will gut Social Security, Rush Limbaugh said today on his radio show.
“I do not understand why somebody doesn’t characterize this payroll tax cut for what it is — gutting Social Security because it is not being, quote / unquote, paid for,” Limbaugh said. “The Republicans, for as long as I’ve been alive, have been accused of gutting Social Security. Here’s Obama doing it. Obama and the Democrats are actually doing it.”
He shamed the GOP for reaching across the aisle and trying to compromise with the Democrats rather than using the payroll tax cut extension against the opposition party.
“From a political standpoint, it’s a gold mine here, and they’re not using it,” he said.
On the issue of the newly released budget, Limbaugh called the document “outrageous” and “simple irresponsibility.”
“If everything happened that Obama wants in this budget, folks, it’s over,” he said. “It may be over anyway, if Obamacare is fully implemented.