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Obama & Biden- More Weapons of Mass Distraction:

Biden Says "No Planes, Trains, or Automobiles."

But Take Control of the Border with Mexico- "Why Would We Do That?"

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

The Obama Administration loves WMD's: Weapons of Mass Distraction. Swine flu is yet another opportunity to distract the public. While the public is panicking and fearing for their lives, perhaps they won't notice that Obama is misleading us about...everything.

Yesterday was a great example. Obama bragged about the success of his economic program and the 150,000 jobs he has single-handedly "created or saved." Meanwhile it was announced on the same day that our economy shrunk by a staggering 6.1% in the first quarter; job losses continued to set records (with a total of 1.2 million lost since Obama took office); and Obama's own budget projects a national debt of $17 trillion by the time he leaves office (over $7 trillion more than when he took over). Now that's what I call success. Happy Days are here again!

To make sure the public doesn't notice that our economy has fallen into the abyss, Vice President Biden in the face of a few dozen cases of the flu (all mild so far in the USA), publicly stated that he told his family to stay away from confined spaces- planes, trains, subways, automobiles and how about this one- classrooms. In a nation of 300 million people, with a few dozen cases of the flu, our confident and courageous Vice President recommends closing shop in America. None of us should go anywhere. School? Who needs school? Not our children. Travel? Who needs travel? From now on, planes, trains or automobiles are out. Our own Vice President believes we should cower in fear inside our homes in the face of a few cases of the flu.

In response to this possible flu pandemic we face, the Vice President has no answers, no solutions- just that we stop doing anything that might put us in contact with...people. That's his one bright idea. Yet the one thing that anyone with common sense would do, we don't. I understand that closing the border with Mexico is not a good option (although it is an option if things get worse); there is simply too much commerce that would be disrupted (such as much of this country's fruits and vegetables).

HOWEVER, there is one thing that Obama, Biden, and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano refuse to do that could stop or slow any fears of a pandemic: that is to give our border authorities the right to refuse entry to anyone who has flu symptoms and is not a U.S. citizen. The current policy is: sneeze all you want, get sick right in front of a border agent, and yet we'll let you through the border so that our taxpayers can pay for your medical needs. Virtually every country in the world is telling their citizens not to go near Mexico- the epicenter of the possible pandemic. Yet our country sits on a border with Mexico and does...NOTHING.

All Biden can recommend is to stop traveling, stop using transportation, stop buying. Biden's advice will bankrupt the nation. Biden's advice will bankrupt airlines and train companies. Biden's advice will bankrupt tourist destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando, Disneyland, Manhattan and Hawaii. But turn back foreigners who show signs of the virus from ever entering America in the first place? “We can't do that!” That might offend Hispanic voters. Politically correct liberals can't offend any group of minority voters. That is not an option. Better to stop traveling and close the American economy than offend any group of Democratic voters.

Is our country stark raving mad? We've put idiots in charge of the United States economy. Complete and utter fools who think nothing of causing panic among the populace; destroying American business with a few careless words; and refuse to control our border with the country where virtually every single case of the flu has emanated. But using WMD's (Weapons of Mass Distraction) to confuse and panic the voters- on that topic Obama and his friends are as good as anyone in the history of politics.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com






TRAITOR!

The Symbol of the Corruption, Arrogance, Out-Of-Control Greed and Ego of the 2-Party Political System: Senator Arlen Specter.

Specter Puts Big Government in Control of America.

Abandons Checks & Balances, Separation of Powers That He Quoted only 5 Weeks Ago as Crucial to American People.


By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

It was only 5 weeks ago (on March 17th) that Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter said he would not even consider switching parties from Republican to Democrat because that would not be in the interests of the American people. Specter said that a switch would threaten checks and balances and the separation of powers- both so crucial to our country. A switch, he said, would create one-party rule. A switch by Specter would give Democrats a 60-vote filibuster-proof Senate majority (assuming Al Franken is seated- as expected- as Democratic Senator from Minnesota). Anything Obama and the radical, big-government, tax and spend left wanted, they could get with a switch by Specter. “The answer is no” Specter said with conviction.

Suddenly today, only five weeks after saying a switch would threaten the Constitution and destroy checks and balances, Senator Specter announced a switch to the Democratic Party. Suddenly checks and balances have lost their importance to Specter. Suddenly the Constitution and the separation of powers have lost their importance. Suddenly the fact that the American people “desperately need the 2-party system…that's the basis of politics in America” (Specter's quote) has lost its importance. What could have possibly changed his mind in the face of such important principles? I'd call it a deadly combination (at least for citizens and taxpayers) of greed and ego.

Now Arlen Specter is a Democrat and the big-government, big-tax left has achieved their dream: the elimination of dissent. What the big government socialist left could not achieve through popular vote, they engineered in the dark of night through pure bribery. What did they give you Senator Specter? What did Obama promise to burnish your legacy? What was promised to your family?

Or was this just about your own ego? Specter was a sure loser in the Pennsylvania GOP primary because of his liberal big-government voting record. Overnight his Senate seat is safe in Democratic-dominated Pennsylvania. Perhaps that's all it took to make a man a traitor to the American people; a traitor to those that voted for a Republican Senator but now are represented by a Democratic Senator; a traitor to his party; a traitor to the Constitution; a traitor to the idea of checks and balances so crucial to the visions of our Founding Fathers. Remember those were his words only 5 weeks ago.

Specter joins a long list of politicians that prove the central point of my new book, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts!”

