My holiday wishes for Obama

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Merry Christmas to all my friends, fans and loyal readers at Personal Liberty. This is a day for reflecting on this great country and thanking God for all of our blessings.

Now, many of you probably think I don’t like President Obama. That’s not true. I’ve actually been thinking of what gifts to give to my old Columbia college classmate for Christmas. I’ve come up with 15 holiday gift ideas for Obama and his family. Every one of them fits him like a glove.

Here are the 15 perfect holiday gifts for Obama:

No. 1: To remind Obama of the economy he created, may Michelle work in a part-time, low-wage job with no benefits. It might do her some good to experience the real Obama economy.

No. 2: I’d like to see Obama’s Secret Service disarmed, since he doesn’t think rest of us need guns for protection. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

No. 3: I’d like to remove the fence around the White House. Since Obama doesn’t think we need any fence at our Southern border with Mexico, why should he need a fence around the White House? Either fences or walls work, or they don’t. If we don’t need one at the border (and Obama says there’s no border problem), then obviously a fence isn’t needed at the border to the White House either. Let’s all live with “the honor system.”

No. 4: A Christmas dinner at White House prepared and served by illegal immigrants who just arrived from the Ebola zone, since he thinks the rest of us shouldn’t worry about Ebola (or illegal immigration). Good luck and bon appetit. Oh, by the way, you probably think the Ebola threat is gone. That’s because the media has agreed to partner with the Obama administration to cover up the truth. It was revealed just days ago that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring more than 1,300 potential Ebola cases inside America right now. Did you know that? I didn’t think so.

No. 5: Of course, that White House Christmas dinner should be prepared with careful adherence to the standards of Michelle’s “nutritious” public school lunch program. I hope Obama enjoys one stick of celery and one cracker. That should be yummy!

No. 6: Just like Obama, I believe in “fairness” and “equality.” What could be fairer than seeing Obama’s health insurance canceled like the rest of us. He promised: “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” I just lost mine. So have millions of others. It’s time for Obama to enjoy some of his own medicine. Besides, Michelle’s policy doesn’t provide coverage for pregnancy, Viagra or mental health issues. That’s not “fair.” So it’s gotta go!

No. 7: The end of all criminal background checks for any black employee hired at White House. Why not let Obama enjoy the same policy that his Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tried to enforce on every business in America? You didn’t know that, did you? Obama’s EEOC actually tried to ban background checks just for black potential employees. The courts struck it down.

No. 8: May Sasha and Malia enjoy their 2015 school year at a fine inner-city public school. After all, Obama believes those teachers unions really “care about the kids.” Let’s try out his theory in the real world on his own kids.

No. 9: Since Obama is such a believer in climate change, may he spend the last two years of his presidency riding around in a Prius, instead of his heavy, gas-guzzling bullet-proof limousine. And of course, Air Force One has to go, too. From now on, Obama flies coach — on American (the perfect airline for a guy who wants to fundamentally change America).

No. 10: If Obama comes under withering fire from terrorists, may he call his favorite general and find him asleep with orders that he not be disturbed for the night. A little taste of the last moments of our heroes at Benghazi might be the ideal Christmas gift for Obama!

No. 11: Since Obama doesn’t want any of us to have coal anymore, I hope he gets coal in his Christmas stocking hanging above White House fireplace. May it always remind him of the plentiful cheap energy he took away from middle-class Americans in order to bankrupt and punish us for — and these were his words back in 2008 — “clinging to [our] guns and Bibles.”

No. 12: Also in that Christmas stocking I’d like to give Obama two books he ought to read: the book that best describes what Obama has done to America, my national bestseller, “The Murder of the Middle Class,” and then there’s the biography about Obama’s life called “The Audacity of a Dope.”

No. 13: Don’t forget an intrusive IRS audit under the tree, ordered by Valerie Jarrett. I hope this IRS audit extends to Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare who accepted over $1.4 million dollars to design a healthcare program to deceive the “stupid voters,” and Jack Lew, the U.S. Treasury secretary who keeps his money in the Cayman Islands. And of course, the IRS audit should extend to Michelle Obama’s Princeton Black Alumni classmate whose company received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to design the Obamacare website (that did not work).

No. 14: I give the Obama family a week underground in an Israeli bomb shelter, fearing for their lives alongside the citizens of Israel whose lives Obama has placed in peril again and again with his support and sympathy for radical terrorists, Palestinian terrorists, Iran’s nuclear bomb and, of course, the wonderful “Arab Spring” — not to mention his incompetence towards ISIS. Yes, you’ve made the world a much safer place, Mr. Obama, for all of the enemies of America, freedom, capitalism, Christianity and Israel. Is that a coincidence?

And finally my last Christmas wish for Obama: Impeachment in the new year, fraud convictions and prison time for every Obama aide involved in the Obamacare deception and the IRS scandal, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Wow! Wouldn’t that list make for a happy new year?

I haven’t even gotten to Obama’s anti-police propaganda, inciting the cold-blooded assassination of two New York City policemen only days ago, or Marxist Obama doing a big favor for his communist comrades Fidel and Raul Castro by saving Cuba from imminent economic collapse. I’ll save all that for next year.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. God bless America.

The illegal immigration story Obama doesn’t want you to hear

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I’ve got good news! A federal judge has just ruled that Barack Obama’s executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants violates the separation of powers and is, therefore, unconstitutional. Glory hallelujah! We’ve finally found one judge in all of America who actually recognizes the law and is brave enough to enforce it.

But in our country and our republic it’s not just the legal court that matters; it’s the court of public opinion that finally determines winners and losers. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is Obama’s “home court” because he is a master salesman who understands that “facts tell, but stories sell.” Emotional personal stories are always necessary to close the sale. If you want to sell anything from a used car to stocks to a dishwasher to public policy, there is no better way than telling a great, emotional and compelling personal story, preferably a tear-jerker.

Forget the facts. Obama never uses facts to sell his policies because liberals never have facts on their side. He uses stories — great stories. Take illegal immigration. No country in history has survived with open borders. A welfare state (like today’s America under Obama) that allows in millions of poor, desperate, uneducated illegal immigrants with open hands and open mouths, looking for cradle-to-grave welfare, can never survive. Obama won’t tell you what illegal immigration has done to California’s budget: the massive increase in the cost of police, courts and prisons. He won’t mention the destruction of public schools or the massive welfare debt turning California into a bankrupt hellhole like Greece — or Detroit. He won’t mention that California’s taxes are now among the highest in the nation because of the costs of illegal immigration.

Or look at my hometown of Las Vegas. Obama announced his amnesty plan here. But he won’t tell you that 70 percent of the public school students in Las Vegas take English as a second language, while about 70 percent of the students receive free breakfasts and lunches at school. That’s not a coincidence. The costs of illegal immigration are taking away the resources to teach the children of legal American citizens reading, writing and math. School budgets are drowning under the weight. Illegal immigration is literally bankrupting our school system, medical system and legal system. The taxes necessary to pay for all this is burying the once-dynamic American economy.

Since Obama can’t sell his illegal amnesty policy with facts, he has to tell stories. So he tells the story of a young illegal immigrant gal in Las Vegas studying for her master’s degree. “Do we want to deport her?” he asks. “Is that the kind of country we are?” Obama is trying to say that this young Vegas gal represents “the American dream” and she is representative of all illegal aliens. Brilliant! He’s playing on our heartstrings — no facts, just emotional personal stories.

Well, two can play at that game. I’ve got a compelling personal story from Las Vegas for the GOP to use. Thanks to my friend Chuck Muth for passing on this story. Muth is one of the great conservative activists in this country. He’s also one of the few conservative leaders who understands how to sell conservatism — with personal and emotional stories. This one is a powder keg. This story not an American dream; it’s an American nightmare. Tell this story from coast to coast, and Obama’s plans for illegal immigration amnesty are DOA (dead on arrival).

In Las Vegas, days before this past Thanksgiving, a Las Vegas grandfather named Michael Grubbs was walking his granddaughter in a stroller alongside the road was struck and killed by a reckless, possibly drunk, driver. Worse, that driver never bothered to check if the grandfather or the baby was alive. The driver gunned the gas and sped off, leaving a good man to die in the street. That’s called “hit and run” — one of the most heinous crimes in our society.

Days later, Galina Kilova decided to turn herself in (through a lawyer). Did she wait days because she was “under the influence” and wanted all drugs or alcohol to clear her system? We’ll never know.

What we do know is this terrible person, this alleged hit-and-run driver is an illegal alien. The Las Vegas Sun reported: “Records show Kilova entered the country in 2006 on a nonimmigrant visa, which permitted her to stay in the country for six months…”

We know she was arrested before, back in 2007, on charges of — can you guess? — “driving without a valid license, failure to use due care and driving under the influence of alcohol.”

Was she deported then? Of course not. Why? Because of bleeding-heart radical community activists like Obama. Or perhaps she was working on her master’s degree.

If the law had been followed and this illegal alien deported then, Grubbs would still be alive and would have celebrated Thanksgiving with the family he loved. One-year-old Brooke would grow up with a beloved grandpa. But now that will never happen. Brooke will never even remember her grandfather. Grandpa Michael will never see or hear or touch his family again.

Worse than even that, after turning herself in on a felony hit-and-run charge, this illegal alien was soon released from jail. Again. The system doesn’t work. Why? Because of liberals, lawyers and radical community activists like Obama.

Finally, on Dec. 9, a week after being released on bond, the Bulgarian-born Kilova was taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

This is the story that needs to be told by the GOP day and night. Make 1-year-old Brooke and her dead grandpa, Grubbs, the faces of the anti-amnesty story. Stories sell. And this story is a nuclear weapon that blows Obama’s dreams to smithereens. Shout this story from the mountaintops. Put the faces of Grubbs and Brooke on TV commercials 24 hours a day. Like Willie Horton, the murderer paroled by Michael Dukakis who obliterated Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign, this emotional story will obliterate Obama’s illegal amnesty.

GOP, are you listening? Facts tell, but stories sell. This story trumps any story Obama tells. This story kills amnesty forever. This story seals the border. Or this story ignites a revolution by law-abiding, taxpaying, legal American citizens. We need an emotional story that incites “we the people” to wake up and take charge — before our country is gone forever.

This Christmas season remember Grubbs and his little angel, Brooke. Then call your congressman and senators. Let’s stop amnesty dead in its tracks by taking a page from Obama’s playbook. Facts tell, but stories sell. Like Obama, conservatives need a plan to overwhelm the system. Instead of Cloward-Piven, I’ll call this plan “The Michael Grubbs and Brooke Trinidad Memorial Plan to Secure Our Borders.”

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Obama should wear a body camera

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. President Obama is right — finally. This could be the only time in six years that I’ve agreed with Obama. He says that police officers should wear body cameras. Bravo. That’s the only smart move of his presidency. That’s what I’d call a no-brainer.

Of course, Obama wants it for a different reason than I do. He is suspicious of cops. He thinks cops are often bad guys. He thinks cops are racist.

I think cops have an impossible job. I think cops deal with terrible people all day long. I think if people treated cops with respect, 90 percent of all violent confrontations with police and shootings by police would never happen. Body cameras are the perfect solution for both concerns.

It doesn’t matter who is right: Obama or I. Body cameras solve the problem. Police will act completely differently, knowing they are on camera. And so will the people that cops deal and interact with every day. I’ve been in the television business my entire adult life. I’ve hosted, created and produced multiple hit television shows. And I can tell you that people always act differently when they know cameras are rolling.

So body cameras work for both Obama and me. Obama wants cops to stop beating and shooting unarmed or innocent citizens. Well, you can bet cops will think twice before escalating a confrontation, knowing it’s all being recorded. And, of course, so will the people on camera interacting with the police. Everyone will be on his best behavior.

The main reason I support body cameras is far different than Obama’s. I want to avoid or drastically reduce lawsuits against the police, thereby saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually. If a police interaction with bad guys is all captured on camera and the video proves the cop conducted himself professionally, there are no longer grounds for a lawsuit. Case closed.

My message to the bad guys is, “Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera!’” The cops and the taxpayers are the big winners once cops put on body cameras. I’ll bet Obama didn’t think about that.

But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. If Obama is such a fan of body cameras for police officers, why shouldn’t politicians wear them too?

History proves politicians like Obama are far worse for the citizens and taxpayers than any police officer. Politicians are liars, crooks, frauds and criminals at a far higher rate than cops. Heck, at one point last year, we suffered a crime wave by Democratic politicians from coast to coast. Many of them will go to prison.

But the worst example of lies, fraud and taxpayer abuse is Obama himself. He lies about virtually everything. He said, “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” Not true: Millions of Americans have had their insurance canceled, with millions more to come. He promised we could keep our doctors, too. Not true. He said rates would go down $2,500 per family, per year because of Obamacare. Instead, rates went up dramatically during Obama’s presidency. Now, because of Obamacare they are going up dramatically again. Our deductibles and co-pays have doubled, too. He also claimed it wasn’t a tax, yet it turned out to be one of the biggest tax increases in history.

Don’t take my word for it. Just watch Jonathan Gruber (the architect of Obamacare) on video. He says Obama lied. He admits Obama and the architects of Obamacare committed fraud to fool the stupid voters. He admits they couldn’t tell you the truth, or you wouldn’t have bought the product. That’s fraud. And we got him on video saying it. See how valuable video cameras are?

Don’t forget Benghazi. Obama and Hillary Clinton claimed that fiasco was all due to a movie that no one in the Middle East ever watched. That’s called a cover-up. Wouldn’t you have liked a body camera in the room as Obama and Clinton made up that story?

