God Bless Texas

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I’ve spent a lot of time right here at PersonalLiberty.com as a prosecutor laying out the indictment of Barack Obama. But now it’s time to see the glass as half full. It’s time to light the way to prosperity. Now I’m going to paint a picture of how a country should be run. That example is the great State of Texas. If you want to see how a country should be run; if you’re interested in seeing your citizens succeed; and if you’re interested in creating opportunity, mobility and the pursuit of happiness, all you need to do is look at Texas.

Facts don’t lie. It seems like everyone is moving to Texas, the land of “Wild West Cowboy Capitalism” –especially residents of high tax-and-spend States like California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois and Michigan. From 2000 to 2010, a staggering 3.4 million people moved out of New York, resulting in a net loss of 1.3 million residents. California was a close second with a net population loss of 1.2 million during the same decade.

During that same time, Texas led the Nation in net population growth. A remarkable 551,914 new Texans came from one State: California. They brought with them $14.3 billion in income. In just one year (from 2009 to 2010), 48,877 Californians moved to Texas, bringing with them $1.2 billion. But even that paled against the almost $1 trillion in assets and income that relocated New Yorkers brought to the Lone Star State. Wow!

So why is everyone running for their lives from New York and California? And why are so many of them heading to Texas? The answers are taxes, regulations and quality of life — in other words, government interference in their lives or, in the case of Texas, minimal interference. It’s no coincidence that New York has ranked first or second in the Nation for tax burden every year since 1977.

In addition to State income, property and sales taxes, New York has a whopping 49 cents per gallon gas tax and the highest estate and gift taxes in the Nation. After grabbing more of your money than any State while you’re alive, New York also steals more of your money after you’re dead — with estate taxes. I should know; I left New York 25 years ago and never looked back.

But California couldn’t stand to be No. 2. Those Hollywood socialists are so competitive. Not to be outdone by New York, last November, California passed the highest State income taxes in America. You can almost hear the liberals shouting: “We’re No. 1!” Yes, the State is No. 1 in taxes, but it’s also No. 1 in people running for the exit — especially high-income earners and high-net-worth individuals. Be careful what you wish for.

California not only leads the Nation in taxes, it is also the worst State for excessive rules and regulations. It’s no wonder so many people are escaping California. I should know; I left California, too.

Lest you think this is some kind of fluke or that taxes are not the determining factor in this “escape from New York and California,” it isn’t just Texas that is gaining all these fleeing residents. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that all of the top 15 States for population growth during the past decade are no-tax or low-tax States. And since the 2010 census, Texas dominates the list for fastest-growing cities, with eight of the top 15. Remarkable.

It seems Americans are smarter than politicians give them credit for. They are voting with their feet for lower taxes, pro-business attitude and more economic freedom.

Because no State in the union has a better economy, let’s look “up close and personal” at the Texas miracle. What exactly is “Wild West Cowboy Capitalism” and why does it work?

Texas has zero State income tax, zero capital gains tax and zero death tax. It is a “right to work” State where employees may choose to join a union, but are never forced. It is a pro-business and anti-lawyer State, passing both landmark medical lawsuit reform and America’s first “loser pays” lawsuit reform. The results of the medical reforms? Lawsuits dropped by 70 percent. Twenty-five thousand doctors moved to Texas. Medical liability insurance rates dropped by as much as 50 percent. Texas is also one of the most difficult States in which to file class action lawsuits.

Quite simply, Texas treats businesspeople and taxpayers nicely. The State offers more business incentives ($19 billion) than any other State.

On the other hand, Texas is tightfisted with taxpayer money. They pay the least generous welfare and entitlement benefits. California is the exact opposite. They are the welfare capital of America. California has one-third of the Nation’s welfare recipients. Why? Because California pays the most generous welfare benefits in the Nation: $179 per citizen compared to $32 per citizen in Texas.

Texas is also tightfisted with its government employees. California government employees are paid 25.2 percent more on average than State employees in Texas. California has the highest-paid teachers in America, while Texas pays its teachers far less. Yet the high school graduation rate is higher in Texas than California. Texas runs its government far more efficiently.

Texas has a balanced budget amendment. By contrast, California owes an astounding $167 billion. The result is people with high incomes, assets and ambition are moving into Texas, while those who lack work ethic and feel entitled to handouts are moving out. Good luck to New York and California. We’ll see you in bankruptcy court.

One of the ways this has been made possible is that the Texas State constitution limits the time politicians can meet to 90 days every other year. That explains everything. Texas, like my adopted home state of Nevada, has low taxes and the fastest growing population because politicians aren’t allowed to sit in their seats all year long thinking of new ways to redistribute income, impede business and destroy jobs.

Just look at the remarkable results of favoring hard-working business owners and job-creators over entitlement addicts and lawyers. The annual Texas economy has passed $1 trillion, accounting for 8.3 percent of the entire U.S. economy. It is second largest in America and 14th largest in the world — equivalent to Russia.

How about jobs? Feast your eyes on these statistics: Since 2007, one-third of all jobs in America were created in Texas; and in the past decade, more jobs were created in Texas than in the other 49 States combined. Texas is where three out of every five jobs created in America since 2007 were created.

Even more amazing is the kind of jobs Texas has been creating. They have created the most private-sector jobs in the Nation and eliminated government jobs — the kind that cost taxpayers big money.

According to CNN/Money, Texas for the first time has more Fortune 500 headquarters than New York. Texas is also home to six of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies.

At the same time, Texas displaced New York as the second largest economy in this country. Texas’ economy had the most explosive growth in all of America for the past 50 years, while California’s economy has been among the worst.

Texas’ fiscal condition is sound. California, New York, Illinois and all these other high tax-and-spend States careen from crisis to crisis, always on the verge of bankruptcy. Business flourishes. Here’s an example why. California-based CKE Restaurants has more than 3,000 restaurants, including Carl’s Jr. and Hardees. Its president, quoted in The Wall Street Journal, called his home State of California business-unfriendly and noted that opening a restaurant in California takes two years and costs $200,000 more than opening one in Texas, where it takes only six weeks. Is it a surprise that CKE has stopped opening new restaurants in California, but plans to open 300 in Texas? Chevron must have gotten the same memo. It recently announced it is moving 800 high-paying employees (one quarter of its workforce) from California to Houston.

Still unconvinced? Ask the CEOs of America. In Chief Executive magazine’s annual poll (the one that ranked California dead last in America for business for eight consecutive years), Texas has been ranked No. 1 for those same eight straight years. And CNBC just ranked Texas as the top State in America for business for 2012 — the third time it’s been ranked No. 1 in six years.

Texas recently passed its 2013 budget. Texas cut taxes and spending, and it wound up with a record-setting $8 billion budget surplus. Congratulations to Governor Rick Perry.

Now you know why all my exes live in Texas. I’ll bet all your ex-business partners and ex-friends do, too. Now you know how to save America. Just follow Texas; it’s that simple. Now you understand that businesses, as well as people, choose States that treat them better, give them more economic freedom and allow them to keep more of their own money. Imagine that?

The results of smaller government, restrained politicians and lower taxes is dramatically increased wealth, job creation and citizens with a higher quality of life. God bless Texas. The solution to saving America is to do the opposite of everything Obama does. Texas proves it works.

By the way, my Texas friends want everyone to know: “Come on down, ya’ll are welcome. Just leave your socialist politics at home.” I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America.

Why Does Obama Hate Financial First Responders?

It is really quite easy to understand why the U.S. economy is in crisis and decline. Forget the delusional stock market (fueled by Fed fake money printing). On Main Street, our economy is sick and getting sicker. There are no jobs. Ninety million working-aged, able-bodied Americans are not working; that’s almost one-third of the country. The workforce participation rate is the lowest in decades. The rate of business start-ups is the lowest in decades. Food stamps, disability, welfare and Medicaid are at record highs. We face economic disaster. Why?

The answer is found in how we treat the heroes of the economy. Firemen are heroes because they run into burning buildings. Policemen are heroes because they run toward the sound of gunshots. That’s why they are called first responders. Where would we be in a crisis without these heroes?

But our economy relies on heroes. too. I call these heroes “financial first responders.” They are the business owners, investors, job creators and taxpayers. They risk their financial lives, just as policemen and firemen risk their bodies. They run toward crises, just like our first responders. They are willing to risk their life savings on nothing but a business idea. Amazing! They even risk their money in the midst of an economic crisis. That takes guts.

Like firemen and policemen who risk their lives selflessly for others, the financial first responders risk their money to create jobs, to provide a better life for their employees and to provide products that consumers need at a price they can afford. Their courageous risk-taking is what fuels the entire U.S. economy, thereby paying the taxes necessary to fund government. Without financial first responders, the economy and government would grind to a halt.

Barack Obama famously said to business owners, “You didn’t build that.” That statement may be the most ignorant ever uttered by a President. The truth is the exact opposite. Nothing could get built by government without the risks taken by business owners. We have roads, highways, bridges, airports, schools and hospitals because of the tax dollars paid by financial first responders.

Yet while government praises traditional first responders like firemen and policeman, Obama and his socialist cabal demonize, denigrate and disrespect financial first responders. For our courage and heroic risk-taking, we get kicked in the gut. We are targeted, punished, regulated and taxed to death for our success. And now we’re even persecuted by the Internal Revenue Service.

Next time you wonder why the U.S. economy is failing, just remember that Obama has created a hostile work environment. Just remember the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of success at any business comes from the top 20 percent of superstar employees. The same holds true of government. Whether it’s Merrill Lynch, Coldwell Banker, Charles Schwab, Facebook, the State of New Jersey or the Federal government, success is dependent on the rainmakers. The top 20 percent produce 80 percent of your profit and pay 80 percent of your bills.

How do you motivate the rainmakers? It’s simple: The more these superstars produce, the more they get to keep. In any industry in the world, the superstars at the top keep more of what they earn. Plus they receive bonuses, fancy dinners, vacations, gifts, golf.

Can you imagine if a company came along that reversed that idea? What if this company treated the top 20 percent like crap. What if they punished them: The more they make, the less they keep. What if this company took away all the extra commissions and bonuses of these superstars and redistributed the money to the worst 20 percent of employees? Can you imagine giving nothing to your superstars, but offering fancy dinners, golf, gifts and trips around the world to the worst performers? How absurd. That company would be out of business in 30 days.

Don’t look now, but it’s happening. It’s called government. Under Obama, the rules have been reversed. He punishes the superstars at the top for our success. He taxes us to death. The more you make, the less you keep. He puts in place so many rules and regulations, that it is impossible to run our businesses anymore. The financial first responders are now condemned and punished for our heroism. Capitalism is under attack.

That is why the U.S. economy is failing. That’s why there are no new jobs. That’s why a recent study proves that there is more opportunity for entrepreneurial success and wealth in emerging market countries than in America. How shocking and sickening is that?

And if you still don’t believe me, study Detroit, which has done things the Obama way for the past 50 years — under 100 percent Democrat rule and with Obama’s exact policies. Detroit is now a bankrupt, insolvent, Third World hellhole and is unable to pay its bills.

Or take a look at Europe. It also followed the Obama socialist model for the past 50 years. Ask the people of Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Italy or France how that’s working out. By the way, new car sales in the EU in May hit the lowest level in 20 years. Even in Germany, car sales were down dramatically. Just as I’ve predicted for two years right here at Personal Liberty, Europe is entering a Great Depression. How’s that big government welfare state mentality working out for the people of Europe?

There is only one way to save America and turn around this economy.

Celebrate and reward the financial first responders, meaning treat your top 20 percent the best and stop rewarding the bottom 20 percent. Obama has proven that is a recipe for disaster. Or as my dad, the blue-collar butcher, once said: “I’d love to hate the rich, but no one poor has ever given me a job.”

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless capitalism.

Say Goodbye To The U.S. Economy

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’ve predicted disaster for the U.S. economy since the day of Barack Obama’s election in 2008. I’ve got it all memorialized, in writing, in two books and hundreds of commentaries. In Time magazine I called Obama “the greatest jobs killer in world history.” In my latest national bestseller, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, I’ve listed hundreds of statistics proving that the U.S. economy is headed for a total collapse. But that was all written months ago. The worst was yet to come.

The results are in. The picture is grim. Here are some frightening economic numbers to think about the next time the lying, manipulating mainstream media tells you that we are in “recovery.”

First, almost 50 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings. Not surprisingly, one out of three residents of Obama’s home State of Illinois live in poverty. A mind-numbing four of five Americans either are experiencing poverty, foreclosure or welfare, or they will in their lifetime. Four out of five. Say goodbye to the myth of the American dream. It’s only a nightmare now.

Ditto for the American middle class. Obama has massacred it. Our middle class now ranks 27th in the world. I’ve argued from day one that Obama’s goal was to create a two-class society. The two classes are the super rich (who are beholden to Obama for corporate welfare and government contracts) and the poor (who are beholden to Obama for checks to survive). Look no further than the new immigration bill to see the final destruction of middle-class wages.

More grim news: Auto sales are collapsing. Construction jobs are falling off a cliff. And U.S. factory orders just suffered the biggest drop in a year.

What about jobs? Isn’t that picture getting rosier by the minute? Well, actually, no. Let’s analyze the real numbers. Since the start of 2013, we’ve gained 953,000 jobs; but, amazingly, 731,000 of them are crummy, low-wage, part-time jobs. That’s means almost 80 percent of the jobs created in America are part-time jobs that won’t pay the bills of a typical middle-class lifestyle.

The best jobs are manufacturing jobs. Well, under Obama they are losing out by 10-to-1 versus crummy, low-paying jobs. Facts don’t lie: So far this year more than 246,000 low-paying waiter or bartender jobs have been added to the U.S. economy, versus only 24,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs.

How bad is it? Well here’s a Hall of Fame triple play:

The Obama Administration just hired a company to promote Obamacare over the phone to Americans. Guess what? Even those jobs are part-time, with no health insurance.

The head of the Internal Revenue Service just testified in front of Congress that he’d rather keep his own health insurance than switch to Obamacare. The IRS is in charge of Obamacare, and they don’t want any part of it.

And the second-biggest employer in America is now a temp agency. Good luck getting a quality job in this Obama economy.

Still not convinced? Food stamp rolls are growing 75 times as fast as employment. The national debt has increased by 50 percent under Obama, even though he promised to reduce it. Obama promised to reduce health insurance bills for an average American family by $2,500 per year. Instead, your health bills went up by $3,000 per year. The men’s labor participation is the lowest rate ever measured since they started tracking it in 1948. And here’s the clincher: 90 million able-bodied, working-age Americans are not working.

All of this misery morphs together in one tragic new statistic of the Obama economy: There are more Americans getting “food assistance” checks (101 million) than working in the private sector (97 million). We are certainly witnessing the complete destruction of the middle class. It’s been a purposeful plan by Obama from the first day — just as I predicted from the first day.

And if you think help is on the way, I’ve got a bridge to sell you… in Detroit. The biggest city to ever go bankrupt, Detroit, has been run by Democrats since 1962. That’s more than half a century of 100 percent Democrat rule, using the exact same policies as Obama. The city is now in ruins. Detroit leads the Nation in illiteracy, welfare, food stamps, violent crime, murder, abandoned properties and broken street lights.

The city of Detroit’s downfall is built around four core ideas: never-ending entitlement spending, the most government employees per capita of any city in America, monstrous debt and the highest property taxes in America. It’s no surprise then that Detroit is hopelessly bankrupt. But wait, isn’t that Obama’s exact prescription for prosperity for the Nation? High taxes, more spending, more debt and more government employees. Bingo. Help isn’t coming, folks. The cavalry isn’t riding in to save you. They are coming to kill us.

Detroit is certainly the future of America under Obama. It’s the exact same policies. We are experiencing Groundhog Day: doing the same stupid things and expecting a different result.