That point is that there is no longer any 2-party system. There is no significant difference between Republicans and Democrats. Politicians of both parties are merely big and bigger, dumb and dumber. They have no interest in the will of the people. They have no interest in what the Constitution demands of them. They believe only in absolute power for themselves. They support anything that expands their power and control over the people. They are symbols of arrogance, greed and ego. They prove the infamous saying, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Did Specter switch sides to retain his seat for life (the man is 79 years old and yet he desperately wants to hang on for another 6 years)? Did he take a “legal bribe” to gain more power in the Senate; to head a powerful committee; to gain more funding for his pet projects? Or was the deal part and parcel of a far dirtier and more corrupt payoff? No matter. Either way the American people have lost. Taxpayers have been fleeced. Specter is a traitor to the ideals of smaller government, lower spending, lower taxes, free markets, and more rights for the individual that America was founded on. He has handed the keys to the country (and the economy) to big-government socialists intent on expanding the size, scope, spending and power of government for generations to come.

Is America or capitalism lost? It's certainly in danger. But I'm an optimist. In the long run I believe we'll survive and thrive. There will be a rescue of our country and our financial system. I just no longer believe that rescue can come from either of the 2 major parties. Specter's defection proves that the rescue will only come from a third party challenge to the “good old boys” political system. From someone with a fresh perspective, who is not beholden to special interests or corporate America. From someone who is not corrupted by the current system. From someone who hasn't worked for government, done business with government, or accepted checks from government. From someone who is not a career politician, but instead a Citizen Politician. From someone outside the Beltway.

I believe it's time for a Citizen Revolution. The start of that revolution could be seen when thousands of citizens and taxpayers marched at Tax Day Tea Parties across the country only 2 weeks ago. The two major parties were purposely shut out of those protests. The people who believe in limited government and the Constitution understand that both Republicans and Democrats have betrayed the people and violated the Constitution. That political revolution can only be led by the party of principle- The Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party will provide the solution by restoring limited government; by stopping the bailouts, handouts and “tax cuts” to people who never paid taxes in the first place; by instituting transparency and accountability in government; by giving power back to the citizens and taxpayers; by letting the people who earn the money and pay the taxes keep more of the money they've earned; by respecting the greatest document ever created- The United States Constitution. It's time for dramatic change all right. But I'm afraid that Obama and the corrupt politicians of the 2-party system won't appreciate the kind of change headed their way.

Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this Spring entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne’s views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

Why Obama Now Has Big Business Trained like the New White House Puppy Bo!

Obama loves bailouts. They are the best thing that ever happened to the radical leftist/socialist cause. When capitalism worked (meaning all of the past 200+ years), radical leftist politicians like Obama couldn't tell Wall Street or banks or developers or auto companies or Fortune 500 CEO's what to do. When CEO's were actually making money, they could (and did) tell the government, government bureaucrats and politicians like Obama to shove off. Money equals independence and individualism. No government bureaucrat could ever boss the captains of capitalism around- not as long as capitalism worked.

But here's the problem- the last year has been the worst year in the history of American big business (as reported in Fortune only days ago). Banks are failing. Public companies are failing. Previously perfect Wall Street stock firms and investment banks are failing. The Big 3 automakers are failing. Big insurance companies (like AIG) are failing. Media companies- from newspapers to television networks- are failing. This was just the opening the socialists needed to not just destroy capitalism, but to literally highjack and take control of American big business. Obama now has virtually the entire business community (and national media) by the balls. If you want his bailout money, you have to play by his rules. Dissent is silenced. Obama is the bosses of bosses, "the capo di tutti capi." Obama now orders CEO's around like the new White House puppy Bo.

If you run an auto company, you either use the bailout money to prop up bloated union contracts that destroyed your company in the first place; and limit the salaries of every top executive; and scrap all your SUV's (even if they are your most profitable and popular product- case in point: the Jeep Cherokee): and build only “green cars”- or you get fired, or the bailout money is withheld and your company fails. Either way you do what Obama says, or you lose your job (and income as CEO). The CEO's of the top automakers have been neutered like Bo.

If you run a bank, you either loan to friends of Obama in politically correct or green industries; give out mortgages to low income applicants (the very fraud that bankrupted the entire banking and credit industries); and limit the salaries of every top executive- or you get fired, or bailout money is withheld and your bank fails. Powerful bankers have been neutered like Bo.

If you are a major real estate developer, you either build “green buildings” or partner with Obama's friends (or both)- or bailout money is withheld and you fail. Real Estate tycoons have been neutered
like Bo.

If you are CEO of a media company, like Jeffrey Immelt at GE (who owns NBC), or Jeffrey Zucker of NBC, you either show deference and bias to Obama's socialist agenda on your television network, or your bailout money is withheld and your television network fails (GE and NBC are currently bleeding losses). The kings of media have been neutered like Bo.

Ditto to the NY Times and liberal newspapers in big cities across the USA who are literally begging Obama for a newspaper bailout. To get the bailout, they'll have to write only supportive and positive editorials about Obama and his political agenda. To keep the bailout (without government pulling the rug out from under them), they'll have to do the same. The publishers will have to order their journalists to report on Obama's Weapons of Mass Distraction- his Tonight Show appearances and Town Hall meetings and March Madness picks and of course, his new puppy Bo. Anything but the truth- that with each Obama decision- the deficit grows bigger, the debt grows more unmanageable, the economy falls further into the abyss, and capitalism grows weaker by the minute.

Obama now controls freedom of the press. It has been widely reported that NBC CEO Jeffrey Zucker called a dinner for top CNBC executives and asked his on-air anchors and hosts to tone down their criticism of Obama. Worse, on MSNBC (also owned by GE and NBC), a radical leftist Hollywood celebrity (is there any other kind?) Janeane Garofalo slandered Tax Day Tea Party protestors by calling them all "white racist rednecks… who hate a black man (Obama) and don't understand a thing about taxes or the Boston Tea Party." In other words everyone at those Tea Parties (including me) is ignorant and hates Obama only because he is black. The MSNBC host interviewing her (Keith Olbermann) said nothing. Not a word of protest, debate, or disagreement. Can you imagine a fiscal conservative capitalist going on NBC or CNBC or MSNBC and calling Obama a racist who hates wealthy white businessmen, and not being viciously attacked, denounced and hounded into an apology or clarification by the host?