Don’t forget the IRS scandal. Obama claimed it was tiny, unimportant and never rose above a few bad apples in one office in Cincinnati. All of that has been proven untrue. The attacks came from many IRS offices across the country. The attacks just happened to be aimed at groups and individuals that criticized the president — like me. I was targeted and attacked from the Las Vegas IRS office.

Next, we found out thousands of IRS emails had been destroyed — emails that could implicate the White House in the targeting. Just last week, we found out that the IRS handed confidential and private tax information to the White House. Why? Wouldn’t you have liked a body camera in the room as Obama met with the heads of the IRS and the IRS government employees union hundreds of times to plan and plot this massive scandal?

The list of lies, fraud and violations of the Constitution by Obama is long and seemingly endless.

What a cop does to some random perp doesn’t affect my life. But lies and crimes committed by politicians like Obama dramatically affect all of our lives.

The deals they cut in the backroom should be watched and heard by all of us. We, the taxpayers, pay their salaries. It’s time that politicians — in particular, presidents — wear body cameras. It’s time for real transparency. It’s time for politicians to live by the same rules as the rest of us.

So let’s agree with Obama about putting body cameras on cops. Then let’s make him live by the same rules as the rest of us. It’s time to watch the politicians.

Look at the bright side. If nothing else, we can finally learn how good Obama’s golf game is.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Is The New York Times guilty of attempted murder?

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. The New York Times recently published the home address of former police officer Darren Wilson and his pregnant police officer wife. Once it was publicly ridiculed for this reckless action, The Times took down the story but, inexplicably, left up the name of Wilson’s street.

Is the New York Times trying to incite murder? How could any respectable journalist publish the address of a police officer, knowing there are thousands of violent criminals who’d like to kill him? Why would a newspaper purposely make Wilson a marked man? If someone kills Wilson or his pregnant police officer wife or mistakenly kills an entire family living in the home next door, isn’t The New York Times liable? Isn’t this a billion-dollar lawsuit? Have liberals lost their minds (and their judgment)?

This time, they’ve gone too far. And it’s time to teach our friends at The New York Times a lesson — because this type of reckless, dangerous behavior by the media cannot go unpunished. I think I have the answer. A three-pronged attack is necessary to insure this never happens again.

First, Wilson and his new wife should announce a billion-dollar lawsuit against The New York Times. That will send a strong message. Don’t wait for someone to get killed. That’s murder. But in this case, The New York Times is inciting attempted murder. The Times needs to be punished now — before something very bad happens. Let all of the liberal media be put on notice. If you play with fire, you will get burned. Hit ‘em where it hurts: in the wallet. If all goes well in court, Wilson could wind up owning The Gray Lady.

Second, we need laws in the states of New York and Missouri to prevent this terrible situation from every happening again. In California it is a crime for anyone (media or otherwise) to publicly print the home address of a police officer. But it’s not a crime in New York or Missouri — yet. This has to change before someone gets killed. If this horrible breach of ethics occurred on California soil, the two New York Times reporters, their editor and their publisher would be “perp walked” out of the newspaper building in handcuffs. That should be happening right now in New York.

Third, isn’t what’s good for the goose good for the gander? Isn’t turnabout fair play? Suppose a team of angry police detectives decides to do a little research and they print the home address of the Times reporters and the entire executive team of The New York Times. What would The New York Times think about that? Some would say it’s fair play for the hunters to become the hunted.

Maybe it would do the staff of The New York Times some good to feel the same pain and fear as Wilson and his pregnant wife. Remember a grand jury of Wilson’s peers looked at all the evidence (for many months) and decided he was an innocent man acting in self-defense. The jury was given four charges to contemplate.

The grand jury could have chosen any of them, including the lowest level of criminal charges. This jury of Ferguson, Missouri, residents (three of them African-American) knew if they chose no charges they could wind up starting a riot that would burn down their own town. They knew they themselves could become marked men and women. Yet they still chose no charges. It was that clear to them that Wilson was an innocent man: 100 percent innocent. They couldn’t live with themselves if they charged an innocent man with murder in order to satisfy the lynch mob waiting outside the courthouse.

Yet into this fray dropped The New York Times. Has The New York Times become judge, jury and executioner? Is it the media’s role to incite mob violence?

The Gray Lady has stepped over a line. Either the people running The New York Times are reckless or mentally unstable, or liberals have decided it’s fair to incite lynch mobs to maim, murder or burn down the homes of innocent police officers involved in race-based shootings.

Either way, The New York Times obviously needs a change of ownership. Wilson is now retired and looking for a new career. My hope is that we are still a nation of laws, not of mob violence. If so, I’m rooting for a court of law to make Wilson the new owner/publisher of The New York Times.

Oh, and Darren: If you’re looking for an executive editor, you know where to find me.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Lessons from the Ferguson verdict — from a middle-class white guy

Hi I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

The Ferguson, Missouri, rioters put on one heck of a show for all the world to see on Monday night, didn’t they? That was not your traditional American Thanksgiving display. But what do I know? I’m just a middle-class white guy. I was raised to respect property, respect police, never say “F– the police,” never desecrate the American flag, never burn down stores in my own neighborhood, love my country, believe in the American dream, study hard, get straight A’s, work hard and good things will happen. And funny enough, my life has worked out pretty well.

Maybe there’s a lesson there for the Ferguson protesters.

I’ve watched the proceedings in Ferguson from August until the verdict was read on Monday night. I watched on Monday night as the Ferguson crowd rioted, set police cars on fire, set buildings on fire, fired shots at police, threw bottles and stones at police, and attacked small businesses.

And to me, the lessons of Ferguson are crystal clear.

First, if the verdict had gone the other way (against the police officer) and angered law-and-order conservatives like me, conservatives wouldn’t have rioted, or thrown bottles, or burned our neighborhoods down. We don’t do things like that. We have too much respect for law and order and property rights.

We also own homes and businesses, so we have too much to lose. Maybe the people protesting and rioting should learn a lesson here. Liberals and media elites will say “people riot and loot because they have nothing.” I believe the opposite is true; people have nothing because they riot and loot. It’s their attitude that causes them to have nothing in life.

Secondly, it’s not smart to burn down your own community. The rest of the world stops feeling sorry for you and just wants to avoid you. The stores you’re burning or looting are often owned by blacks, or other minority small-business owners. They will be forced to leave and never come back. The rest of the world won’t dare replace them. Who’d want to invest in a neighborhood where people burn, destroy or rob their own community businesses?

Third, I was taught by my father that when a cop stops you or asks you a question, you hand over your ID and say “Yes, sir” or “No, sir.” Respond politely, with respect. That could be why no policeman has ever hurt me, shot me or killed me — or anyone I’ve ever known. If you choose to curse, or shove, or punch, or struggle with a man with a badge and gun, there is a strong likelihood you’re going to wind up injured or dead. So instead of complaining about racism, or protesting, or rioting, how about saying “Yes, sir” or “No, sir.” Then you won’t have anything to protest or riot about.

Fourth, open your eyes and mind to the truth, not to liberal media propaganda. Millions of people are surprised, saddened and shocked by the Ferguson grand jury’s verdict. Really? Why? My educated guess about the case was published here at Personal Liberty in August (“I Stand with Police Officer Wilson”). My gut instincts about what happened that day — only days after the incident — have proven to be 100 percent accurate.

From simply taking the time to look at the facts in multiple media, I figured out what happened. Evidence that anyone could find in the media left me convinced the officer had probable cause to stop Michael Brown. He probably knew (or quickly figured out) that Brown was the suspect in the strong-armed robbery of a convenience store nearby and he struggled in the car with Brown, where a gun went off. Brown ran from the officer, then decided to turn around and charge the officer, who clearly felt his life was in danger and responded in self-defense. Those were my educated guesses from the first days after the shooting.

The prosecutor (and grand jury verdict) just declared all of my original gut instincts to be fact. How did I know all of that — back in August? I educated myself. I read. I listened. I watched. I wasn’t biased. It was all right there for anyone to see — back then. I predicted the police officer would never be indicted — back then. This is not brain surgery. You only have to have common sense, think for yourself and ignore rabble-rousers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers, trying to stir up trouble and profit from crisis and racial strife.

The truth isn’t black or white. It isn’t conservative or liberal. It’s based on evidence and fact. It was clear to me the police officer was justified from the first days after the shooting.

Then there’s lesson No. 5; I call it “the Obama lesson.” That split TV screen of Obama pleading for calm and praising Attorney General Eric Holder for the work he did to promote peace and calm next to the other screen of rioting, looting, burning and shooting is the perfect image for the entire Obama presidency. The iconic image of Obama is a perfect mixture of incompetence, cluelessness and lawlessness. Some might call it “the money shot.”

It was as if Obama was saying, “If you like your city, you can keep your city.” That promise would’ve held as much truth as, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance.”

But the final lesson is perhaps the most important. The Ferguson verdict is nothing but a weapon of mass distraction. It pales in comparison to really important developments like Obama’s violating the Constitution and breaking the rule of law by ignoring Congress, checks and balances, and the will of the people to issue amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, i.e., criminals; the words of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber indicating deception, misrepresentation and fraud were used to sell Obamacare; and plans for 3,415 new federal regulations being publicly announced on Thanksgiving eve when no one is paying attention.

Brown’s death is a tragedy for the Brown family. But it has very little effect on the daily lives of the rest of us. On the other hand, 3,415 new federal regulations will badly damage business, kill jobs and dramatically raise consumers’ costs and energy bills, thereby driving the economy off a cliff. That’s the real tragedy. That’s the real definition of “deadly.”

So my big takeaway from Ferguson is: Use common sense and keep your eyes on the things that really matter in your life like your job, or your health insurance, or the U.S. Constitution, which has given us the greatest nation in world history. Watch what the president does to you — and to that Constitution.

Oh, and one more thing: Don’t charge at an armed policeman. But, hey, I guess I’m just a middle-class white guy. What do I know?

Obama appears to hate everyone

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. We all know Barack Obama is a hater. It’s crystal clear from his comments about “fundamentally changing America” and, of course, his policies that have caused chaos and crisis in our economy and foreign policy that Obama hates America.

We know from his actions and policies — including his statement, “You didn’t build that” — that he hates business owners.

We know from his statement about Middle America — that they “cling to their guns and Bibles” — that he has disdain for middle-class Americans.

But you might be surprised to learn that he hates his own core supporters. What other conclusion can you draw when you hear the facts? On Election Day, two weeks ago, Obama got 89 percent support from black voters and 66 percent support from Jewish voters.

Yet the facts I’m about to report indicate that Obama is out to hurt African-Americans and Jews. This guy really is a world-class hater. He appears to hate everyone — at least everyone inside America. The question is why don’t African-Americans and Jews see the truth that’s staring them right in the face? Why are African-Americans and Jews voting against their own self-interest? Why are they voting for a guy committed to hurting them?

As an American (and a Jew), I couldn’t think of a more dangerous or damaging plan toward African-Americans or Jews than the one being carried out by Obama.

Let’s start with black Americans, and let me be blunt. As a successful businessman, Obama’s plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens will not greatly affect my life. However, it will it crush the lives of millions of poor and lower-income black Americans, especially those striving and working hard to escape poverty and achieve the American dream.

After six years of Obama’s presidency, African-American unemployment is more than double that of whites.

Obama’s policies haven’t provided jobs (obviously). But he has provided record levels of welfare, food stamps, disability and other handouts from government. Is this a man out to help you? With friends like that, who needs enemies? But I digress.

It’s about to get worse, far worse. Obama’s imminent amnesty plan will allow millions of illegal immigrants to compete for jobs at the lowest rung of the economic scale, a disproportionate number of whom are black Americans. With total disregard for their welfare, hopes or dreams, Obama will snub his nose at all struggling lower-middle income Americans by allowing millions of uneducated, hardworking, desperate-to-support-their-families illegal aliens to legally fight them for low-wage jobs.

These illegal immigrants aren’t going to take the jobs of Obama’s liberal Ivy League friends. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his millionaire bundlers. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his billionaire limo-riding, private-jet-flying, Democratic donors. They pose no threat to Hollywood celebrities. Millions of illegal immigrants suddenly legalized will be taking low-wage jobs from black (and other lower-income) Americans.

After Obama finishes his dirty, illegal amnesty deed, black Americans will either have a hard time ever finding another job or the wage pressure created by all these new job seekers means any black American with a low-wage job will never again see a raise. And forget about young people, especially those without college degrees, ever finding employment at any wage.

Am I wrong? Well, guess who agrees with me? Obama himself. Obama wrote in his book “The Audacity of Hope” that illegal immigration harms the wages of blue-collar workers (especially black Americans), depresses wages and strains the overburdened safety net. That’s what then-Senator Obama said in his own book in 2006.

So if, as a senator, Obama understood the damage illegal immigration does to black Americans, why would he, now as president, open the floodgates to illegal immigration? Why would Obama want to harm blue-collar workers and depress wages? Is Obama a racist out to keep black Americans hopeless, helpless and dependent on crappy government checks for the rest of all time? I can’t tell you what’s in his heart. But I can tell you: Obama is no friend of black Americans.

The next time you walk into a voting booth, remember Obama and the entire liberal political establishment stay in power by keeping their voters poor and dependent.

Now, let’s examine Obama’s treatment of Jewish Americans. Let me repeat: I am a member of that tribe. Israel’s right to exist is of paramount importance to most American Jews. The list is long of things Obama has said and done that indicate he is no friend of Israel. Let’s start with his nonstop supportive rhetoric toward Palestinians and Israel’s other radical Muslim enemies.

Then there’s his demanding Israel withdraw to borders that would weaken its defenses.

There’s his threatening to withhold military aid unless Israel stops defending itself against terrorists shooting missiles into its residential neighborhoods.

