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Friday, May 18, 2012

Atlas is Starting to Shrug

The following is a partial transcript from the Rush Limbaugh show today. To read the full transcript, click here. However, I want to tell you a couple of things about Atlas Shrugged. It is a very long book but I bought the abridged audio version and have listened to it two or three times. It is amazing how similar our government is today to the government in the book. The movie Atlas Shrugged was the first part of a three part venture so the entire story isn't told in the movie. I understand part two is currently in production. - Reggie

Rush Limbaugh
RUSH: Mike in North Carolina, I'm glad you called, Open Line Friday, your turn, sir, hello.

CALLER: Well, Rush, I gotta tell you what an honor it is to talk to you today.

RUSH: Thank you. I appreciate that, sir.

CALLER: I have been a student of the Limbaugh Institute for just about ten years, and I gotta tell you, I have a question for you today that I hope will demonstrate that I have indeed been paying attention. And the question is, what would our society look like if the 99%-ers, mostly, if the 1%-ers just quit? Just decided that they had enough and they cashed in their chips, pulls their shutters, shingled their shops --

RUSH: Would you like to read a book about this?

CALLER: Well, sure.

RUSH: There's a book called Atlas Shrugged. It's a long book. Have you heard of it?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: It's by Ayn Rand, and it's about this very thing. It's about the producers throwing up their hands in frustration and just saying, "To heck with it. I'm not doing this anymore. I am not gonna pay these exorbitant tax rates. I'm not gonna be one of the few in this country productive and everybody feeds off me," and they just quit. It is a very, very long book. A movie was made of it within the past year, which, by the way, I'm sure you could rent that DVD somewhere.



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