Yet anti-tax protestors can be slandered as racists with nary a word of disagreement by hosts at networks owned by GE- who happens to get billion dollar bailouts from Obama. Why? Because Obama now has GE (the parent company of NBC) squeezed by the private parts. The CEO is Obama's personal pet. Forget those wonderful images of the new White House puppy Bo. If the media was honest, they'd show Obama taking GE CEO Jefrrey Immelt and NBC CEO Zucker for a walk on the White House lawn.

Obama has now got Immelt housebroken like Bo. Can't you hear him talking to Jeffrey, “Be a good boy Jeffrey, support my agenda, or I will withhold your bailout money.” But if Jeffrey Immelt is a nice well-behaved puppy, he gets to sit at the feet of his master at the head table. Immelt was such a good puppy, Obama recently rewarded him with an appointment to his Economic Recovery Team. Recovery? Immelt has presided over the destruction of GE. What does he know about recovery? Since Immelt took over as CEO, GE's stock has dropped in value by as much as 80%. Only to someone with zero business experience like Obama, can Immelt look like an economic heavyweight. The guy is more like a paperweight. He has weighed down GE for years now.

But despite NBC's failing ratings and dramatically falling revenues, Immelt and Zucker serve their purpose. They do the dirty work of Obama like the nice little pets they are. Zucker hires radical leftist TV hosts like Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann at MSNBC (the host who nodded enthusiastically as all Tea Party protestors were called “racist rednecks”). Hosts like Maddow and Olbermann simply support every word uttered by Obama like “company men.” Zucker makes sure NBC Sports (yes I said sports) has “green nights” where they turn the lights off at the pregame football studio (while on the air). Yes, NBC hosts shows in the dark to show their support for the war against global warming. Zucker makes sure that the NBC Evening News reports (without bias, of course) positively on green technology. And guests on NBC-owned television networks are able to call all Tea Party tax protestors “ignorant racist rednecks” without nary a question or comment from the radical leftist hosts.

Yes sir, Obama owns 'em all.

The question I have is pretty simple: how come we're letting Obama abandon capitalism after only two bad years (1929 and 2008) in the last century? Yet we're putting government in charge, when government has never in history EVER had one single good year. Not one.

Government loses money every second of every day. Every department of government bleeds loses every year. Government has never heard of a profit. Government simply spends and loses trillions of dollars every year of its existence, then raises taxes next year, and somehow still manages to run a huge deficit. Government only survives because it asks capitalism and capitalists to bail out its losses, waste, corruption and inefficiency every single year (with the power of taxation). Name one year that government has ever succeeded in making a profit?

Government hasn't ever actually make one dollar. It just spends and taxes, then the following year always spends and taxes more (somehow running up an even bigger deficit). Can you imagine how good you or I could do if we had the power to tax? I could just wake up tomorrow and spend a trillion dollars, then demand a trillion dollars in taxes from businesses and individuals. And if I feel like spending $2 trillion next year, I could just raise the taxes by complaining that I don't have enough money. What a racket. The mafia has nothing on government. Bernie Madoff has nothing on government. It's one big ponzi scheme run by Obama, a guy who knows nothing about running even a bodega or a pet store.

Just remember before you willingly hand the keys over to Obama and big government, neither of them has ever in their entire lives earned a profit in business. Not once. Not one penny. Not one year. This is the guy now ordering CEO's around like hired help. This is the guy neutering CEO's like Bo the White House puppy. Didn't you hear Obama in the halls of NBC last week, “Hey Jeffrey, take out the trash.”


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this Spring entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

Wayne Allyn Root to Speak at Nevada Tax Day Tea Party

Las Vegas, NV—April 13, 2009-- 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root will address the crowd at the Las Vegas, Nevada Tax Day Tea Party on Wednesday, April 15th. The event has been organized and sponsored by TEA (Taxed Enough Already) and Citizen Outreach Foundation. Root is a regular guest and political commentator on FOX News, FOX Business Network, and nationally syndicated radio talk shows such as “Savage Nation” with host Michael Savage, “The Jerry Doyle Show” and “The Mancow Show” with host Mancow Muller. Root is also the author of a new book coming out on July 4th entitled:
“The Conscience of a Libertarian:
Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling, School Choice & Tax Cut!”

The Nevada Tea Party rally will be held from Noon to 2 PM (with protest march afterwards) at Sunset Park in Henderson, NV (Eastern Ave & Sunset near the airport). Root will address the crowd at 1:30 PM. Other speakers include Herman Caine, former Chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, author, FOX News business commentator, and conservative talk radio host. Susane Crawford, the Tax Day TEA Party Director will host the event.

Root said of the event, “Up until now liberal causes have dominated protests in the USA. Do you know why? Because conservatives work for a living. We’re too busy running our own businesses and can’t afford to take time off to protest. It’s precisely the same reason that talk radio is dominated by conservatives- they are the ones in their cars going to work! That changes forever on Wednesday. I predict a massive turnout at Tax Day Tea Parties across the USA. And these demonstrations will really mean something- because the protestors are taking valuable time off from running their busy lives and businesses. It’s time for fiscal conservatives and Libertarians to take back our economy and country from those that want to damage business, destroy capitalism, and redistribute wealth. And the most important Tea Party rally in the country will be in Nevada- the state where our constitution bans income taxes. God Bless the great state of Nevada.”

For more information on Wayne Allyn Root or Nevada’s Tax Day Tea Party, please go to:
www.RootForAmerica.com

Or contact Wayne Root at ROOT for America’s Las Vegas, Nevada Headquarters at:
(888) 444-ROOT (7668).



















The Liberal Way: The Audacity of Intolerance and Arrogance


By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

You've got to love Barack Obama. He's willing to talk to any
terrorist, murderer or socialist madman in the world. But not
to a member of the opposition here in America. If you stand
for freedom, patriotism, capitalism or entrepreneurship, he has no
interest in talking with you.

