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It is now time for Atlas to Shrug...
self | 11-4-08 | Republican Extremist aka JLB

Posted on 11/04/2008 7:17:47 PM PST by Republican Extremist

As it appears that Obama has won this election, following Fox News calling both Ohio and PA for him, I think it is now time for the businessmen and women who run this country to make it quite clear what the consequences are to those people who sold out their freedom for empty promises.

Small business owners, your taxes are now going to be raised. You now will face the difficult choice of either cutting your costs by laying people off, or by passing the increased costs of taxation on to your customers. This time I want you to take the time to tell that laid off employee exactly why he has lost his job. Tell him that the Obama tax increase has forced you to take his salary and give it to "the middle class". If he protests that he is part of the middle class, then explain that he should make good use of the $500 he sold his vote for, because it cost him his job.

For the manufacturers: When you move your production facilities overseas because the US has the second highest corporate income taxes in the world, make sure your workers understand that their Union is mostly to blame, and they should go talk to them about why it was a good idea to vote for the guy who would make all union votes public.

For your customers: Explain that the price of your product has gone up because of your taxes being increased, and because the rising price of oil from keeping the caribou happy has forced you to charge them more. Tell them you tried inflating your tires, but unfortunately it did not put any more gasoline in your tank.

Consumers: When you go shopping, and are considering buying a high ticket item, when you change your mind, make sure that they know that if you had only kep that extra 3% of your salary.... the "chump change", you could have bought their item.

In short: It is time for us all to become John Galt.

Make them understand that capitalism requires capital, and unfortunately Obama gave the capital you needed to somebody who was more deserving than them.

Ask them how it feels to be "rich".

Tell them that you are sure they will be OK, because Obama told them it would be so.

Ask them how they are enjoying their "Change", and if they have any more "Hope" for the future.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; dissent; economy; election; jobs; johngalt; opposition; resistance
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Too harsh? You have probably all read the book, so why don't we start putting it into action?
1 posted on 11/04/2008 7:17:50 PM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

No, not too harsh at all.

How do I get to Galt’s Gulch, BTW?


2 posted on 11/04/2008 7:22:36 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Republican Extremist
I'm with you.


3 posted on 11/04/2008 7:22:48 PM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: Republican Extremist

I would add this: Stop all charitable contributions. The beneficiaries of our private charity probably all voted for Obama. Let Obama pick up the tab. Let him take the blame for their “charity shortfall.” Stop whatever you have been giving, and when solicited explain that you can’t spare a penny since Obama got elected.

Ok, keep giving to the Boy Scouts and the NRA. But besides those, shut it down.


4 posted on 11/04/2008 7:24:02 PM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Republican Extremist

We stil have capital, intellectual, moral and financial. We could starve them of our intellectual by dropping out and taking our talents and resources away or share them with conservatives only. The moral, that keeps us strong. The Financial is the big question. Where is our “Bank of John Galt”? How do we take our capital out of the system and potentially put it into non-interest bearing accounts or loan it only to conservative investment or individuals. We are darn near 50% of this country. They can’t run without us. We can shut them down.....


5 posted on 11/04/2008 7:24:05 PM PST by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: Republican Extremist

Count me in.


6 posted on 11/04/2008 7:24:17 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: oblomov

It’s going to be somewhere in Alaska....


7 posted on 11/04/2008 7:24:41 PM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99

Atlas Shrugged PING


8 posted on 11/04/2008 7:25:00 PM PST by RepoGirl ("I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Sea beams glittering at the Tannhauser gait.")
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To: Republican Extremist
Yes, this is going to be sweet. Even sweeter when all of BO's blind middle class followers get their tax bills, and watch what is left of their 401(K)s get confiscated by the BO government.

Ruh roh.

9 posted on 11/04/2008 7:25:45 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Republican Extremist

Trust me...it’s already happening...we are looking at tax structuring options...off shore options...downsizing options...all because of Barack. Will the last productive American please shut the light out as you leave. That dream is over.


10 posted on 11/04/2008 7:25:53 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: Republican Extremist

Trust me...it’s already happening...we are looking at tax structuring options...off shore options...downsizing options...all because of Barack. Will the last productive American please shut the light out as you leave. That dream is over.