One last morsel of food for thought: The EU is in the middle of a Great Depression. Countries like Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Cyprus face total disaster. Their economies are ruined for generations to come. Yet America under Obama now has more debt than every country in the European Union, combined. Our country has more government debt than any country in the history of the world.

Say goodbye to the U.S. economy. It’s been nice while it lasted. But remember: I told you so. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America.

What If Trayvon Were White?


Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. A couple of weeks ago, Barack Obama held a press conference to discuss a local court case. Highly unusual. Actually, unheard of. Why on Earth would the President get involved in a local court case? Obama just can’t let the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case go because he is obsessed by race.

Obama asked the key question, “What if Trayvon was white?” So I’ve set out here to examine that very question. What if Trayvon were white and George Zimmerman were black? Obama is right: Everything would have been different about the case.

If Trayvon were white, there would have been no national headlines. No one outside Sanford, Fla., would have even heard about the case. A black Zimmerman would never have been charged with a crime. And if there had been a trial and a black Zimmerman had been found not guilty, you can bet your last dollar that Obama’s Justice Department would not be considering civil rights charges. If they did, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would call it double jeopardy and a modern-day lynching of an innocent black man. That’s right; they’d be marching in the streets to defend the black Zimmerman.

The reality is that white Americans are killed by black Americans every day, but the national media never report it because they are afraid of being called racist. I can’t remember ever seeing or hearing race mentioned on the national news unless it is a white-on-black crime. And then, of course, it is the centerpiece of the story and always blamed on racism.

By the way, Zimmerman isn’t white. He is Hispanic. But liberals never let facts get in the way of a good story. That’s why the media and the race-baiters have coined a new phrase: “white Hispanic.” Sounds like a new race was invented just to justify liberals’ use of the word “racism” to discuss this case.

The same fear of being called racist is exactly the reason the national media never reports black-on-black crime, which has become a national tragedy. Cities like Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Obama’s Chicago are young black male killing fields. They are more dangerous for black Americans than serving in Afghanistan or Iraq. Why don’t the national media report on this tragedy? Why hasn’t Obama ever held a press conference to discuss that crisis? It is certainly much more devastating to the black community.

Could Obama name any of the black murder victims in Chicago that were shot by other blacks during the Zimmerman trial? I’ll bet not. Why are all those young dead black men that also look like Obama’s son any less important? Is it because their deaths don’t stir up racial anger or resentment? Is it because none of their deaths move his agenda forward?

Here’s another difference: If the victim, Martin, were white, there’d be no involvement by Sharpton, Jackson or the Congressional Black Caucus, nor tweets by liberal Hollywood celebrities, nor protests across America. When was the last time any of the race-baiters weighed in on a murder involving a white American? When was the last time a white person being murdered resulted in protests or rioting? Can you name one?

Have white people ever protested en masse about a black accused criminal getting found not guilty? Did the O.J. Simpson verdict cause rioting by white Americans?

Here is something else we know: If Martin had been white, the President of the United States would never have gotten involved in a local court case. Never. So why did he get involved here? The primary reason is to create a distraction from the tragedy of his failed policies and never-ending scandals. He is doing all he can to keep Americans from focusing on the sinking U.S. economy; the unthinkable national debt; the record number of Americans on welfare and food stamps; the millions of people left jobless by his anti-business policies; the bankruptcy of Detroit (which was ruled 100 percent by Democrats for more than 50 years); the murder, mayhem and out-of-control gun violence of his hometown Chicago (with the strictest gun laws in the Nation); the unraveling of Obamacare; the Internal Revenue Service scandal; the Benghazi, Libya, scandal; the Associate Press spying scandal; the James Rosen spying scandal; the Kathleen Sebilius extortion scandal; the Operation Fast and Furious scandal; and wars and unrest all over the Mideast.

The reality is Obama is using Martin to change the subject. He’s hiding behind Martin’s “murder” to get the media and voters’ minds off his own scandals and failures. Just as he has done repeatedly, Obama is changing the conversation to save his own skin. Martin is Obama’s W.M.D. (weapon of mass distraction). He’ll exploit Martin as long as he possibly can, so he doesn’t have to explain his own failures and scandals. As Saul Alinsky taught Obama, “The ends justify the means.”

Don’t forget the IRS scandal just happened to deepen on the very day Obama chose to bring up Martin at an impromptu press conference. We found out that Obama’s political appointee was at the very center of the IRS scandal and that he met with Obama only two days before the IRS harassment against conservatives started.

Another obvious difference is if the victim were white, Obama would never have weighed in about “white angst” or “white pain.” Should our President be feeling the pain of only one race of Americans? What about the rest of us? Don’t our anger or feelings count? Isn’t Obama the President of all Americans, of all races? Is this President trying to bring us together or purposely tear us apart?

In the end though, Obama is right. If Martin were white, this would all be different – 100 percent different. And if Obama were a white President and he weighed in on a local black-on-white murder, he’d be called racist, ignorant and insensitive, and he would be drummed out of office by the liberal media, race-baiters and the NAACP.

You know the definition of a racist, don’t you? Anyone winning an argument with a liberal. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America.

My George Zimmerman Moment

 
Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. President Barack Obama can’t stop comparing himself, or the son he never had, to Trayvon Martin. And he can’t stop talking about race. Everything in Obama’s world is black and white. This is not America’s first “post-race President.” This is America’s first “all race, all the time President.”

I see the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case very differently. For me, it was never about black or white. It was always about life or death — for Zimmerman. You see, 36 years ago, I was Zimmerman. Thirty-six years ago, I almost died in a life or death struggle eerily similar to Zimmerman’s confrontation. Let me tell you the story.

In 1977, at the age of 15, I attended Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, N.Y., one of the most dangerous and violent urban schools in America. Guns and knives were rampant. Assaults were a daily occurrence. Every walk through the hallway was an opportunity to be beaten or robbed. Lunchtime was an opportunity to have your lunch extorted by someone threatening your life. And worst of all were the bathrooms. All the decent kids at Mount Vernon High School knew we were taking our lives in our hands if we went to the bathroom, so we didn’t. We learned to hold it in all day until we got home — for fear of being robbed or beaten in the filthy, dangerous bathrooms where hoods, gang members and drug dealers hung out.

The school was about 85 percent black. I was white. But being white wasn’t the problem. Being a good kid was the problem. It’s wasn’t black versus white. It was good versus bad. The good black kids were as readily beaten up and intimidated as the good white kids.

Like Zimmerman, I decided I wanted to make a difference — for white and black kids. I was sick of the crime violence, intimidation and fear. I spent the summer lifting weights and taking boxing lessons, bulked up and, upon my return to school, volunteered to become a marshal. That meant I was part of our volunteer school police force. We were unarmed, but carried badges and walkie-talkies. Our job was to police the halls and prevent crime, drug dealing and cutting classes.

Like Zimmerman, we weren’t supposed to engage, only observe and call for help. But, as you might surmise, it doesn’t always work out that way.

In the late spring of 1977, I faced a “George Zimmerman moment.” As I patrolled an empty hallway in my high school, I spotted a gangbanger smoking and listening to loud music when he was supposed to be in class. I confronted and told him, “You’re coming with me.” The kid wheeled around and pulled a gigantic knife. In court it was classified as a machete (with a blade longer than 8.5 inches). He lunged at me, and I grabbed his wrist. We wrestled to the ground, with him on top. A much bigger kid than me, he was soon winning the struggle and was about to stick the machete into my head.

If I had had a gun, I certainly would have used it to save my life. That was the choice Zimmerman faced. What Obama and the race-baiters call murder is self-defense. Those who make the race-baiters happy by not fighting back are… dead. After the fact, they’re called “victims.”

I got lucky. As my life was about to be extinguished, a principal emerged from his office to check on the commotion.  Like Zimmerman, I’m sure no one knew which of us was screaming in my life-or-death struggle, but my screams saved my life. The principal shouted: “Hey, you! Drop that knife.” The kid ran. The principal raced to my side. I told him what happened. Together, we chased down my assailant in the school courtyard. I lived to tell this story.

Zimmerman’s critics call him “a police wannabe.” I guess you could say I was a “police wannabe,” too. How rude. You know what that means? Zimmerman and I cared about our community. I cared about my fellow classmates. He cared about his fellow homeowners. We both cared about right and wrong. We wanted to protect and serve. We wanted to make a difference. And we volunteered to put our lives on the line — for no pay.

Should someone like that be punished, vilified and put in prison or respected, celebrated and recognized by society? I believe that at the least, that person deserves the benefit of the doubt. I cheer a person who volunteers to protect his school or neighborhood. If only more Americans were willing to police our streets and schools, we’d all be safer. We should be thanking the George Zimmermans of this world.

And as if on cue to prove my case, just days ago, Zimmerman showed the world what a hero he really is. He came upon a terrible car accident: an overturned SUV on fire, with a family inside. He pulled the family to safety before the police arrived. Yes, that George Zimmerman risked his life to save a family from being burned alive. Even after what our government just put him through. Even after so many Americans threatened his life. Even after the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons asked for Federal charges. Yes, they demanded “double jeopardy” for a man found “not guilty” in a court of law. Still, he risked his life to save others.

You know the biggest irony? Obama is the ultimate “community organizer” and fan of volunteerism. Obama thinks if you volunteer to protest in front of banks to force minority loans or if you fight for welfare and food stamps, you’re a community hero. But if you lay your life on the line to protect your community from criminals, you deserve prison for defending your life. Interesting interpretation.

God forbid you ever find yourself in a life-or-death situation and survive by hurting or killing the bad guy. If the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons have their way, you’ll lose your freedom for the “crime” of self-defense. Unfortunately, our President can now be added to the list of people out to vilify you for trying to clean up your community and protect your fellow man, white or black.

Always remember that Zimmerman was protecting a large number of black homeowners in that community. There was never any racism involved in this case; even the FBI confirmed this after extensive interviews of Zimmerman’s friends and associates. You know what the definition of “racism” is nowadays? Anyone winning an argument with a liberal.

Obama fantasizes that he could have been Trayvon Martin. But 36 years ago, I really was George Zimmerman.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you back here next week. Same time, same place. God bless America and protect us from the race-baiters and community organizers out to destroy our country.

Rachel Maddow, Your Attempt At Slander Failed

 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I’m under massive attack by the mainstream media and Barack Obama’s defenders. (Oh right, I repeated myself). I must be doing something right. I must be scaring the Obama socialist cabal to death. I must be hitting a bulls-eye with my opinions.

This past week, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow tried to defame and slander me in a bizarre, rambling 15-minute diatribe on her national TV show. Fifteen minutes on national TV about me. Thank you, Rachel, that’s quite an honor coming from you.

Maddow even gave me a name, “birther.” It sounds similar to “murderer,” except it means only that I dared ask questions about Obama. Funny enough, none of those questions has ever involved his birth or birth certificate. Never. Not once. But hysterical defenders of Obama never let a fact get in the way of a good slander.

Rather than attacking a patriotic American, shouldn’t journalists like Maddow be asking questions of the President? Do the answers to the questions I asked scare her that much? Am I getting that close to the truth? Do I pose that much of a threat?

Perhaps there is a connection to the media’s refusal to ask these questions of our current President and the problems we’re experiencing:

  • An economy in decline.
  • No jobs.
  • Our own government now violating our rights at every turn.
  • It’s using the Internal Revenue Service to intimidate and punish us.
  • It’s using the Environmental Protection Agency to bankrupt the energy industry.
  • It’s using the National Security Agency to spy on us
  • And it’s using the Federal Reserve to bury our children in debt.
  • And it will perhaps soon use drones to kill us — without holding a trial or even hearing the charges.

Every patriotic American — and especially every legitimate journalist — has the responsibility to question the background, character and policies of the person who is the CEO of the world’s most powerful economy, the commander of the world’s most powerful military and the person with his finger on the nuclear button.

Yet if one American actually dares to ask questions about our President, suddenly all hell breaks loose. He gets called names. He is slimed and slandered.

I am that one courageous American. I have many questions about Obama’s background, actions and policies. I’m willing to boldly stand up in public and question and criticize the President. The result: First came vicious IRS attacks. Then, after I beat them again and again, next came the leftist national media attack. Someone is very worried about Wayne Allyn Root.

Saul Alinsky is one of Obama’s heroes and mentors. His book Rules for Radicals, is Obama’s bible, even though Alinsky’s masterpiece is dedicated to Lucifer, the devil. Funny, I’ve never heard the media mention that little fact.

Alinsky’s philosophy is to destroy and discredit any conservative who dares to question you by demonizing him. The strategy is to call him vile names and tell lies, because the end justifies the means. Humiliate and intimidate him so badly, the critic will hide under the covers, never to be seen again. In this case, Maddow’s goal is not only to destroy Wayne Allyn Root, but also to warn other conservatives that if they dare question the President, they too will get the same treatment. So stop asking questions!

My personal story is the achievement of the American dream. The son of a blue-collar butcher, I graduated from Columbia University (class of ’83 with my classmate Obama). Through discipline, sacrifice, personal responsibility, work ethic, enthusiasm for capitalism and a relentless attitude, I became a successful entrepreneur. This has allowed me to give more time to my passion: politics. I became the Vice Presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party, a media personality on FOX News and conservative talk radio, and the author of the national bestseller The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. I am also the home-school dad of four beautiful children, including a daughter at Harvard and Oxford.

Because of all this success and my media megaphone, Obama’s defenders have me on their radar. I’ve got a bulls-eye on my back. I’m making a difference. And I’m obviously scaring powerful people on the left. In one rambling, raving diatribe on national TV, Maddow slimed me and reduced me to one curse word: “birther.” Let me repeat: I’ve never been a birther. Ever. Not once have I ever questioned any aspect of Obama’s birth or birth certificate.

Alinsky would be proud. This is how you destroy your political opposition, silence dissent and socialize America. This is how big government takes over a once-proud Nation of individuals.

Maddow isn’t alone. In the past few weeks, since I’ve asked critical questions and made common-sense predictions about Obama’s true agenda, Obama’s IRS scandal and the mysterious story of Obama’s years at Columbia University, I’ve come under withering attack from across the liberal media. Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, Mother Jones magazine, liberal bloggers and now Maddow and MSNBC have made attacking Wayne Allyn Root a national pastime. The attacks intensified as The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide rose on the bestseller list. Coincidence?

Last month, even CNN host Piers Morgan tried to discredit me and bait me into a slugfest on CNN. At least he had the class to do it to my face. Give Morgan credit. Maddow, on the other hand, wouldn’t take the chance to debate me face to face. Rachel, why are you so afraid of the truth?

Maddow gave me so much airtime she might as well have named me “the most evil man in the world.” I’ve been in the TV and entertainment business my whole life. I know full well that no TV host would ever dedicate 15 minutes of a national TV show to one outspoken critic of the President. Not unless they are seriously worried. Not unless he’s hit a bulls-eye.

Maddow’s attack on me is certainly a show of desperation. I’m obviously getting too close to the truth. In the military they say, “You know you’ve reached the target when you start getting hit by flak.”

If I’m so unimportant, why is the liberal media so intent on destroying me? If my instincts about Obama’s scandals are so wrong, why are they so intent on discrediting me? If I’m just some kook, why would Maddow even pay attention to me? Why give me so much precious time on national TV? Does Maddow read PersonalLiberty.com? I didn’t know liberals cared so much what we said here.

But perhaps Maddow has spilled the beans. Perhaps this is a clue that I’m not so unimportant. Perhaps the left knows that I’ve stumbled onto the storyline that could destroy the Obama Presidency. Perhaps they’re afraid far too many Americans are reading about Obama’s purposeful plan to overwhelm the system and destroy capitalism that I unveiled in The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide.

Perhaps they are worried my story about the IRS scandal has legs. I was the first in the country to report a year ago that this IRS scandal is massive and involves the IRS going after individual critics of the President and top GOP donors.

