Posted by: maboulette | October 21, 2011


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By Marie Diamond on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:25 am 

Congressional Republicans have acted shocked and offended at Democrats’ suggestions that they are intentionally sabotaging the economy to try to win back the White House in 2012. Republicans have refused to pass President Obama’s jobs plan — which experts estimate will create at least 1.9 million jobs — and proposed an alternative plan that Moody’s says “will likely push the economy back into recession.” 

Now influential Tea Party leaders are throwing caution to the wind and openly lobbying business owners to stop hiring in order to hurt Obama politically. This week, Right Wing Watch picked up on a message Tea Party Nation sent to their members from conservative activist Melissa Brookstone. 

In a rambling letter titled “Call For A Strike of American Small Businesses Against The Movement for Global Socialism,” Brookstone urges businesses “not hire a single person” to protest “this new dictator”:

Resolved that: The current administration and Democrat majority in the Senate, in conjunction with Progressive socialists from all around the country, especially those from Hollywood and the left leaning news media (Indeed, most of the news media.) have worked in unison to advance an anti-business, an anti-free market, and an anti-capitalist (anti-individual rights and property ownership) agenda. […] 

I, an American small business owner, part of the class that produces the vast majority of real, wealth producing jobs in this country, hereby resolve that I will not hire a single person until this war against business and my country is stopped. 

Brookstone cites Democrats’ support of the Occupy Wall Street movement as proof that Obama, media elites, and the like are “against business, private property ownership and capitalism.” Although she fails to explain how a freeze on hiring would send a bold pro-business message, given that such a boycott would further damage the economy and exacerbate high national unemployment. 

But these Tea Partiers are only too happy to put politics ahead of the well-being of 14 million unemployed Americans, not to mention the businesses who are looking for qualified workers.



  1. Absolutely appalling!

    • Isn’t it — they are more interested in making Obama look bad than what is good for the country!!

      • It is more important to make someone look bad, like a bunch of teenagers.

  2. What’s bad for this country is this Marxist president that only seeks to destroy capitalism and the freedom to reap the fruits of ones own labor by his anti business policies. You wonder why this country suffers? Name one proposal that this administration has proposed that will free up business to produce? Every day that this man has been in office it has been one proposal and regulation after another to handcuff businesses. Wake up America!

    • Wow Steve – you are so angry!!!

  3. this is straightforward “applied objectivism.” just read galt’s speech in “atlas shrugged”…

  4. Just plain irresponsible.

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