There’s his fomenting the Arab Spring so that Israel is now surrounded by radical extremist regimes dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

Then there’s his publicly embarrassing Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu. (Obama aides went so far as to recently call Netanyahu “a coward.”)

And now, Obama is about to do the unthinkable: enter into a sham agreement that will allow Iran a nuclear weapon, which puts the lives of 7 million Israeli Jews at great risk.

Let that deed be on the hands of every Jewish voter who pulled the lever for Obama and his progressive cohorts.

Consider this.

Obama’s true feeling towards Jews and Israel can be summed up by his nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. attorney general. As a law student, Lynch was active in a radical group at Harvard Law School that each month brought in to speak Jew-hating, pro-terrorist radicals dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Giving a platform to Jew haters like this tells you all you need to know about the mindset of Obama. A history like that should automatically disqualify anyone from ever getting near the U.S. Justice Department, let alone running it.

Who would choose a person with Lynch’s background to run Justice? With friends like Obama, Jews don’t need enemies.

By the way, if a white Republican conservative supported policies that hurt blacks or Jews, that resulted in more than double the rates of black to white unemployment, that allowed in millions of competitors for the jobs of black Americans or nominated someone to head the Justice Department with that kind of an anti-Semitic background, what would blacks and Jews say?

Folks, if someone hits and hurts you once, it might be a mistake. If he does it twice, perhaps it’s a coincidence. But if he attacks and hurts you repeatedly, it becomes clear it’s a purposeful pattern and you’re the target. It’s time to admit the other guy doesn’t like you.

So my message to black and Jewish Americans is simple: It’s time to consider that Obama isn’t on your side.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Architects of Obamacare deserve prison

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Let me read you the definition of “fraud” straight from the dictionary:

Fraud: Act or course of deception, an intentional concealment, omission, or perversion of truth… Willful fraud is a criminal offense which calls for severe penalties, and its prosecution and punishment (like that of a murder) is not bound by the statute of limitations.

Now let’s take a look at how Obamacare was sold. Almost one year ago, I asked right here at Personal Liberty: “Is President Obama Too Big to Jail?”

I was referring primarily to the crime of fraud and misrepresentation used by Obama and his socialist cabal to sell Obamacare.

Right here at Personal Liberty months ago, I compared the fraud and deception used by Obama to sell Obamacare to the fraud committed by TV infomercial scam-artist Kevin Trudeau. I suggested Obama committed the crime of consumer fraud.

Trudeau was convicted earlier this year for using lies and misrepresentation to sell his products on television. The U.S. government rightfully claimed Trudeau couldn’t have sold his product (a book about weight loss) without lying to consumers. The government claimed without Trudeau’s lies, deception and misrepresentation, no one would have bought his book. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. I said at the time this was exactly how Obamacare was sold.

Lo and behold, we now have proof that Obamacare was sold by Obama and his socialist cabal with the same kind of lies, fraud and misrepresentation used by Trudeau. The words of none other than Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor and architect of Obamacare, have come back to haunt the Obama administration (clear as a bell on video).

I’m no lawyer (although I play one on TV), but it’s clear the selling of Obamacare was built on fraud. Gruber admits (actually brags) that Obamacare could never have passed if the American people knew what was in it.

Gruber brags that the bill was saved by a “lack of transparency.” Isn’t that a nice way of saying lying?

He calls American voters “stupid.” Isn’t that what con men like Trudeau and Bernie Madoff think of their victims?

He then admits the bill was written in a “tortured way” to hide the truth: that Obamacare was always designed as a big, fat tax to redistribute money. He says if the Congressional Budget Office “scored it” as a tax, it could never have passed into law. If a businessman says something in a tortured way to hide the truth, that’s the definition of fraud. Period.

Gruber doesn’t mention the biggest whopper of all: “If you like your insurance you can keep it.” Obama told this lie while his own internal White House reports showed that up to 93 million Americans would lose their insurance because of Obamacare. Yet Obama kept repeating that famous line to the media and at speeches and rallies across the country. Isn’t that the very definition of fraud? Obama lied to sell Obamacare to “stupid American voters.”

How does that differ from Madoff taking money from “gullible investors” by telling them he could produce massive returns year after year? How does that differ from Trudeau telling “gullible” TV viewers that he had a system that made weight loss easy? All these crooks and scam artists have one thing in common: They needed to lie and misrepresent to get victims (they would describe as “stupid”) to buy into their Ponzi schemes.

What any U.S. prosecutor could tell you is the architect of the crime (Gruber) just confessed to the crime on video. This is an ironclad case of fraud. Now use his words to take down the entire criminal enterprise.

If Obama had truthfully admitted, “This is a massive wealth redistribution scheme,” who would have supported it? If Obama had truthfully admitted, “If you like your insurance, there’s a darn good chance you’ll lose it,” who would have supported it?

Or “If you like your doctor, too bad. You’re going to need to find another.” Or “If you like your price for health insurance, too bad. Because your price is going to double or triple.” If Obama had truthfully admitted any of that, he never could have sold Obamacare to the American public. So he had to lie, deceive and misrepresent. That’s the definition of fraud. That’s exactly why Trudeau and Madoff are in prison.

But the selling of Obamacare was far more serious than typical consumer fraud. Madoff is in prison for life. Trudeau is away for 10 years. But neither put a gun to the head of their victims. They simply advertised or promoted. Victims willingly came to them or bought from them of their own free will. Yet that’s still (of course) fraud because victims willingly handed over their money based on lies and deception.

But Obama didn’t just lie and misrepresent. Obama sold his scam at gunpoint. No one had “free will.” Obama forced every American with the force of government and IRS fines to buy his fraudulent product. That’s more like a violent crime. That’s armed robbery. That’s a much more serious crime.

It’s time to put the architects and salesmen of Obamacare in prison. Trudeau cost about 1 million consumers a paltry $30 each. No one’s life was ruined. Madoff cost a few thousand wealthy investors a few billion dollars. Some lives were ruined, but the numbers are small.

But Obama is in a league all his own. Obamacare is the biggest fraud in world history. Over time, it could cost American consumers trillions of dollars in new taxes, higher premiums, deductibles, co-pays or, in the case of victims who are terminally ill and lose their insurance altogether, million-dollar bills. For a few victims who have terminal cancer, the stress of losing their insurance coverage or doctor may cost them their lives.

And how about the job losses and downgrades from full-time to part-time work for millions of American employees? Trudeau and Madoff damaged a few personal economies. Obama’s fraud damaged the entire U.S. economy. What kind of prison sentence do you get for that?

Now remember the second half of the definition of fraud straight from the dictionary:

Willful fraud is a criminal offense which calls for severe penalties, and its prosecution and punishment (like that of a murder) is not bound by the statute of limitations.

The words on video of Gruber prove this was “willful” fraud. He basically says: “We had to lie to the people, or these stupid voters would never have passed it. And we passed it, so wasn’t that worth it?” That’s willful fraud. It doesn’t get any more willful than that. It’s more proof — on video — that Obama and his socialist cabal believe “the ends justify the means.” Meaning any crime or fraud is OK as long as we achieve our goal of income redistribution and the destruction of capitalism. If this isn’t punished with prison terms, what crime will they commit next? How far will they go?

Republicans just won a massive, historic landslide victory. It was based on middle-class Americans’ disgust and rage at the lies, cancellations and unaffordable premium increases of Obamacare. Now it’s time for a Republican Senate and House to start criminal investigations.

Now it’s time to make the people who committed fraud to sell Obamacare pay. I think life in prison is getting off easy for the pain and loss they’ve caused to more than 300 million American victims — and for committing the first trillion-dollar fraud in world history.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Revenge of the middle class

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I don’t mean to say “I told you so,” but I told you so!

I was the first political commentator in the country to predict a GOP landslide in Tuesday’s election. I described the predicted GOP landslide as “massive and historic.” I made the prediction not only here at Personal Liberty but for weeks now on hundreds of radio stations, American TV, Canadian TV and at Fox News.

Tuesday’s results literally define “massive and historic.” The GOP needed to win six U.S. Senate seats. It looks like they’ve won a remarkable nine (with a comfortable lead in Alaska and a projected win in the December Louisiana runoff). The 12 House seats won by the GOP now expand the GOP majority to historic levels.

But there are more highlights. The GOP destroyed Jimmy Carter’s grandson in Georgia’s governor race. Governor Scott Walker was re-elected in Wisconsin despite tens of millions of dollars spent by unions across the country. The GOP elected governors in deep, deep blue states like Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland. Barack Obama himself campaigned for the Democrat governor candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland. The man that some in the media called “mini Obama” went down to a stunning defeat. Michelle Obama campaigned for Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas. He lost big time in the same state where he won 79 percent of the vote only six years ago. Hillary and Bill Clinton campaigned all over the country; almost every candidate they supported was wiped out (only Senator Jeanne Sheehan in New Hampshire won). And the defeat of a Democratic governor in the president’s home state hasn’t happened since 1892. When I predicted “massive and historic,” I might have understated the results!

So what happened? How did I know what was about to transpire?

This was a total rejection, repudiation and condemnation of everything Obama believes in. This was middle class America telling Obama to shove it where the sun don’t shine. I wrote the national bestseller “The Murder of the Middle Class” pointing out what Obama and his socialist cabal were doing to America, capitalism and the great American middle class. What we all just witnessed was a middle-class uprising. This was the revenge of the middle class.

What woke the sleeping giant? What caused the middle class to rise up against Obama? In my previous commentaries I explained that the root of Obama’s Election Day debacle would be the Obama lies about the economy and the twin disasters of Obamacare and Ebola.

Let’s start with the economy. Obama constantly repeats the lie that the “economy is improving” and “we are in recovery.” But middle-class America knows otherwise. The election results prove middle-class voters are no longer buying Obama’s lies or the government’s manipulated economic statistics. In exit polls 70 percent of voters said the economy is bad, versus 30 percent that called it “improving.”

Then there’s the centerpiece of this middle-class economic disaster known as “Obamacare.” Millions of Americans have either seen their health insurance canceled or gotten dramatic premium price increases. These were the angry, intense, motivated voters of the 2014 midterm elections. This was a vote to gain revenge on the man who promised, “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.”

Then there’s Ebola. Obama’s response to this potential deadly pandemic has ranged from inept and incompetent to downright dangerous. Look no further than the new Ebola czar, who has no medical background and who has never been seen again since the day his appointment was announced. Maybe he’s in quarantine. Ebola made it clear to angry middle-class Americans that our president is not keeping our children safe at night. I always believed that Ebola was simply “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Ebola may have so far only killed one person in America, but it just killed the entire Democratic Party.

Now throw in our open southern border, Obama’s failure to foresee the rise of ISIS, his lack of a coherent strategy to fight ISIS and this jobless economy, and anyone but a Washington, D.C., insider could clearly see a Democratic Party disaster in Tuesday’s election.

But the reality is elections aren’t won or lost just based on issues. Elections are won based on “the ground game.” It’s not who supports a candidate or party that matters; it’s who brings the most voters to the polls. Back in 2012, Obama put together the most sophisticated “ground game” to get out the Democratic vote in the history of American politics.

The GOP failed miserably at the same “ground game.” The GOP actually had no ground game. Their new “get out the vote” system (named ORCA) bombed on the morning of the national election, meaning the GOP never turned out a single vote.

The failure of the GOP vote tracking system changed the outcome of the entire presidential election. Having no idea if your most loyal voters have gone to the polls or not is like flying a plane blind.

Fast-forward to today. Two crucial political developments have changed in favor of the GOP. These are the two concrete reasons for the GOP landslide:

  • First, the GOP is now for the first time effectively competing with the Obama machine in the “ground game.” The GOP turn-out-the-vote machine was so effective this time around that the GOP actually pulled even with Democrats or led in early voting in places where Republicans often lose by large percentages. This is very good news. As a matter of fact, it had never happened before. Republicans always lose the early voting, then desperately try to play catch-up on Election Day. No more.
  • Second, there are now voter ID laws in place in 15 states where none existed in 2012 and in 22 states where none existed in 2010. Not only are Democrats great at getting out the vote, they are even better at getting out fraudulent voters and illegal immigrant votes. Voter ID prevents election fraud. That is very bad news for Obama and his allies moving forward. If they can’t cheat and steal elections, they’ll have a much harder time winning elections.

Tuesday’s “massive and historic” GOP landslide will usher in a dramatic rebuke to Obama and a dramatic change in political power in Washington, D.C. The question is: What will the GOP do with it?

The answers to these questions will determine the future of the Republican Party, American politics and America itself. There is so much to do. Let’s get to work.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Let’s all celebrate for a few days. We deserve it. See you next week. God bless America.

How Ebola killed the Democratic Party

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. President Obama doesn’t seem concerned about Ebola. He won’t seal the border. He won’t ban flights from the Ebola zone. He named an Ebola czar who knows nothing about healthcare. He sent 4,000 U.S. military troops into harm’s way in the Ebola zone. Now a GOP congressman claims plans are underway to bring non-American Ebola victims to the U.S. for treatment.

Americans are fed up. They’ve had enough. Obama’s incompetence, ignorance, mental instability or callous disregard for the health of the American people is the talk of the country (outside of Washington, D.C.).

The irony is that while Ebola has so far done very little damage to the American people (with only one person in America dead), Ebola’s chief victims appear to be Obama and the Democratic Party. Obama’s response to Ebola has finally convinced the electorate that Obama is dangerous to our health. Ebola has finally shifted the electorate away from Obama and his Democratic Party. People finally understand the emperor has no clothes. The result is clear: A Republican landslide is forming.

How bad will the coming election results be for Obama and Democrats?

