Nader: Rush Limbaugh Is On Welfare!

Listen, every time I hear a new dispatch from Nader, I am amazed afresh.

Who else is saying this?

Who else is thinking so clearly?

Isn’t it time we had a President like this?

Nader on Rush Limbaugh


According to press reports, Rush Limbaugh will be making $38 million a year.

For eight years.

Rush is making this money by being a radio talk show host.

On public property.

That would be–the public airwaves.

Owned by the American people.

For which Rush–and his affiliated companies–pay no rent.

Rush Limbaugh is on welfare.

Corporate welfare.

The public airwaves belong to the American people.

The Federal Communications Commission is supposed to be our trustee.

The people are the landlords.

The radio and TV stations and the corporate giants who own them are the tenants.

Rush’s show is syndicated on over 650 radio stations.

Rush has enormous leverage over these stations.

They pay no rent.

And therefore, he pays no rent.

Here’s the problem:

Since the Radio Act was passed in 1927, the corporate tenants have been more organized and more powerful than the tens of millions of listeners and viewers.

The result?

Rush Limbaugh and his corporation get to use the public’s valuable property for free.

No payment of rent.




This freeloading on the backs of the American people is called corporate welfare.

Rush Limbaugh is the Kingboy of corporatist radio.

And it’s past time he set a corporatist example for his peers and pay rent to the American people for using their property.

It’s past time Rush Limbaugh takes himself off the corporate welfare rolls.

Rush need not wait for the FCC and Congress to do the right thing and order him to pay.

He can lead by example.

And pay voluntary rent–for the hours and hours every month Rush occupies on the hundreds of stations that carry his show every weekday.

And by the way, this fits well within Rush’s so-called conservative philosophy.

Payment of rent for the use of public airwaves owned by the American people is the conservative position.

Real conservatives oppose corporate welfare.

Note the Cato Institute’s position.

Real corporatists feed off the public trough–from the hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare gushing out of Washington, D.C. every year–your tax dollars.

So, Rush, today I ask you–which side are you on?


Or paying rent for the public property you have been using free for so many years?

Today, I mailed a letter to Rush asking him to get off welfare.

The letter is posted at

Take a look.

And then let Rush know what you think.

You can e-mail Rush at:

Tell him–hey Rush, I agree with Ralph Nader.

Get off welfare.

Start paying rent.


Ralph Nader.

Read Ralph Nader’s letter to Rush Limbaugh!

Let’s see Limbaugh weasel his way out of this!

He can’t!

Vote Nader 2008 website
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Previously here:

Obama Vs. Nader: Politician Vs. Man
Mumia Abu Jamal Comments On Ralph Nader
The Disgusting Truth In One Image
Ralph Nader On ABC’s “This Week”
Ralph Nader On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday
Twelve Thousand Dollars An Hour
Obama-Nader 2008? Never, I Say!
Ralph Nader In NYC Tonight, June 18, 2008
Ralph Nader On Democracy Now!
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #126
The People Have The Power
John McCain: Fascist For President
He’s Not Spoiled. Our Political System Is.
Jive-Ass Turkey
And People Are Going To Vote For This Eejit?
The Final President Of The United States
There’s Only One Choice For President
Meet, Support Ralph Nader For President!
The Deserved Fall Of General Motors
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #112
Ralph Nader: Activist Presidential Candidate
Why Democrats Lose
Ralph Nader Now Has A Merch Store
East Coast Corporate Liberal
A Civics Quiz
Vote For Ralph Nader To Take Back America!
Ralph Nader: The President We Need
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #017
Another Reason To Vote For Ralph Nader
Lincoln, FDR, Nader
Ralph Nader Tomorrow, March 9 2008, In PA
Just Say Yes: To Ralph Nader!
Ralph Nader On The Daily Show Tonight
Weasels, Part Three
Weasels, Part Two
Ralph Nader’s Big Birthday
Exxon Can’t Hide
Happy Birthday, Ralph Nader
To Name Three: McCain, Hillary, Obama
Now I Can Vote This Year: Nader Is IN!
The Presidential Candidate You Laughed At

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One Comment on “Nader: Rush Limbaugh Is On Welfare!”

  1. Walt Shiel Says:

    This just proves that Nader is certifiable. He’s at least as far to the left politically as Obama.

    Nader’s just jealous because he can’t make that kind of money.

    Good grief.

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