Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ayn Rand Was Right:

Wealthy Are On Strike Against Obama

by Wayne Allyn Root - June 21st, 2011 - Big Government

The Census proves that Obama’s tax and spend philosophy is a dismal failure, an economic disaster killing jobs. It is no coincidence that 1.9 million FEWER Americans are working than before Obama’s stimulus. It is no coincidence that jobs are not returning to the private sector. It is no coincidence that tax revenues have dropped dramatically and cannot support Obama’s bloated Big Brother government. The innovators, risk-takers, and wealthy he demonized and punished are on strike.

The high tech revolution has killed the progressive-liberal tax-and-spend dream. Because of the Internet, email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Satellite TV, I-phones, I-pads, and cell phones, business owners are no longer prisoners of Big Brother.


Taxpayers, business owners, jobs creators, retirees with assets are fleeing the high tax, big spending, Big Brother states — the states being run like Obama is running the nation.

Progressives be afraid, be very afraid. If Obama is re-elected, these valuable producers will pick up and leave America altogether. There is a big world out there begging them to come. Places like Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Monte Carlo, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, and Cayman Islands are low-tax havens that appreciate business owners and their sacrifices. They welcome wealthy ex-patriots. They celebrate individual achievement. They reward instead of punish business owners and financial risk-takers. They are wonderful places to live and are aggressively pursuing Americans.

I am just one small businessman, a third-party Libertarian political leader. Yet I personally have heard from thousands of fans, friends and supporters who have left America, are thinking of leaving America, are visiting other countries right now to decide where to go, or making preparations to leave in case Obama is re-elected. Just as Ayn Rand predicted, business owners are going on strike. Permanently.

The rage against the fundamental transformation of America is getting more powerful every day. This article is intriguing in its prediction that the successful in America are fleeing our country. If true it is a sad indictment of the hate mongering by the progressive left. Spewing hate at those you want to provide you with a free ride never did seem all that smart.

There are some rich who feel guilt at their success. However they are usually people who inherited wealth or acquired their wealth through entertainment. Neither of those groups create wealth. However their way of acquiring it is not how most wealth and success is garnered. Most success comes from creating wealth through hard work, applied intelligence, innovation and sacrifice. For those people, it is difficult to inspire guilt at their success. In fact for those it is just the opposite. They rightly feel that stealing from them to give to others who will not work is not tolerable. Obama is a communist organizer, also erroneously called "community" organizer. It is the same thing. He thinks the rich got that way unfairly so he wants to take away their wealth.

Those who create wealth are the ones who are preparing to flee the Socialized States of America that Barack Obama is so clearly determined to bring into being.


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