The GOP is on the cusp of another historic landslide, similar to the one I predicted publicly in 2010.

Back then, I predicted the GOP would win 50 to 60 congressional seats. The experts said I was out of my mind. The GOP won 63 seats.

It was the biggest landslide in almost a century. Ironically, it was all based on a fear of Obamacare.

This time, polls suggest the results on Nov. 4 will be even worse than 2010. Polls show generic Republican congressional candidates leading by more than four years ago. This time, the results are based on the real-life results of Obamacare, combined with a fear of the healthcare scare of our lifetime: Ebola.

How bad is this coming landslide? CNN reports that Democrats are trailing badly even in Massachusetts.

Democrats will be wiped out. It’s all breaking wrong for Obama and the Democrats. Want proof? Here’s a reality more telling than polls.

It’s fall. Leaves are changing color. That means political campaign time. Congress is up for re-election. This is always when presidents are crisscrossing the nation, campaigning full-time for their candidates. But something strange is happening this year. There’s no president in sight. Obama is so invisible there are rumors he’s in the witness protection program.

Democratic candidates are making believe Obama has never existed. Yes, I said Democrats. His Democrats. The same Democrats who supported his policies. The same Democrats who passed his policies. The same Democrats who proudly took credit for “saving” the economy. The same Democrats who took credit for “saving” healthcare. The same Democrats who promised to “chase ISIS to the gates of hell.”

That was, of course, before they went door to door in their districts and found out from their own constituents that the economy hasn’t been saved, healthcare has been ruined and ISIS is laughing at and mocking Obama.

Now those same Democrats — Obama’s brothers and sisters in socialist policy — are on the run from Obama like he’s contagious. The medical term might be “loser’s disease.” They don’t want Obama anywhere near them. Not on the stage with them. Not in a photo. Not in the same city. Not in the same state. Obama is as toxic as Ebola — to Democrats!

Even Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t answer questions about the President. What’s the matter, Debbie, cat got your tongue?

Suddenly, Democratic allies of Obama claim they’ve never met Obama. They’ve never been in the same room as Obama. They’ve never heard of Obama. They’re diving off stages like trained acrobats to avoid appearing in a picture with Obama. They won’t even admit they ever voted for Obama. “Obama who?”

It’s like a real-life version of Jimmy Stewart’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Obama is alive and he gets to actually watch a world where people claim he’s never existed. To Democrats, the past six years never happened. Amazing.

Even The New York Times is commenting publicly about it. The Times lamented in a recent editorial that only one Democratic Senate candidate in the whole country (Gary Peters of Michigan) is willing to be pictured next to Obama anywhere in the country. Most won’t even admit they voted for him (see Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky). The Times is aghast. “Why aren’t they defending his policies?” The Times asks in shock and dismay.

Could it be because in the real world Obama’s economic policies, healthcare policies, Ebola policies and foreign policies are all failing miserably? Could it be because the American middle class finally understands that the biggest danger to America’s future is sitting in the White House?

Thank goodness Ebola has not exploded into a pandemic inside America — yet. But make no mistake: Ebola is deadly. And there are certainly two high-profile victims: Obama and the Democratic Party.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I’ll see you next week — after the great Republican landslide of 2014. God bless America.

Is Ebola or Obama more toxic to America?

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. From my commentaries the past few weeks, you know I’m concerned about a potential Ebola pandemic inside America. Nonetheless, Ebola is a worry about a potential problem, a theoretical problem. No one knows yet how much damage Ebola can do to America.

On the other hand, we have already experienced the damage, destruction and pain of Obama. Let’s compare Ebola to Obama.

Ebola: So far, one dead and two nurses infected.

Obama: Almost 50 million Americans on food stamps, 108 million on welfare or other entitlement programs and an all-time record number on disability. More than $3.7 trillion has been spent on welfare over the past five years under Obama.

Ebola: The healthcare, decontamination and security costs for Ebola are frightening. Each patient could cost in excess of $1 million to treat. But so far, there are only a handful of patients. Ebola is with us for weeks or months. Then it’s gone.

Obama: The $7 trillion in debt added by Obama (so far) will cause decades of pain for American consumers and taxpayers, damage middle-class quality of life and reduce U.S. economic growth for many generations to come.

Ebola: Threatens to damage various sectors of the economy, but no one knows how bad it might be.

Obama: already destroyed the economy. More than 92 million working-age Americans are not working. There are 10 million fewer Americans working than on the day Obama took office (even though the population is dramatically higher). We now have the lowest workforce participation rate in recorded history.

Ebola: This dreadful virus might overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system and result in higher health insurance premiums to pay for the massive cost.

Obama: No guesswork is needed. The facts are in. Obamacare has already wrecked the U.S. healthcare system and dramatically increased our premium costs. Premiums were up more in the past year than in the prior eight years combined. But the worst is yet to come. Rates are going even higher (more than 60 percent in Seattle, for example). And millions of cancellation notices are going out in the next few weeks.

Ebola: This virus has no known interaction with the Internal Revenue Service. It never came after me personally.

Obama: used the IRS to try to destroy conservative donors and critics. I’m a witness. The White House clearly ordered the IRS to try to destroy me not once, but twice. Judicial Watch demanded the IRS hand over all documents related to my case. The IRS had 30 days — by law – to comply. That was 15 months ago. The IRS has broken the law of the United States for well over a year to cover up for the crimes of Obama.

Ebola: doesn’t sell guns to anyone.

Obama: In the Fast and Furious scandal, the Obama administration sold guns to Mexican drug lords that killed more than 200 Mexican citizens, plus a U.S. border agent. So far, that’s 200 more deaths than Ebola has caused in North America.

Ebola: doesn’t trade deserters for five jihadi terrorist murderers.

Obama: demoralizes U.S. military by making that unimaginable trade, cuts the size of the military dramatically, sends 4,000 troops into the Ebola zone (with only four hours of Ebola training), and purges more generals than any president in history.

Ebola: never infected a single person at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Obama: allegedly traded arms to Muslim rebels that led to the deaths of four American heroes at Benghazi, ignored pleas from our ambassador for more security, denied a rescue mission while our heroes were under vicious attack and then covered up the tragedy by blaming it on obscure movie no one in Middle East ever watched.

Ebola: doesn’t steal my money or regulate me out of business.

Obama: put in place the single biggest tax increase (Obamacare) in history. Worse, he has proposed the most tax increases in history that never passed: 442. Worst of all, Obama is the No. 1 regulator in U.S. history.

Ebola: so far has not affected the border.

Obama: has crippled border security. He has left our Southern border completely unsecured from:

  • Massive waves of illegal immigrants desperate for cradle-to-grave entitlements.
  • Diseases like TB, enteroviruses and, of course, Ebola.
  • And terrorist cells that could cross our wide-open border and unleash a devastating 9/11-style attack on U.S. soil.

Ebola: so far poses no threat to Israel and has left the Middle East untouched.

Obama: His policies have endangered the security of Israel and led to the “Arab Spring” that toppled dictators friendly to America, leaving the Middle East under attack from radical groups like ISIS.

Add it up.

Ebola is a terrible threat. But so far, it is only a threat.

Obama is toxic. Obama has had a devastating effect upon America’s economy, healthcare system, national interests and reputation across the globe.

Ebola might give us a punch in gut.

Obama could be fatal.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

 

It’s time to remove Obama from office — before he gets us all killed

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Only a madman would gamble with our lives, our children’s lives and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play Russian roulette with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take.

The life and death issue is Ebola. The president is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common-sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this president not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible?

There are three simple, common-sense actions any president who cared about American citizens would take:

No. 1: Ban all flights from the Ebola zone and quarantine all travelers coming from any Ebola zone. This is an absolute no-brainer. Time is wasting. It should have been done months ago and may already be too late. Who knows how many people in America right now (or flying here tonight or tomorrow) are already infected?

No. 2: Secure and seal the border — now. Any day, any minute, illegal immigrants sick with Ebola could be walking across our border.

Worse, how easy is it for our radical Muslim enemies to send Ebola-infected terrorists across the border? How simple is it to infect and send hundreds of Ebola suicide terrorists into our hospitals and children’s schools?

All our radical Jihadist enemies have to do is inject tainted Ebola blood into volunteer suicide bombers or, worse, innocent children and send them across the border. Undetectable, they walk across our southern border showing no symptoms and surrender to U.S. border agents. Obama disperses them across the country where they sneeze or cough on their lawyers, caretakers and classmates. It’s that easy; it’s that simple to start a deadly Ebola pandemic across America.

Equally disturbing, what if Ebola spreads to Mexico, Central or South America? Suddenly panic ensues and hundreds of thousands of their citizens (or even millions) run for the U.S. border looking for America’s medical system to save them, spreading Ebola like wildfire… into your home and mine.

Our border is wide open to bring death and disaster, ending America as we know it. Yet President Obama is unwilling to do a thing to secure it. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

The question is why?

No. 3: Return all U.S. troops from the Ebola zone. Obama’s decision to send troops to Africa is pure madness. No good can come from sending 4,000 U.S. troops into harm’s way of an invisible deadly germ.

Can you imagine the panic that will ensue if any of our troops contract Ebola? What if a ship becomes infected? Would it stay at sea while most die and until the survivors are deemed safe? Will returning planes be diverted to military bases where every soldier is a ticking time bomb that could infect friends, family, entire communities?

Mr. President, it’s time to tell the truth about Ebola. It is far easier to become infected than doctors or health experts are telling us. We are told becoming infected is an extremely remote possibility. Really? An NBC cameraman got Ebola without ever touching a sick patient or entering the room of an Ebola victim. A nurse in Dallas got Ebola while wearing heavy protective gear. More than 200 doctors and nurses in Africa are dead despite wearing protective gear, washing hands with bleach and knowing exactly what they were dealing with. Still, they are powerless to stop it.

My new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class,” focuses on economic murder. Ebola is the embodiment of this murder. An Ebola pandemic will kill thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Americans. But separate from the human tragedy, the economic cost will overwhelm and bankrupt our country.

The cost of treating just one Ebola patient is beyond comprehension: special ambulances, isolation chambers, hazmat suits, weeks or months in the hospital, quarantines for every person that came into contact with the Ebola victim, decontamination teams for their homes and even special handling of bodies for burial.

We’re talking about millions of dollars per Ebola patient. Multiply that times thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of victims. If Ebola gets loose in a crowded urban area, America’s economy will crumble.

Then there’s the death of tourism and commerce. Restaurants, hotels, airlines, shopping centers, movie theaters, sporting events, tourism and entertainment of all kinds will be shut down. Sports seasons will be canceled. Americans will be trapped in their homes, frightened to go outside. Commerce will grind to a halt. Jobs lost by the millions. The economic devastation will be unimaginable. America’s economy (already on the ropes) will be in ashes. The result could be total economic ruin.

Yet knowing all this, Obama does nothing. He refuses to secure the border. He sends our young military men and women into the death zone to face an invisible killer. He even purposely chooses to refuse to do something so simple and common sense as ban flights and quarantine travelers from the Ebola zone.

Our president is putting all of our lives, our families, our economic survival at risk. He is gambling with our children, our jobs, the future survival of America. Yet none of this has to happen.

Why take that gamble? Why risk economic suicide? Why not take all possible actions and precautions to limit the possibility of a widespread epidemic?

Is Obama criminally insane? A madman? An ignorant, delusional fool? Or is he doing this purposely to overwhelm America’s economic system? Does it matter?

By the way, as America’s first case of Ebola transmitted on U.S. soil was announced, where was Obama? Playing his 200th round of golf as president.

Any American who isn’t blind can see something is very wrong. It’s time for patriots and political and military leaders to speak up. Our president is clearly reckless, irresponsible, incompetent or evil. Regardless of the reason, for the sake of our families and for our physical and economic survival, it’s time to remove Obama from office.

Now… before it’s too late. Before he gets us all killed.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

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Latest jobs report is pure fraud and fantasy

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Here we go again. The latest jobs report came out last week, and it’s pure fraud and fantasy — lies and propaganda passed off as “good news.” The reality is this new jobs report is a disaster for America and our middle class.

The “facts” released by our “honest and transparent government” report 248,000 new jobs created, beating expectations by a mile. The “facts” report unemployment dropping to 5.9 percent, the lowest rate since 2008.

It’s as if President Obama is saying, “If you like your job, you can keep it.”

But you can’t. It’s no more truthful or realistic than “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” Same fraud. Same lies. Same propaganda. Same banana republic mainstream media reporting lies, fantasy and propaganda as truth.

Here are the real facts about the latest jobs report.

First, the reason unemployment dropped to the fantasy level of 5.9 percent is that 315,000 more Americans dropped out of the labor force last month.

Where did they go? Most of them dropped off unemployment to get on welfare, food stamps or disability. Job categories used to be listed as policeman, fireman, scientist, butcher and baker. Now we should add “government dole.” Millions of people get up late, watch Judge Judy and Dr. Phil and get off the couch for the first time all day to open the mail to find their government check. This is the Obama economy. Obama uses the fact that millions of Americans are not working as a reason to lower the unemployment rate.

Where will America get the money to pay for all these welfare, food stamp, disability and Social Security checks for citizens who will never work again? We’re already broke. This just adds to the crushing unsustainable $18 trillion debt.

This isn’t good news. It’s a disaster.

Adding to the misery, the labor force participation rate just dropped to the lowest in 36 years. There are now 92.6 million working-age Americans not working.

This isn’t good news. It’s a disaster.

Like those late night infomercials say: “But wait. There’s more!”

How can 248,000 new jobs be a good thing if average hourly wages are stagnant or dropping? Because they are. That fact was buried in the latest jobs report.