Perhaps my gut instincts about how Obama might have committed fraud to gain entrance to Columbia University is striking chords. Something about Wayne Root has set off alarm bells among Obama’s defenders. They are sweating and panicking. They are desperate to discredit and destroy my reputation.

Rachel, methinks thou protests too much. Remember: I’m from Las Vegas and play a mean game of poker. You’ve tipped your hand. You’re playing with a pair of 2s, you know I’ve got a full house, and you and your liberal friends are obviously desperate to bluff me out of the game.

Newsflash: You failed.

You’ll be sad to know I played to full houses, standing room only, at both FreedomFest and the GOP Women’s Gala in Las Vegas this weekend. The GOP event had to turn guests away. And your slander helped raise thousands of dollars at this weekend’s GOP Women’s Gala. By the way, the highest bid of the event was for a private dinner at the home of Wayne Allyn Root. Sorry, Rachel: You lose.

I draw three conclusions:

  • There is a God.
  • Alinsky is rolling over in his grave.
  • Thank you, Rachel, from the bottom of my Republican conservative heart. You’re the gift that keeps on giving.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week right back here. Same time, same place. God Bless America.

Businessman To Obama: You Win!

 

Have you heard the latest mind-blowing statistic about the Barack Obama economy? There are now more Americans getting “food assistance” checks (101 million of them) than people working in the private sector (97 million). Who’s going to pay those bills, Mr. Obama?

Well, the answer has always been clear — entrepreneurs and small-business owners like me. People with those now rare American values — like work ethic, ambition, self-reliance, rugged individualism and personal responsibility. People with enthusiasm for work and for building a legacy for their families. You know: Those people you hate and resent, Mr. Obama.

I’ve got a sad story about the end of all that — and perhaps the end of America.

I’m your typical entrepreneur and capitalist evangelist, the kind of American that Obama will never understand. I enjoy working long hours, and I’m willing to risk my life savings on a business idea. I believe I’m the one responsible to feed, clothe and house my family — not the government. I get up early and work late, 14 to 16 hours a day. I work weekends and holidays. All vacations are “working vacations.” 24/7. That’s the life of an entrepreneur.

I chose this life. It’s my choice to risk my own money and work long hours. It’s my choice to provide my family with the best. I’m not looking for a blue ribbon or a pat on the back.

But I also don’t expect my President to resent me for my success, or to kick me in the gut, or to spit in my face. Mr. President, you shouldn’t be demonizing, denigrating and insulting me. You shouldn’t be claiming that people like me “don’t pay your fair share” when, in reality, your voters pay nothing (and expect checks from the government, too).

You shouldn’t be saying, “You didn’t build that.” Actually, yes, we did. Our work ethic, job creation and taxes pay for everything government builds. Our taxes pay for the checks you give to your voters.

Mr. President, you have no right to put us down, while complimenting and rewarding those who aren’t willing sacrifice for success and don’t feel personal responsibility. You have no right to redistribute our money to those who don’t have our work ethic. That’s wrong. That kills our spirit. That damages the U.S. economy.

There is no need to debate how wrong you are. The Obama economy proves what happens when you punish and demonize the job creators — an unprecedented economic disaster. Last week, the mainstream media celebrated a month of “195,000 jobs created.” Really? The truth is sobering. The U.S. economy last month gained 360,000 crummy part-time jobs and lost 240,000 full-time jobs. There are now 28 million Americans underemployed in part-time jobs. The second leading employer in America is now a temp agency. Only 47 percent of American adults are working (and that includes part-time jobs).

Welcome to Obamageddon. There are no good jobs — only crummy, crappy, part-time jobs. To get ready for your next job, repeat after me: “Sir, would you like a shake with your cheeseburger and fries?”

But, Mr. President, I will give you credit for one achievement. I thought it could never happen. You have single-handedly cured me of my work ethic and addiction to success. I am healed. Mr. Obama, you have set me free.

This past weekend I experienced how the other half lives. For the first time in my adult life, I took the entire holiday weekend off. As a work-at-home father and business owner, I normally spend a few hours each day with my children between phone calls, answering 300 emails, multiple daily meetings and conference calls, and other work requirements. This weekend, my wife and 5-year-old daughter visited friends in Los Angeles, leaving me as the sole caregiver for my sons, ages 9 and 13, for the entire four-day holiday weekend.

So I decided to clear the slate for the first time in my life. To just have some fun. To experience what life is like for the typical non-business owner on a holiday weekend. I ignored emails and stopped taking business calls. I turned down several business meetings. I just shut it all down.

Guess what? I had a ball! My boys and I watched guys’ shoot ’em up movies. We went gun shooting.  We shot off fireworks. We swam and played football. We ate steak dinners. It was the ultimate father-son weekend, with no business interruptions.

That’s when I realized… I’m done. It no longer pays to sacrifice under Obama. There is no payoff. I’ve sacrificed 14 to 16 hours a day, 365 days per year, to build businesses, create jobs, to give my family the best life possible. But I’m done. You win. You’ve pulled off the impossible, Mr. Obama. You’ve reformed me! I was the poster boy for workaholic entrepreneur. Not anymore.

Mr. President, why should I sacrifice so your voters can have free Obama phones (now with free texting, too)? Why should I work for an abusive boss like you who resents my sacrifices? Why should I work long hours so your voters can grab more of my money, while classifying ambition, sacrifice, discipline and personal responsibility as “evil” or “greedy?”

Under your system, the more I make, the more you take. There is no incentive, so why put in the extra effort?

The answer is… I no longer will. 

Mr. Obama, I’m done giving 110 percent. There is no “extra credit,” so why do the extra work? When a hard-working entrepreneur like me loses his love for work, stops putting in longer hours, takes weekends off, turns down the third or even fourth career because it’s not worth the effort, you better turn out the lights and close the door, because the party’s over.

But you do have one little problem, Obama. Who’s going to pay the bills? Who’s going to pay for those 101 million Americans on “food assistance?” Who’s going to pay your $7 billion bill to expand electricity access in Africa? Who’s going to pay for your $100 million travel bills? Who’s going to pay for your “free healthcare?” Who’s going to pay for the bloated pensions of 22 million government employees? Who’s going to pay the interest on your $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities? If not me, who?

And you can bet your last dollar that if I’ve come to this never-before-imagined decision to slow down and no longer give 110 percent, so have millions of other entrepreneurs.

So, Mr. Obama, I sure hope you have a backup plan to pay the bills. Maybe all those free Obama phone recipients can “spare a dime.” Maybe you can convince all those Obama voters on “food assistance” to stop using their food stamps for booze and strip clubs. Maybe you can convince Bangladesh to hold “AID AMERICA” concerts. Or, Mr. President, you can simply hide under the bed covers while presiding over the total collapse of the U.S. economy. Congratulations! You’ve proven that socialism doesn’t work. Eventually, you run out of other people’s money.

Payback is a bi-ch.

–Wayne Allyn Root

The Obama Jobs Plan: Hire Black Criminals


 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Happy Fourth of July, everyone. God bless America. The question is: Will there still be an America, or capitalism, after President Barack Obama is through with his second term?

It sure doesn’t look good to me. We have no money for fireworks displays at military bases across America and no money for patriotic fly-overs at military academy graduation ceremonies. We are letting down our heroes, the people who sacrifice selflessly for us.

But there was $100 million for Obama’s trip to visit Africa, and Obama has now pledged $7 billion to double electricity access in Africa. This has to be a comedy skit, right? This must be a nightmare. It can’t be for real, right? Seven billion dollars for African electricity, while he kills the coal industry so average, middle-class Americans won’t be able to afford our own electric bills? What about our $17 trillion debt in America, our trillion-dollar deficit, our disgraceful failing public schools or our aging and decrepit infrastructure?

And Obama also has billions of dollars in aid as well as military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Palestinians? Even the protesters in Tahir Square in Cairo are accusing Obama of propping up the Muslim Brotherhood. Are you kidding me? Something is deep-down deadly wrong, folks. This man is destroying our country and our economy. He is killing the middle class. He is making a mockery of American values across the globe.

But don’t take my word for it. Let me give you perhaps the perfect example. Everything I just mentioned is child’s play compared to Obama’s newest directive. Now, Obama has truly gone off the deep end. He’s thrown off his cloak to show the “S” on his chest, standing for social justice. Obama has just decided to kick the U.S. economy while it’s down.

What’s Obama’s latest brainstorm? Force businesses to hire criminals — and not just any criminals. Obama wants black criminals to step to the front of the employment line. If only I were joking.

Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is charging the automaker BMW and the national retailer Dollar General with racism, discrimination and violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act for using criminal background checks before hiring employees.

How can this be? Don’t companies have a right to check backgrounds before hiring employees that represent them? Don’t companies have a right not to hire convicted criminals? Not anymore. Not in Obama’s America. At least, not if the criminal is black.

The Obama government’s logic is frightening. The EEOC argues that because blacks are more likely to have been convicted of a crime, doing a criminal check discriminates against blacks. So when you won’t hire an applicant because of his criminal record you are… wait for it… yes, a racist.

Seriously, folks. This is happening in the United States of America. If the courts hold for Obama, this will be the final body blow to job creation, economic freedom and the U.S. economy.

But let’s set that aside for a moment and think what this does to your own civil rights.

When you hand your credit card to the clerk in a store, wouldn’t you like to know he isn’t a convicted identity thief? When you walk into an empty home for sale, wouldn’t you like to know if the realtor is a murderer? When your wife goes for a massage, wouldn’t you like to know the masseuse isn’t a convicted rapist? Or, worse yet, when your child goes to school, child care or an after-school program, wouldn’t you like to know the person you’re leaving your child with isn’t a convicted predator, sexual abuser or pornographer? If Obama gets his way, there will be no way of knowing, certainly not if the employee is black.

Well, according to the Obama Administration, if you ask those questions of a black job applicant, you are a racist and committing a crime yourself.

How can anyone run a business not knowing if the people he hires to deal with customers might be convicted rapists, thieves or murderers? Employees are the public face of your business. They represent your brand. They are your thin blue line, your eyes, ears and face to your customers. And don’t think you won’t be sued if one of your employees commits a criminal act against one of your customers.

How bad can this get? Well, the EEOC not only wants to ban background checks for black Americans, it wants the 70 black job applicants who BMW refused to hire because of criminal records to now be hired and given back pay and legal costs. On the other hand, the white applicants who were rejected don’t have to be hired. Obama’s EEOC argues it’s fair to do criminal background checks on whites.

You couldn’t make this up in a fictional novel without being laughed at. You couldn’t put this in a “Saturday Night Live” skit. The critics would call you ridiculous. Yet it’s happening in real life under Obama.

So, what choices does a businessman have if the Obama government wins its case? First, companies will cut back hiring as much as possible. But if you are a business owner in this hostile Obama workplace environment, you’ve probably already done that.

Second, if you do start a new business, you’ll be looking at a business model that require no employees or very few employees.

Third, you might decide to close your current business. It just isn’t worth it under Obama to take big financial risks, when government makes it this dangerous, difficult and unappealing.

Fourth, if you do need to hire employees, since you have to follow the law, companies will find some unrelated reason not to hire the applicant on whom they are legally unable to conduct a background check. Talk about “unintended consequences.” Young black men, say goodbye to jobs.

So who here is destroying the U.S. economy and who here is the racist? Is it the employer who is color blind and hires on ability and character (after seeing the results of background checks) or Obama, whose policies force employers to either stop hiring, slow hiring or hire as few black applicants as possible?

Obama proves every day that you can’t run an economy based on equality, social justice and retribution.

Somewhere out there in cyberspace, some liberal wacko extremist will accuse me of being a racist for daring to talk about race. Just remember that all I’ve done here is describe Obama’s jobs policy. These are all his words. He is suing employers to stop background checks on one specific group: black Americans. He is the one saying that blacks have much higher levels of criminal records. He is the one demanding black criminals be hired. He is the one saying in court filings that background checks on whites are perfectly fine.

Oh, and remember one other thing. The true definition of a racist is: anyone who’s winning a debate with an Obama supporter.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Happy Independence Day. Let’s all pray for independence soon from Obama. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless.

The Perfect GOP Compromise On Immigration


 
Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. The Barack Obama socialist cabal and mainstream media (I know; I repeat myself) lie about immigration. They frame the debate as having only two options: the Democrat way (let everyone in and put them all on welfare) or the supposed Republican way (keep everyone out and send home those already here). That is a blatant lie.

The second Obama lie is that there is only one definition of compromise: Agree with Democrats on everything. How absurd. How is that “compromise”?

If the GOP agrees to this Democratic version of compromise, the U.S. economy will be damaged beyond repair. We are already a bankrupt Nation with more than $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities. Letting in millions of new poor, uneducated, low-skill immigrants in the middle of an economic depression and jobs crisis, as well as giving them access to welfare and Obamacare, can only be described as the end of America. It is a disaster for the middle class in terms of jobs competition, the lowering of wages and the cost of taxes to pay for the new entitlement bills.

But there is a simple and truly fair compromise that is based on the practical advice from my latest book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. Republicans, conservatives and Libertarians have to be blind or idiots not to support it.

My first common-sense observation is there is no need to do anything until the border is secure. Period. Not secure by the standards of Obama or Janet Napolitano. But 100 percent secured and approved by Congress and an outside panel of independent experts.

Now, on to the compromise. The only reason for the GOP to agree to a compromise is if there is something to be gained in return. If Democrats want the 12 million illegal aliens already here to be given a legal pathway to citizenship, I say “yes,” but only if Democrats agree to these key points of compromise:

First, it still starts with a 100 percent sealed border. Until that happens, no one is legalized. Ironically, even the 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens should support this necessity. Once they are made legal, the 12 million certainly don’t want another 12 million battling them for jobs.

Next, end birthright citizenship. Never again can someone come here illegally, give birth and think that child is a legal American. The millions of children here today win the lottery (with military service), but only if no one else ever gets in again.

Third, no Obamacare for the 12 million or so illegal aliens. The Internal Revenue Service estimates health insurance will cost $20,000 per year by 2016 because of this Obamacare monstrosity. You do the math. 12 million times $20,000 equals $240 billion per year. That would cause the final collapse of the U.S. economy.

You can come here to work legally, but you can’t let in 12 million new patients for free healthcare. That would be economic suicide. Only an idiot couldn’t see that. Either an idiot, or a Democrat looking to win elections with 12 million new Democratic voters, without any regard for the new debt overwhelming the system or the eventual destruction of the U.S. economy.

Fourth — and here’s the big one — Illegal aliens already collect billions of dollars in entitlements. Right now. They get food stamps, aid to dependent children and free meals at school. Now, add in earned income tax credits — even though they don’t pay taxes in the first place. It’s costing taxpayers a fortune. If you want us to legalize you, it has to stop. So we’ll let you in, but only if you agree to never accept entitlements. Except for Social Security — but only after they’ve worked for many years and have earned it like everyone else.

Conservatives like me aren’t against immigrants. I love immigrants. Legal immigrants who come to America to work are the lifeblood of America. But I draw the line at someone who comes here to live off government. Why would any country allow that? Not with $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities already on the books. The new debt would push us over the edge.

So will Democrats hold up immigration reform over this issue? Will they openly admit to supporting and encouraging immigrants who want welfare, food stamps and 100 other kinds of entitlements? Conservatives will let you in — if you’re a taxpayer and contributor. But we’re not going to let you in if you’ve come here to be a taxpayer drain.

Can you imagine someone breaking into your restaurant and greeting you in the morning when you open the door by demanding you take care of them with free food, housing, education, medical and cash for life? Democrats think that’s “fair.” Most Americans don’t.

You can stay, but only if you work. If you came to mooch, you can leave now. You mean that’s not “fair” to Democrats? That’s unreasonable? We let you break in, and now we’re going to agree not to arrest or deport you. But we certainly won’t allow you to overwhelm our system and raise our taxes and debt in the bargain. That’s the only sane compromise.

