Rush Limbaugh: 'I am ashamed of my country' over budget sequestration talks
Rush Limbaugh has made some controversial comments on his radio show. Above, Fox News has the clip. Here is the majority of what Rush says:
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated, to have my intelligence, all of us, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it's being it just makes me ashamed.
Here they come, sucking us in, roping us in. Panic here, fear there. Crisis, destruction -- no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air traffic control. I'm sorry, my days of getting roped into all this are over.
They have the media play along with all this. The ruling class, both parties, play along with all this. It's insulting. I don't know how else to describe it.
Whether the Clinton presidency or the Obama presidency, whether it's a Pelosi speakership or Tom Foley ... it's the same stuff. It's the same threats, it's the same arguments. Nothing ever changes. We just keep spending more money, we create more dependency, we get more and more irresponsible, one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured, except for the real crisis, which nobody ever addresses, is we can't afford any of this.
What Limbaugh is referring to is the budget sequestration, which the President and Democrats are saying could seriously damage the economy if Congress can't reach an agreement by March 1.
The president asks during a GOP event at the White House, " Would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations?"
And Limbaugh doesn't buy it.
What do you think?