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Understanding John Galt [when doctors, engineers, small business owners, etc., decide to quit]]
24thstate.com ^ | March 6, 2009

Posted on 03/09/2009 10:16:51 AM PDT by grundle

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1 posted on 03/09/2009 10:16:52 AM PDT by grundle
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"The real drivers of this country are taking a stand and making sure their voices are heard."

Should be:

The real drivers of this country are taking a stand and making sure their voices aren't heard.

2 posted on 03/09/2009 10:23:46 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 47 of our national holiday from reality.)
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Our stepson decided not to go to med school because the future for doctors looks bleak.

My wife is a nurse, and the doctors she works with are being gouged and are tired of it. Many of them are discouraging their own children from medicine.

Galt’s Gulch is a natural occurance.


3 posted on 03/09/2009 10:24:17 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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All I can think of are the Latin American upper and middle classes coming to South Florida after their various countries turned socialist or Marxist. Where could the American capitalist class flee to? There ain’t no place. So that basically means backlash to Obamanomics.


4 posted on 03/09/2009 10:28:25 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (The proletariat is getting pissed)
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To: grundle

I haven’t read Atlas Shrugs, but I think I will.


5 posted on 03/09/2009 10:28:38 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Our stepson decided not to go to med school because the future for doctors looks bleak

You are better off being a UPS Driver than a doctor.

6 posted on 03/09/2009 10:33:30 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: grundle
but understand something - the decision to lay someone is not an easy one.

Boy, he got that one right!

7 posted on 03/09/2009 10:33:59 AM PDT by grobdriver (Impeach Obama for Incompetence!)
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To: Winged Hussar

You should.


8 posted on 03/09/2009 10:35:12 AM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Tax the rich" fails if the rich won't play)
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To: grundle

When I moved out of New York State in 1993, I wrote a letter to the editor to the effect that the state needed someone else to help fund its lavish government spending programs. Now a lot of John Galts are leaving places like CA and NY.


9 posted on 03/09/2009 10:35:22 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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I used to have a company with about 4 million gross.

I sut it down and work by myself now.

I decided to stop aiding the opposition.


10 posted on 03/09/2009 10:37:55 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Winged Hussar

The Federal government will tax you down and send the money to New York, Michigan, and countless others. Heck, it’s doing it already.


11 posted on 03/09/2009 10:38:40 AM PDT by Leisler
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I do believe if I were fortunate enough to be earning over 250K a year, I would sure consider “throttling back” to $ 249,999/year so as to minimize Comrade Obama’s Mugabe-like property/asset seizure policy.

I am afraid this is only the start......

Wait for the Obama taxes on the oil companies who “promote” global warming....$4.00 a gallon will look dirt cheap!


12 posted on 03/09/2009 10:39:18 AM PDT by texson66 (DemonRats: Remember: They have what it takes to TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE!)
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To: grundle

Sobering report on the topic: http://www.actionamerica.org/taxecon/tickfast.shtml


13 posted on 03/09/2009 10:39:34 AM PDT by theymakemesick (Buraq (buh- rok) Winged creature that carried mohammed on his Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem)
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To: grundle

4 years, 9 months, 22 days until retirement, but who’s counting.


14 posted on 03/09/2009 10:41:16 AM PDT by SC DOC
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I’m only 200 pages into “Atlas Shrugged”. This isn’t a plot spoiler is it? Yes, I’m serious. I’m not going to read the whole post until I know. (I think I may already know but am choosing to ignore what I read in the first paragraph.)


15 posted on 03/09/2009 10:44:30 AM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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It’s a plot spoiler.


16 posted on 03/09/2009 10:53:43 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: grundle
It's the death of employment and creativity

Death of employment, yes. Death of creativity? I think not. Going Galt takes a great amount of creativity. You still need to live don't you? The creativity comes in deciding how you want to live while at the same time avoid feeding the beast. Galt was able to recognize the root of the problem and detach his life from the moochers and looters. He never stopped being creative, just redirected his efforts.

17 posted on 03/09/2009 10:55:41 AM PDT by whodathunkit (Shrugging as I leave for the Gulch)
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To: grundle

I am.


18 posted on 03/09/2009 10:56:28 AM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Crawdad

Thank you. I will continue to read and then come back here afterwards. Thankfully I do read fairly quickly so it won’t be too long....I hope.


19 posted on 03/09/2009 10:57:07 AM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: SC DOC

In California, there is at least a 5 or 6 year waiting list to become a UPS driver should one be hired by UPS.


20 posted on 03/09/2009 10:58:08 AM PDT by getarope (I will give Obama as much respect as the MSM gave W.)
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