Even the Americans lucky enough to have a job are drowning in quicksand. As Democrat Bill Clinton just admitted, “The average family is making less, adjusted for inflation, than they were the day I left office.”

The middle class isn’t getting richer, it’s getting poorer. Even Clinton understands that under Obama the middle class is struggling to survive and struggling to pay bills — that’s if they still have a job.

This isn’t good news. It’s a disaster.

The bad news is coming in waves. The media forgot to tell you that inside last week’s jobs report was this nugget of reality: The only people being hired are your grandparents; 230,000 of the new jobs went to those in the 55- to 69-year-old age group. In the prime working-age group of 24 to 54 years old, 10,000 jobs were lost.

Holy freaking Batman! What is happening? It means grandma and grandpa are desperate and willing to take grandson’s low-wage job to survive until Social Security kicks in. Or perhaps they need to work until the day they die to supplement Social Security. But that’s very bad news. The U.S. workforce is now the oldest in history. If grandpa or grandma has to work (out of desperation) until the day he or she dies, there will never be any decent jobs for the grandkids.

This isn’t good news. It’s a disaster.

But I’ve saved the two worst bits of news for last. What good is the news of 248,000 new jobs, if they are all part-time or low-wage jobs? Four of the 5 new jobs were in the lowest-quality categories.

Obama is creating a nation of desperate, government-dependent minimum wage workers. If you lose your $100,000 job, get ready to clean toilets, flip burgers, mow lawns or work at The Gap — because that’s all that’s available among the new jobs.

That’s if there are any jobs at all. I believe the numbers of new jobs are pure fraud, made up out of thin air. Want proof? The government’s own JOLT report came out on Tuesday. It says that monthly hiring has plummeted, dropped off a cliff.

It was down 294,000 positions last month. That’s the worst drop since 2010 — and the third worst number since the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.

So now I ask you: How could there be good news about jobs created at the same time the government’s own report shows a severe halt to hiring? Somebody’s cooking the books, folks.

And how come the mainstream media only reports on the fraudulent report showing jobs created but never mentions the other report showing plummeting hiring? Good question. The media is obviously in on the fix. The media has a conflict of interest. The media is big business. The media is owned by billion-dollar companies. Their advertisers are billion-dollar companies. Their own media companies are publicly traded on Wall Street. They are in on the fix. They desperately want you to believe all is well, so their advertisers keep spending and so their stock prices don’t plummet. They need to keep the Ponzi scheme going. Can you spell “banana republic?”

Welcome to Obama’s America: where up is down, where bad news is reported as good news, where old is the new young (because only old people work anymore), where minimum wage is this president’s obsession because minimum wage jobs are the only jobs in the Obama economy, where it’s good news that people stop working and join the welfare rolls because they are now more likely to vote Democrat and where, as Nancy Pelosi claims, “Food stamps, unemployment and welfare are the best ways to grow the economy.”

Oh, my God! This, folks, is an unmitigated disaster. This, folks, is the murder of the middle class.

And this latest jobs report is pure fraud and fantasy.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week for another dose of raw truth. God bless America.

Obama is no Derek Jeter

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Derek Jeter (aka “The Captain” of the New York Yankees) played his last game on Sunday. Amazingly, he ended his career with an RBI single in Boston, after ending his career at home in Yankee stadium with a game-winning, walk-off, RBI single. Jeter defines a leader. He has the sixth highest hit total in the history of baseball. He was the captain of five World Championship teams. But his qualities go so much deeper.

Jeter never bragged. He never used words like “I.” He gave credit to others for his achievements. He never demeaned or denigrated others. He always made the people around him feel better. He always played like a gentleman, never cheating or trying to gain unfair advantage (which is why Jeter is beloved by even his opponents). He refused to accept defeat. He, therefore, made the people around him better.

The result? In 20 years as a Yankee, more than 2,700 games played and more than 11,000 at bats, he played in exactly four games in which his team was not in playoff contention — four games in 20 years, four games out of almost 3,000 games played. Basically, in every single game he ever played in over 20 years, his team was in the hunt for a championship. For virtually every single game he played in during a 20-year career, he was a winner. For virtually every single game in 20 years, Jeter’s team had a chance to be the world champion. Amazing.

Oh, and once he got there to the postseason, he rose to the occasion. His 200 postseason hits happen to be the most in baseball history. When it counted, when all the chips were on the line, Jeter played at his best. That’s the definition of leadership.

Now let’s compare Jeter’s attributes to President Obama’s leadership skills and attributes. Obama brags incessantly. He uses the “I” word dozens of times in every speech. He denigrates and demonizes his opposition every chance he gets: “You didn’t build that.” He plays dirty. He uses the IRS and other government agencies to intimidate and destroy the lives of his critics and scare the biggest donors of his opposition. He divides people into class, race, gender, religion, political affiliation. He lies: “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.” He encourages hatred, jealousy, bitterness and strife. Obama’s rhetoric has led to more racial strife and division than any modern president.

The American people have noticed. In polls Obama is rated the worst president since World War II, lower than Jimmy Carter or George W. Bush and lower even than Richard Nixon, the disgraced ex-president.

Now let’s compare the actual record of Jeter versus Obama: Jeter’s five world championships, 200 record-setting postseason hits and the streak of 20 straight years of being a winner in virtually every game he played in versus Obama.

What are we No. 1 in under Obama? Working-age Americans no longer working. Food stamp creation. Asset destruction for the average American. Salary reduction for the average American. Small-business failures. Middle-class angst and hopelessness. Those are the achievements of the past six years.

But name something positive that we are No. 1 in.

Has our economy been a winner in any category for six straight years?

Have we been a leader in middle-class job creation in any day in six straight years (as opposed to the few crappy low-wage, part-time jobs created)?

Has there been a day when middle-class Americans were better under Obama than before?

Has the U.S. been a world leader on any day in past 6 years: respected, feared, considered a role model or moral beacon?

Do we feel like world champions? Does Obama make us feel as if anything is possible?

Name the category. I dare my liberal friends. I double dare you.

Of course, all Kool Aid-drinking Democrats will immediately recite one answer: the stock market.

That’s it. That’s all Obama’s got. In six long years, the stock market is the only thing Obama can claim as a winner.

Except it’s not true. It took almost $8 trillion in new debt to make the stock market go up. That’s the most debt in world history. That’s just about double the debt added by George W. Bush. That’s more debt by the time he leaves office than all previous presidents combined.

All that fake money printing has to be paid back — by our children and grandchildren. The rising stock market was all a mirage. All achieved by cooking the books. Take away almost $8 trillion in debt and trillions of dollars printed by the Fed and sprinkled over Wall Street, and the stock market would never have gone up. We’d have been in an Obama Great Depression. Instead, it was all covered up by fake money printing and deficit spending with money we didn’t have.

Now we are left with $8 trillion in new debt to pay back. It was like using a credit card to buy $100,000 in toys. But now you’re broke, jobless and owe back $100,000 at 18 percent interest rates. It was all short-term, instant gratification. Everything you bought will be confiscated by your creditors. The party is over.

Obama created Ronald Reagan’s “peace dividend” in reverse. Reagan spent billions of dollars on national defense and military buildup to bankrupt the evil Soviet Empire and end the threat of Cold War. As a result, we enjoyed 20 consecutive years of his “peace dividend,” thereby allowing Bill Clinton to reduce military spending and take credit for success and prosperity. Reagan set the stage for years of success. That’s leadership.

Obama has done the reverse. He has spent trillions of dollars to make himself look good, while the next guy holds the bag. He turned the stock market into a rigged craps game, thereby enriching his biggest donors (billionaires and unions) and pension funds, who, in turn, dipped into this piggy bank to fund Obama’s re-election. Obama took credit, but the middle class is stuck with the bill. That’s quite a Ponzi scheme.

Obama’s actions will destroy our children’s and grandchildren’s quality of living. His debt will destroy the American dream. This is the murder of the middle class. Obama’s legacy is the opposite of Jeter’s (or Reagan’s). Obama has left destruction, debt, failure and misery in his wake.

Jeter defines a leader, winner, champion and role model. There isn’t an owner in all of sports, anywhere in the world, who wouldn’t build a team around Jeter. He is everyone’s first pick.

Would any owner build a team around Obama? Make him “The Captain?” Keep him as manager after six straight losing seasons?

Obama was my college classmate (Columbia University Class of ’83). One thing I can tell you: Barack Obama is no Derek Jeter.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

The immigration message that leads to a GOP landslide

Hi I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. The GOP has a golden opportunity for a historic landslide in November, taking control of the Senate and expanding control of the House. But they must stay on message. There is no bigger winning issue than illegal immigration and our unsecured border.

America’s Southern border is being invaded — but not just by poor, desperate, government-dependent illegal aliens who will bankrupt America’s middle class with their need for welfare, food stamps, housing, education, prison costs and free healthcare. The border issue has escalated far beyond that! It’s now a life-and-death issue.

Let’s call it BET (bankruptcy, Ebola and terrorism). These three disasters, pouring across our Southern border, are the three biggest threats to America’s future. They all intersect at the border. Our children’s future is on the line. BET is the winning message the GOP must ensure America’s voters hear.

An unsecured border is open to invasion by ISIS and al-Qaida terror cells. With our economy in such a weak state, any terrorist attack on U.S. soil would be catastrophic to the economy. The economy would plunge into depression.

The same holds true for an Ebola pandemic. If illegal immigrants cross the border with Ebola, it will quickly spread and cause a pandemic. That would shut down commerce from coast to coast, as consumers stay home from shopping malls, theaters and restaurants. Economic collapse would ensue.

The GOP message should be: “BET (bankruptcy, Ebola and terrorism). Obama is gambling with your children’s life by leaving the border wide open. That’s a bet the GOP is not willing to take — for you, for your children or for our nation.”

That’s a winning message — if it’s backed up by a detailed plan. Blame alone is not enough. The GOP must provide solutions. Here is a short, simple, three-step plan to deal with illegal immigration. If only the GOP had the brains and courage to present this plan.

Step 1: Demand we secure the border before anything else gets done. There is no negotiation. Period. Barack Obama has lost the immigration issue. While they won’t admit it, Obama and his socialist cabal want millions of additional illegal immigrants to keep crossing the border simply because they see them as millions of poor, dependent, future Democrat voters. Of course, they can’t admit that, so they distract voters by claiming a border wall is too expensive and can’t work.

This is 2014. We don’t need to build a real wall. We can build a virtual wall with high-tech surveillance: drones and cameras. No one can cross a border protected by thousands of drones with border patrol or National Guard positioned to swoop in the moment anyone reaches the border.

Obama has already created a Soviet-style surveillance state that snoops on its own law-abiding citizens. He directs the NSA to listen to all our communications without a warrant and tells the IRS to intimidate his political opponents. He wants our skies filled with drones. But when it comes to protecting our border, he conveniently forgets how to use the same high-tech tools. Drones and cameras can create an impenetrable virtual wall, quickly, and at a reasonable cost.

Step 2: After the border with Mexico is secured by a virtual wall, and only after, let’s give illegal immigrants who are already here a path to become permanent legal residents (over a long period of time, meeting certain strict conditions), but never citizens.

They’ve broken the law. They’ve given up the right to become citizens (and, therefore, the right to vote). Millions apply to become legal citizens. Most wait a lifetime and never get in. So the compromise is that those immigrants already here get to stay. They never have to fear that knock on the door in the middle of the night ever again. They are free to work. They are not threatened with jail or deportation. They can sleep soundly at night.

What a gift. But they can never be citizens and they can never vote. Period. They gave up that privilege when they broke the law. But in return, the border is sealed forever. No other illegal immigrants will ever get in.

Step 3: The GOP is sadly disconnected from its own voters. Conservatives welcome immigrants who want to work and contribute (like the rest of us) to America. Unfortunately, immigration reform never differentiates between those who come here to work and those who don’t. That must change.

No entitlements, no welfare, no food stamps, no free healthcare, must be a key requirement. Ever. That’s the agreement. You can become a legal resident, but only if you came here to work, not to collect handouts. That’s the key question we should be asking before we let anyone into America.

America is generous. But it’s time to stop being stupid. We’ll let you in, but only if you’re here to work. We won’t let you in, if you’re here to mooch off us.

You can bet 90 percent of illegals would love this opportunity. This is the gift of a lifetime to work and create a better life for themselves and their children, while sleeping soundly without fear of deportation. Of course, 99 percent of Democratic politicians will oppose it because they don’t really care about helping immigrants; they only care about more Democratic voters.

“BET (bankruptcy, Ebola and terrorism)” and the gamble Obama is taking with your children’s life by leaving our southern border wide open — should be the GOP immigration message to ensure a landslide victory in November. But the question remains: Does the GOP have the brains, courage or cajones to take this winning BET?

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

How To Save America And Create 20 Million Jobs Instantly

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And do I have a plan for the Republican Party — if the Republicans want to win elections by a landslide, if they want to save the economy and if they want to create 20 million middle-class jobs almost overnight.

Back in 1994, a Contract with America won Republicans control of Congress. In my latest book, “The Murder of the Middle Class,” I lay out the Middle-Class Contract with America that will help do it again in 2014 and 2016. If only the GOP would listen, we could turn around this terrible economy, save the middle class and return America to greatness.

Republicans need to do more than be against Barack Obama. They need to present their vision and a detailed plan for how to reinvigorate the economy and create millions of high-paying, middle-class jobs. Here is the 10-point plan that can stop this long-term decline and dysfunction and once again make America’s middle class the greatest in the world. A Middle-Class Contract with America created by a small-business owner (that’s me) can do it again.

This is a common-sense contract to protect, save and serve America’s middle class. This “contract” has only three goals: Support, stimulate and reward middle-class job creation.