President Obama is willing to negotiate or compromise with
anyone in the world- no matter how heinous, vicious, or awful
their past. But no compromise is allowed here in the good 'ole
USA on government spending, bailouts or taxes.

Obama's Democratic friends in Congress have no problem flying to Cuba
to meet with Fidel Castro. This man, a mass murderer who's
held his own people hostage for a half century.

But these same Congressmen won't even cross the aisle to
speak with fellow legislators who believe in patriotism,
capitalism, free markets, or personal responsibility.

Those words are frightening and hateful to liberals.

Liberal Democrats (Obama supporters) aren't even bothering
to hide their extremist views anymore.

Democrats admit being Socialist in latest Rasmussen Poll

A new Rasmussen poll shows big majorities of virtually
every group of Americans, namely Republicans, independents,
investors, middle age Americans, older Americans... are all
supportive of Capitalism versus Socialism.

And not by some small difference, either. Most Americans
support capitalism by margins as big as 11 to 1! On the other
hand, Democrats are just about dead even in their support of
Socialism versus Capitalism.

It seems the cat is out of the bag. Obama and his supporters
are in fact Socialists. They want to socialize America.

You don't have to believe me. Just ask them. Rasmussen did.
Say it out loud- all together now:

Obama is a Socialist.
Democrats are Socialists.
There, doesn't that feel better to get the truth out?

Liberals cheered the death of Ronald Reagan at Columbia University

It was 1981 when a breathless student ran into my political
science class screaming, 'President Reagan has been shot!"
"They've assassinated Reagan!” The reaction from my fellow
classmates? CHEERING. Celebrating. High-fives all around.
The intellectual elite of America were smiling , hugging and
Screaming with glee, “Yes! Reagan is dead!”

How could this happen at this great Ivy League institution?
Simple. Many (if not most) of my classmates were Socialists
and Marxists. They weren't shy about it, either. They openly defended
and praised communist countries and their leaders. What is so
frightening and disturbing is that today my classmates
populate the highest levels of federal government. One of
them sits in the White House. Yes, President Obama
was my college classmate. And he's filled his administration
with our Columbia University classmates- people
that despised capitalism and patriotism so much that they
celebrated the death of Ronald Reagan as if it was New Years Eve.
Diversity at Columbia (and all other Ivy League colleges) ranges from
liberal to Socialist to Marxist. INTOLERANCE defines their very being.


Patriot Glenn Beck of Fox News: Code Red
Now the same liberal Obama crowd is trying to smear an
American patriot named Glenn Beck. Why am I not surprised?

Beck was never considered much of a threat by liberals
when he hosted a show on CNN (some suspect those initials
stand for “Communist News Network”). This all changed when
Beck was hired by Fox News Channel, and his show became one
of the highest-rated television shows in America.

Suddenly the Socialist Threat Rating rose to level red.

Now he's joined Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael
Savage, and Bill O'Reilly at the top of MoveOn.org's
“Socialist Most Wanted” list.

I guess being a supporter of Ron Paul or a member of the
Libertarian Party isn't the worst thing you can be anymore.
Remember, a Homeland Security affiliate agency recently
Broadcast an alert to Law Enforcement that having a Libertarian or
Ron Paul bumper sticker on your car was enough to
consider someone a potential terrorist!

First the crime was “Driving while Libertarian.” According to
MoveOn.org it's now “Driving while listening to conservative talk radio.”
That's right, take the Glenn Beck and the Fox News bumper stickers
off your car immediately. That is, if you don't want to be
labeled a militia member or “domestic terrorist” by government or law
enforcement.

So, what does the small-minded, intolerant, intellectual leftist crowd
have in their 'Rules for Radicals' bag of tricks for Glenn Beck?

Now, Rush Limbaugh doesn't make public appearances, so
the best the liberal radicals could do was talk nasty about him and try
to boycott Florida Orange Juice, one of his sponsors.
(They failed, sales went up!)

But Beck is the new target. Right now, the radical left is blaming Beck for
gun violence in America. Somehow, when he advocates sound fiscal
policy, balanced budgets and lower taxes, Glenn is inspiring hatred and
violence?

With the Tea Party protests coming up April 15th, it has been
disclosed that the radical left was planning on infiltrating tax protests
across the country- in particular the event in San Antonio that Beck
was slated to speak at. These radical leftists had plans to try to
embarrass Beck and brand him with some kind of extremist, pro-
violence, revolutionary image.
To avoid controversy, Beck has decided not to speak in San
Antonio, in front of the Alamo, a great symbol of freedom in
America. Sad to hear, but certainly not surprising. Intolerance,
smearing and silencing of dissent is what the radical left does best.

They insist on free speech for themselves, but shout down, or
exclude differing opinions. They claim to be “open-minded,”
but cheer for the assassination of patriots and freedom fighters like
Ronald Reagan. I’m sure they’d cheer for the death of Glenn Beck, Sean
Hannity or Michael Savage too.

Interesting that Obama's ideological buddies in Congress love
Castro, but hate Reagan. Castro imprisoned, tortured and
murdered Cubans he disagreed with. He stole or closed
businesses of his political opponents. By destroying capitalism,
Castro turned back the clock, leaving Cuba in the dark ages.

Reagan would have died to protect the free speech of his
political opponents. Reagan fought to get thousands of Jewish
political prisoners released from the Soviet Union. Reagan was a
hero. Yet Obama’s idealogical friends in Congress celebrate Castro.

The very same people who today complain Glenn Beck and
the rest of talk radio aren't giving President Obama a chance, want to
silence conservative talk radio. They only believe in free speech for their
leftist and Marxist buddies.

It's that infamous liberal double standard.
The reason Libertarians and fiscal conservatives are holding
Tea Parties is because we actually pay our taxes. Isn't it telling that
so many of Obama's picks are tax cheats? It's easy to raise taxes
when you don't pay them yourself.

