“Hostile Takeover”: An interview with Matt Kibbe

It is appropriate in the wake of the health care ruling by the Supreme Court that Matt Kibbe’s new book, Hostile Takeover was just released. In case you don’t know who Kibbe is, he’s the CEO of FreedomWorks, which I’m a proud member. If you are not a part of FreedomWorks, then you need to be. You can join it by my link at the end of this posting. Click on it, and you’ll find me there where you can sign up if you haven’t already. America is in the middle of a Hostile Takeover as defined in Matt’s new book. So if you’re feeling helpless about right now and want to strike back, grab Matt’s book and give it a read, then sign up for FreedomWorks today.

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Ignorance of the Marxist Obama: Follies of a school teacher gone mad

One of the most disturbing comments made by President Obama after Justice Roberts tipped the Supreme Court scales in favor of upholding the tyrannical Obamacare law as Constitutional was a reference to the greedy CEO’s of insurance companies who collect huge bonus checks. (It’s at the 1:40 mark on the video below)  Upon hearing this it reminded me of the heart of Obama’s problems. It displays why the President is having a hard time raising money these days, because he is essentially against the wealthy in America. The people who do give him money are those who work in fields that have little appreciation for money, such as actors and philanthropists who have lost touch with reality. The President even though he denies it, is a functioning socialists going as far as an extreme Marxist. No advocate of capitalism—the blood of the American economy—would say the kinds of things he does about the wealthy if they in fact embraced capitalism. Obama does not. He’s anti capitalism, which is defined by the stupid statements he has made about the wealthy.

Obama’s hatred for those who create wealth explains why he does not understand why his health care law is bad for the American economy. Since I know Obama’s people read my site regularly, let me help him understand why he is such a menace to American business, and why he is suffering economic failure during his term.

Obamacare targets businesses that have 50 employees or more, and requires them to cover insurance costs or pay a penalty enforceable by the IRS. This means all small companies like department stores such as Walmart, Costco, Target, Kohls, Home Depot and thousands of others will now be required to provide insurance to their employees. Of course the employees will think that’s a wonderful thing, because employees who are making minimum wage or just a little better will now have good insurance that is very affordable. The cost of that insurance is coming directly from the ownership of these businesses. The employee cost for these employers will dramatically increase as a result of Obamacare. Obama’s answer to the CEO’s of those companies is that those owners should not receive million dollar bonus checks for running a good business because in Obama’s eyes, the CEO has an obligation to pay those bonus checks to their employees. That is a philosophy right out of Karl Marx—and is essentially Marxism. The belief that the wealthy have an obligation to the employee is Marxism. This move will force companies to keep their employee hires under 50 employees to avoid Obamacare. They will now get rid of cashiers and use self check out, and utilize every method of minimal staffing to keep the amount of employees under 50 so they don’t have to live with the mandates of Obamacare.

But the real impact of Obamacare will come to the middle-sized manufacturing business with sales of 10 to 100 million per year. Typically these companies have employees of 75 to 1000 and often pay just a bit better than department stores like Walmart so the one great benefit they have to offer to their employees to entice them to work for their company is health insurance. In many of these companies I would predict 25% of the employees work for these types of manufacturing companies as opposed to Walmart because the manufacturing company offers insurance where the others do not. That is free market selection and it’s natural. Walmart has determined that they are happy to have workers who just want to make extra money, and are not looking for health insurance options. And the medium-sized manufacturing company is looking for the kind of workers who want more out of their employment than just money. Employees in the medium-sized company also want security.

Many of these medium-sized companies are headed by owners who spent 20 to 30 years building up their businesses. I personally know many of these people so I know what is on their minds. They offer a slightly better wage than Walmart but cover insurance costs so they can have a secure employee base to manufacture the goods they’ve spent a lifetime developing with customers and suppliers to fulfill a market need. The company owner has done the work of taking a risk in developing a new idea or product, and they hire a work force to deliver those products to the marketplace.

Often, because the workforce has been trained in public education by Marxist teachers like President Obama they may look with jealousy at the owner of these companies and dare proclaim that the owner and his top management employees should not drive exotic cars—they should not own condos in Florida, Hilton Head, or Hawaii, and they do not deserve to go out to eat at nice restaurants everyday, or have the ability to take the afternoon off to play golf. The employees typically believe they are entitled to some of that wealth of the owner because they equally share in the business.