Start with a national income tax vacation. Ronald Reagan already proved a radical plan that gives power (and money) back to the people will turn even the worst recession since the Great Depression into the biggest economic expansion in world history. Reagan saved America from economic ruin by cutting taxes from 70 percent to 28 percent. This idea is Reagan on steroids! Obama wasted more than $2 trillion dollars (the updated cost) on a “stimulus to nowhere.” He gambled on big government and lost. Six years later, there is still no recovery for small business or middle-class jobs.

Like Reagan, I’m betting on the private sector. Government cannot save us from this Obama Great Depression. Only the taxpayers, investors and small business owners can save us. So my version of “stimulus” goes to the group of citizens that pay the taxes and create the jobs.

My national income tax vacation lets taxpayers take a vacation from income taxes and keep 100 percent of their income for one year. Sit back and watch the greatest economic explosion in world history. What will they do with their windfall? Start businesses, build businesses, expand businesses. Buy stocks, homes, autos. And go on a consumer-spending binge. And, of course, an orgy of spending by the citizens creates real jobs (as opposed to spending by government).

This plan puts the money in the hands of the financial first responders, not government. The people who pay taxes and create jobs by starting businesses will save America — just as they did under Reagan. Millions of jobs will be created (and they won’t be part-time, low-wage jobs flipping burgers). Obama’s belief in government has failed the middle class. This plan puts the power in the hands of entrepreneurs and taxpayers.

Critics will ask, “How do we pay for it?” The total cost of my income tax vacation is $1.2 trillion (that’s all the personal income taxes in America for one year). That’s less than Obama’s 2009 stimulus. How come no one asked where Obama would find the money for his stimulus?

This economy is even worse than Jimmy Carter’s economy. So we need a radical game changer. We need Reagan squared. This is how you save America: by inspiring and rewarding all the people who actually pay taxes, instead of punishing them and stealing their money to reward the freeloaders with their hands out. Obama proved that idea is a disaster.

Next step: Return from the one-year national income tax vacation to the 0-15-0 tax plan. The country needs a game changer. My 0-15-0 tax plan is exactly that. It is modeled after Hong Kong, the greatest booming economy in the world (with 3.5 percent unemployment). We return from the one-year personal income tax vacation (the “0” in the 0-15-0) with a 15 percent flat tax.

It’s important to note that Hong Kong allows deductions for mortgage and charitable deductions. It works. Copy it. You hear me, GOP? Stop trying to eliminate mortgage and charitable deductions with a flat tax. That’s just plain stupid. The economy depends on real estate and home ownership. Churches and charities depend on deductibility of donations. Hong Kong’s booming economy proves a flat tax works with both of those deductions included.

Secondly, Hong Kong also has a zero capital gains tax. So does our No. 1 competitor in the world: China. We must match China or lose market share. A zero capital gains tax will motivate an explosion in investments and start-ups. That’s how you jump-start a middle-class jobs explosion.

The third plank of my plan: Jump-start job creation with an Angel Investors Tax Deduction. Two of every three new jobs are created by small business. A majority of these new jobs are created during the first three years of a new business start-up. We need to encourage more start-ups. I propose offering an Angel Investors Tax Deduction. Under my plan, investors receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for up to 50 percent of their income tax bill (up to $25,000) for investments in new business start-ups. This isn’t for millionaires. It’s tailor-made just for middle-class investors. Over a decade, any middle-class American can invest $25,000 per year; and after 10 years, they save $250,000 from the clutches of the IRS. If any of those businesses succeed, middle-class taxpayers can build a million-dollar nest egg for retirement. More importantly, millions of jobs will be created with all this money flowing into business start-ups. What do all new businesses need? Employees.

Plank No. 4: Create a reverse inversion. Inversion is when U.S. companies run away from America because we have the highest corporate taxes in the industrialized world. I want to cut the corporate tax rate to a flat 15 percent, so companies across the globe will want to practice reverse inversion by coming to America — not running away.

Secondly, encourage U.S. companies to bring all their offshore money back into the United States. Financial experts estimate American corporations have more than $2 trillion parked offshore because of high U.S. corporate tax rates. My plan allows companies to bring their foreign earnings back to America with only a small 10 percent tax/penalty. Companies will rush to take advantage, thereby instantly producing about $200 billion in new tax revenues to be applied to debt reduction. Better yet, the remaining $1.8 trillion dollars will be pumped into the U.S. economy.

Third, model the great (and booming) state of Texas and pass a national Loser Pays Law. You want corporations to bring back jobs from overseas? Reduce frivolous lawsuits and watch what happens. Anyone want to bet? Do these three things and every company in the world will want to move to America. Watch millions of jobs be on-shored, instead of offshored.

Plank No. 5: We need an Endangered Humans Protection Act. The average energy job in Texas pays about $150,000 per year. These are the kind of jobs that can save the American middle class. Because of technological advances, America is in the middle of an energy revolution. If only the Obama administration would take the shackles off, America could become the energy capital of the world.

How do we create millions of great jobs? Approve Keystone XL, increase energy production, encourage more fracking and clean coal, and ease regulations so we can export more of America’s No. 1 product to our allies in Europe. That’s how we defeat Russia, too. We become the energy supplier to the world.

Oh, and kill the EPA. Today. As in, this minute.

The energy industry has more of a direct impact on middle class Americans than any other issue. Creating high-paying energy jobs would lower unemployment, boost the tax base, lower the debt and dramatically lower everyone’s energy bills, leading to increased consumer spending. The middle class is saved by $150,000 energy jobs. It’s destroyed by job-killing green energy. The party that offers that vision sweeps to landslide victory.

Plank No. 6: Legalize, regulate and tax “sins” like marijuana and online gambling. This is what we do in Nevada, and the result is we are able to afford zero state income tax and zero business income tax. We should be replicating this model through the United States because it works. Are you listening, GOP? Get out of our bedrooms, as well as our boardrooms. Let people do what they want. Stop sticking your head in the sand, tax it and reap the benefits. By the way, this is how you create even more jobs.

Plank No. 7: America desperately needs a gold standard. The dollar has lost in the neighborhood of 98 percent of its buying power since 1913 (since the Fed was founded). We need a gold standard to back the dollar with something real and tangible. This prevents politicians from spending us into bankruptcy by making spending promises with money we don’t have. It also reduces the likelihood of a debt crisis, dollar collapse or the loss of world reserve currency status.

Plank No. 8: Repeal and replace Obamacare with a health freedom plan. The economy cannot improve without the repeal of Obamacare. Health insurance premiums are up more since Obamacare started than in the eight previous years combined. Heck, they are up 88 percent in liberal, Obama-loving California alone. This is bankrupting middle-class consumers and destroying our economy. Obamacare is also a middle-class, high-wage-job killer. There can be no good-paying middle-class jobs until the regulations and taxes of Obamacare are repealed. Period. Obamacare has to go or nothing else will work.

Plank No. 9: Seal the border and reform immigration policy. After the border is sealed with a virtual wall (protected by thousands of drones), create a path to permanent residency (with work permits) — but never citizenship for any illegal immigrant. They’ve lost the right to vote by breaking the law.

Our wide-open border is leading to disaster for the economy. Millions of poor, desperate immigrants arriving here to demand welfare and food stamps will bankrupt our economy and force massive tax increases. But a terrorist attack or Ebola pandemic on U.S. soil is even worse- and both can happen tomorrow because the border is wide-open. One terrorist attack and this already vulnerable economy will drop off a cliff. One Ebola pandemic and commerce will grind to a halt. People won’t leave their homes out of fear. The border is the key to all of this. Seal it to save America’s economy from destruction.

Plank No. 10: Follow the U.S. Constitution to limit the power of Congress and all branches of the federal government. This starts with term limits. I believe all politicians should be limited to two terms: one term in office and one term in prison.

That’s a brief summary of my plan to save this economy and country, direct from the pages of my book, “The Murder of The Middle Class.” We need hope, not just criticism. This plan is all about hope.

America is in decline, but it’s still savable. We can turn it around. There is still time, but the window is small. This plan will create 20 million new jobs quickly — just as Reagan’s tax cuts did in the 1980s.

It restores economic freedom. It rewards entrepreneurship. It stimulates small-business job creation. It limits the power of government — just as the Constitution demands. It puts the power back in the hands of the people. Most importantly, it will restore the American dream for middle-class Americans.

This answers all the liberal critics who claim all conservatives or libertarians do is complain and criticize. They ask: “What’s your plan?” Well, here it is. Now, shut up and get out of the way. You’ve done enough damage. You caused enough chaos, crisis and pain. It’s time to let the responsible adults take over.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

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Could We Have Beaten The Nazis With Obama As President?

 

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty.

What if Barack Obama had been president during World War II? Could we have beaten Adolf Hitler and the Nazis? I think it’s clear we would all be speaking German right about now.

There is no way anyone can make the case that Obama would have gone after both Germany and Japan with the tenacity of a Franklin D. Roosevelt. I may not have agreed with FDR’s economic policies; but when it came to war, the man in the wheelchair was a lion, not a shrinking violet or peacenik. He understood how to win a war; there were no rules for FDR (or for Harry Truman).

We killed who had to be killed. We firebombed. We used flamethrowers to kill Japanese suicide bombers hiding in caves on Okinawa. We didn’t cry or suffer nervous breakdowns over unintended civilian deaths, i.e., collateral damage. We didn’t put lawyers in charge of military decisions. And in the end, to protect American lives, we even dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese.

The only goal of Presidents in those days: to protect American lives. We dropped atomic bombs — a horrific decision — to save American men from having to die in an invasion of Japan. Americans cheered that decision in those days. That decision might have saved my father’s life. (He was stationed in the Pacific waiting for the invasion of Japan.) But would Obama or any Democrat make that decision today? No way.

And don’t forget the leadership and teamwork involved. To win World War II, we built a coalition of like-minded allies willing to sacrifice and risk everything and to do anything to win — not a coalition of lawyers and pacifists, but a coalition willing to kill evil people. We even teamed with Josef Stalin to defeat the Nazis. It was do or die. That’s the way you fight wars.

None of that could happen today under Obama. He just doesn’t have it. Killer instinct? He can’t even take off a round of golf. Obama plays golf while ISIS kills thousands per day. He plays golf after announcing beheadings of Americans. He goes to “sleepy sleep” while our embassy in Libya is under vicious terrorist attack. He goes to fundraisers in Vegas hours after a national tragedy (our four heroes killed in Benghazi, Libya). He goes to Washington, D.C. film festivals while Russia attacks Ukraine. He goes on vacations while the world — the Middle East and Ferguson, Missouri — burns.

Our commander in chief even tries to order our great ally Israel to stand down while Hamas fires missiles at its citizens. He does nothing to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. He laughed when Mitt Romney called Russia our biggest threat and said: “The 80s are calling. They want their decade back.” Now, Russian President Vladimir Putin is laughing and mocking Obama as he restarts the Cold War and threatens to retake the entire Eastern Europe. Obama is like a fly on the tail of Russia — annoying but, in the end, meaningless. No enemy of America cares about anything Obama says. No one fears America under Obama. We’ve become neutered.

This is a combination of madness and comedy. Obama is a “Saturday Night Live” skit.

Obama could never have led the allies to victory in World War II. The reason that’s important is that World War III may have already started.

How would we know? Who announces the start of a world war? History books will assign that date 20 years from now. But you don’t know it when you’re living it.

I don’t know if World War III has already started or if the events that will set it off are smoldering right now across the globe. I don’t know if World War III will be fought between America and Russia or China or Iran or ISIS — or perhaps all of them, in a final battle of good versus evil.

But I do know that our Southern border is wide open. I know thousands of illegal foreigners are coming across every week. I know our enemies are smart and ruthless. I know they know Obama has left our border wide open. I’ve warned for months that radical Muslim terrorist cells are walking unmolested into our country. And they are here to attack America. I know our president refuses to do a thing. And by any definition, that is either dereliction of duty or treason.

Any day, we could fall victim to another 9/11-style terrorist attack. And it’s clear Obama doesn’t care. He won’t even visit the border. Obama’s Democratic friends just indicted the only governor willing to send troops to the border: Texas Governor Rick Perry. Something is very wrong and very rancid in America.

It’s clear that Obama could never have beaten Hitler. And he won’t beat Putin or ISIS either. Our enemies know his, too.

Here’s what anyone who isn’t blind, deaf or dumb can see and feel in his heart and in his gut. I know Israel is in grave jeopardy with Obama in charge. I know Eastern Europe is in grave danger with Obama in charge. I know Putin is making plans to further test our will at this moment because bullies are always emboldened by weakness. They keep pushing; and if no one pushes back, they take it all. See Hitler.

I know China’s Navy is going to soon be bigger than ours, and China has plans to use it. I know our military is in disarray, depression and poor morale. I know many of our generals and the majors beneath them — our entire military leadership — have been fired by this president over politics. I know our military forces have been cut dramatically at the very moment we need them at full strength.

Worst of all, I know ISIS is here on American soil right now. Something very bad is about to happen. Anyone can see and feel that.

“Houston, we have a problem — a big problem.” His name is Obama. This isn’t some joke. This is our country, our children’s future and our lives on the line. And it’s not looking good. If I were betting in Vegas on the survival of America, I’d bet the under.

Whether what walks over our wide-open border leads to poverty and the bankruptcy of America or a devastating Ebola pandemic or a massive 9/11-like terrorist attack.

Whether World War III may have already started with Russia or ISIS or China or all of the above plotting to destroy America or whether we are days away from the terrorist attack that sets it all in motion. It doesn’t really matter. It’s clear we are headed for very bad times that will test our will, threaten our lives and leave our children’s future in doubt.