Give up welfare and all entitlements, and in return you get to stay. You never again have to fear that knock on the door. You never have to fear separation from your family. You are in America for good. You won the lottery.

You mean illegal aliens won’t accept this deal? If they won’t, then they are here for the handouts. If that’s the case, no deal.

By the way, I’d even throw in another chit in the bargain. In return for agreeing to never accept welfare, illegal aliens will not owe back taxes. It’s unrealistic anyway. Illegals can’t afford it. No one will pay it. No one will enforce it. My compromise is realistic. You get a work card. You pay taxes moving forward. You become a legal resident. America is fair and beyond generous. But no welfare. Ever.

Fifth, as part of this deal, English becomes the official language of America. If you want to stay, you have to learn English. You have to vote in English. You can’t survive or thrive in this country without learning English. But no one will ever learn unless you take away the options. Why would we agree to let millions of people in who want to change our language or culture? Now that would be insanity squared. Come on in. We welcome you — as long as you assimilate and become patriotic Americans.

Sixth, you go to the end of the line for citizenship. You get a work card and become a legal resident. You pay taxes. But, you earn citizenship over a very long period of time and you get in line with the millions of others who are being legally admitted. And you cannot vote.

Lastly, no more fraud upon the taxpayers and citizens. No more 1,000-page bills. This can all be explained in a simple five- to 10-page bill. If I were a U.S. Senator, even with all the points above, I’d still vote “no” to a 1,200-page bill. Something is wrong if you need 1,200 pages written by lawyers. It’s fraud. They are sneaking in provisions the citizens would not support, if they were able to read it. So the big-government bureaucrats overwhelm us with 1,200 pages (filled with lies, fraud and trickery). You know, like the clause that sets up community activist organizations as the new welcome wagon for all immigrants. More tricks from Obama to brainwash immigrants to demand entitlements and vote Democrat forever more. Any Republican who’d vote for that is an idiot.

All the extras must be cut out of this bill. This bill is about immigration, not more stimulus bills or pumping up government spending or Las Vegas tourism or handing billions of dollars to Marxist organizations disguised as “community activists.” This attitude is what bankrupted America in the first place.

Obama and his socialist cabal will yell and scream. But guess what? The vast majority of the 12 million people who broke the law will gladly accept this deal and praise those who “compromised” for their benefit. No other country in the world would offer this deal. Certainly not Mexico.

That’s the deal. Conservatives are not against immigration reform or against compromise. Those are blatant lies. But first, the borders must be 100 percent sealed. Then you get it, but only if you’re here to work.

This is how you “compromise” to get immigration reform for 12 million illegal aliens already here. Let Obama and the Democrats explain to those 12 million why they are unwilling to accept this “compromise” and would rather leave them and their families in the shadows, unable to get legal U.S. jobs and facing arrest and deportation. Is welfare that important to illegal aliens? If it is, then we can’t allow you in.

One last comment. If any GOP lawmaker is dumb enough to simply roll over and agree to Obama’s and the Democrats’ definition of “compromise” on this issue, he has proven to be nothing but a short-sighted, greedy politician who cares only about his re-election and cares nothing about the American taxpayer. And he must be booted out of office immediately.

Great ideas, right? That’s how you design a compromise. Unfortunately, we all know that none of the sane, common-sense ideas I’ve just recommended will ever happen. Not with the big-government Marxists who control the Obama Administration and whose goal is the destruction of capitalism and the America we know and love.

And not with the weak-willed idiots that run today’s GOP who are afraid of their own shadow — not to mention they are bought, paid for and owned by big corporations looking for cheap labor. Right and left are both destroying this country and wiping out the middle class forever.

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

Trust My Government? Are You Kidding?


 

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Let me say it out loud: I don’t trust my government as far as I can spit. And you shouldn’t either.

There, I’ve said it. I love my country, but I don’t love our politicians or government bureaucrats. Why would I? History proves that people in government the world over are liars, cheats, frauds, incompetents, common criminals, tyrants and even murderers. Yet you think I should trust them with my phone records, emails, tax records and healthcare? If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

Let’s not worry about the true despots of world history, like Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro or Pol Pot, who enslaved and murdered their own people. Let’s ignore King George and the British generals who ordered American colonists burned alive in a locked church. Let’s ignore the fact that the U.S. government injected blacks with syphilis in medical experiments — without their knowledge or consent. Let’s ignore the fact that Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a boat of Jews escaping Hitler back to Germany, where all of them perished. Let’s ignore all those truly terrible and deadly deeds by government.

Let’s just look at recent history since electing Barack Obama.

Obama’s Internal Revenue Service persecuted honest people for the crime of being conservative critics of Obama, yet Obama nominated proven tax cheats like Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Hilda Solis and Ron Kirk to major positions in his Administration.

Obama also criticized Mitt Romney for keeping his money in the Cayman Islands, but then named Jack Lew to become Treasury Secretary, even though Lew keeps his money in the Cayman Islands. Do you trust these cheats and hypocrites to monitor your taxes, oversee your healthcare or listen to your phone calls?

Obama and Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi, Libya, and ordered Susan Rice to lie to the media for two weeks. Then, Obama even lied about the terrorist attack multiple times in front of the United Nations.

It now appears Clinton ordered a cover-up of a prostitution scandal in her own State Department.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied in front of Congress about the National Security Agency surveillance program.

The head of the IRS lied in front of Congress about the scandal involving the targeting of conservatives. I know; I’m one of the victims who was targeted.

But Obama lied even worse. He stated on numerous occasions as a U.S. Senator that he stood against the Patriot Act and other invasions of privacy and violations of civil liberties. Then, he doubled down as President.

No surprise: Obama was a pothead as a young adult. As a politician, he swore he’d curb or completely end the government’s war on marijuana. He said he would never violate a State’s laws legalizing medical marijuana. Yet, as President, he has doubled spending on the marijuana war. And his Administration has literally invaded California to close down marijuana dispensaries that were operating 100 percent legally, based on California State law.

Obama claims he knew nothing about IRS persecution — even though the head of the IRS visited the White House 157 times in his first term and even though Obama met with the head of the IRS employees union the day before the targeting began.

Attorney General Eric Holder appears to have lied under oath about spying on journalists, including James Rosen of FOX News (and his parents). Holder said he knew nothing about it, while he was the one signing the request for surveillance.

Then there are the scandals themselves: the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the Justice Department media-spying scandal, the Kathleen Sebelius Obamacare extortion scandal. There are so many scandals, I’ve lost track. Don’t forget an oldie but goodie called “Fast and Furious.” Obama supports strict gun control, but he had no problem selling guns to Mexican drug lords. And no one bothered to keep track of where the guns were until 300 Mexicans and a U.S. Border Patrol agent were dead.

These scandals all tie together. They represent government gone wild. Our government is out of control. It is run by megalomaniacs and control freaks who lie with impunity. Everything is always top-secret and on a need-to-know basis. And only they need to know. They will take care of us and protect us — whether we like it or not, want it or not, ask for it or not, or need it or not.

Personally, I think the group we need protecting from is government.

I don’t want the same government employees who at the IRS decided to persecute conservatives like me to be in charge of surveillance over my phone calls and emails. Do you?

If I’m an outspoken critic of Obama, will they decide to listen in on my calls with the intent of finding a reason to persecute me? If I run for office as a Republican, will they be listening in to my calls to find dirt on me? Will they be reading my emails to find out my campaign strategy? Of course, they will.

We heard under oath that NSA could not listen in on calls. It only compiles the list of who is calling whom. Then we found out only days later that NSA personnel can listen in on any call, anytime they choose. My guess is they listen in only on Republicans. After all, to listen in on Muslims would be religious persecution. But persecute Republicans? No problem there.

I don’t want the same government employees who at the IRS decided to persecute critics of Obama (like me), to be in charge of Obamacare. When I need approval for expensive cancer treatments, will they withhold approval or delay reimbursements until I die? Will they simply make my life miserable, while I’m dealing with a life-threatening illness? Will they run targeted “death panels” by denying treatment to critics of Obama?

I don’t want the government educators who recently held a toy gun buyback program at a California school teaching my children. Yes, I said a toy gun buyback program. They asked young children to turn in their toy guns in return for books. Any educator who thought up that program shouldn’t be in charge of teaching children anything.

When I publicly criticize the obscene pensions of government employees that are bankrupting our country, should I trust that angry government employees won’t target, persecute and spy on me? Will they try to put me in prison on trumped up charges or put my business out of business? It all starts with listening on my calls and reading my emails.

Should I assume that the same Obama Administration that labeled Ron Paul supporters as “terrorists” and suggested law enforcement pay them special attention, won’t target Rand Paul supporters for destruction by listening to calls, reading their emails or auditing their tax returns?

Should we assume the government won’t listen in on the privileged conversations of lawyers and American Civil Liberties Union executives to gain an edge in high-profile trials?

Do you honestly believe that if government wants to silence your criticism and dissent, it will wait for a warrant to listen to your calls? Based on what we’ve seen with the IRS scandal and on what the NSA just admitted (that it can listen in anytime it wants), I’d expect our government to target conservatives’ conversations and emails and then, only after finding something they label as “questionable,” ask a judge for a warrant.

What next? Looking through our garbage, tearing open our envelopes at the post office, planting video surveillance or recording devices inside planters placed at our homes and offices — something the IRS was publicly putting out bids for only days ago, until public pressure shut it down.

Based on the IRS scandal, the Justice Department scandal, the Benghazi cover-up, the Sebilius extortion scandal and the nonstop lies (often under oath) of government employees and even our President, why would anyone trust government to do the right thing? If you’re smart, you should assume it will almost always do the wrong thing.

Trust government? Trust the IRS? Trust the NSA? Trust Obama?

You’re kidding, right?

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America… because we’re losing it minute by minute.

Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard Of Obama


 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I have more information on the Barack Obama at Columbia University mystery. The plot thickens.

My life has crossed paths with Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both pre-law and political science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds?

But something about the Obama at Columbia story has always bothered me. Last week, at Personal Liberty, I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates — everyone except Obama. As usual, he wasn’t there — not a trace, not a video greeting, not a letter. I could not find any classmates who knew him.

I called Obama “the ghost of Columbia University.” I pointed out (just as I’ve said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia and may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in between. It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.

Is he the real-life “Manchurian Candidate”? What explains Obama having just enough skeletal proof that he was there (one photo, one roommate, one professor, one friend)… but never seen in a class, never on anyone’s radar screen, almost invisible? A total two-year blackout. It’s like a story straight out of a novel about the CIA or KGB. He graduated Columbia, but it’s almost as if he never went there.

To make matters even more mysterious, Obama’s college records are sealed. He’s had plenty of opportunities to authorize the release, to clear the air. He has never chosen to do so. But why? What has he got to hide? Funny enough Obama has never had a problem ripping open the sealed records of his political opponents. Every step of his career Obama has beaten his opponents by having sealed documents just happen to be publicly exposed by anonymous sources. But not Obama. His records are always unavailable (and never leaked). Obama always seems to have powerful forces on his side.

Did he attend Columbia as a foreign student? That was the educated guess I made in my appearance on “Hannity” on FOX News a year ago. The only photo of Obama from his Columbia days was in his off-campus apartment with a roommate described by USA Today as a Pakistani foreign student, pot smoker, and cocaine abuser. If you’re a foreign student, you live in housing off-campus with other foreign students.

That would also explain how he transferred into Columbia. Transferring into an Ivy League school is all but impossible. I did a little digging and found out only three transfer students in all of America were accepted into Columbia in the past academic year — three students out of 315 million Americans. Yet those who knew Obama at Occidental called him a pot smoker and partier who rarely attended class. You’re telling me that a student with that record, at an average college, was accepted for transfer into prestigious Columbia University? Only if he was an exotic, Indonesian foreign student transferring into a college that desperately wanted to claim an ethnically and globally diverse student body.

Still, that might explain how Obama got into Columbia. But where was he for those two years? My gut instincts say something is wrong with the Obama at Columbia story. Very wrong. Rancid.

But until now, I was the only Columbia-attached person publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was the American history and diplomatic history professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.

I was put on Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate skeptical about Obama’s story. He told me that Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.”

I did some digging and located Graff’s home phone number. I called him. Now retired, he was delighted to hear from me. He agreed to go on the record about Obama. Unlike Obama, Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graff’s classes, and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great — like he hasn’t lost any of his trademark sharpness in the 30 years since we last met.

I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no cheery things to say about the President. Graff said: “I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I’m proud of them all. Between American history and diplomatic history, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.”

Even more importantly, Graff knew the other history and political science professors. “None of the other Columbia professors knew him either,” said Graff.

Graff concluded our interview by saying: “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University.’ I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”

There is something wrong with Obama’s story; I know that. Many of my classmates at last weekend’s 30th reunion feel queasy too — even though they are mostly Obama supporters. They know in their guts he wasn’t there. Now the most beloved professor ever at Columbia joins us in publicly questioning the story. Obama is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia. Rotten like dead fish.

It’s hard to come to any other conclusion, but Obama is purposely trying to destroy capitalism, kill the American Dream and undo American values, as well as shred the Constitution. Now that you realize he has a mysterious background, it all fits, doesn’t it? The question is: Who controls Obama? Who is pulling the purse strings? Who has the motive and desire to destroy America? Who benefits by the destruction of the greatest democracy in world history? Who wants to see a one world government, with no America getting in the way?

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America. We’ll need all the blessings we can get with Obama in the White House.

Barack Obama: The Ghost Of Columbia University


Hello, this is Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual, he wasn’t there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one I met at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.

I’m certainly no “Johnny come lately.” For five years now (since 2007 when it became clear Barack Obama was running for President), I’ve been quoted in the media as saying that no one I’ve ever met at Columbia can remember ever meeting, or even seeing, our college classmate Barack Obama. Don’t you think the media should be asking questions? Isn’t this a very strange story?

I am a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1983. That’s the same class Barack Obama claims to have graduated from. We shared the same exact major; political science. We were both pre-law. It was a small class; about 700 students. The Political Science department was even smaller and closer-knit (maybe 150 students). I thought I knew, or met at least once, (or certainly saw in classes) every fellow poly sci classmate in my four years at Columbia.

But not Obama. No one ever met him. Even worse, no one even remembers seeing that unique memorable face. Think about this for a minute. Our classmate is President of the United States. Shouldn’t someone remember him? Or at least claim to remember him?

One of the speakers at the 30th reunion should have reminisced about “my days with the future President.” But no one did. You’d think Obama might have sent a video to tell us all how much he enjoyed his time at Columbia. You’d think he’d have sent at least a letter to be read aloud from one of his former college buddies. Right? But he didn’t. Because Obama has no former college buddies. No one that ever met Obama, let alone befriended him, was in attendance at our 30th class reunion.

Now you might argue this is all strange, but it’s possible. After all, Columbia says he graduated. And I take my college’s word for it. Would one of the world’s greatest Ivy League institutions participate in a cover-up, thereby risking their billion dollar reputation? And there is one single article written for the Columbia newspaper with Obama’s name on it. A single photo also exists of Obama in his Manhattan apartment with the man he claims was his college roommate — a Pakistani foreign student. USA Today described Obama’s roommate as a pot smoker, cocaine user and foreign student. Isn’t that lovely? And one single radical leftist Columbia professor who hates Israel also claims he remembers Obama. Quite a crew in the Obama camp, huh? Hard to even believe.

That’s the sum total of Obama’s existence at Columbia University, Class of ’83.

So I asked every classmate I met at our 30th reunion, many of them political science majors, if they ever met, or saw, or heard of Obama. The answer was a resounding “NO” from every one of them. I asked if they found this strange, or worried how this was possible? They all answered “yes.” I asked if they thought it was possible to be a political science major and never meet a fellow major in our small classes? They all gave me a very strange look and answered “no.” So I asked, “How could this be possible? Can you explain this?” No one had an answer.