Well, the employees do not share equally in the business. At the end of the day, the typical employee goes home and thinks nothing of their jobs till the next day. The difference between the worker and the owner is the owner takes the risk, and that risk in America is rewarded with riches. That’s capitalism, and it makes the entire economy work. The owner and his top-level managers take their work with them everywhere they go. They answer the phone at 2:30 AM from an overseas call when a supplier fails them. They worry when FedEx leaves their “hot” package on a dock in Mississippi when it should have arrived in Louisville 5 hours ago. When there are a lot of employees in a company at least 5 to 10 times a year there are lawsuits from former employees, workman’s comp claims that are bogus, FMLA restrictions that are abused and other legal issues that the employer must contend with just to stay in business. On top of that, there are federal compliance inspections, state compliance inspections, and local arm twisting that goes on requiring money to be thrown at the problems to make the trolls go away.

The life of the business owner at best is difficult, and they deserve to drive the nice car, they deserve to have a summer home in Florida, and they deserve to eat well—because they took the risks and shouldered the burden of creating a job so the employees have somewhere to work. Without the owner doing these things, there is no job. If the owner decides that it’s not worth it, they will toss in the towel and close shop putting hundreds of people out of work. I’ve seen it happen many more times than once personally. I’ve seen it happen so bad that I do not blame such people when they decide it would be easier to just work a job like everyone else rather than deal with a new legal issue every month, and all the other pains of business only to be told that no matter how much the owner has given—it’s never enough.

The business owner up to the legalization of Obamacare offered their employees insurance out of the kindness of their heart. They offered it as an incentive so they can get a higher quality of employee. Now, Obamacare has taken that act of kindness and personal initiative away from the owner. Now the owner is required to provide the same thing without their choice. It’s now a requirement, not a choice. Obama sees this as “social justice.” Because he’s a Marxist Obama wishes to empower the workers of the world to take away from the economic elite so everyone is equal. Obama foolishly believes that health insurance providers and business owners will continue to shoulder the burdens of doing business with all the barriers that currently exist if there is no profit in the end for them to enjoy. Obama through Obamacare is taking away the fruits of the ambitious—the people who wish to have a better than average life—and is giving to the 14 million who do not. Obama wishes to make the average worker equal to the business owner so everyone can have a summer home, and everyone can drive a luxury car, and everyone can be equal in the world. But Obama’s ideas are naïve, ill-conceived, and are a parasite to capitalism.

The wealth of a nation will depend on the amount of capitalism a country participates in. Obamacare infects 1/5 of the entire American economy with open Marxism. Combined with the socialism of Social Security, and the Medicare acts from the 60’s, the scales of capitalism will not survive. Obamacare is an attack on business owners who take the chance to create a business. Business owners already have public schools digging into their pockets, local politicians on city councils, county trustees all who wish to increase taxes to usher in a project to legitimize their personal political legacies. State and federal regulations are imposing. The legal system is parasitic and the only incentive that a business owner has is “profit” to continue with the headaches involved in operating a business every day. Obamacare takes away that profit, which is the only thing that motivates many of these people and that does not make them evil—not in the least. Obamacare is the ultimate “leveling” of the playing field in favor of the workers—which is Marxist rhetoric created by a poor despot that has ruined Europe by the name of Karl Marx.

Obamacare and progressivism must be eradicated from the American language. It’s no longer cute or even funny to just simply make fun of how stupid Barack Obama and his legions of looting politicians are, because they are attacking a way of life that has been the best in the world—even for the poor. It’s time to call a spade a spade, and a joker a joker. Obamacare is an attack on the way of life for every American in a hope to delude America to the will of the weakest links—and it’s appealing. Obamacare must be repealed—repealed—repealed! Then it must be stepped on—spit on—and torn to shreds! Then it should be flushed down the toilet where all the worst of human waste goes to join its brothers and sisters in the sewers of our civilization with items of like-mindedness. Because it’s time to take the gloves off and fight with bare knuckles and defend those who create from those who simply loot, rob and steal. That is the essence of Obamacare, and now the highest court in the land has made theft an act of collective salvation—and that’s where the line was crossed.

It’s time to call the lazy—lazy. It’s time to call out the looter—as a looter. It’s time to ridicule the social parasite for what they are. It’s time to stop tap dancing around the sensitivity that progressives use to destroy our society with kindness. It’s time to identify the values of what makes America great and expose what doesn’t, and from now on, this site will be dedicated to that task as if it wasn’t already. For now on, the greatness of America will have a voice—and I will make sure I do my part in giving it to those who haven’t had it up to this point. Obamacare has infuriated me to a level I have not recollected feeling. It is in essence an attack on my country, my way of life, and every person I care about—and I don’t take that lightly.

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This is what people are saying about my new book–Tail of the Dragon

Just finished the book and am sweating profusely. Wow, what a ride !!!  Fasten your seat belts for one of the most thrilling rides ever in print.

Visit the NEW Tail of the Dragon WEBSITE!  CLICK HERE!

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com