We have decisions to make if we want America to survive. We have to decide if our president is incompetent or mentally ill. Or if he’s delusional and really believes all the answers to the many crises facing America are found on a golf course, or at a Democratic fundraiser. Or whether this is treason.

Republican leaders are going to have to do more than talk or whisper in the halls of Congress. Someone is going to have to take action to remove our president of his command because I know we aren’t going to make it with Obama in charge for two more years.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Is A Devastating Stock Market Crash On The Way?

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Is everyone asleep at switch? Stuck in La La Land? Delusional and detached just like our president? Whistling past the graveyard? Because a combination of my crystal ball and just a little common sense says a major stock market correction is in our future.

Does anyone on Wall Street read the news?

Security experts warn a terrorist attack on America soil appears imminent. Only days ago, the federal government agreed.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

Where would the terrorists come from? Our Southern border with Mexico is wide open for anyone to walk across. Our border is under siege. Barack Obama has no strategy to stop or even slow the invasion of America by desperate, poor masses expecting billions of dollars in welfare from cradle to grave. Just the cost of educating the new illegal children in this school year is more than $700 million.

America is already bankrupt and almost $18 trillion in debt. Where will the money come from?

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

But our unsecured Southern border with Mexico could bring more than terrorism. Ebola is spiraling out of control.

World health experts are quietly preparing for an Ebola pandemic infecting as many as 100,000. If it reaches America’s shores, the resulting panic could overwhelm the healthcare system, shut down commerce, close schools and result in transportation and supply interruptions. All it takes is one infected illegal immigrant crossing into America, after exposing hundreds of others in cramped unsanitary conditions during the border crossing.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

The situation in Ukraine just got much worse. There are over 20,000 Russian troops at the border. NATO just proved with satellite imagery that Russia has physically entered Ukraine. The invasion has begun: a worst-case scenario.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

EU leaders and military experts are publicly warning this could be headed for World War III.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

The war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza may have been just a precursor of things to come. It, too, could lead to World War III.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

Yet all of these threats pale compared to ISIS. ISIS is the game-changer. ISIS is perhaps the biggest threat America has faced since Nazi Germany. And our president admits he has no strategy to combat this threat to our very existence.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

Then there’s the economy. Taxes are so high that companies are running away from America. Take just the latest example, Burger King.

My CEO friends tell me virtually every billion-dollar company in America is plotting and planning the same escape. It’s a “jailbreak.” Everyone in corporate America wants out of Obama’s America.

So do thousands, or perhaps soon tens of thousands, of high-income individuals. Last year, an all-time record 3,000 Americans renounced their citizenship. As more corporations and wealthy citizens run for the door, who will be left to pay America’s taxes?

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

Who will be left to pay our enormous world-record setting debt? The federal debt is up an unimaginable $7 trillion since Obama took office.

A staggering one-third of America is now on welfare.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

Where will anyone on welfare find work? Ninety-two million working-age Americans are not in the workforce.

Since Obama became president, more than 11 million working-age Americans have left the workforce.

Twenty percent of U.S. families don’t have a single member who is employed.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

And the citizens who actually still have a job, i.e., the consumers who buy the products sold by publicly traded companies on Wall Street, aren’t faring too well either.

U.S. jobs pay 23 percent less than in 2008. That’s an average of $47,000 versus $61,000. That’s $93 billion in lost wages.

The net assets of the average American household are down by one-third since 2003 — and almost half since 2007.

Small business is in crisis. For the first time in America’s history, more businesses fail each day than start up.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

There is no recovery. That’s just government propaganda. Home sales just plunged for the 10th month in a row.

Retail sales are stuck in quicksand.

Obamacare has caused health insurance premiums to rise more since it started than in the eight previous years combined.

As a result of all this terrible news, should it come as a surprise that consumers are in a foul mood? The latest polls show that Americans are “unhappy, worried and pessimistic.” That’s a bad combination.

Yet the stock market sits at all-time highs.

In the face of all of this, stock prices continue to rise to all-time heights, all based on one thing: the Fed being forced to keep printing fake money so Wall Street and stock investors can get rich on the misery of the rest of us.

Trusted economic guru Robert Schiller’s consumer price-earnings ratio (CAPE) is now at 26.5. That’s the fourth-highest ratio since 1881. Throughout history when stocks hit a ratio this high, the result is a 30 percent (or higher) drop.

Add it up. Delusion abounds. Investors are ignoring history. Danger signals are flashing like never before. America is in severe trouble. The middle class, i.e., consumers, is in shambles. But the stock market keeps just keeps rising to the heavens.

We’ve all seen this story before. It never ends well. The stock market crash of 1929. The Great Depression. The Great Tulip Bubble. Common sense tells me that this time isn’t different.

My gut instincts are at “DEFCON Level.” I suspect we are one black swan event away from either a devastating stock market crash, or a long-term deep decline. I don’t know when it will come. No one can predict that.

But history says prepare. Because it’s coming.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

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I Stand With Police Officer Wilson

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. As one of America’s most high-profile Libertarians and an outspoken defender of civil liberties, I am not always a fan of the police. I’ve written before about the frightening implications of the militarization of America’s police. I’ve written before about police use of excessive force. So I don’t take police shootings lightly — or police occupation of an American city.

That’s precisely why my opinion should carry weight here. Because in this case, I stand strongly behind police officer Darren Wilson. We are witnessing a modern-day, high-tech political and media lynching of an innocent police officer who clearly acted in self-defense — if anyone is actually willing to look honestly and fairly at facts. That’s something that President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and various rabble-rousing, race-baiting black leaders appear incapable of doing.

Damn the facts. Obama and Holder are railroading an innocent man to fit their narrative of racism in America. The president needs an indictment and conviction to please his last remaining group of supporters: black Americans. Remember polls show that Obama is now considered the worst president since World War II — lower-rated than even Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter. Yet in the last election Obama received 93 percent of black votes. This is called sacrificing one police officer’s life to placate your last remaining loyal supporters.

If by chance Obama and Holder can’t get an indictment (and my bet is they won’t), it’s a sure thing they’ll charge an innocent man with trumped-up civil rights violations.

I ask my fellow Americans to do something Obama, Holder, the media and those crowds in Ferguson, Missouri, don’t want to do: examine the facts as we now know them.

Fact: The “victim” Michael Brown allegedly had just robbed a store. Not just any robbery. This was a “strong arm” robbery, involving thug-like behavior — all caught on video.

Fact: Blood tests confirm he had drugs in his system.

Fact: The use of force is justified if you believe your life is in danger or you are facing a person intent on doing you bodily harm.

Brown was a monster of a man: 6 feet 4 inches, 290 pounds. What would you do if a giant thug came charging at you in an attempt to run you over, knock you down and take your gun? Wouldn’t you believe your life was in danger if the man charging you had already punched you in the face and, as a source claims X-rays now prove, broken your eye socket?

Fact: There are now a dozen witnesses who corroborate Wilson’s account of the story.

Fact: Wilson struggled with Brown. Reportedly, Brown “severely” beat the officer before running away.

Wilson followed and ordered him to stop. Brown turned and charged at Wilson. The only witness claiming that Brown was shot in cold blood, with his hands up, was his cohort Dorian Johnson — who has an outstanding warrant for theft and was arrested in the past for lying to police. You mean rioting, burning, looting and national outrage and condemnation were all based on a lying suspected criminal?

To make matters worse, St. Louis media are now reporting that Johnson has recanted his story.

Was this Brown’s first run-in with the law? I think knowing that is very integral to this case. Brown’s supporter’s claim he had no “adult criminal record.” Interesting wording. Well, he just turned 18 only months ago. But did he have a criminal record as a minor? Investigative reporter Charles Johnson has filed a lawsuit to force Missouri to open Brown’s juvenile records. Johnson has been told by police that Brown had a juvenile criminal record, but it’s been kept from the public. Why? Does it ruin Obama and Holder’s narrative?

The narrative that Wilson did not know Brown allegedly had just robbed the store is unimportant. What is important is that if indeed Brown did it, he knew. Why? Because the criminal fears being caught. He assumes the cop is pulling him over because he knows. The criminal is then emboldened to take action to escape the police officer.

As the facts show, once again this is an overzealous reaction to a police shooting that was never based on racism. A police officer was defending his life from a hulking, giant thug who had already punched him, possibly broken his eye socket and tried to take his gun away.

What would you have done? Let a 290-pound thug knock you down, wrestle away your gun and kill you? This police officer was just doing his job. All he wanted was to go home safely.

There is no end to the hypocrisy of liberals and civil libertarians up in arms about the militarization of police called in to defend taxpayers and small-business and property owners from criminals, many of whom are carrying guns and other weapons. Yet those same liberals and civil libertarians said nothing when armed-to-the-teeth, militarized Bureau of Land Management agents showed up at the Bundy ranch for a civil matter.

Why is militarization versus violent criminals with weapons and Molotov cocktails bad, but militarization against salt-of-the-earth ranchers and taxpayers who have not committed a violent crime acceptable? Where were these outraged hypocrites when the Bundy ranch was under siege by jackbooted, heavily armed government paramilitary agents?

Black-on-black violence is an epidemic in America. In any given week there are 25 dead black Americans lying on the streets of one city: Chicago. As Fox News’ Juan Williams pointed out in a recent commentary, more than 90 percent of young black men are killed not by police or white people, but by other black men.

Murder is the No. 1 cause of death for black males between the ages of 15 and 34. Why does the black community not take action to stop this tragedy? Where is the outrage? Where are the protests?

Isn’t it absurd that one black man (who just committed a robbery) being shot by a white police officer causes a nationwide uproar, while thousands of black males being murdered by other blacks receives a yawn? Where are the black leaders? Where is our black president?

Just last week, a young male was shot and killed by police in Salt Lake City.

The police officer was black. The unarmed victim was described as “white-hispanic.” But there was no national outrage. There was no violence, looting or burning. Why is it racism if a white officer shoots a suspect of color, but just fine if a black officer does? Is it possible both officers were defending their lives?

Would there be protests if a black officer had shot Brown? Would there be national outrage if a black officer shot a white suspect who was charging at him, after already possibly breaking his eye socket? Would there be rioting in the streets of Ferguson if a black male murdered another young black male? Of course not.

And where is the outrage over black-on-white crime? Race-based hate crime surged in Washington, D.C., last year. Almost all of this increase involved black criminals and white victims. Where was the national outrage? Where are the protests? Where is Obama?

And if white police shooting blacks is a national issue, why isn’t black criminals’ gunning down of police a national issue? In just the past 60, days five white police officers were murdered by black criminals. Why hasn’t this sparked national outrage? Here are the names of the dead policemen: Detective Melvin Santiago, Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, Officer Perry Renn, Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Detective Charles Dinwiddie. I feel for their families.

I have a few questions for our president. Why has President Obama never said a word about out-of-control black violent crime in America? Why has he never said a word about police officers gunned down? Why were there more U.S. government dignitaries at Brown’s funeral than at Margaret Thatcher’s? Why has Obama made the Michael Brown incident into a national outrage, but he says and does nothing about a hero Marine being held for months in a Mexican prison on trumped-up charges? Strange priorities.

I, for one, stand with Officer Wilson. I will raise money for his defense if needed. I will organize protests against any attempt to prosecute this police officer, either for murder or on trumped-up, politicized civil rights charges.

Have no doubt; Wilson’s life and freedom are in danger. It will take the silent majority of taxpaying, law-abiding American citizens to stand together to stop an innocent hero police officer from being railroaded to satisfy political correctness and the racist agenda of an unpopular, embittered president.

The real irony is that Holder seems intent on appointing a special prosecutor to railroad Wilson, when the special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the serious crimes of Obama and Holder.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Do We Have A Sociopath In The White House?

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Things aren’t going so well for America. There was major rioting all week in Ferguson, Missouri. There are still no jobs for middle-class Americans. Our southern border is still under siege. Obamacare is a disaster. Our veterans are dying at the hands of the incompetent VA. ISIS threatens to create a radical Muslim empire in the Middle East. And the world (from Israel to Ukraine to Syria to Iraq) is literally on fire.

Where is our President? On vacation… again. 

This time, even the media are whispering. “Where is Obama? Isn’t his indifference to the problems of America and disconnect from reality, strange?” The simple answer is, “No.” This is how he’s been his entire adult life. It all started at Columbia University.

I believe we have a president who is an arrogant, egomaniacal sociopath.

Here is the definition of a “sociopath” from the Urban Dictionary online:

A person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments.

My new book “The Murder of the Middle Class” presents the story in vivid detail. I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of 1983. I’ve been trying to tell America about Obama’s “problem” for seven long years now.

By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior are fairly well set. That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tell us so much about his behavior as president today. Where was he? Why does virtually no one from Columbia remember the future president of the United States? Why did the future president make an impression on none of his classmates?

Things rarely change. Thirty years ago, my classmate was rarely seen. Thirty years later, he rarely is seen conducting the business of the presidency. No one should be surprised.

What do I know about Obama at Columbia? Nothing. I never met him. As I’ve reported countless times to the media, Obama and I shared the same major: political science. We were both pre-law. It was a small class (about 700 students). The political science department was even smaller (maybe 150 students) and was a close-knit group. I thought I knew or had at least met everyone in this department.

But I never met Obama. Never even heard of him. Worse, neither did anyone I knew at Columbia. Think about that. Our classmate is president of the United States. Yet he didn’t leave a footprint.

In all my years of publicly questioning Obama’s absence at Columbia, I know of only two possible sightings. Two people called me claiming to be classmates. One caller claimed that he thinks he saw Obama once in a bar across from Columbia blowing smoke rings. Another called to say he thinks he saw Obama in the cafeteria at Barnard (our sister school for women only).

