BTW, Obama never talks about economic "equality" and probably doesn't believe in it, -- and definitely doesn't support it. What he and other Democrats sometimes talk about is how much inequality we have in the USA. What most USAns believe, including Republicans, is that we have too much. So you really don't have to be a "socialist" -- which Obama is not -- to want to rein it in.
But here's one interesting point while we're on the subject. Rush claims in his rant that:
- the USA has the highest living standard in the world (untrue - see my previous post),
- the USA has the most economic freedom (untrue - also see my previous post), and
- no government program since the beginning of time has ever increased the living standards of a nation (STRRRRIIIIKE THREEEEE! see Social Security, a very successful anti-poverty program for almost 80 years now).
But this is all part and parcel of what Limbo does best. He loves to take a part of an argument, without the parts that make it make sense (out of context), and ridicule the whole based on the part. It's like holding up a spark plug and yelling, "This thing can't carry people around! They must think we're stupid!" Actually, it's Limbo who thinks we're stupid.