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    Cut-Throat Obama Will Throw Anyone Under the Bus to Promote His Own Selfish Interests. There is Definitely a Connection Between Increased Taxation and Business Downsizing or Employee Layoffs!



    Obama Dog & Pony Show on the Fiscal Cliff

    November 09, 2012 

    All Audio & Video »RUSH: Yes, yes, I know Obama's got a dog and pony show going, and we're rolling on it.  I wasn't gonna JIP this because I don't know what it is.  He's addressing the fiscal cliff but I can tell you it's a campaign appearance, because there's a crowd of people on risers behind him, and they apparently represent every faction of America.  Yeah, middle class wallpaper, you have a rabbi, you have a priest, you have a pregnant woman, a single woman, a married woman, you probably got a couple gay people in there, got some blacks. I mean, the whole beautiful, wonderful mosaic is represented there in 15 or 20 people, and they are standing behind Obama and he's talking about the deficit and how we gotta reduce the deficit in a balanced and responsible way, which we know what he means when he says that.

    Did he say he wants to raise taxes on people over, what is it, 250?  That's breaking news?  That's not breaking news.  That's been news. He's wanted to do that for four years.  Okay.  He wants to raise taxes on people who make over $250,000 a year.  But everybodys taxes are going to go up if the Bush tax cuts expire, or the Bush tax rates expire.

    RUSH:  Okay.  Here's all you need to know from what Obama said.  He said, "I'm open to compromise. I'm open to new ideas, but I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced."  In other words, I'm all for compromising as long as we do it my way.  This is a replay.  This is exactly the kind of stuff he said after the 2010 elections and after he was elected in 2008.  It's the exact stuff he said. (imitating Obama) "I'm open to new ideas. Anybody can come up here, I'll listen to anybody."  So Paul Ryan showed up with all kinds of wonderful new ideas on health care, and Obama shut him down with a couple evil stares.  He doesn't mean any of this.


    RUSH: Let's go to some sound bites. Obama spoke about the economy and the deficit, and he had a wallpaper of America standing behind him.  He put together a bunch of people, 11 or 12 people that in the camera view represented virtually every type of person you can have in this country.  That was the optics.  And we've got four sound bites.  Here's the first.

    OBAMA:  I've invited leaders of both parties to the White House next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together.  And I also intend to bring in business and labor and civic leaders from all across the country here to Washington to get their ideas and input as well.  Our top priority has to be jobs and growth.

    RUSH:  All right.  I mean, how could we oppose that?  That's absolutely wonderful.  That's so cool, the president's on the case.  Thank God.  Really, thank God for Obama.  Oh, man, both parties build a consensus, business and labor and civic leaders and get their ideas and input, top priority, jobs and growth.  All right.  That's what we need.  Except we've done all this before.  I'd like to go back and find the number of Obama appearances where he has said exactly this in just the first year of his first term.  We've had job summits, honestly, we've had New York Times columnists participating in two-hour jobs workshops at the White House.  We've had environmental summits.  We've had members of Congress, both parties, come up and talk about health care.

    Where did that get us?  What happened there?  This is the same stuff, the same claptrap.  It's nothing but the same rhetoric, and he doesn't mean a word.  Well, he might mean that he's gonna bring these people together, but it doesn't matter what any of them say, he's gonna do it his way, which is fine.  The problem here is this is all a bunch of fake rigmarole.  None of this is gonna matter.  All those people being brought up there is nothing but a photo-op.  Am I not being bipartisan with that?  So I'm hurting the Republican Party?  Yeah, I'm hurting the Republican Party with that.  Yeah, I'm getting in the way of outreach.  Okay.  All right.  Let's listen to the next sound bite.

    OBAMA:  I'm open to compromise.  I'm open to new ideas.

    RUSH:  Wow!

    OBAMA:  But I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced.

    RUSH:  Yeah, see?  That's right.

    OBAMA:  I'm not gonna ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes.

    CROWD:  (applause)

    OBAMA:  I'm not gonna do that.

    RUSH:  Well, there you go.  What's wrong with that?  That's exactly what's called for.  I can support the president on that.  I can reach out, I can join the president in this.  Is that how we're supposed to react?  Okay.  He's been there and done this before, too.  He said the exact words before I don't know how many economic meetings.  "I'm open to compromise.  I'm open to new ideas.  I'll listen to anybody.  But I'm not gonna accept any approach that isn't balanced."  What does that mean?  Meaning, I'm not doing it anybody else's way.  I'm not gonna ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit.  Well, nobody is.  See, the dirty little secret is that while he's telling everybody that only people over a quarter of a million are gonna have their taxes raised or have their costs of living go up, it's gonna be everybody.  So far, all we've heard is BS.  It's all this is.  Here's the next one.

    OBAMA:  I was encouraged to hear Speaker Boehner agree that tax revenue has to be part of this equation.

    RUSH:  Stop.  Stop tape.  Stop tape.  Move it back.  Recue it.  Translation:  I was encouraged.  In fact, I was happy to hear Speaker Boehner cave.  Here it is.

    OBAMA:  I was encouraged to hear Speaker Boehner agree that tax revenue has to be part of this equation.  So I look forward to hearing his ideas when I see him next week.  Let's extend the middle-class tax cuts right now.  Let's do that right now.

    CROWD: (applause)

    OBAMA:  That one step, that one step would give millions of families, 98% of Americans and 97% of small businesses the certainty that they need going into the new year.  All we need is action from the House.  And I've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away.

