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.

 

Rand Paul, American Hero

 

Hugo Chavez just died, and many of us said “good riddance” to a tyrant who defrauded his own people, intimidated his political opposition and left his economy and country in disarray. Senator Rand Paul seemed to be reminding us: “Why would we want a tyrant in America, too?” That was the point of Paul’s nearly 13-hour filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor last week.

Yes, Barack Obama is cool and hip and fancies himself “a man of the people.” But with each hour Paul kept up his filibuster, you could feel Obama’s popularity melting away. Paul seemed to be saying: “Does it really matter if he’s hip if he wants to kill you, an American citizen, on American soil? Does it matter if he’s cool and the kind of guy you’d like to have a beer with, if he wants you dead without a trial?”

In the end, Paul won. Obama blinked. But Paul’s filibuster accomplished much more than forcing the President to admit he cannot kill Americans on American soil without a trial.

Paul proved the Tea Party is alive and well — and America’s best hope to stop Obama from shredding our Constitution and destroying the America we love.

Paul proved “the emperor has no clothes.” This was a big public embarrassment for Obama.

He made liberals, the American Civil Liberties Union and the media look foolish for never saying a word about something so important as our right not to be assassinated by our own President.

Paul showed people like John McCain and Lindsay Graham how a U.S. Senator in the opposition is supposed to act, how to stand up to the President while he violates our Constitution. And they sure felt embarrassed: See how they viciously attacked Paul after he showed them up.

And in 13 hours, Paul got out of his father Ron Paul’s very large shadow, became his own man and became a leading contender for President of the United States in 2016.

We must never forget that Rand Paul had to conduct a 13-hour filibuster and put a national spotlight on Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder before they were willing to publicly concede that they can’t kill Americans on American soil without ever hearing the charges, without ever facing your accusers, without hearing your rights, without a lawyer, without a trial.

Paul made Obama look like King George. And the President’s ratings not only collapsed, they’ve continued to go down ever since.

But I think this was about much more than drones. I think this was symbolic. Paul is a brilliant strategist. This was about Obama’s nonstop abuse of power, disregard for the U.S. Constitution and destruction of the U.S. economy.

Maybe this woke up the sleeping giant: the American people. Maybe this woke up Congress. Maybe this woke up the ACLU. Maybe this woke up the media. Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?

In the future, I suggest a series of nonstop filibusters to shine a light on what Obama is doing to America.

Let’s filibuster until we find out what happened in Benghazi, Libya, to four American heroes that Obama allowed to die, without giving them the proper security before the attack or the proper rescue attempt during the attack.

Let’s filibuster until we find out why, if America is so broke we can’t afford White House tours or afford to keep illegal alien felons in prison, then how come we have hundreds of millions of dollars to spare for Muslim Brotherhood radicals in Egypt who hate America, want to destroy Israel and terrorize and murder Christians on a daily basis?

Let’s filibuster until we find out why Obama is so desperate about disarming Americans, banning our assault rifles and taxing our bullets, yet at the same time Obama’s Homeland Security is buying record quantities of assault rifles, armored vehicles and enough bullets for a 30-year war and building a private civilian army that answers only to Obama.

And perhaps most importantly, let’s filibuster about why Obama and the media are able to keep calling this economy “in recovery” and report to us that unemployment is “improving,” at the same time disposable income just suffered the biggest drop in 54 years, homelessness in New York City is the highest since the 1929 Great Depression, food stamp use just hit another all-time record (an unimaginable 20 percent of eligible Americans are now on food stamps), and there are a record 89,304,000 able-bodied, working-age Americans unemployed. Incidentally, while the Federal government claims 236,000 new jobs were added last month, this statistic shows that 296,000 jobs have been lost since January.

By the way, Paul, this last one about the economy is so important, and the lies we are being told so massive, I suggest at least a 48 hour-filibuster.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for PersonalLiberty.com. I’m headed to the airport to fly to Washington, D.C. I am honored to be one of the invited speakers at CPAC (The Conservative Political Action Conference). I’ll be joining an exclusive group of speakers that includes Senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee; Governors Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal; former Vice Presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan; Donald Trump; and Dr. Ben Carson. What an honor. See you right back here next week. God bless America.