The advertising man and restaurateur Jerry Della Femina has a column in the Long Island Press explaining why he is selling his restaurant in East Hampton after 18 years:
In 2008 I watched Barack Obama run over Hillary Clinton to become our President.
From the very first "Yes We Can" and "Change You Can Believe In," I decided that this country was falling in love with an attractive, great-speechmaking hustler/socialist who, if he got into office, was going to pursue his agenda to destroy the best health care in the world and re-distribute wealth. Yours and mine.
I told my friends that from that moment on everything I owned—my houses, my advertising business, my newspaper and my restaurant—was for sale....
If you think that Obama's plan for over-taxing everyone but the 46 percent who don't pay any income tax (including his friend Jeffery Imholt and General Electric) will stop after he's re-elected in 2012, you are naïve.
Why does this so go against my grain?
Maybe it's because of where I've come from to get to where I am.
I've been broke, so broke with a wife and kids and no job that I had to borrow money from my parents, who didn't have it for themselves but always managed to come up with it for me.
I got lucky and worked day and night and built a great advertising agency.
I have employed thousands of people in my lifetime. I've been good to them and they have been good to me.
I'm just not ready to have my wealth redistributed. I'm not ready to pay more tax money than the next guy because I provide jobs and because I work a 60-hour week and I earn more than $250,000 a year.
So why am I dropping out? Read a brilliant book by Ayn Rand called Atlas Shrugged, and you'll know.
Link via Glenn Beck.