    RUSH:  You know, he doesn't even sound into this.  He's so bored.  This is over and over, this simple repetition.  Folks, I don't even want to waste my time parsing this stuff.  Really what I ought to do here is go through -- I've got five pages of companies announcing layoffs because he was reelected.  I mean that's the real news.  Five pages of companies large and small announcing layoffs, large and small because he was reelected.  And I don't care whatever tax cut thing he's talking about here, middle-class tax cut, there's no tax cut for small businesses who use the personal form 1040 to file.  If they are sub S's, sub-S corps and they use their personal income tax form to file the business tax, there's no tax cut for them, I don't care what he does.  Their taxes are going up.  They know it.

    Every business in this country is facing increased taxes, if not just income, Obamacare taxes.  We have a genuine Taxmageddon hitting in January.  That's what all this fiscal cliff stuff is talking about.  But Abbott Labs, 700 layoffs.  Covidien, 595 layoffs.  Kinetic Concepts, 427 layoffs.  St. Jude Medical, 300 layoffs.  Medtronic, 1,000 jobs.  Boston Scientific, 12 to 1,400 jobs.  Welch Allen, the company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment, central New York, 275 employees.  That's 10% of their workforce.  Dana Holding Corporation, global auto parts company in Ohio, warned their employees of potential layoffs if Obama was reelected.  We're looking at, I don't know, their workforce is 25,500 worldwide.  I think they're looking at 10%.  That's just one page.

    Westinghouse, Research in Motion, RIM, Boeing, US Cellular, Commerce Bank, Iberia, ING, Bristol-Myers, Abbott Labs, CVPH Medical Center, Caterpillar, Light Year, Hawker Beechcraft, all of these companies, Groupon, lay off 80 people.  Groupon, a high-tech outfit.  Five pages of this.  Now, he can sit there all day long and talk about all of these middle-class tax cuts that he's talking about, but nobody out there believes it.

    Here's his assessment of the election.

    OBAMA: On Tuesday they said loud and clear that they won't tolerate dysfunction. They won't tolerate politicians who view compromise as a dirty word. Not when so many Americans are still out of work. Not when so many families and small business owners are still struggling to pay the bills.  What the American people are looking for is cooperation, they're looking for consensus.

    RUSH:  So what he means there is the American are looking for the Republicans to just get out of the way and let him do what he wants to do.  That's what the election meant.




    "Employer Fires 22 Employees Because Obama was Re-Elected" Posted by bowatkin

    selected comment:

    "OK. This is very discouraging. However, maybe someone can answer this question for me, because I seem to be missing something. Take away the fact that his employees are minorities. He started the company to take care of his family, and it grew to the point where he had to hire several people so his company could continue to provide a service. Now in order for him to continue to provide a service and make enough profit to take care of his family he most fire some employees because he must start paying certain taxes and benefits. My question is – What were his options?" by James

    Indeed James,

    .....and this employer is not the only business owner who will be downsizing the business, laying off employees, etc., etc.

    There is definitely a connection between increased taxation and business downsizing, laying off employees, etc.

    Here in California, dysfunctional voters, voted to pass Governor Jerry Brown's proposition 30 and other measures that will result in higher taxes for any business owner, property owner, etc., etc., the State of California already has a higher sales tax rate and business tax rate than many other States. Business owners and other individuals are leaving the State of California, for other jurisdictions with a lower sales and business tax rate.

    President Barack Obama and other Democratic Party members, far too many voters never look far enough ahead to think of what effect increased taxation will have on the economy, the day to day operation of a business, etc., etc.

    You "reap what you sew". These individuals were warned, including the many voters in the 47% class of illegal immigration advocates, Public Teachers Union affiliated, welfare recipients, blacks, Hispanics, liberal Caucasians who are not the primary individuals who pay business taxes, property taxes, etc., etc.



    President Barack Obama's only interest was to win the election, and BO will use anyone, including a dysfunctional electorate to return to the "White House"!


    "Anyone who believes Rush at face value needs to think a little outside his box." by goodthinker

    "no credibility with rude ;limpbough.  none at all." by mangosmoothy


    I respect Rush Limbaugh, I listen to his talk radio station when I can, and I accept much of what he shares with his huge following as being valid.  Rush Limbaugh has a huge following from both major political parties, from every ethnic group, etc., etc.,, meaning many other individuals listen too, and respect much of whate Rush Limbaugh presents to his many listeners as well.



    I vehemently disagree with Rush Limbaugh for his praise for misfits such as denying redress to proven innocent by DNA evidence U.S. born black men...while excusing the perpetrators U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for stating that Clarence Thomas is a good role model for law abiding U.S. born descendants of slavery.



    Furthermore, President Barack Obama and multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus have the influence and power to at least recommend to Congress that Clarence Thomas be impeached for betraying U.S. born blacks men and women wrongfully violated by the atrocities of government, yet President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Clueless….AKA…the Congressional Black Caucus remain silent.....so this gives me additional ammunition or reason to have contempt for Barack "the Magic Negro/talking down to black men/kissing up to illegal aliens"Obama and the Congressional Black Clueless.




    With good reason I don't respect, I will not vote for, and/or I do not believe anything President Barack Obama and/or other elected officials present who have contempt for the Constitution, the Rule of Law, the "Oath of Office", and contempt for law abiding U.S. citizens such as yours truly.


    Count me out for any further taxation, because other than "Taxation without Competent Representation", as it stands I receive little if any benefit from the taxes that I have paid, or will pay.


    I agree with Rush Limbaugh in that the primary supporters of Barack "the Magic Negro/Illegal Alien Bootlicking" Obama are in the 47% Santa Claus Crowd composed of welfare recipients, dysfunctional black voters, illegal immigration advocates, millions of illegal aliens, public service union advocates, misguided liberals, etc., etc., who do not speak for all U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, small business owners, Democrats, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, the middleclass, the working class, the poor, or the primary taxpayers.

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