Keep in mind these people I spoke to are all — to a man and woman — dedicated liberal Democrats who voted for Obama. I’m guessing 90 percent are major Democrat contributors. My Columbia classmates are the cream of the crop of American society. Lawyers, doctors, billionaire hedge fund members, stars of the media. They adore Obama. But they all admit they never met him in their four years at Columbia. I am proud of my classmates for their honesty and integrity.

One classmate told me he was present when one of the most honored professors in Columbia University history gave a speech to alumni a couple of years ago. The speech was followed by Q&A. This beloved professor was asked about Obama at Columbia. He said, “I have my doubts about the story.” The crowd was stunned. He immediately went onto the next question and never elaborated. So obviously I’m not the only one with doubts.

So here’s my take on this great mystery. I’ve never said Obama was not registered at Columbia. I’m sure he was. I’ve never said he didn’t graduate. If Columbia says he did, then I’m sure he did. But I’ve always said there is something wrong with the story. It’s rancid. It’s unbelievable. It’s impossible. It’s the story of a Manchurian candidate.

The question isn’t was he ever registered, or did he graduate? And it’s interesting that one photo, one professor, and one newspaper article exists — just enough to provide a thin cover. The kind of thin cover you might find created by the CIA or KGB. Really strange.

But the serious question the media should be asking is…What did Obama do for two full years in-between registration and graduation? Did he ever attend a class? Did he ever have a single friend other than a Pakistani national? Why is the only professor to ever come forward and claim he remembers him a radical leftist who hates Israel? What exactly was he doing when no one met him, saw him or heard of him? Why are his college records sealed? What has he got to hide? But my educated guess is he can’t, or won’t ever release those records. Because what we’d find would be shocking.

Now I know somewhere in America is an Obama defender that will accuse me of lying. But are all those classmates at our 30th reunion lying too? And if I wanted to lie, wouldn’t I better off saying I knew the future President well? If I wanted to malign the President, shouldn’t I be saying he was my close buddy and I witnessed all kinds of terrible things? If someone wanted to smear the President, wouldn’t they say they saw him snorting cocaine at a Columbia party? Anyone could make that claim. But I can’t say that. Because I never witnessed anything. Neither did any of my classmates. We didn’t know him. Never met him. Never saw him. He wasn’t at any Columbia parties. My story is simply the truth, and it’s the same consistent story I’ve told since 2007.

There is something wrong with Obama’s story, that much I know. He is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week same time, same place. God Bless America.

–Wayne Allyn Root

Why Is The Leftist Media Going After The IRS Victims?


 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. President Barack Obama is in deep trouble — impeachment trouble. This Internal Revenue Service scandal must go far deeper than anyone understands at the moment. It must lead directly to the highest echelons of the Obama White House.

How do I know? Because the media is no longer defending Obama. Instead, they’ve switched to smearing his victims.

Last week, Obama’s loyal defenders “The Daily Show” and Mother Jones magazine both put out hit pieces on one particular victim on the same day: me. I’m a Las Vegas small businessman who for four years has spoken out loudly about Obama’s destruction of capitalism, small business, economic freedom and the American dream.

I started writing about this IRS scandal publicly about a year ago, including here at Personal Liberty. I was the first critic in the country to warn taxpayers, business owners and conservatives that this was all part of a plan: a purposeful attack on capitalism. In my book The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, which was written long before the IRS scandal went public, I warned that Obama was using the IRS to purposely target his political opposition — to silence his critics, cripple conservative fundraisers and bankrupt conservative donors.

Then, in the past three weeks, I’ve written about how deep this IRS scandal goes at Personal Liberty, FOX News, World Net Daily and TheBlaze. It is no coincidence that two powerful media outlets chose to attack me on the exact same day last week. Somebody in the Obama White House is getting very nervous.

This IRS scandal isn’t just about targeting faceless Tea Party groups. The IRS wishes that’s all you ever hear about this scandal. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. As I’ve said all along, this is about targeting and trying to intimidate and silence individual Obama critics and GOP donors. That’s a scandal that brings down a Presidency.

For the past three years, the IRS has targeted and tried to intimidate me. I believe it was on direct orders from the Obama White House. Obviously, as one of the country’s loudest critics and Obama’s Columbia college classmate, I got under his skin. I’m certain he whispered to Valerie Jarrett or Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod, and a phone call was made to the IRS: “Make this guy’s life miserable.” Oh, and by the way, even if you agree with Obama and think I deserved to be punished, that act is criminal. Congress created laws after the Richard Nixon IRS scandal that made it clear that if someone is targeted for his political views, people in the White House are going to prison.

But I keep pointing out I’m only the tip of the iceberg. I guarantee there are thousands of victims like me across the United States: Obama critics and GOP donors. I must be hitting too close to home. Now, rather than defending the President, the media have obviously decided to attack, smear and libel the victim. Why? When the lawyer has no grounds to defend his client, out of desperation he smears the victim.

In the case of “The Daily Show,” I was invited to New York to do an interview. They said it would be “fun” (producer’s words) and friendly. They said Jon Stewart was on my side about the IRS scandal and wanted to hear from a victim like me.

First, they insisted on doing the interview directly after a five-hour cross-country flight. Then, they ambushed me. They interrogated me in a boiling hot room for two hours. Of course, they left the entire first friendly hour of the interview on the cutting room floor. They used only the part where they tried to blame the victim. “You had it coming.” They tried to make the case that IRS targeting is the same as asking someone a few extra questions at the airport (to try to save lives).

They even brought surprise “victims” on the set to claim they were victims of “racial profiling.” It was all designed to make a conservative (me) look like a racist and hypocrite, thereby allowing them to rationalize that criminal actions by the IRS were acceptable.

“The Daily Show” may have desperately tried to smear me and damage my credibility. But ironically, in doing so, it proved my case. This is exactly how Obama and his defenders think; they believe it’s perfectly fine to use the force of government (or the media) to destroy the lives of people because of their political beliefs. “The Daily Show” did the exact same thing to me as Obama and the IRS. It targeted me for destruction.

The real scandal is my answers didn’t fit the pre-written script. In my “Daily Show” interview, I repeatedly said I do not support profiling based on race, religion or gender. I repeatedly said I only support studying and adopting the Israeli method of airport security, which does not profile based on race or religion. It is proven the most effective form of airport security in the world. But I have never supported police race profiling. So they selectively cut and edited two hours of filming down to a few short out of context sound bites to make it appear that I did. Some might call that fraud. At best, it’s dishonest and purposely misleading.

On the same day, the leftist magazine Mother Jones, chose the same “attack the victim” approach. It used my tax court victory to claim that I deserved to be targeted by the IRS. That’s interesting logic. It condemned me for taking basic business deductions and the same mortgage deduction that millions of taxpayers have always taken.

Mother Jones is more interested in a small businessman taking his legal mortgage deduction, than it is in questioning why the new Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew keeps his money in the Cayman Islands. That about says it all.

But Mother Jones didn’t stop there. In hundreds of interviews I have never questioned Obama’s place of birth. Yet, in an attempt to destroy my credibility, it started the article about the IRS scandal by calling me a “birther.” It could have described me as a former CNBC anchorman or successful entrepreneur or bestselling author or TV producer. But it chose only “birther” — even though I’ve never in my life been a “birther.” Someone is getting very desperate.

Folks, this Obama IRS scandal is far worse than we currently understand. It reaches straight to the Obama White House. Why else would the left be trying to destroy the credibility and reputation of a victim of the IRS scandal? If there is no truth to my charges, why bother to respond? Why not just ignore me? Why conduct a major national TV interview under false pretenses, then take the interview out of context to smear me? Why make up names like “birther” to describe me, when I’m not a “birther?” Something smells rotten in Denmark, folks.

The answer is clear. Because the leftist media understands how bad this IRS scandal is and because they can’t defend the President’s actions, they’ve decided to conduct a “scorched earth” campaign and smear the victims.

Just like the IRS scandal itself, my story is just the tip of the iceberg. I guarantee you this smear campaign is happening to victims across the USA, and it will only get worse as the scandal deepens and Obama’s desperation to hold onto power gets more extreme.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. May God bless America as we deal with this out-of-control gangster government assaulting its own citizens, taxpayers and patriots.

Will The IRS Allow Us To Die, Too?


 

The Internal Revenue Service scandal just gets bigger and bigger. No ordinary scandal, this is the very definition of an un-American, Joe McCarthy-style persecution. This is Gambino crime family criminal behavior. We now officially know America is being run by a gangster government, the Obama crime family.

The real question is: Will the same IRS (or IRS-like bureaucracy) that targeted and persecuted conservatives, GOP donors, Tea Party groups, pro-Israel Jewish groups, Christian groups, pro-life groups and outspoken critics of the President (like me), now use Obamacare to deny us medical care?

Will these same thugs use the process to frustrate, intimidate or slow it down just long enough to allow us to die?

Think I’m kidding? Exaggerating? The IRS official who targeted and persecuted conservatives is the exact same executive assigned to oversee the IRS office of Obamacare. This couldn’t happen in a fictional horror movie without media critics charging it’s absurd and unrealistic.

This is the same IRS that asked questions such as:

  • What books do your members read?
  • What is the content of the prayers of your members?
  • Please send us all your Facebook posts.
  • Send us the list of your donors.

Now, it’s in charge of your healthcare.

Will the same litmus test be in place? Before granting approval for expensive medical treatment, will we be asked what groups we belong to, what books we read and what is the content of our prayers? Will they look at our Facebook postings before deciding if we’re worthy of receiving expensive medical care?

Just as the groups who dared to teach American citizens about the U.S. Constitution were targeted and denied tax-exempt status, will those of us who dare to believe in the U.S. Constitution be denied the healthcare we need to save our lives?

A close friend headed a large Tea Party group in Florida. Every single board member was audited and intimidated by the IRS. Do you doubt that this same IRS (or whatever thug-like bureaucracy they put in charge of approving medical care) might make it difficult or impossible for these same Tea Party board members to get permission for necessary medical care?

Soon after asking President Barack Obama a couple of tough questions, a television anchorman in St. Louis was audited by the IRS. Will any member of the media who criticizes the President (or, even worse, any government agency) have a hard time getting approval for medical care?

Another friend, a successful hedge fund CEO, attended a Mitt Romney fundraiser. Within 60 days, almost everyone who wrote a check to Romney’s campaign was targeted for painful audits by the IRS. Will large GOP donors be denied medical treatment by these same corrupt government bureaucrats? Will Wall Street CEOs be denied medical care for the sin of “being rich” in Obama’s America?

Will the Obama crime family deny medical care to anyone who criticizes the President in the media? I’ve been doing it nonstop for four years; and, as a result, I faced a massive IRS attack. I was profiled, targeted and marked for financial destruction. In the future, with the IRS or an IRS-like bureaucracy in charge of Obamacare, will I be put on the Obama enemies list and denied lifesaving medical care?

Or will they instead try to extort critics of Obama? We already know the IRS offered to make the pain go away to pro-life groups if they’d agree to stop protesting in front of Planned Parenthood clinics. Will the IRS say to someone like me: “We know you need that cancer treatment, Wayne. We’re willing to approve it right away, but only if you agree to no longer appear on FOX News.”

After what I’ve gone through, let me assure you that the threat and intimidation are serious enough to make even someone as patriotic and committed to freedom as I think twice. I can stand the heat. But am I really willing to put the lives of my wife and children at risk?

Are you aware the IRS shared confidential tax information of conservative organizations with their liberal opposition? It now appears they shared Romney’s confidential tax information with Obama’s Presidential campaign co-chairman. With the IRS in charge of Obamacare, will the confidential medical records of GOP candidates now be shared with their Democratic opponents?

Am I suggesting the IRS and other executive branch Obamacare bureaucracies are capable of murder? No, of course not. They’ll just play politics with your medical care, the same way they used the power of the IRS to bleed the finances of Obama’s critics.

They will:

  • Slow pay your bills.
  • Repeatedly lose your medical requests or bills.
  • Deny permission just long enough that you’ll be denied your chance to live.
  • Compound your illness by adding frustration and stress, thereby cutting years off your life.
  • Approve only 50 percent of your bills for cancer treatment, while paying 100 percent for Obama donors.

Or maybe they’ll just extort Obama’s enemies by offering to pay for the medical care you need, as long as you never appear again on FOX News or conservative talk radio.

You know, little stuff like that.

The liberal media laughed when conservatives warned about “death panels” manned by government bureaucrats deciding whether you get the treatment you need to live or die. They accused us of paranoia and conspiracy theories. Well, who’s laughing now? We were right. 

Then, there’s the Associated Press scandal. It’s clear the media better stay in line. Write a story that Obama doesn’t appreciate, and you’ll soon find your medical care denied or delayed by the Obama crime family, too.

Forget death panels. Now we must fear targeted death panels.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. Keep fighting, keep defending the American dream, stay committed, stay relentless and may God bless America.

I Am The Face Of The Obama IRS Attacks

 

We are dealing with a modern-day Richard Nixon. Except in this case, it’s a radical Marxist Nixon who hates his own country, capitalism and American values and who wants to obliterate his political opposition.

The Internal Revenue Service admitted last week to targeting and intimidating conservative and Tea Party groups. But why? The answer: The IRS thought a quick apology and throwing a few low-level employees under the bus could nip it in the bud and make it all go away.

The IRS is wrong. This will be one of the biggest scandals in U.S. political history — if the media do their job.

This IRS scandal is a threat to everything America stands for. It’s why we fought a revolution against King George. It’s one of the main ways the left brought down Nixon; they accused Nixon of targeting political opponents with IRS attacks to intimidate and silence them. These attacks were prominently included in Nixon’s articles of impeachment and should be in Obama’s, too — if the media does their job.

How do I know?

Because I am the face of Obama’s IRS attacks. I am proof of how bad it is, when it started, that it was directed at individuals as well as groups, and that it did not involve only low-level IRS employees.

No, it did not involve only low-level IRS employees. It goes to the top of the IRS, it started early in Obama’s Presidency, and you can bet your last dollar that it was all conducted upon direct orders of the Obama White House. It did not happen in only one year (2012). It does not involve one office in Cincinnati. It was a widespread attack. (My IRS attack emanated from the Las Vegas IRS office.)

Most importantly, I’m living proof it was directed at individuals — with the intent of ruining our lives. It almost ruined mine. This is important because the American public needs to see the faces of the targets. I have a wife and four children. I didn’t deserve this.

Here is my personal story. I’m a small businessman, but also a national media personality with a megaphone. I’m an outspoken critic of Obama. My views are seen by millions on FOX News Channel and read at websites like TheBlaze and FoxNews.com. And in almost every media appearance, it’s pointed out that I’m Obama’s Columbia class of ’83 classmate. You don’t think Obama noticed?

The result? In January 2011, an unprecedented IRS attack was launched against me. My personal story of IRS attack was covered extensively by conservative media.

In 30 years of doing business, I’ve had a spotless tax record. And I had never heard a peep from the IRS. The attack was so overzealous and out of bounds, I was forced to hire one of this Nation’s top tax attorneys, who took my case to court, where we won a 100 percent victory.

My relief at being vindicated lasted five days. Then, the IRS announced a new tax audit against me. My attorney had never heard of such a thing and, before me, assumed it wasn’t possible. The many legal and accounting experts who drained my savings all agreed this could happen only if I was on Obama’s enemies list.

The attack was chilling and intimidating, affecting every aspect of my life. It was meant to bleed me dry and to teach me a lesson: If you dare to criticize Obama, get ready to lose everything. If you think it was just me or a few Tea Party groups targeted, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

This IRS scandal gets bigger by the day. The latest developments are that top IRS officials and lawyers were, in fact, aware of this scandal since 2011 (the very year I was targeted by the IRS). What a surprise; Wayne is right.

And it was not just in Cincinnati; IRS offices in California and Washington, D.C., were involved. What a surprise; Wayne is right. Add Las Vegas to the list and, I’m betting, every other IRS office in this country.