Fiscal conservatives are mad as hell and protesting because our tax
burden is already far too high. We understand the burden of taxes,
simply because we pay most of them. We understand that to create jobs,
government must allow us to keep more of our own money. Higher taxes
will kill jobs, force small businesses to close, and destroy any chance of a
quick economic recovery.

FACTS SCARE LIBERALS

How dare a fiscal conservative, a hero like Glenn Beck,
speak at a pro-freedom, anti-tax rally. Liberals feel the
need to mobilize, infiltrate the tax rallies, and smear him.
After all, they can't allow anyone a national stage to point out:

* Obama's budgets will triple the national debt.
* Obama has quadrupled the highest deficit under Bush.
* Obama's first budget is larger than all other budgets in the history of America combined- from George Washington to George W. Bush.
* The tax burden for the top income earners in America is already crushing- the top 1% in this country already pay over 30% of the taxes; the top 20% more than 70% of the taxes.

The folks at MoveOn.org can't afford to let these facts out.
Free speech must be stifled. What's next? Will Obama
audit your taxes if you say the Pledge of Allegiance in public?

I'll be speaking April 15th at the Las Vegas Tax Day Tea Party.
I predict massive turnouts at Tea Parties across the nation.
It's time to take America back. Back from the intolerant Socialist thugs
that cheered for the death of my hero Ronald Reagan.

To patriot heroes like Glenn Beck I say, “Keep doing
what you're doing.” The Socialist Threat Rating level
has been raised to red because what you're doing is working.
Let's keep the pressure up.

America's anti-tax political revolution has only just begun.
See you at the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July 4th entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne’s views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com


OBAMA'S WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION

Russian leader accuses U.S. of abandoning capitalism!

EU leaders says we are headed down “the road to hell.”

China loses faith in our dollar.

Obama tells jokes on Tonight Show and picks March Madness.

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

Obama has WMD's - Weapons of Mass Distraction. Haven't you noticed? He appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first appearance by a sitting President in the history of the American Presidency). He tells jokes (some of them offensive) so that he can seem like just “one of the guys.” He conducts Town Hall meetings so we believe that he cares about us- average, regular Americans. Of course he forgets to tell you is that while any “regular Joe” can indeed submit a Town Hall question, Obama only picks the ones that he wants to answer. And each of the questioners appears to be a handpicked Democratic operative and loyal Obama supporter. He picks his own March Madness bracket winners (just like a “regular guy” down at the bar or union hall). He instructs his buddies in the Democratic Congress to conduct hearings about the need for a BCS College Football national championship game. All of these distractions dominate the headlines while the economy melts down, banks fail, and the never-ending trillion dollar bailouts dig a deeper and deeper hole.

Most importantly, Obama and his cabinet distract your attention by incessantly demonizing and scapegoating corporate executives at companies like AIG, creating a boogieman for the average American to hate. It's “us against them”- and Obama positions himself as one of us. His perfectly chosen rhetoric fires up the masses into a frenzy of hate. Obama creates a mob mentality so the average blue-collar American has someone to burn at the stake for our impending economic Armageddon.

And when the economic news gets even worse, what is Obama's answer? Change the topic. Make the distraction even louder. Take a trip overseas to address adoring crowds; conduct Town Hall meetings in France and Turkey; and make a visit to Iraq where our troops hug and kiss him. These are Obama's Weapons of Mass Distraction. It's all meant to distract you from seeing what's really happening (and what's really important).

Distraction is President Obama's greatest weapon against the truth. You see Obama can't afford to allow the average American to see what's really happening. Obama's economic plans are so dangerous and deadly to our future that socialist France is warning us that our spending is suicidal; The President of the European Union is scolding us; Russia's Vladimir Putin recently criticized America for abandoning the free markets; and China is suggesting a new world reserve currency. Get the hint? When Russia is lecturing us that we've abandoned capitalism, America is surely in deep trouble. When Europeans are lecturing us that Obama's out-of-control spending plans are leading us down “the road to hell” (an exact quote), we are surely headed for insolvency. When China, who owns almost $2 trillion U.S. dollars, is suggesting a new world currency, it's a subtle hint that the Chinese realize that our dollar is headed for record lows as Obama prints unlimited dollars to pay for his reckless deficit spending. The writing is on the wall- but only if you listen to what smart people the world over are saying. Only if you ignore the adoring overflow crowds. Only if you ignore Obama's WMD's.

So what are the leaders of France, the EU, China and Russia clearly seeing that we aren't? The real storyline is frightening. Obama is destroying capitalism; orchestrating a government takeover of free enterprise; redistributing wealth from those that pay the taxes and create jobs to those that produce little or nothing and expect handouts from government from cradle to grave; expanding the baseline spending of government to unsustainable levels; hiring millions of new government employees and giving them guaranteed jobs and bloated salaries, pensions and health care for life- all in the name of electing and re-electing liberal Democratic politicians; building up so much debt and printing so much money that your life savings are eroding away to nothing, while your children and grandchildren will end up enslaved to big government for the rest of their lives and condemned to an inferior standard of living. Worst of all, virtually every “solution” Obama plans to save our economy is unconstitutional. But that's just a small, inconvenient detail for a man that knows how to use Weapons of Mass Distraction.

Obama's favorite little trick is to ask the American people for “sacrifice”- making us all feel guilty by tying sacrifice to patriotism. But Obama's voters (the poor, entitlement junkies, union members, government employees) aren't asked to sacrifice a thing. As a matter of fact, Obama is handing out record amounts of government money to them. Obama is perfectly willing to bankrupt America for generations to come and wipe out small business owners with high taxes in order to keep his voters happy, bribed and distracted. And while they are distracted, Obama will pass Cap and Trade legislation that will triple electric bills and raise gasoline back to $4.00 per gallon or higher, all the while making his biggest contributors, who have invested in green technology and politically correct companies, a once-in-a-lifetime windfall. Once the reality hits, and consumers start to notice their utility and gas bills have doubled and tripled, Obama will then shift the blame to greedy capitalists and corporate executives. The script has already been written, all Obama has to do is keep reading it.

