Midas Mulligan (weird name, that, but Ayn Rand was prone to using such names) was the biggest and richest banker in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” the story of “men of the mind” going “on strike” against the looters and moochers who were enslaving them and their inventiveness. They were being PUNISHED for being “achievers.” Mulligan rebelled against them when they demanded he loan money to people who could not repay it and “zeroed out” his businesses, to disappear from sight along with people like John Galt, the inventor of the world’s first real “perpetual motion” machine, who went “on strike” against the looters and moochers, refusing to allow them any longer to take advantage of the products of their minds. We’re LIVING “Atlas Shrugged” today on a much grander scale, with the Democrat Party itself making similar demands, not just on one banker, but on ALL lenders of money. This has caused a major collapse of the economy that has created a “bloodless coup” allowing the Democrats to completely “take over” the federal government and impose their will (which happens to be collectivism, or socialism) on America.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WIS) said this about the Democrat scam as the reason why he gives copies of “Atlas Shrugged” away to his colleagues: “ 'It’s an audacious scheme,' said Ryan in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference last week. ‘Set off a series of regulatory blunders and congressional meddling, blame the free market for the financial crisis that follows — then use this excuse to impose a more intrusive state. Sounds like something right out of an Ayn Rand novel.’ ” He’s right. Ayn Rand predicted what’s happening now. That liberals would “go crazy” if they ever gained complete control, and they’re doing just that. They’ve spent more in the first three weeks of Obama’s “rule” than the government spent in all the time since America’s creation! The bankers and lenders are “lining up,” as the employees of the Starnes Company did in “Atlas,” to prove they are “the most needy.” Socialism makes “need” a DEMAND on the earnings of those capable of earning their own way. When it takes over (as it is doing now) many people want “in on the action.” They want others to allow them to live at others’ expense, using “need” as a DEMAND on their earnings. This is what’s at the bottom of our problems; not capitalism, as the socialist Democrats want you to believe. (Washington Independent