Business leaders may have been targeted by the IRS, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. What a surprise; Wayne was right. I’m betting many other business leaders just like me were attacked for speaking out.

It gets worse. The IRS was targeting pro-Constitution groups. Pro-Constitution? In Obamageddon, if you support the Constitution, you’re an enemy of the state. What state is that? Mother Russia? Cuba? Folks, we are dealing with Marxists in the White House.

I told you so. I tried to warn everyone in my new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, that we are dealing with a Marxist idealogue who hates capitalism, hates and resents businessmen, despises American and Judeo-Christian values, and wants to shred the U.S. Constitution. Why do you think Obama became a Constitutional lawyer? He studied the Constitution so he could learn how to destroy it.

But it gets even worse. It turns out the IRS was targeting pro-Israel Jewish groups. It’s now gone from political targeting to racism, anti-Semitism and religious intolerance.

This scandal is widespread. It is deep within the IRS. But I don’t blame the IRS. These career bureaucrats were ordered to attack Obama’s opponents. They felt their careers and pensions were at risk if they didn’t listen to direct orders from the President. Or do you believe IRS agents and their bosses took it upon themselves to target the President’s opponents or to target specific religions? How absurd. These are Obama’s orders.

This is all part of a pattern of Chicago-thug politics. See what Obama and Hillary Clinton have done to the whistle-blowers and members of the CIA and military who know what truly happened in Benghazi, Libya. See Gen. David Petraeus and his affair. Given his continued silence, I can only imagine what other threats Obama is holding over his head.

Or take the rating agencies who downgraded the credit of America. Both were indicted by the Federal government soon after daring to confirm America’s economic decline under Obama.

Enough is enough. Nixon was threatened with impeachment and forced out of office for covering up a third-rate burglary. President Bill Clinton faced impeachment for a third-rate sexual affair. Obama has committed first-rate crimes. Benghazi is Watergate with four dead American heroes.

And this brazen IRS attack makes Nixon look like a nice guy. Can you imagine if Nixon would’ve dared target Jewish pro-Israel groups? The media would have burned him at the stake. Can you imagine if George W. Bush would’ve dared to target African-American activists?

It’s time our representatives in Congress find the courage to face up to Obama’s culture of lies, cover-ups and intimidation. They must take the action that Obama deserves for the Benghazi cover-up and these horrific unConstitutional IRS attacks meant to silence his critics.

Impeachment.

Oh, and one more thing that needs to be pointed out: I wrote my new national best-seller The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide while being intimidated by the IRS. Sorry, Mr. Obama, but your plans backfired. You can’t stop a conservative patriot who loves God, country and family. Don’t even bother trying.

Will we survive Obama’s second term? I think we can. And I’ve explained how in my new, 450-page blockbuster national best-seller, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. I wrote it to show patriotic Americans how to survive, thrive and actually prosper from every move Obama makes for the next four years. Don’t get mad, that does nothing for you. Get even!

You can find my best-selling book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, online at Amazon.com or at Costco, Barnes & Noble, Sam’s Club, Books-A-Million or any fine bookstore. Or you can buy it in e-book form to read on your favorite e-reader. You can find more information in the box right under this article. Just look for the bright yellow book cover of The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide to order your very own copy.

I’m Wayne Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless.

The Ponzi Scheme That Masks The Obama Great Depression

 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. At this moment, despite the lies and distortions you hear from the Barack Obama-adoring mainstream media, we are experiencing an Obama Great Depression to rival anything we experienced in 1929. But the truth is being covered up by an ever-rising stock market (that is completely disconnected from the economy) and a country awash in “Obama money.”

The Kool-Aid-drinking media is shocked by hundreds of hard facts I’ve put together proving we are in a Great Depression. They ask me: “Well then, why is the stock market doing so well? Why are there no bread lines or tent cities like 1929?”

The answer is simple: Big-government spending on an unimaginable scale masks the true picture of our economy. What you’re seeing is a fraud: the biggest Ponzi scheme in world history. There would certainly be bread lines and tent cities, if government wasn’t handing out billions of dollars in checks, paid for by the Federal Reserve printing trillions in fake dollars.

You’ve seen the numbers. Obama is the biggest spender in world history, adding $6 trillion to the debt in only four years. Where do you think that money is going? To all-time record numbers of Americans on food stamps, disability, welfare and unemployment benefits. Now, of course, we’re embarking on free healthcare for 40 million new patients, with money we don’t have (and no new doctors to treat them).

And just to be certain that the U.S. economy is completely destroyed, now for good measure we want to legalize 12 million illegal aliens, giving them access to more than $9 trillion in entitlements. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

The government is borrowing 46 cents for every dollar it spends. It’s all crazy… literally. We have borrowed from China to pay entitlement checks to Americans who no longer feel it pays to go to work, and to hand out billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries that hate us and support terrorism.

All of this while the Fed is running the printing presses day and night to fund its weapon of mass distraction: Wall Street. As long as the stock market is up, the lapdog media can report the economy is “in recovery.”

The plan is brilliant. You’d almost think Obama is relying on Bernie Madoff as his chief economic consultant — except even Madoff wouldn’t have the cajónes to pull off this scam. Obama has succeeded in turning Wall Street into a rigged craps game. The government is guaranteeing the results. Obama demands the Fed hands out $85 billion of fake money each and every month and drops it onto the plates of the richest publicly traded companies. This guarantees the stock market goes up while their CEOs get filthy rich with rising stock options, which guarantees banks, Wall Street and billionaires like Warren Buffett continue to support Obama.

Meanwhile, on Main Street the real economy is dying. There are no jobs. There is no recovery. Ninety million able-bodied, working-age Americans are not working. The workforce participation rate is setting all-time records for futility. U.S. worker hours are down and U.S. worker salaries are stagnating, while our cost of living is skyrocketing. Recent college grads are drowning in debt, with record levels of student loan default and post-college-graduation unemployment. Older Americans are dipping into their retirement savings in record numbers; 16.4 million Americans live in poverty in the suburbs; and almost 50 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings.

The middle class is being systematically destroyed. Wiped out. Left with the short end of the stick. The real economy on Main Street is dying. And worst of all, our children and grandchildren will get the bill. This $85 billion per month being used to fraudulently prop up the stock market is all debt being piled onto future generations.

Then there’s Part II of this Obama Ponzi scheme. Separate from the Fed’s $85 billion per month of fake money is the government spending scheme. Obama has handed out billions of dollars in stimulus, bailouts, green energy investments and government contracts to the biggest publicly traded companies, the most corrupt unions and the most connected Democratic contributors. But none of the benefit goes to small business or the middle class that is stuck paying the bill.

Government deficit spending with money we don’t have is now paying for everything, at every level. It’s all to hide the reality that we are living in an Obama Great Depression. There are no bread lines or tent cities because we’re all living on the government dole, paid for with debt. Fraud on a massive scale. The greatest Ponzi scheme in world history.

Housing allowances and food stamps prevent bread lines and tent cities.

Free breakfasts and lunches at school make it seem like children aren’t going hungry.

Earned income tax credits are handed out to millions of lower-income Americans (including illegal aliens) who pay no taxes in the first place.

At the same time, government keeps interest rates artificially low to pump up home and car sales — and to keep the interest on the national debt from eating up the entire budget.

And if record low interest rates aren’t enough, government purchases of GM cars are up 79 percent. The government is artificially propping up GM with your tax dollars. It’s all a scam.

Take away all this spending and printing by government, and it would look exactly like 1929.

We are in an Obama Great Depression masked by government spending and debt that didn’t exist during the first Great Depression. The true extent of this economic Armageddon is being hidden, disguised and propped up with government spending, programs and Fed printing never imagined in the 1930s.

What’s the end game? First, all this spending and printing is to prevent economic collapse and total panic. Second, it’s to achieve the Marxist dream: redistribution of wealth to Obama’s voters and contributors. Third (and this is the big one), it’s to create a two-class society.

Karl Marx hated the middle class. He felt they needed to be eliminated to create equality, fairness and social justice (i.e., shared misery). Will people be hurt? Sure, they’ll lose their jobs and homes. But to Marxists, the end justifies the means. Obama needs a two-class society to make his plan work; the two classes are the super rich and the poor. The key is both are dependent on government to survive.

The super rich love crony capitalism — with Obama handing out stimulus, Fed printing and government contracts like candy. That’s how the super rich and politically connected stay rich and get richer. The rest of us will be poor, which makes us dependent on Obama for government checks to survive. Government will pay for our lives from cradle to grave, while confiscating most of our income.

This is a Ponzi scheme that even Madoff could never have imagined. That’s why you need to develop Y-PODS: Your Personal Obama Defense Shield. It’s all included in my new No. 1 national best-seller, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. I wrote it to show the middle class and small business how to survive, thrive and actually prosper from every move Obama makes for the next four years.

Don’t get mad, that does nothing for you. Get even!

You can find my best-selling book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, online at Amazon.com or at Costco, Barnes & Noble, Sam’s Club, Books-A-Million or any fine bookstore. Or you can buy it in e-book form to read on your favorite e-reader.

That’s how you turn lemons to lemonade.  And Obama is certainly the biggest lemon in the history of America. You can find more information in the box right under this article. Just look for the bright yellow book cover of The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide to order your very own copy.

I’m Wayne Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless.

What Barack Obama Has In Common With The Gambino Crime Family

 

Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Can you guess who is the deadliest crime family in our country’s history? If you guessed the Gambinos, you’re wrong. It’s the Obama crime family. The Obama gang is killing jobs, strangling business, intimidating opponents, making the energy industry “sleep with the fishes” and wiping out the middle class.

Don Obama and his cronies are very much like the Gambino crime family — except the Gambinos were nicer. You see, the mafia almost never goes after “civilians.” They only intimidate, extort and kill other mobsters or “associates” active in the insular criminal world. If only Obama was that discriminating!

The Obama crime family goes after every taxpayer in America. Obama desperately needs your money, and he’ll stop at nothing to confiscate it. Whether it’s raising income taxes, payroll taxes, Obamacare taxes, online sales taxes or taking away exemptions and deductions, he’ll find a new and creative way to claim your money as his money.

How does Obama steal your money? Let me share a few highlights of Don Obama’s larceny in action.

First: through massive taxation and redistribution of wealth. Don Obama targets, hunts, demonizes, intimidates and punishes his best customers (business owners and high-income taxpayers). Even the Gambinos treated their best customers better than this.

But taxation is only the tip of the iceberg for the Obama crime family. They can rob widows and orphans blind without ever touching their income or bank accounts. The Obama crime family’s weapon of choice is the Federal Reserve. If Don Obama can’t get his hands on your money, he merely orders the Fed to print trillions in new dollars. That makes your life savings worthless. It threatens your retirement. It even threatens the financial future of your children and grandchildren.

All of those trillions of fake dollars printed by the Fed need to be repaid by future generations. That “Obama money” that props up the stock market — and pays for “free” Obama phones and “free” healthcare — isn’t actually “free.” It’s debt, and it all must be repaid by your kids.

Don Obama is a genius. He has enslaved your heirs to a life of misery, unimaginable debt and excessive taxation — even though some aren’t even born yet. That qualifies Don Obama as the meanest, most dastardly gangster who ever lived. No wonder babies cry upon taking their first breath. At the moment of birth, they owe more than $300,000.

This Don Obama is one bad-ass killer. Just last month, 660,000 Americans left the workforce. In one month! There are now 90 million able-bodied, working-age Americans no longer working. That’s almost one-third of the country’s population. The workforce participation rate is the lowest since 1979. For men, it’s the lowest since 1948. Don Obama has killed so many jobs that he should be on top of the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

But Don Obama also kills spirit. He overwhelms business owners with so many taxes and regulations that they live in despair and depression. Don Obama is a ruthless enforcer. He created 6,118 new government regulations in just the first 90 days of 2013. He is snuffing out the economy like a hit man.

Even worse, he is like a Gambino drug dealer. Except Don Obama’s drug of choice is entitlements. He has addicted the whole country to welfare, food stamps, disability, unemployment, free meals at school, housing allowances and free healthcare. He’s turned almost the whole population into addicts with their hands out, waiting for their “Obama money.” Even the Gambinos could never destroy the moral fabric of the whole country. Take notes, Mr. Gambino; this Don Obama is good.

But intimidation is Don Obama’s real calling card. Internal Revenue Service audits are up dramatically — specifically on small-business owners. Why? As bank robber extraordinaire Dillinger said, “That’s where the money is.” Obama smells money, and he must grab every last nickel. Even the Gambinos left a taste on the table. Not Obama. What’s yours is his.

As a bonus, since business owners write most of the checks for Republican candidates and conservative causes, Don Obama is slowly bankrupting his political opposition.

Then there’s the intimidation against “ratings agencies.” Standard & Poor’s downgraded the debt of America under Obama — for the first time in history. So guess what happened to poor Standard & Poors? A government indictment. Next, Egan-Jones downgraded America’s debt- twice. Can you guess what soon followed? A government indictment. Egan-Jones was recently sentenced with a big fine and banned from telling the truth about America’s finances for 18 months.

Were these indictments a coincidence? No more than if a business owner stops paying kickbacks to the mafia and suddenly winds up firebombed. These were messages — messages you can’t ignore (like a dead fish at your front door).

Then there’s Obamacare. The IRS predicts the typical family will soon pay $20,000 per year for healthcare. Since no one in this Obamageddon economy has $20,000 to spare, Don Obama will turn us all into wards of the state, dependent on government to pay for our healthcare.

But Don Obama saves his real mafia tactics for the energy industry. He despises oil, coal, nuclear and fracking. A true Marxist, Obama wants energy bills to go through the roof, so that we all need government handouts to survive. So he uses every trick in his book to destroy the energy producers — from Environmental Protection Agency regulations to executive orders. A Federal court recently threw out an Obama biofuel tax on the energy industry. It was quite simply unConstitutional. How did Obama respond? He doubled the tax. Don Obama takes killing to a whole new level.

Looking for the villain in America today? Look no further than the man ruining our economy and killing our country. The Obama crime family is in a league of its own.

My apologies for insulting the Gambinos by comparison.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America.

How 18 Financial Superstars Plan To Thrive In Obama’s Terrible Economy

 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. My new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, was just released last week. I’m proud to report that, as of this moment, it is the No. 1 finance best-seller in the world at Amazon. It is also the No. 1 economics best-seller. It is also the No. 1 conservative or liberal political best-seller. Last week, it ranked the No. 21 best-seller of all 3 million books sold at Amazon.

Timing is everything in life. Americans are scared to death and searching for hope. They know the economy is bad and getting worse. They know there are no jobs. They know there is no recovery. They know they are being fed a pack of lies by President Barack Obama and the mainstream media that adores him. They know at this moment our economic survival is in question.

It is clear that Obama’s policies will, at best, make things worse over the next four years. At worst, they will collapse the economy. After all, they are the exact same policies that have led to the collapse of the EU economy happening now before our very eyes. Europe is in a Great Depression, maybe the greatest of all time. And the EU is America’s No. 1 trading partner. Its crisis will become our crisis. Its collapse will deepen our collapse.

But there is good news amid this terrible economic crisis. Did you know that there were more self-made millionaires created during the Great Depression than in any other period in history? While the vast majority of citizens were crushed (and that’s a tragedy), a select smart few Americans made fortunes. That’s because crisis, decline and collapse often create great opportunity for those with vision, courage and a unique understanding of the situation. So how can you capitalize on this same scenario today?

Much like the first Great Depression, we are about to experience “the greatest wealth transfer in world history.” You’ll need to get on the right side. You’ll need a detailed plan that will empower you to do better, even as the economy gets worse.