All of this is being orchestrated by Obama's hand-picked team- the most arrogant and corrupt bunch of criminals and tax cheats ever seen in Washington D.C. (and that's really saying something). Those are the things he doesn't want you to see. So he distracts you with his WMD magic act. Obama can't afford to let you figure out that his friends in government not only caused this entire economic crisis, they actually benefited from it, so he has thrown up a smokescreen blaming Wall Street and “greedy corporate executives.” Obama forgets to mention that it was liberal Democrat politicians under Clinton who pushed for the Community Reinvestment Act, a law that forced banks to make loans to people who couldn't afford them. Obama forgets to mention that his organization ACORN carried out the scheme to perfection by intimidating and suing bankers who didn't cooperate by loaning billions of dollars to minority and low income Americans. He forgets to mention that it was liberal Democratic politicians like Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank who oversaw the very companies and programs that led to this economic crisis - despite the most glaring conflicts of interest imaginable.

Congressman Barney Frank was DATING a Fannie Mae executive who ran the program that helped to bankrupt the company (and the country). Chris Dodd is even worse because his own wife worked for AIG and got big, fat checks from them, all while Chris was getting sweetheart mortgage deals from Countrywide. Meanwhile, both Frank and Dodd were getting huge campaign contributions from the very firms and industries they were overseeing on behalf of the American people. Somehow, like Sgt. Schultz on “Hogan's Heroes,” they both saw nothing. Worse, they both defended and protected AIG and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac from further regulation and increased oversight. They should both be in prison.

But it gets worse. Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was on the Board of Directors of Freddie Mac during the scandal and made $325,000 in one year. Obama's chief economic advisor Lawrence Summers made almost $3 million in speaking and consulting fees from Wall Street companies that received billions in bailout funds. Obama's chief economic advisor during his Presidential campaign was Franklin Raines, the CEO of Fannie Mae. Obama himself was the third-highest recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae in the past 20 years (and he was only in the Senate since 2004). Are you starting to smell the rotting fish? Are you starting to understand why Obama must distract you from the real storyline? Are you starting to understand why Obama is so desperate to get you to hate the executives at these corporations? If he doesn't get you to blame the greedy, rich executives, you might notice who's really to blame.

If Obama doesn't distract you, you might notice a new FBI report that shows how corrupt government is. The FBI conducted an undercover investigation and found that thousands of government employees across the USA are corrupt and guilty of criminal activities. What a surprise. But if you noticed that, you might question why Obama wants to hire millions of new government employees and transform the U.S. economy from a private sector success where 75% of all new jobs are created by small business, to a stagnant, socialist, public sector economy where everything revolves around government.

Without the distractions, you might notice Obama's new laws (many unconstitutional) that give amazing new powers to government- allowing him and his cronies to run American business, decide what executives are hired and fired, and what salaries are “reasonable” or “allowed.” You might notice that we are putting our entire economy in the hands of government employees- people that often either failed in the private sector, or couldn't get a job in the private sector. You might notice that Obama and his government cronies have never started or run a successful business, and never created a job. You might notice that we are letting corrupt government bureaucrats give orders and make all the decisions for business- something that has never worked anywhere, at any time, in world history (see Cuba, the former Soviet Union, Latin America).

Obama couldn't allow you to notice those things, could he? So he trots out the circus: he puts on the big smile, tells jokes on the Tonight Show, jokes about pot during Town Hall meetings, and publicly offers his March Madness picks. The Obama publicity machine makes sure his wife Michelle's designer wardrobe is the main topic on the cover of People and Us. And here's the oldest trick in the book- they find a rich greedy Wall Street executive to scapegoat. Anything to make sure that the public is not focused on Chris Dodd, or Barney Frank, or Rahm Emanuel, or clueless Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, or Larry Summers, or the massive bailouts, who got them, how much they got, and who got them because of campaign contributions to Obama. Weapons of Mass Distraction are the only way to go.

Now to the topic of taxes. Obama wants to raise them considerably- but only on “the rich.” What he doesn't want you to see is that he and his rich connected friends don't pay those taxes. Tim Geithner cheated on his taxes- yet Obama made him Treasury Secretary. How did he get confirmed? WMD. Obama distracted Congress by scaring the American people. He frightened us all by claiming that the entire American economy hung in the balance if Geithner wasn't confirmed. Obama forgot to mention that Geithner was in charge of the New York Federal Reserve when all of this happened in the first place. He was THE oversight guy in government when Wall Street was about to explode; yet somehow he never noticed a thing. Now Obama says we can't survive without him. Geithner has to save us from the very thing he let happen (and never saw coming). Confusing, isn't it?

But let's not single out poor Tim Geithner. It seems that half of Obama's cabinet picks didn't pay their taxes. Tom Daschle, Hilda Solis, Ron Kirk, Nancy Killefer. Gosh, if Obama keeps appointing tax cheats, we might find enough money to close our massive budget deficit.

Don't forget New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. He was supposed to serve as Commerce Secretary. He didn't cheat on his taxes; he's just under a garden-variety political fraud investigation. Then there's Charles Rangel, the leading Democrat in Congress who decides tax policy for the good 'ole USA- it turns out he cheated on his taxes and Congressional disclosure forms. If you or I did that we'd be in jail. Not Rangel. He still heads the powerful Ways and Means Committee, where he is in charge of raising taxes on the rest of us. It's pretty obvious why Obama must distract us from all of this. Without the distractions and smiling and jokes and Town Hall meetings, and March Madness picks, the American public might wake up and realize that our government is run by a group of thieves, frauds, and tax cheats, only in enriching themselves. Without the distractions, the mob might be standing outside the White House with pitchforks right about now.

