The two main themes of the McCain campaign — fear and hatred — are combined in the latest bit of viral nonsense circulating (albeit with slightly different numbers) both by email and on line. The usual wingnut sites are posting it and celebrating it, though it has “urban legend” written all over it. Obviously, the idea of putting political opponents on the unemployment line fills their frigid little hearts with joy:
Dear Fellow Business Owners
As a Business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama, will be our next President, and that my Taxes and Fees, will go up in a BIG way.
To compensate for these increases, I figure, that the Customer, will have to see an increase in my fees to them of about, 8%. I will also have to lay off 6 of my employees. This really bothered me as I believe we are family,here and didn’t know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled through the parking lot and found, 8 Obama bumper stickers on my employees cars. I have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off.
I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know. I am sending this letter to all Business owners that I know.
The right wing can’t persuade; they need to frighten.