The first thing going in our favor is that Obama is so predictable. He’s going to do what he’s always done: more big-government spending and massive cradle-to-grave entitlements. That much is clear.
 Despite the President’s reckless policies and insane levels of spending and debt, your path to success is to create your own “Booming Personal Economy” in the midst of economic collapse. To write my new book,The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, I turned to 18 of the smartest and richest superstars of business and finance for help. Almost all are worth $100 million or more. A couple are billionaires. Several manage a billion-dollar hedge fund. I was honored they agreed to give my readers their valuable advice and game plan for the next four years. They were actually excited to contribute.

Let me give you a small taste of what they told me.

First, let me demonstrate something: If you had invested $1 million in 1913 in the U.S. dollar (kept your money in the bank or put it under the mattress), your assets today would be worth about $40,000. But if you had instead invested in gold, your assets would be worth $87 million. These are facts.

Our reckless and spendthrift politicians and inept government have let it happened again and again. In 1971, if you had invested the same $1 million in the dollar, today it would be worth $200,000. If you had chosen gold instead, you’d have about $47 million. How about the year 2000? Today, your $1 million investment in the dollar would be worth $663,000. If you chose gold, it’s worth about $5.7 million.

The smartest bankers in the world concur. In 2012, central bankers of the world’s industrialized nations bought more gold to protect their countries than in all the years since 1964 combined. They know what my 18 business superstars know: Very bad times are coming. If you don’t invest in precious metals to protect your assets, you are playing Russian roulette with your family’s future.

And now it’s the perfect time to buy. Gold and silver had a large decline last week. Count your blessings. You can now buy at a big discount. The masses are (as usual) headed for disaster, panicking and selling gold at its lowest point in years and crowding (like a herd of cattle) into stocks, bonds and the U.S. dollar at their highest points. History suggests this will not end well. My 18 millionaire and billionaire friends are using this drop in price to buy gold with both fists.

Evidently, some very smart people agree; because in response to that one day crash of gold, we saw record-setting gold sales. In Asia, it was described as the biggest gold-buying spree in 50 years. In Europe, there is a three- to four-week wait to get the physical gold you bought last week, because gold dealers can’t keep up with the demand. And one of smartest and richest billionaire investors on Wall Street announced just days ago that he believes economic disaster is coming and that the only possible way to protect yourself is gold.

But my 18 millionaires and billionaires had lots of priceless advice beyond buying gold. These superstars of business and finance also agree that you should:

  • Move to a no-tax State like Texas, Nevada or Florida. Over the course of a typical 40-year working life, you can save an extra $1 million for your retirement without actually earning $1 more or working any harder. You save the extra money simply because you keep more of what you earned.
  • Invest in oil and energy stocks. Instead of complaining about the price of gas and home heating oil, you can instead prosper from it. When the price of a barrel of oil goes up, you’ll cheer instead of curse, because you own it.
  • Invest in farmland and agriculture stocks. Instead of complaining about the dramatic rise in the price of food, prosper from it. Every time you go to the supermarket and the prices of meat, milk and lettuce are up, you’ll cheer instead of complain, because you own it.
  • Invest in medical real estate and medical stocks. Obamacare is the biggest boondoggle in history. But like it or not, it’s here to stay. Instead of complaining about the trillions of dollars the government will waste on Obamacare and the 40 million new patients we’re paying for (including illegal immigrants), prosper from it. Buy stock in health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, medical real estate investment trusts. Every time the government spends $50 on a $1 procedure, you’ll cheer because you own it.
  • Invest in foreign stocks, bonds and real estate. You already have a home, a career and a pension fund invested in America. It’s time to diversify. Obama was right about one thing: You must “spread your wealth around” — to countries that have lower taxes, more opportunity, better demographics and a brighter future than America under Obama. My millionaires and billionaires are investing in China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland, to name a few. The future is brighter than America in those countries. The people in those countries are hungry, driven and ambitious — the way Americans used to be. You need to invest in their success.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, and you’ll need a very sturdy lifeboat to weather this storm. When it comes to Obama, first get mad; then get even. This is how you do it. With an 18-point plan called Y-PODS: “Your Personal Obama Defense Shield.”

It all starts with the battle plan above from my new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. America’s survival is in doubt, but yours doesn’t have to be. You have a duty to survive, to protect your assets, to save your family. You must create your own “Booming Personal Economy,” no matter what Obama does to the American economy. Your mission is to survive, thrive and prosper despite Obama.

You can find my best-selling book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, at Amazon.com or at Costco, Barnes & Noble, Sam’s Club, Books-A-Million or any fine bookstore. Or you can find more information in the box right under this article. Just look for the book cover of The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide to order your very own copy.

I’m Wayne Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless.

Obama’s Plan To Destroy America Hatched at Columbia University, Says Classmate


Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. My new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, was released just days ago, hot off the presses. And timing is everything in life, because at this moment our economic survival is very much in question. Have you seen the latest numbers on jobs, workforce participation, retail sales and consumer confidence? One word sums it all up: disaster. Shouldn’t the American people have a right to know what our President’s real economic agenda is? Is he out to help us or hurt us? I have a story that sheds light on that life-or-death question.

President Barack Obama and I were college classmates at Columbia University, class of ’83. I know all too well how mindlessly radical and in many cases, anti-American and hostile to capitalism the leftist students and faculty of that institution can be, and Obama was certainly no exception. It is in this cesspool of intolerance that Obama and his Marxist cronies hatched a secret plan to destroy our country.

There are two things you need to know about Obama at Columbia University. First, he was pre-law and a political science major — just like me. I thought I knew everyone studying political science during my four years at Columbia. Not Obama. I never met him, never saw him, never even heard of him. Strange.

Same major, same career path and graduated on the same day. Where was he? Was he busy attending communist party meetings? No need to guess. In his autobiography he proudly admits attending Socialist Party meetings at Cooper Union in downtown Manhattan. He also admits publicly in his own book to not wanting to meet or befriend anyone at Columbia who wasn’t black, Hispanic, gay or a Marxist professor — his words, in print. So it’s possible he was so busy attending communist meetings and trying to avoid guys like me (white, straight, patriotic) that our paths never crossed.

But it’s the second thing you really need to know about Obama at Columbia. He says he graduated class of ’83. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. I always have. Well, then, Obama had to attend the same political science classes as me. I can tell you, almost to a man, my classmates in the class of ’83 proudly called themselves Marxist, communist or socialist. They bragged of being “radical” like a badge of honor. They openly hated America, calling it racist. They hated capitalism and vowed to bring “the system down.”

In my class the typical Columbia political science student vowed to change America, bankrupt business owners and vaporize what they called “the white power structure.” For the most part these were children of wealth, given everything on a silver platter. Yet all they felt was anger and guilt. Their goal was to destroy their own fathers. They talked about it all day long.

So let me tell you a story that explains the anger, hate and radicalism. Back in 1981, I was sitting in a political science class. The President at the time was Ronald Reagan, a man reviled by the left just as viciously as any Republican is today. Suddenly, our lecture was interrupted by a door swinging open violently, whereupon a breathless fellow student raced into the room screaming: “The President has been shot! They’ve just assassinated President Reagan.”

Reagan was my hero. The news hit me like a ton of bricks. I instantly felt sick to my stomach and tears flowed down my cheeks. But it was the response of the rest of the class that I will remember for the rest of my life. They cheered. They clapped, they yelled, they high-fived and they whooped in sheer, unadulterated joy. My fellow classmates, the ones I was naïvely trying so hard to befriend despite their radical leftist views, were happy that my hero, President Ronald Reagan, was dead (or so they thought). They were celebrating what they thought was the assassination of America’s President. Incidentally, if Obama actually went to Columbia, he’d almost certainly have to have been in that class leading the cheers. Feel like you need a shower yet?

Lest you think I’m exaggerating, British leftists just celebrated and cheered upon hearing of the death of Margaret Thatcher only days ago. It was all over the news. Some Brits held parties celebrating her death. Nothing has changed.

But wait, the most frightening and eye-opening revelation is still to come. You see, political science students at Columbia were taught a detailed plan designed by two former Columbia professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven to bring down “the system,” destroy capitalism and turn America into a socialist state. We discussed it in class, wrote about it and debated it outside class. It was a hot topic of discussion around the halls of Columbia for four years.

The plan was revolting, but brilliant. Cloward and Piven taught that America could be destroyed only from within. Only by overwhelming the system with debt, welfare and entitlements could capitalism and the American economy be destroyed. So the plan was to make a majority of Americans dependent on welfare, food stamps, disability, unemployment and entitlements of all kinds. Then, under the weight of the debt, the system would implode and the economy collapse, bankrupting business owners (i.e., conservative donors). Americans would be brought to their knees, begging for big government to save them. Voilà! You’d have a new system: a system based on fairness, equality and social justice. It’s called socialism.

Sound familiar?

Lo and behold, one of my classmates was elected as President. And it’s clear as a bell that he is using that plan right now to destroy America, capitalism and the U.S. economy right in front of our eyes. It’s the exact plan hatched at Columbia University in our college days — exact in every way.

Under Obama, 660,000 Americans dropped off the job rolls… just last month. Ninety million working-age, able-bodied Americans are no longer in the workforce. Almost 50 million Americans are on food stamps (20 percent of all eligible adults). Fourteen million are on disability. Millions more are on welfare, unemployment and so many different categories of entitlements that my head is spinning. Now, add in free healthcare, plus 22 million government employees. Record-setting numbers of Americans are emptying their retirement accounts to survive. Student loan debt is a national disaster — with defaults up 36 percent from a year ago. Some 16.4 million Americans live in poverty… in the suburbs.

Liberals joked about Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her home in Alaska. Well, I’m betting Obama sees Cloward and Piven from every window at the White House.

Remember the plan from Columbia? Overwhelm the system with debt. Obama promised to cut the deficit in half; instead, he gave us five consecutive trillion-dollar deficits. He promised to spend responsibly; instead, he now owns the title of “biggest spender in world history.” He called Bush’s $4 trillion in debt over eight years reckless, then proceeded to pile on $6 trillion in only four years. He added 6,118 new rules, regulations and mandates in just the past 90 days. He claimed taxes are low, yet he just raised taxes to the same level as bankrupt EU countries like Greece, Spain, Italy and France. Our Federal income taxes are now far higher than the former Soviet Republics’.

Now, I ask you: Does this sound like a man trying to “save” us? Folks, this is Cloward and Piven. This is Karl Marx, who despised the middle class and vowed to wipe it out. This is Saul Alinsky (Obama’s mentor) who dedicated his book — Obama’s favorite book by the way — to Lucifer, the devil.

This is no accident; nor is it the work of an economically inept liberal. This is a purposeful plan to drown the nation in debt and hook a majority to government handouts, happening in front of our eyes. It’s crystal clear Obama’s plan was hatched in our college days at Columbia, class of ’83.

While I never met Obama at Columbia, I can certainly put him at the scene of the crime. He either went to Columbia, or he didn’t. If he didn’t, he’s a fraud. If he did, he knew the Cloward and Piven plan like the back of his hand. He studied it. And his goal — like almost all my classmates’ — was to use it to bring down the U.S. economy and destroy capitalism to create what they consider to be “equality, fairness and social justice.”

Why would anyone want to purposely collapse the economy you might ask? Alinsky taught the ends justify the means. A bankrupt America wipes out the middle class and small business. That wipes out the majority of donors to conservatives causes, meaning Obama has no opposition. It creates “equality” by putting everyone on equal footing (shared misery). It causes panic; and in panic, voters often make hasty decisions — like choosing big government to save them.

The destruction and devastation we see happening right now is the plan we learned, studied and discussed day and night at Columbia. This is the Marxist attack from within designed by Cloward and Piven. And it’s working. Obama has been working on his plan for 30 years (our 30th Columbia class reunion is next month).

Now it is time for us to get to work. It’s time for battle.

It all starts with the battle plan in my new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. America’s survival is in doubt, but yours doesn’t have to be. You have a duty to survive, to protect your assets, to save your family. You must create your own “booming personal economy,” no matter what Obama does to the American economy. Your mission is to survive, thrive and prosper despite Obama. I’ve got an 18-point plan called Y-PODS that empowers you to do that. Y-PODS stands for Your Personal Obama Defense Shield.

You can find my book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, at Amazon.com, where it is already a best-seller. It hit No. 1 of all conservative books, No. 1 of all finance books and No. 28 of all 3 million books sold at Amazon before it ever came out. That is how frightened people are at what Obama is doing to America and our economy.

You can also find it at any major book seller such as Barnes & Noble, Costco or Sam’s Club. Or you can find more information in the box right under this article. Just look for the book cover of The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide to order your very own copy.

I’m Wayne Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless.

The Wisdom Of My Butcher Father

 

Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. My father, David Root, was a blue-collar butcher. But he was wise beyond his economic status in life. His wisdom of 40 years ago is still timely and points to the reasons for our economic crisis and decline today. An incident from a few days ago sums up everything wrong with the U.S. economy under Barack Obama.

Last Tuesday (April 2), voters across America went to the polls for local elections. My wife, Debra, was one of those voters. She drove to the polling place in her Cadillac Escalade — a big car that is necessary to drive our brood of four home-schooled kids (and often their friends) to lessons, hobbies and sports, as well as for lugging groceries and supplies for a family of six.

As Debra got out of the car, another pulled up and parked next to her, a small car. The driver got out, looked at her and, in an angry, mean-spirited, bitter way, commented: “What a big, expensive car. You must be here to vote Republican.” Sneering, he turned his back and walked away.

This little comment sums up everything wrong with America and the U.S. economy under Obama. This President has damaged the American dream, perhaps beyond repair. This President has created a bitterly divided society, a Nation filled with anger, hate, rage, jealousy and envy.

That man at the polling place never asked how hard my wife and I have worked for the past 22 years of marriage to afford that big car. He didn’t ask how many hours I’ve put in. He didn’t ask how much money I’ve risked to build my businesses (the answer is my entire life savings — again and again), how many jobs I’ve created or how many lives my success and wealth have enriched. It never occurred to him that the blue-collar autoworkers at Cadillac are mighty glad there are still Americans with the money to buy Escalades.

Forty years ago, my butcher father taught me lessons about wealth that led to my extraordinary success in this great country. He said: “Son, I’d love to hate rich people. But no one poor has ever given me a job.” Wiser words were never spoken.

Not only had a rich man given my dad his first job, but a rich man had invested the money for my dad to open his own butcher store. And it was rich customers who walked in the store to buy all his high-quality meat. It was rich customers who supported our family and paid our bills. It was all those rich customers who enabled my father to buy a home. And, he pointed out, it was those same rich customers who would someday write a letter of recommendation when his son applied for acceptance at Columbia University.

My dad was right about all of it. We lived the American dream. My dad went from minimum wage butcher to butcher store owner. I graduated valedictorian of my class, got those letters of recommendation from rich customers of my dad’s and graduated from Columbia University, class of ’83 (alongside my classmate, Obama).

As a kid holding my dad’s hand when an expensive car drove by, he made a point to say: “Son, that will be you someday.” Every step of the way my butcher father taught me that people earn their wealth, deserve their success. He told me to be inspired by seeing wealthy people, their big homes and their big cars. To study them, model them and out-work them. And, if I did all that, then one day I could become one of them — in America, the greatest country in the world. He was right.

Today, that same blue-collar father says to his son: “Look at that expensive car. Why does he deserve that? Who did he take advantage of to get it? I’ll bet he’s a greedy Republican not paying his ‘fair share.’”

That change in attitude explains why the U.S. economy is in decline and why the jobs numbers continue to unravel. It explains why 90 million working-age Americans are out of the workforce. It explains why things are getting worse, not better. Capitalism is what made America great. You can only create more jobs by creating more opportunity, by supporting entrepreneurship, by creating more rich people — not by tearing them down, overwhelming them with taxes and regulations or asking government to redistribute their money. Obama’s philosophy is a massive failure and a great, big jobs killer. The facts are in.

Thank you, Dad, for your wisdom.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week right back here. God bless capitalism, and God bless America.

What If George W. Bush Were President?

