I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard Rush say we all need to “share in the sacrifice,” but he has been militant in his support for spending on things like oil subsidies and expenmsive wars, at the same time he was even more militant in his opposition to tax increases on the wealthy that would pay for his preferred spending programs. Also at the same time, he’s been militant in his suggestion that we just can’t afford the spending anymore (when it comes to things like pensions and health insurance for people making $50K/yr, that is).
So I asked him what he’s asking from the wealthiest in these times of shared sacrifice.
He was honest. He said he doesn’t subscribe to that…. That there’s a reason some people make $25 million a year, while others toil for 25 thousand. And that everything is as it should be – the rich shouldn’t be asked to do more because they are… well… I guess he didn’t really finish that thought.