11 posted on 11/04/2008 7:25:57 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: Republican Extremist

Count me in.


12 posted on 11/04/2008 7:26:25 PM PST by RepoGirl ("I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Sea beams glittering at the Tannhauser gait.")
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To: taildragger

50% of the country, >90% of the productivity.


13 posted on 11/04/2008 7:26:45 PM PST by BobbyT
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To: Liberty Ship

I would add this: Stop all charitable contributions. The beneficiaries of our private charity probably all voted for Obama. Let Obama pick up the tab. Let him take the blame for their “charity shortfall.” Stop whatever you have been giving, and when solicited explain that you can’t spare a penny since Obama got elected.

Ok, keep giving to the Boy Scouts and the NRA. But besides those, shut it down.

I’ll second that motion.


14 posted on 11/04/2008 7:27:56 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: Republican Extremist
We will not start putting it together until libertarians and social conservatives make an accommodation. Your post was brilliant but what have you to say to the social conservatives?


15 posted on 11/04/2008 7:27:57 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Republican Extremist

I run several businesses in California.

As I have already stated here on Free Republic. I will do whatever is in my power to resist the left in this country.

I will no longer allow myself to take ANY responsibility for ignorant people.

They are not Americans in my view I will not stand by and watch this country implode.

I am totally on board with this.

Let’s decide on a date and I will pull the switch.


16 posted on 11/04/2008 7:28:18 PM PST by Boucheau (A wise & frugal gov't...shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. T. Jefferson)
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To: Republican Extremist

Nope and when the RNC comes calling for a donation tell them since out of millions of American citizens the best they could do was McCain for their candidate, you are not going to be giving them your money to squander on RINOs who will follow the same socialist/facsist policies the democrates are only slower.

Obama and the media are not to blame here, the Republicans had a sorry candidate.


17 posted on 11/04/2008 7:28:23 PM PST by Michael Knight (Young loner in a dangerous world of liberals who operate above the law.)
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To: Republican Extremist; Brucifer; AnnaZ; Eaker; TheMom; humblegunner; Allegra; snugs

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

~ Marcus Aurelius ~


18 posted on 11/04/2008 7:29:48 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life - VOTE! ;o)
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To: taildragger
How do we take our capital out of the system and potentially put it into non-interest bearing accounts or loan it only to conservative investment or individuals.

Do it the way John Galt did: buy gold bars.

19 posted on 11/04/2008 7:29:58 PM PST by seowulf (Discipline knows no emotion and frequently runs counter to the whims of panic or elation.)
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To: Republican Extremist

It is time for John Galt to quit that boring business stuff and to take up writing vanities.


20 posted on 11/04/2008 7:29:59 PM PST by palmer (Some third party malcontents don't like Palin because she is a true conservative)
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To: Republican Extremist

Woman was just caught stealing a shopping cart full of goods from a Las Vegas drugstore. When asked for her receipt all she would say is “Obama!”


21 posted on 11/04/2008 7:30:05 PM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: johnnycap

As customers..we can also tell suppliers why we are cutting back on purchases. We are acting to preserve capital.
Also..the overseas stock markets are perking up. Good time to invest in companies that didn’t support Barack.


22 posted on 11/04/2008 7:30:11 PM PST by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: Republican Extremist
I'm going to bed but if 0bama is PE when I awake...

I shrug! No more overtime.
Slash expenses to the bone.
No unnecessary spending.
No new cars etc.

I refuse to participate.

23 posted on 11/04/2008 7:30:41 PM PST by OSHA (framing it as though you've magically neutralized any potential negative eventuality)
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To: Republican Extremist

Shrug, oh yes. One small business that often if overlooked is the physician practice. As for mine in particular, I do the work that most would never do. Nights, weekends, holidays. The sickest of the sick who are uninsured and the downtrodden of society. The drunks, crackheads, and psychopaths. I am your neighborhood trauma surgeon that is available at all times, or had been. Why would I do this and give everything I earn over a certain amount to the government to distribute as Obama sees fit? I won’t. I am Hugh Akston now.


