For two days in a row, Rush Limbaugh has warned his huge radio audience that President Obamaâ€™s behavior was increasingly â€ślawless,â€ť at one point going so far as to call it â€śStalinism.â€ť
On Wednesday afternoon, Limbaugh addressed the news that companies would now be required to swear to the Internal Revenue Service that they werenâ€™t hiring or firing employees based on the impact they thought the Affordable Care Act might have on their bottom line.
â€śThis is absolutely lawless,â€ť Limbaugh declared. â€śIt is against the law. (â€¦) They cannot turn staffing decisions into crimes, and this is exactly what theyâ€™re doing. Businesses make decisions all the time on the basis of avoidance of costs here and costs there, labor costs, tax costs. They do it all the time.â€ť
Limbaugh didnâ€™t mince words: â€śThis is way beyond a banana republic now. This is Stalinism.â€ť ...