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Rush’s Morning Update: War on Prosperity
January 28, 2009

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Casualties are mounting. Home Depot announced they were killing off 7,000. Sprint: killing 8,000. Pfizer: 8,000 more. Other companies, including Caterpillar, brought the total to 40,000 jobs killed, in just one day.

Sadly, casualties are expected to rise, with no end in sight. Economists warn that we’re just witnessing the tip of the iceberg. By the end of the year, 10 percent of America’s workforce could be unemployed. Even if President Obama’s trillion-dollar spending program is enacted, we’re told to expect a net loss of at least 2 million jobs by the end of the year.

Despite this dire forecast, and a rapidly deteriorating labor market, our new president and his Democrat Congress are planning to kill even more jobsby demanding automakers build “green cars” nobody wants, and adopting draconian fuel standards to appease radical environmentalists. Liberal state governments from California to New York are introducing new taxesas they refuse to reign in their budgets.

I wonder if the Drive-By Media will keep a monthly tally of the Obama casualtiesas they did war casualties under George W. Bush. Or whether protesters will plant crosses on mock graves for every job killed under the Obama Administration.

For those of you who think it’s an unfair question, let me remind you: We’re talking about people’s lives here. Their identities,their dreams,their hopes, and their jobs: casualties in American liberals’ war on prosperity.

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