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Limbaugh: Uber Innovation Separates Conservatives From Liberals

By    |   Monday, 27 Jul 2015 06:11 PM

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh says that Uber has become a wedge issue, dividing conservatives and liberals.

Uber has come under fire by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio because it has created competition for the taxi business in the city. However, after an outcry from local citizens who are fans of the app-based transportation system, de Blasio had to drop his plans to try to cut back the number of Uber cars on the road.

De Blasio had complained that both he and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo represented people, who "don’t like the notion of those who are particularly wealthy and powerful dictating the terms to a government elected by the people. As a multibillion-dollar company, Uber thinks it can dictate to government," The Wall Street Journal reported.

However, Limbaugh said on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" on Monday that that's how "the people of New York and elsewhere see [de Blasio's] association with the taxi cartel as exactly what [he's] claiming, 'particularly wealthy and powerful people dictating terms to a government.'"

"[De Blasio] obviously believes that government is the center of everybody's life and that citizens don't like anybody dictating to government," the radio talk show host explained.

"That's how screwed up this guy is. That's what modern day liberalism is, that's what they all believe … The government gets to dictate," Limbaugh contends. "People elect the government to tell other people what they can and can't do. It's not the other way around. It's governed by and for the American people."

"Competition lowers prices for the consumers while giving them more choice, and liberal big city mayors want to deny that choice and keep prices high because they are in bed with the existing taxi cartel," he said.

According to Limbaugh, "technology does hold the key to overrunning these libs."

The popular radio show host says that it can also be used as an object lesson to teach millennials about the virtues of capitalism and free enterprise versus big government.

"This is it! This is the story. This is the case — Uber! Because they love Uber," Limbaugh explained.

"Now most of them think Uber is a nice progressive liberal company because it's young and hip just like they are. And they don't understand government going after it," he said. "All they know is that Uber is there when they want it."

"And here come big government mayors to shut it down," he described. "And with that story in the right teacher's hands, a whole bunch of people can be shown what they have not been taught elsewhere in school — what big government does with individual liberty and freedom."

"Think about this — Uber has become a wedge issue," he added.

In her first major policy speech on the economy as a candidate, Hillary Clinton criticized what she called the "gig economy," saying that while it was "creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation," it was also "raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future," CNBC reported.

"The gig economy is another way to talk about independent contractors — your job is a series of gigs rather than being an employee, and the government wants you to be an employee… because then they get to withhold their taxes from you," Limbaugh told his listeners.

"When you're an employee, they have total control over most of your money. When you're an independent contractor, they don't," he added.

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Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh says that Uber has become a wedge issue, dividing conservatives and liberals. Uber has come under fire by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio because it has created competition for the taxi business in the city. However, after an...
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