 
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty.com. And what a story I have to tell you today. As John Lennon might say, “Imagine with me.”

Imagine if George W. Bush (a Republican conservative) were presiding over 89 million able-bodied, working-age Americans who were not working, what would the media be saying, with a U6 unemployment rate (the government’s most accurate measurement of joblessness) at 14.3 percent? Would the media quote the lower, but far less accurate and far more favorable, rate of 7.7 percent and declare that “things are improving?” What if the Labor Force Participation Rate was the lowest for men since 1948, when record-keeping first began? Would the media trumpet a “recovery?” Never in a million years.

Imagine if a Republican like Bush were President, would the media quote the 7.7 percent rate but ignore the underlying numbers of 13.8 percent unemployment among black Americans or 25.1 percent among teens?

Imagine if a white Republican President were presiding over 13.8 percent black unemployment versus 6.8 percent white unemployment, what would Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, (U.S. Senator) Barack Obama and other black leaders be screaming? Would they be leading a “million man march” on Washington, D.C.? Of course they would. Would black leaders blame this all on racism and in particular a racist white Republican President? Of course they would. Would they blame it all on conservative economic policies? Of course they would. Yet with a black President following big-tax, big-spend, big-entitlement, big-government policies, we hear not a word of anger or blame — and, of course, no mention of racism.

If a Republican were President while homelessness reached the highest levels in New York City since the 1929 Great Depression, what would Obama’s Marxist buddy Van Jones say? Would he blame it on low tax rates that favor “the rich?” Of course he would. Homelessness and poverty are now at all-time highs at a time of high tax rates and massive government spending. So why isn’t Jones blaming high taxes and big government for record-setting poverty? Because Marxists don’t blame Marxism.

If a Republican President like Bush presided over the biggest drop in disposable income for America’s workers in 54 years (since record-keeping began in 1959), what would the media say? Would they call the Republican President a dummy? An idiot? Out of touch? Would they make jokes about his incompetence and ignorance on “Saturday Night Live?” You’re damn right they would.

If a Republican President presided over an unimaginable 14.4 million Americans living in poverty in the suburbs, what would the media be saying? Who quoted this figure? The liberal Brookings Institute did last week. Poverty under Obama is exploding in the rich suburbs.

If a pro-business Republican President presided over record numbers of suicides at the same time we were suffering the worst economic crisis since 1929, would the media blame the suicide rate on “harsh pro-business conservative economic policies?” You could bet a million dollars on it. Yet today they say nothing because their American idol, Obama, is President.

If a Republican President presided over a country with almost 50 million people on food stamps, what would the champions of “the war on poverty” say? That’s 20 percent of every eligible American adult getting a food stamp check. Compared to the “war on poverty,” the Vietnam War was the biggest success in the history of war.

If a pro-business, pro-oil drilling Republican presided over the doubling of gas prices, what would Democrats say? Would they say he’s in cahoots with Big Oil against the interests of the American people? They already said it with Bush as President; yet with Obama as President and oil prices doubling, there are no protests, no marches. There’s not a peep out of the left or consumer advocates.

If food and gas prices both went up dramatically under a Republican President yet he claimed there was no sign of inflation, would liberals be up in arms and call the President a liar? Would they say the middle class is under attack? You can bet on it. Yet under Obama, not a word is mentioned.

If a Republican President nominated a man for Treasury Secretary who held his money in the Cayman Islands in a building liberals called “the world’s biggest tax scam,” what would Senator Harry Reid say? We already know how Senator Reid viciously attacked Mitt Romney for the sin of having Cayman investments. Yet we hear stone silence from Reid and Democrats about Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew.

What if a Republican President sold guns to Mexican drug cartels that were then used to kill 300 Mexicans plus a U.S. border agent? What would the Democrat-controlled Senate demand a Watergate-like investigation? You can bet on it.

What if a Republican President refused higher security for a U.S. ambassador and then, upon hearing he was under attack, refused to allow a rescue attempt and then left for the night and went to sleep? Would the media have a problem with the image of a Republican President sleeping while our ambassador and three American heroes were slaughtered, while waiting for help that never came? Somehow I think Geraldo Rivera would be up in arms.

What if a Republican President named Bush was presiding over historic numbers of college graduates in default on student loans and record numbers of middle-aged Americans raiding their retirement accounts out of desperation to survive? Do you think the media would blame the President?

What if in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a Republican President closed down his jobs council? That’s too much to believe, right? The media would call him a rich, elitist, out-of-touch fool. He’d be lampooned in newspaper cartoons and skewered on “Saturday Night Live.” Yet Obama did just that in January, and the media was silent.

What if a Republican President in this economy with all the miserable stats that I just quoted with Americans in pain and suffering played golf with Tiger Woods at a luxury resort all weekend and refused media access while his wife hung out in Aspen, Colo., wearing designer dresses, spending billions of taxpayer dollars on non-stop vacations and all the security that goes with them, staying at Ritz Carltons and hanging out in Hawaii and Europe? What would the media say? What if the Vice President spent more than $400,000 per night of taxpayer money while in Paris and London while our soldiers die in Afghanistan? What would the media say?

Lastly, what if a Republican President like Bush promised to cut the deficit in half in his first term, but instead increased it by more than 50 percent? What if that same President promised to cut healthcare premiums by $2,500 per family in his first term, but instead the premiums increased by $3,065 per family. The media would be in a feeding frenzy. So would Democrat politicians. So would poor Americans. But with Obama in charge, there’s nothing. The silence is deafening.

The man we have occupying the White House is either a joke; the biggest incompetent, ignorant fool to ever serve as our President; or a radical Marxist purposely trying to overwhelm the system with debt, spending and entitlements in order to destroy America, kill the American dream and wreck capitalism for good.

Over the coming weeks, in a multipart series, I’ll explain exactly what is happening and why, how this is in fact a purposeful attempt to destroy this great country with a plan Obama learned at Columbia University as my classmate. Yes, folks, this is a purposeful plan, because no one could possibly be this stupid.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. Let the fun begin.

Get Ready For Bank Runs

 

The media was wrong in pronouncing the economic crisis over in Europe. They are wrong in America, too. The real economic indicators — the ones not based on fraud, propaganda, deception or delusion — prove that the economic crisis caused by too much government, too much spending, too much taxing, too many government regulations and too many government employees with obscene salaries and pensions is just beginning.

Get ready for bank runs, capital controls, theft of your pension funds, economic collapse and a government armed to the teeth that wants to disarm you: its citizens. Because what is happening now in Europe is a sign of things to come under Barack Obama.

The media has told us for months that “everything is fine in Europe, a recovery is under way, the worst is over.” Really? How’s that working out for you? The economic crisis and contagion in Europe that was supposedly “under control” are now spiraling out of control. There is desperation in the air. Fear and panic are everywhere.

Think I’m exaggerating? Well, don’t take my word for it. A major bank executive stated publicly last week: “Only Jesus can save the EU now.”

Bank runs might be a sign that things are deteriorating, don’t you think? Well, they started in Cyprus last week as it became clear that Cyprus was bankrupt, insolvent and out of options.

Just as I’ve predicted in dozens of commentaries over the past three years, a historic economic collapse is under way in the EU. The media and world leaders denied it, but it’s getting worse by the day. Do you think this can’t happen in the United States under Obama? Think again.

Over the past three years in Europe we’ve heard political and leaders and economic experts recite the same lies over and over again: telling us to relax, government is smarter than you and we have it all under control. Recognize that theme? It’s the same theme we hear daily from Obama, his socialist lackeys and the Obama-adoring media here in the U.S. It’s how you keep the masses calm and prevent unrest, rioting and bank runs.

Well, the Cyprus crisis proves that the worst isn’t over; it’s actually just beginning.

More importantly, you need to understand how the EU “solved” the Cyprus crisis: by stealing the money out of the citizens’ personal bank accounts. The final decision is in. EU authorities are freezing any funds above 100,000 euros in personal bank accounts and stealing up to 40 percent to pay for the bailout.

But worst of all, this is now the model for what’s to come all around the globe. It was announced just yesterday that this is exactly how the EU will bail out Italy, Spain and France, too: by stealing money directly out of citizens’ bank accounts.

Well, I have news for the EU’s financial geniuses. They haven’t solved anything. This news will start a banking crisis. The falling dominoes will now accelerate. Tell me what sane citizen would keep more than 100,000 euros in his accounts any longer? Which means, starting at this moment, the wealthy of Europe are removing all their money from their bank accounts. And if no one has more than 100,000 euros in their bank accounts anymore, then the only choice for the next bailout will be raiding smaller bank accounts of average citizens — which was the original plan anyway.

Guess what this does to the EU banking system? There will be panic, uncertainty and loss of confidence. Your money is certainly no longer safe in a bank account. Guess how the first Great Depression started? Exactly how this one is starting: with bank runs and loss of confidence in the banking system. And if bank runs spread throughout Europe, you can be sure the United States is next, as American bank account holders realize that our money is no longer safe from theft by government in a crisis.

The Signs Of An EU Economic Collapse Are Everywhere

While the EU seizes bank accounts from citizens in Cyprus, Spain has already stolen the pensions of its citizens.

Formerly respectable professionals in Spain and Greece are eating out of dumpsters.

In Bulgaria citizens are so desperate they are setting themselves on fire.

In Greece there is no money to heat homes, forcing desperate residents go out into the night to cut down trees in parks and national forests to use as firewood.

We recently found out that Italy’s economic situation may be even worse off than pathetic, completely bankrupt Portugal.

In Italy buses return to the station because there is no money to pay for gasoline.

The Jobs Minister of France publicly slipped and called the country “completely bankrupt.”

Why is this not front-page news in the United States? Because the Obama-adoring media doesn’t want you to make the connection that Obama’s policies mirror the exact same policies that destroyed the EU: big government, big debt, big spending, big taxes, big unions, big pensions, big entitlements, early retirement, free healthcare, green energy and high-speed rail.

The EU is the canary in the coal mine. Europe’s economic collapse proves that if everyone actually believes they deserve something for “nothing,” and everyone either works for government or gets checks from government, and everyone thinks it is their right to have free healthcare, eventually the economy collapses and the country (or in this case, the continent) goes kaput. Eventually, everyone lives in shared misery and malaise.

We will be reading about this disaster in the history books decades from now, shaking our heads, saying: “How could we have been this stupid to think that government had the answer or that government was too big to fail or that there was such a thing as a free lunch?”

Now to put this all in perspective, the EU is America’s No. 1 trade partner, meaning our best customer is about to go broke. That’s just another hit on our economy. Secondly, the EU banking system will require a massive, record-setting bailout. Guess who will be on the hook to give them trillions of taxpayer dollars? The United States. And third, the EU economic plan that led to this disaster is nothing more than the Obama economic plan. They are mirror images. The EU just started a couple of decades sooner with its financial suicide.

Up next: America. Because what happens in Europe doesn’t stay in Europe. It’s just a sneak peak at our future under Obama. Get ready for the bank runs. Get ready for a crisis that makes 2008 look like a walk in the park. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty. See you next week right back here. And may God bless America — because we will need all the help we can get!

Proof That Obama Is Stark Raving Mad

 

Our government-run public education system is very bad — so bad that generations of Americans educated in public schools don’t recognize idiots, economic illiterates, Ponzi schemes, frauds or Marxists when they see them. So I’m going to educate the masses with very simple examples that even a sixth-grader can understand.

Let’s compare America to your household. That makes it very simple and easy to understand.

Let’s say you make $50,000 per year, and you owe $250,000 in debt. You’re in deep trouble, right? One way or another, you are headed for bankruptcy court in the future.

Then you receive a credit line in the mail for $250,000. Are you rich? Of course not. That new credit line or credit card is not “income.” It’s a loan — to be paid back at high interest rates. You didn’t just gain $250,000. You just added $250,000 to your debt. You still make $50,000, but instead of owing $250,000 in debt, you now owe $500,000. You think you’re “saved.” Actually, you’re twice as broke as before. Insanity.

That’s exactly what Barack Obama is doing to the U.S. economy. He added $6 trillion in debt in only four years to “save” us from a terrible economy. Well, he didn’t save anyone. He just put all of us into much deeper debt. This debt will destroy the lives of our children and grandchildren. And the economy isn’t even better. It’s in shambles. If interest rates go up in the future, the entire U.S. economy will be destroyed by the debt.

But there is one part of the economy thriving: the stock market. That keeps going up because Obama has guaranteed the richest fat cats on Wall Street profits by the billions — from you! Yes, you’re paying for the richest people on Wall Street to get rich. Obama is stealing $85 billion per month from the taxpayers — mostly the middle class — to buy bonds that no one else wants and to buy mortgages that no one else wants, which automatically makes the stock market go up. That $85 billion per month that the Fed is printing goes straight to the bottom line of the biggest companies publicly traded on Wall Street. They get rich. Their CEOs get rich. Their shareholders get rich. The banks and hedge funds get rich. And you’re stuck with the bill.

Once again, those trillions of dollars printed by the Fed to make the stock market go up so Obama can act like the economy is getting better are not riches; they are debt. They are loans that need to be paid back by you, your children and grandchildren. Insanity.

Even worse, can you imagine if the $250,000 credit line that came in the mail to “save” you, was issued by you? That’s exactly what’s happening under Obama. We are so broke, so indebted, so insolvent that no one wants to buy our bonds anymore. That’s why the United States, Europe and Japan buy 60 percent to 90 percent of their own bonds. Do you understand what this means? That’s like your being so broke, so in debt, that you lend yourself the money to pay the bills you can’t afford.

Can you imagine if you owned a bank and gave yourself a $250,000 loan that no one else would give you because you are unqualified to handle more debt? You’d be destroying your own future, plus your own bank. You didn’t “save” yourself or your bank. You killed two birds with one loan. Insanity.

How about Obama’s claim that he “saved” the auto industry. Once again, it’s a combination of pure fraud and pure delusion. He didn’t actually “save” anyone. He just grabbed about $100 billion from the taxpayers — that’s you — to redistribute to auto unions so their members could continue to get their obscene unsustainable pensions and then kick back $100 million or so to Obama’s Presidential campaign. It’s called “pay for play.” It’s fraud, and someone should go to prison.

And, of course, we now know that the loss to taxpayers is at least $25 billion and maybe much more. So whom did Obama “save?” I could save any industry in the country by stealing $25 billion from taxpayers and handing it to that industry. But the reality is: You’re out $25 billion, folks. That’s more debt for your kids. They’ll be paying the interest on that debt decades from now, and they didn’t even get a lousy car out of the deal. Insanity.

What if your creditors agreed to a deal to restructure your debt, and they offered you the following deal: You owe us $250,000 and you can’t pay it back, so we’ll raise it to $500,000 and we’ll all agree things look better. Well that’s the “fiscal cliff” deal folks. To solve a debt crisis, we added $4 trillion to the spending and debt, and the President and Congress declared it a victory. Insanity.

What if things got so bad that you finally agreed to cut spending to save your personal economy? So you cut $10 per week to try to repay your $250,000 debt. Well, that’s the sequester, folks. We cut a measly $80 billion out of a $3.5 trillion budget, with more than $16 trillion in debt. We accomplished nothing. Insanity.

What if you were out of work for two years, and you got so discouraged that you decided to stop looking for a job and spend the rest of your life living off food stamps and disability; but because you’re not looking for a job anymore, you no longer consider yourself unemployed? That’s exactly how Obama can claim the unemployment rate is “improving.” Insanity.

Finally, here’s the most bizarre example of all. You are broke. Out of money. You can’t pay your bills. You still owe $250,000. Collection agencies are calling day and night. But you love the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt so much that you still write them a check for $25,000. That’s what Obama just did with your taxpayer money. Insanity.

I hope it’s all clear now. The U.S. economy is now best described as a combination of debt, fraud and delusion. And the CEO who runs it, President Barack Obama, is absolutely stark raving mad.