Without Obama's weapons of mass distraction, Americans might notice that our deficit is 4 times higher than in the worst year under Bush; that our national debt will triple under Obama (by his own projections); that our first Obama budget is bigger than all other budgets in U.S. history COMBINED from George Washington to George W. Bush. Without all these distractions, Americans might notice that our estimated national debt of $10 trillion does not include $10 trillion in bailouts- much of which we'll never get back. They might notice that the out-of-control Federal Reserve refuses to disclose where all this taxpayer money went. Without all these distractions, Americans might notice that our estimated national debt of $10 trillion does not include as much as $52 trillion in unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare (“unfunded” means we have no idea where we're getting the money to pay the bills).

Without the distractions, the public might notice that our government is bankrupt and printing money at a record pace, surely leading soon to the kind of massive inflation usually only seen in a banana republic. Without distractions, the American public might notice that we are on the way (economically) to becoming Zimbabwe (the Big 3 factors that characterize Zimbabwe are out of control spending, massive inflation, and corrupt government).

But here's the most important thing that Obama must distract Americans from noticing- as my good friend and economic advisor Kip Herraige points out: our largest bank Citibank is now for all intensive purposes insolvent, owned by taxpayers, and controlled by the government; the same is true for at least 2 of our 3 largest automakers (if not soon to be all 3); the same is true for our largest mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; the same is true for our largest insurance company AIG. All of this was unimaginable only months ago. Smart people can only imagine where it will all lead. Russia knows. China knows. France knows. The head of the EU knows. They all see the writing on the wall. Hint: the story does not end well.

Obama cannot afford to have you notice that our economy is in ruins; our government spending is unsustainable and leading us (as our European friends say) “down the road to hell.” Obama cannot afford for you to notice that both his GDP (revenue) and tax projections are better described as “fairy tales” than credible projections, therefore leading to budget deficits and national debt levels far higher than he has projected. This will lead our country down the road to the unthinkable: DEFAULT. That's what the EU leader meant by “the road to hell.”

Obama can't afford for you to notice that we have over $5 trillion of unfunded liabilities for federal government employees (and even more for state and local government employees); yet his solution to “save” the economy is to hire millions of new government employees. Obama can't afford for you to notice that his friends helped cause this crisis; or that his friends benefited from this crisis; or that his bailouts lack transparency or accountability (we don't know where the money is going, or if it will ever end).

Obama can't afford for you to know that it's going to get much worse, simply because the federal government screws up EVERYTHING it touches, and he's now put the federal government in charge of Wall Street and the biggest companies in America. Obama only knows one way to run things- put big unions and big government in charge. Someone should point out to him that experiment has already been done- it is called France. The experiment didn't work out too well. While the French (and EU) economy was stagnant for the past 25 years, American free market capitalism has created unimaginable wealth and 40 million new jobs.

Meanwhile teacher unions have destroyed our public school system, wasting billions of dollars, and producing horrific results (only to demand more money without fixing the underlying problems)…while auto unions have destroyed the U.S. auto industry, the city of Detroit, and the state of Michigan in one foul swoop. It is an understatement to report that the union experiment did not work out quite as well (in either America or France) as capitalism. This is the future Obama has planned for all of us, as he puts government bureaucrats, lawyers, and unions in charge of the American economy. Obama's plan will turn America into one big Detroit. God help us all.

My advice to investors: Don't be fooled by Obama's WMD's. Look for the Dow in the range of 3000 to 4000. Look for record-setting inflation by 2011. Look for gold in the range of $2000 or higher. And buy gold bullion and gold coins- by the barrel.

But let's look at the bright side: it certainly will be amusing when the day comes that Putin calls Obama a communist. That day is coming soon.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this Spring entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com


What Capitalism Really Looks Like

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

I woke up yesterday morning and got a chance to see what capitalism really looks like. You see capitalism- for better or worse- is alive and well in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headlines in the Las Vegas paper were filled with pain, losses, doom, gloom, bankruptcy and…CAPITALISM. Station Casinos reported they might file for bankruptcy by April 15th. Bally's Hotel announced they were closing their Race & Sports book until next fall. The Riviera Casino Hotel and Hooters Casino Hotel both missed interest payments and could file for bankruptcy soon. Herbst Gaming is already in bankruptcy. None of the bad news in yesterday's headlines even included news about the three biggest gaming companies in the world. Harrahs, MGM Mirage and Las Vegas Sands (Venetian) are all multi-billion dollar conglomerates on the verge of bankruptcy (with stock prices off by more than 90%). And to top it off, one of the biggest developers in Las Vegas, James Rhodes, also made headlines yesterday by filing a petition for bankruptcy on behalf of a multitude of his businesses. It's all just another day at the office in the midst of the worst economic crisis since 1929. And I have a feeling- with Obama's tragic economic policies soon to take effect- we are heading for an economic crisis worse than 1929. This folks is what a full-fledged depression looks like.

But there is one good thing to come out of all these depressing (and shocking) headlines- they prove that in Las Vegas, we still practice capitalism. You see failure is a natural (and unfortunately, necessary) part of capitalism. Failure plays just as big a part in a capitalist system as success. Companies succeed and fail every day in a capitalist system. Companies are allowed (and are supposed) to go bankrupt without the government jumping in to save them. Bankruptcy serves a useful purpose. It doesn't mean that a company is going out of business. It might mean that the company is restructuring and shedding unprofitable contracts, or bloated union contracts under the protection of bankruptcy court. It might mean that the company is becoming leaner and meaner. It might mean that a competitor will buy the company out of bankruptcy.

