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Rush Limbaugh's argument against sending aid to Haiti

January 14, 2010 |  5:22 pm


Maybe radio's Rush Limbaugh was trying to provide the Rev. Pat Robertson with a little cover when he suggested on-air that people don't need to contribute money to Haitian earthquake relief.

It was Robertson who first suggested that the people of Haiti are paying for "a pact with the devil'' made centuries ago.

But it was Limbaugh -- at a time when President Obama is asking Americans to contribute money to earthquake relief and directing them to the White House website to learn where they can help -- who told a caller that all helping out will do is get someone on Obama's campaign e-mail list.

"We've already donated to Haiti,'' Limbaugh told the caller on his radio show. "It's called the U.S. income tax."

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Photo: Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.  Credit: AP Photo/Chris Carlson