Rush Limbaugh: Don't Donate to Haiti Victims
We already have—'It’s called the US income tax,' says shock-jock
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2010 7:31 AM CST
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(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh doesn’t see why you should donate to the Haiti earthquake relief effort. “We’ve already donated to Haiti!” he declared. “It’s called the US income tax!” He then goes on to point out that lots of churches and other groups are already trying to help. “There are people who do charitable work every day in Haiti. It’s not as though… it’s our fault.”

“There are people that have been trying to save Haiti, just as we’re trying to save Africa. You just can’t keep throwing money at it, because the dictatorships there just take it all,” he continues, apparently having drifted onto the topic of Haitian poverty. Besides, even if the people did get the money, that would just stop them from bothering to support themselves. “It’s a simple matter of self-reliance.” (Unsurprisingly, reactions are pouring in, from everyone from Jon Stewart to Roger Ebert, who wants to "horsewhip" Limbaugh.)

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paul123
Jan 17, 2010 11:37 AM CST
Very very late to the party, but Rush NEVER said don't donate money to Haiti victioms. He did say donate, but not through the whitehous.gov because he doesn't trust the money actually getting to Haiti from there. Instead, he said give it to the Red Cross. Sheesh.
yukonchuck06
Jan 17, 2010 6:00 AM CST
We could feed him to the Haitians... Although they might get poisoned from the oxy tainted meat...
Derni
Jan 16, 2010 9:07 AM CST
He is the poorest excuse for a human being and newser keeps putting his ugly face and crass comments online-all news media etc all magazines etc should not print his face or give him any attention-treat him as if he were dead-we could only hope it happens soon