24 posted on 11/04/2008 7:30:41 PM PST by mart7789
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To: Republican Extremist
I suggest you lay off all of the Obama supporters. Let Obama feed them. Actions have consequences.
25 posted on 11/04/2008 7:30:42 PM PST by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: taildragger
My line of work is investments. I think it would be a simple matter to compile a list of companies that are either:

Based in a blue state.

Use union labor.

Contributed heavily to Obama.

You have probably heard of "green" mutual funds? Well how about a "red" mutual fund that only invests in red states?

26 posted on 11/04/2008 7:32:31 PM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist
What do you mean 3%? That's just a start. Wait until the cap comes off social security. That's about $1,000 per month from September to December that will disappear from my previously "disposable" income. I'm not the only one that will be spending much less during the "holiday" season that merchants hope will put their books in the black each year.
27 posted on 11/04/2008 7:33:08 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Republican Extremist

My plans exactly, I just posted the reference in another thread. I am not going to be a slave for Obama.


28 posted on 11/04/2008 7:33:33 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Michael Knight

Actually, I blame each and every one of the idiots who voted for Obama more than any Republican or even Obama himself. When looking for someone to blame, look to your neighbors who, willfully blind and uninformed, sold their birthright for an empty promise.


29 posted on 11/04/2008 7:34:10 PM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Republican Extremist

I’ve already been making plans in this regard during the past few weeks. Including as someone else stated charitable contributions (particularily to my child’s school, where several teachers & the principal are zero supporters— not openly, but you know it).


30 posted on 11/04/2008 7:34:17 PM PST by I_like_good_things_too (Check the "Yes" box next to survival)
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To: Republican Extremist

When even working class single moms who have never voted and are certainly not Republicans are scared they will lose their jobs because of Barack, we actually have hope that people will have a clue.


31 posted on 11/04/2008 7:34:35 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: Republican Extremist

Personally, I was planning to retire in 2-3 years.

I think I will do it next year instead.


32 posted on 11/04/2008 7:34:50 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Royal Wulff
"Woman was just caught stealing a shopping cart full of goods from a Las Vegas drugstore. When asked for her receipt all she would say is “Obama!”"

Can you post a link? It wouldn't surprise me if it's true.

33 posted on 11/04/2008 7:35:47 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Take what is left of your 401(k) money, withdraw it, pay the tax and the penalty and get what’s left off-shore ASAP.

By Inauguration Day it will be too late. Watch Pelosi this week and watch that brain damaged goof, George Bush, sign the legislation that will nationalize your private retirement funds.

Trust me, the Bushes have lots of money off-shore. Don’t be the last one out.


34 posted on 11/04/2008 7:35:50 PM PST by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: 3AngelaD

That’s what I was thinking. Won’t all the little Obamabots be surprised in a couple of years when he hasn’t fixed their lives. That utterly disgusting woman cheering and happy because she won’t have to pay her mortgage, etc is in for a shock.


35 posted on 11/04/2008 7:36:11 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle ("You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."-Biden)
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To: Republican Extremist

We’re cutting our income in half and not spending any money.
I am not going back to work.

I hope others will join me in killing the goose that laid the golden egg.


36 posted on 11/04/2008 7:36:23 PM PST by mabelkitty (If Bush was an illegitimate President, Obama is the ILLEGAL candidate by Acorn and citizenship)
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To: Michael Knight
and when the RNC comes calling for a donation

They wouldn't have the nerve, would they?

37 posted on 11/04/2008 7:36:51 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Republican Extremist

Harsh? hardly. You have no idea the things I am wishing on 50 plus percent of this country right now...


38 posted on 11/04/2008 7:37:20 PM PST by riri
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To: Republican Extremist
RE...

Great Idea...

It wouldn't suprise me to see one appear soon. "The Galt Mutual Funds". I wonder if the "Ava Maria Funds" (Mr. Moynahan of Pizza fame helped kick them off) are close to that already with their Pro-Catholic bent....

39 posted on 11/04/2008 7:37:25 PM PST by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: Boucheau
I run several businesses in California. As I have already stated here on Free Republic. I will do whatever is in my power to resist the left in this country. I will no longer allow myself to take ANY responsibility for ignorant people. They are not Americans in my view I will not stand by and watch this country implode. I am totally on board with this. Let’s decide on a date and I will pull the switch.