That's precisely how capitalism has worked for centuries. That's precisely why capitalism works. In a free market capitalist system, businesses and businessmen are allowed to succeed and fail without government interference. Some people soar, while others flop. That's precisely how you figure out the winners and losers- you leave companies (and people) alone and allow them to succeed or fail. If they fail, someone new will come along to pick up the pieces and do it better. How would anyone learn from these failures and mistakes, if government doesn't allow anyone to fail in the first place?

There is risk inherent in business. You cannot take risk out of the equation, or it isn't capitalism anymore. To change that equation produces government-controlled Socialism. In the long run, government interference in business is a disaster. Yes, in the short term it might avert a sudden panic or market crash. But in the long run, allowing a company to fail is healthier for the system and the economy. Ask Cuba…or the old Soviet Union (who had to build a wall to keep people from escaping)…or the People's Republic of China of 30 years ago. Under communism China was once one of the poorest nations in the world. Today, under a capitalist system, it is one of the richest. Asking government to save businesses, to choose winners and losers, distorts the free market system and kills capitalism. In the long run it costs millions of jobs to artificially prop up failing companies. In the long run it damages GDP (Gross Domestic Product) just as Obama's own Congressional Budget Office now predicts that Obama's trillion dollar bailouts and stimulus plans will decrease GDP over the next decade.

Worse, government has no idea how to run a business. Most of the people working in government couldn't get or keep a job in the private sector. Now we suddenly want them to make life and death decisions about how to save or run major companies or industries? How preposterous. Failure is natural. It is part and parcel of the capitalist system. It is actually…HEALTHY. If government would just leave the banks, AIG, and the "Big 3" automakers alone, we'd all be far better off in the long run. When TWA and Eastern Airlines failed, we all survived. As a matter of fact, out of the ashes rose Southwest Airlines- and flying got better (and more profitable). When the U.S. television manufacturing industry failed, somehow we all survived. We found new companies to make better television sets at cheaper prices- Sony, Sanyo, Samsung, etc. We should all keep this in mind when we discuss the options for companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler. No one is too big to fail.

Is failure really bad? Or do good things come out of failure? Look no further for proof than the housing market in Las Vegas. Housing prices have collapsed, down 50% or more from just 2 years ago. I'm certainly not happy about it. The Las Vegas economy is downright painful. It has already put one of my businesses out of business. My home is down as much as 50% from its high value. My ownership in two casino stocks is down over 90%. But I haven't asked government for a bailout. I haven't asked government for a dollar, or a favor. I've been too busy restructuring my life. It's called initiative. It's called ambition. It's called creativity. It's called tenacity. It's called being RELENTLESS.

I want and expect nothing from government. I don't believe in handouts. I believe in free markets, self-reliance, and personal responsibility. I didn't complain to my government when my home went up 50%; what right would I have to complain when it goes down 50%? But this is called free market capitalism. We've had 25 straight years of economic boom and expansion (since the amazing economic recovery orchestrated by President Ronald Reagan). A bust is to be expected after a quarter century of boom. Government can't change that (but they can make it far deeper and far worse).

But this housing crash isn't bad for everyone. What's happening right now in Las Vegas is proof positive of why government should keep its hands off of free markets. Some people are cheering the drop in Las Vegas housing prices. Like those who have been priced out of the housing market for years- some for a decade or longer. New buyers, first-time buyers, and young couples are thrilled at the Las Vegas housing collapse. They are finally able to buy homes at prices that reflect reality. The result is a housing BOOM in Las Vegas. Residential real estate sales have doubled from this same period a year ago. Doubled! Remarkable. Las Vegas homes are flying off the shelf. Yes, most of them are foreclosures. Yes, $500,000 homes are selling for $200,000. So what? That's good for the buyers. This could be the greatest buying opportunity in history. In capitalism, one man or woman's terrible loss can sometimes be another's fantastic gain.

But if government interferes it screws up the natural cleansing process. If government stops homeowners from losing their homes, then new buyers will be locked out of the process. And landlords who want to rent homes to those who lost their homes will suffer. Worst of all, government will be unnaturally propping up home prices- thereby risking a new housing bubble. Only a free market can and should determine the price of a home.

Wall Street is no different. With casino stocks like MGM Mirage and Las Vegas Sands selling for $2 per share, down from a high of $150 per share (or higher), some investors are cheering. These stocks are affordable for the first time in years. Other investors have made a fortune selling them short all the way down. In each of these cases, there were winners and losers, and none of it was the government's business. To ask the government to get involved would distort the free market, and favor one group over another. It would kill capitalism. Stock investors have a right to profit or lose on the way up, and on the way down. The problem is that no one complains on the way up, but sore losers and whiners complain bitterly on the way down. They want to keep their massive profits, but demand government take action to take away their losses. I have news for them- that's not how capitalism works. Worse, government involvement in business is the very definition of “conflict of interest.” You can bet whoever President Obama or Congress chooses to “save” will be chosen by the size of their past and future campaign contributions.

Bankruptcy in the business world works the same way. Government has no right- according to the Constitution- to get involved in bailouts, managing corporations, limiting salaries of executives, or firing CEO's. The answer is to leave these companies alone and let the free market and private investors figure out a way to save them, fix them, improve them, or let them go the way of the Edsel. Am I worried about the futures of Las Vegas companies like Harrahs, MGM Mirage, Las Vegas Sands, Stations, Herbst, Hooters or the Riviera? Sure. I want them to succeed. I'm rooting for them (excuse the pun). But in the end, it isn't government's job to get involved. It sure isn't government's job to use taxpayer money to choose winners or losers (based on legal bribes called "campaign contributions"). These gaming companies will either find a way to survive, get restructured, or get bought by a competitor. That's called capitalism. I'm proud to say it's alive and well in my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. We don't ask for bailouts. We don't need no stinkin' bailouts. Here in Nevada we believe in capitalism, free markets, self-reliance, rugged individualism, personal responsibility, and the American way. We've done pretty well so far with this Frontier Spirit. I think we'll stay the course.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this Spring entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com