Two possible Obama sightings in 30 years: one smoking in a bar, the other at a women’s cafeteria. Isn’t that the perfect guy to run your country?

Obama defenders and the media (I know; they’re the same) interpreted what I said wrongly. I never said Obama didn’t attend Columbia. I said he was never in class, perpetually absent, missing in action. Sound familiar?

Obama acts exactly the same today as president as he did as a student at Columbia. Obama has always believed that Obama is brilliant and better than the rest of us. He’s arrogant and detached. He thinks he’s too smart to have to actually do the work the rest of us do. He’s above it all. Why attend class? “What could someone as smart as me possibly learn in class?”

It’s the same story today. Obama rarely attends meetings, even with his cabinet. He’s too busy playing golf, taking vacations or attending fundraisers.

This past February, Obama skipped two national security meetings focused on Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine. He was too busy to attend a meeting about a crisis that could lead to World War III.

Even if Obama wasn’t concerned about Russia invading Ukraine, certainly he finds America’s jobs crisis important, right? Wrong. Obama never bothered to convene one meeting of his own Jobs Council in a full year, even with unemployment and underemployment at crisis levels.

Even more remarkable, within two weeks of that story, Obama closed down his Jobs Council — with 12 million Americans still counted officially as unemployed.

So what is so important in Obama’s life? Golf and fundraisers. PolitiFact.com, the nonpartisan fact checker, confirmed our President golfed often and attended 106 fundraisers during just a six-month period wherein he could find no time, or interest, to attend even one meeting of his own Jobs Council.

And where was Obama the night of the Benghazi attack? Both Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified Obama was absent that night.

Four brave Americans died while Obama was “absent.” What could be so important that Obama never checked in to ask a question or discuss a rescue attempt from 5:30 p.m. until the next morning (when everyone was dead)?

The track record is consistent. Just like his college days, Obama believes he’s too gifted to do the actual work of president. He’s just too busy to have to worry about the plight of unemployed Americans. He’s even too important to worry about young black males killing each other in Chicago, or being shot by police, or serious unrest, rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri. He’s got more important things to do than stay in touch as a U.S. embassy is under attack. Hamas is lobbing missiles into Israel. Who cares? “I’ve got a golf game in the morning.”

To be exact, Obama has played 186 rounds of golf and counting versus Bush’s 24.

Does Obama ever work? Sure. Every once in a while he throws a “Beer Summit.”

Nothing much has changed since Columbia University. Not Obama’s personality, not his attitude, not his behavior. Either Obama is detached and just couldn’t care less or he just doesn’t like America very much, so he’s purposely fiddling while Rome burns. Or like O.J. Simpson, maybe he’s searching for the answers to all of these terrible crises in the holes and sand traps of America’s greatest golf courses.

This is most certainly “The Murder of the Middle Class.” And the death of America.

I believe we have a sociopath in the White House.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

The Rage And Revenge Of The Middle Class

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root of Personal Liberty. Barack Obama and the Democrats are facing a disaster at the voting booth in November. His ratings have hit all-time lows. Seventy percent of the public believes America is headed in the wrong direction.

Polls rate Obama the worst president since World War II — lower than even Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter.

And Obamacare also rates at all-time lows. Remarkably it just experienced one of the biggest month-to-month opinion drops in the history of polling.

Yet Obama and his Kool-Aid-drinking Democratic supporters are so ideological, delusional and out of touch with middle-class America, they don’t understand why this is happening.

My new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class,” is about how America and our greatest middle-class asset (the middle class) are being destroyed from within.

It is important to know this murder is not just due to misguided, inept or amateurish policies. It is a deliberate, purposeful and planned destruction. Every day, the middle class sees their jobs being destroyed and replaced by low-wage, part-time jobs and/or government checks. Every day, their bills for gasoline, electricity, groceries and health insurance go up. Every day, their job prospects, income and assets go down.

Little by little, the proud middle class is being forced to grovel for government checks or subsidies just to survive. It is not happening by accident, mistake or coincidence. This is a purposeful plan, and it is succeeding. How do I know? I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, where we studied this exact plan that he has been implementing for the past six years.

It took a while, but middle-class Americans are finally realizing that with friends like Obama, who needs enemies? They’re finally learning to watch what Obama does, not what he says. The middle class is finally understanding that when Obama says he wants to “save” the middle class, the proper reaction is to reach for our wallets.

What made the light bulb go off? What turned the middle class against Obama? In a word: Obamacare. The reason is simple. Obamacare is no longer a theory in a campaign speech. America’s middle class is now living and experiencing Obamacare.

Here’s a story that sums up what is happening in the real world — outside Washington, D.C. I landed at the airport last week and hailed a cab. With no prodding, and as cab drivers are prone to do, the taxi driver wanted to vent. About what? Obamacare. He believes Obamacare has ruined his life. His words, not mine.

This taxi driver had just heard from his insurance agent. He and his wife are in their late 40s. They just found out their premium will double starting Jan. 1. But that’s only the start of their pain. Their co-pay is tripling from $10 per doctor visit to $30. Their surgery coverage is going from 90 percent to only 80 percent. And their deductible is doubling from $500 to $1,000. Add it up and this middle-class couple faces a tripling of healthcare expenses.

The reason, of course, is because Obamacare demands this middle-aged couple pay to cover pregnancy, prenatal care, sex change surgery and abortions — none of which they’ll ever need in his remaining lifetime. And, of course, the middle class has to pay double or triple to cover the costs of 30 million poor people receiving Obamacare free.

While I don’t know if this cabbie understood the reasons why his healthcare costs were tripling, he certainly understands the effect these dramatic Obamacare cost increases will have on his middle-class lifestyle. It will destroy it.

He also clearly understands his options. He said his options are to:

  • Go without health insurance (now against the law) and pray no one in his family gets sick.
  • Or declare bankruptcy, give up his home in foreclosure, and move into a small apartment.
  • Or quit his job and live on the government dole.

These are the choices left for middle-class Americans because of Obamacare.

My personal story is similar. Before Obamacare, my family’s health insurance was $500 per month. Today, it’s $1,700 per month (but about to get much worse). Aetna just canceled my policy (effective Jan. 1). I’ve never been sick. They blamed it on the mandates and costs of Obamacare.

Will the new policy be $2,500 per month? $3,000? How high can it go? Few small-business owners can afford $30,000 or more per year for health insurance. This is a disaster. This is financial ruin. As small business owners like me close our businesses or lay off employees to pay for Obamacare, that’s the death of full-time jobs in America.

This is the murder of the middle class. This same story is playing out across America. The middle class is being financially murdered, and they know it. It’s hitting their pocketbooks hard. While many of us conservative pundits predicted it, the cat is now out of the bag. Obamacare is no longer a theory on paper or political lies at a campaign rally. Obamacare is the law. People are experiencing it, and it is destroying middle-class lives from coast to coast.

So finally, the slumbering giant has awakened. The middle class understands the truth: Obamacare isn’t helping us. Obamacare is our enemy. We now know Obama committed fraud when he said, “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” We know he lied when he said our prices would go down. We know he lied when he said our quality of care would not go down. We know he lied when he said we could keep our current doctors. We know he lied when he said Obamacare would help the economy. We know he lied when he said it wouldn’t kill jobs. We now know that Obamacare is the death of our middle-class quality of life.

But that was the plan all along. It was never about improving healthcare. It was always about income redistribution to shift the cost to the middle class. It was always about making the middle class poor and dependent on government.

Yes, Obama has been successful in his purposeful plan to murder the middle class. But wait until he sees what we’re going to do to him and his Democratic allies in November. The middle class is enraged like never before. And we will have our revenge.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Legendary Business Owner Warns Of Economic Collapse

Hi! I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I just interviewed one of the most successful businessmen in America today — a small-business owner who became a business titan. He is living proof the American dream used to work. But no more. His story not only proves the American dream used to work, it also proves why it no longer works. Wait until you hear what he has to say about trying to run a business in this economy.

My new book, The Murder of the Middle Class, paints a picture of economic devastation throughout America. Because of big government overreach, onerous taxes, debt, regulations, lawsuits and increased Internal Revenue Service attacks on business, the odds of starting a new business and succeeding have been badly damaged. This is precisely why there is a severe shortage of new full-time, middle-class-wage jobs. Small business traditionally creates a majority of new jobs, yet small business is under withering attack by the Barack Obama Administration, the judicial system and our political class.

I can quote hundreds of factual statistics proving the American economy is in severe decline. Recently, we learned American household wealth has declined by more than one-third in only 10 years. Over the same time period, electricity, water, fuel, food and tax costs have soared by as much as more than 100 percent.

But why deal with sterile statistics? Let’s go right to the source. Let’s hear the reason for the decline of American business direct from a superstar businessman who has “boots on the ground.” He understands exactly what it takes to succeed… and exactly what’s wrong with today’s American economy.

Wayne Gorsek
SPECIAL/Wayne Gorsek

Wayne Gorsek is the quintessential American entrepreneur. He has lived the American dream. Raised and adopted by his grandparents (who lived in a 14-by-70 single-wide mobile home), Gorsek started a tiny vitamin company in Springfield, Ill., out of a basement in 1994. Gorsek grew his small company into the most successful online vitamin retailer in the world. His company became one of the few in history to earn “Inc. 500 Hall of Fame” status. For 15 years, Gorsek’s company grew at a remarkable 50 percent a year pace for more than 15 years. He became “America’s King of Vitamins.”

Gorsek was living the American dream. He took his company public on Nasdaq in 2009 for a $320 million valuation. Along the way, he gave well over 1,000 Americans a full-time job with good middle-class wages and benefits. Many of his employees and investors made a fortune when his company went public; the average return to investors was measured in thousands of percent. Gorsek retired at the age of 42 and bought not one, but two, new private jets and earned two single-pilot jet-type ratings. His story is a living, breathing example of how capitalism, combined with hard and smart work, can produce extreme success for everyone involved.

But today, Gorsek has a new story and a message every American needs to hear. Unfortunately, his updated story is proof positive that no recovery is coming and no middle-class jobs rebound is possible.

Here is the eye-opening Part 2 of this story. Gorsek got bored by retirement and decided to get back in the game. He took about $26 million of his own money and started two new vitamin companies called www.drvita.com and natureslab.com (you’ve seen the brand at costco.com). His company also manufactures Martha Stewart’s new vitamin brand, sold at Walgreens.

That’s where the story gets interesting.

Gorsek reports on how things have changed. “It doesn’t surprise me that there are 92 million working-age Americans no longer working; and, even worse, 108 million are now on one or multiple forms of welfare. It doesn’t surprise me that for the first time in history more businesses are failing each day than starting. I’ve now seen the reasons for the murder of the middle class up close and personal.”

Gorsek says things have changed dramatically since he started his first company in 1994 and not for the better. “I have found it three times more expensive and far more stressful and difficult compared to 20 years ago. The differences are stunning. I did not have to risk $26 million of my own money to build a state-of-the-art vitamin manufacturing facility in Las Vegas. I didn’t have to, but I wanted to. I did it to create jobs; to lower vitamin prices and significantly improve the formulations with ‘Made in USA’ vitamins for consumers; and to help turn around the economy.”

Gorsek continues, “Don’t forget my timing; I made the decision to invest $26 million during the worst economy since the Great Depression. Shouldn’t entrepreneurs and financial risk-takers like me be thanked and rewarded? Instead, I feel demonized, denigrated, targeted and punished. Fear and uncertainty of the government is reason No. 1 why there are [sic] a lack of quality full-time jobs.”

But Gorsek sees many more problems. “A trillion [dollars] a year in welfare spending incentivizing people not to work has made it hard to find quality employees. Why work when you can stay home, sleep late and collect dozens of different welfare checks, free food, free cellphones, free healthcare and many other freebies from government?

“Then there are the much higher income taxes and capital gain taxes; employment taxes; hundreds of thousands of pages of onerous regulations, fees and fines; plus the lawyer and accounting costs to comply with a maze of city, county, State and Federal laws.

“Now add in Obamacare, the biggest job killer ever. Because of the massive costs of Obamacare, many employers have no choice but to lay off employees, or create only part-time, low-wage jobs. When I started my prior company in the 1990s, healthcare costs were $1 trillion per year; they are now at nearly triple that insane level to $2.8 trillion per year.

“Lastly, the ease for employees to file frivolous lawsuits is truly a disgrace. Lawyers are job killers, but guess who runs government and makes the laws? Lawyers. It just doesn’t pay to risk your money to start a business anymore when the chance of failure is now near 100 percent, and the government has monopolized the wealth and power to the Fortune 1000 companies (because they are the only ones that can afford to ‘pay to play’).”

Gorsek’s advice is simple, if only our political leaders would listen. “If Americans fail to elect politicians that will actually reduce the taxes, regulations and make it harder to file frivolous lawsuits (with loser-pay laws), as well as reduce the size and spending of government, while providing incentives for businesses creating the jobs, you will see the continued decline of the U.S. economy, the death of good jobs and the murder of the middle class. We’re staring at the end of the American dream.”

That’s priceless, common-sense advice from a proven business builder and job creator who has tried it twice and who sees the stark differences in America today. Gorsek’s conclusion is simple: Because of these changes, the second time around is much more difficult, if not impossible. At this moment in time, the American dream, small business and the middle class are being murdered.

Gorsek wanted me to end this story by reminding everyone to buy only “Made in USA” brands whenever possible to support those companies creating jobs in the United States. A man who lives his own advice, Gorsek drives a Ford pickup — not only because Fords are made in the U.S., but because Ford is the only American automaker that didn’t accept a bailout. Gorsek is an all-American hero.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you right back here next week. God bless America.