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Well, I think that this is the perfect place to organize a capitalistic revolution. We have the capital, and they need it. If we purposely take control with the real power we have, and make our reasons and motives public, then maybe they will learn who butters their bread.

40 posted on 11/04/2008 7:37:49 PM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist
I read Atlas Shrugged many years ago, but I am re-reading it again right now -- with totally different "eyes"...
41 posted on 11/04/2008 7:37:53 PM PST by TXnMA (To anger a conservative, lie about him. To anger a liberal -- tell the truth...)
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To: johnnycap

oh, stop being such a bitch. we are going to get through this just like we got through carter and clinton. Our time in the wilderness will make us stronger. We elected faux conservatives (like Bush) and now we are paying for it. Let them try to tax us and expand government programs. People will be pissed and they will fight back. We need to rebuild now, so we can kick butt in 2010 and 2012. Whinning will solve nothing.


42 posted on 11/04/2008 7:38:16 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (If Benito Mussolini was IL DUCE, Barack Obama is ILL DOUCHE!)
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To: April Lexington

Amen to that!!!!

Get rid of them! Let Obama pay their mortgages and for tires on their cars!


43 posted on 11/04/2008 7:38:21 PM PST by Jenzo
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To: Republican Extremist
One FReeper's "John Galt" Manifesto
44 posted on 11/04/2008 7:38:29 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: johnnycap

oh, stop being such a bitch. we are going to get through this just like we got through carter and clinton. Our time in the wilderness will make us stronger. We elected faux conservatives (like Bush) and now we are paying for it. Let them try to tax us and expand government programs. People will be pissed and they will fight back. We need to rebuild now, so we can kick butt in 2010 and 2012. Whinning will solve nothing.


45 posted on 11/04/2008 7:38:30 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (If Benito Mussolini was IL DUCE, Barack Obama is ILL DOUCHE!)
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To: Republican Extremist

Please- do compile.


46 posted on 11/04/2008 7:38:51 PM PST by I_like_good_things_too (Check the "Yes" box next to survival)
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To: blackbart.223

Just heard the story from my girlfriend who is down at McCain headquarters in Las Vegas.


47 posted on 11/04/2008 7:39:00 PM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: Republican Extremist

Don’t hold your breath. Businessmen are realists, not revolutionaries. Buffet and Gates both came out for Obama and they’re just the spokesmen. Ayn Rand had an idealistic vision of what capitalists were but in the end they won’t upset the apple cart. Sorry to burst your illusion.


48 posted on 11/04/2008 7:40:16 PM PST by saganite (I for one welcome our new Socialist masters /s/)
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To: Republican Extremist
Not harsh at all. I am tempted to say that not all the votes have been counted, and this is premature.

But if this is the new ObamaNation - here is my new set of "talking points":

Fire up, underlings. Obama wins, you are so happy. Well, chew on this. I just eliminated your health insurance at open enrollment. Your flex time is gone. Oh, and those bonuses based on production? Sorry, they are a thing of the past.

I hope you never approach me with one of your kids stupidass cookie dough sales or wrapping paper fundraisers again because the answer is a FLAT OUT NO.

And you won't be getting a raise. Instead, I've been interviewing people with your level of experience but half the damn entitlement mentality that you exhibit. Oh, and they also cost me less because they are willing to work for less.

Ejnoy the new reality, suckers! Signed, Your Boss.

49 posted on 11/04/2008 7:41:59 PM PST by NetSurfer (BO stinks.)
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To: Republican Extremist

GREAT post...

I would also like to know, does anyone here have a comprehensive list of which corporations supported Obama?...I’m already cancelling my subscriptions to the NY Post and St Petersburg Times down here in FL... Done with watching Fox news as well (except for Hannity)....

Now I’m just trying to make wiser decisions in terms of day-to-day purchases...I dont want one single cent of my money going to an Obama-enabling corporation if I can possibly avoid it!


50 posted on 11/04/2008 7:42:07 PM PST by HailReagan78
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