For two days in a row, Rush Limbaugh has warned his huge radio audience that President Obama‚Äôs behavior was increasingly ‚Äúlawless,‚ÄĚ at one point going so far as to call it ‚ÄúStalinism.‚ÄĚ
On Wednesday afternoon, Limbaugh addressed the news that companies would now be required to swear to the Internal Revenue Service that they weren‚Äôt hiring or firing employees based on the impact they thought the Affordable Care Act might have on their bottom line.
‚ÄúThis is absolutely lawless,‚ÄĚ Limbaugh declared. ‚ÄúIt is against the law. (‚Ä¶) They cannot turn staffing decisions into crimes, and this is exactly what they‚Äôre 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.‚ÄĚ
Limbaugh didn‚Äôt mince words: ‚ÄúThis is way beyond a banana republic now. This is Stalinism.‚ÄĚ ...