Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wayne Root is Busiest Libertarian in the Country for Holiday Season.

Even with the Holiday Season 2010 upon us, the show must go on! Former libertarian Vice Presidential nominee and Libertarian National Congressional Committee (LNCC) Chairman Wayne Allyn Root has been the busiest Libertarian in the country. Root has made 43 recent media appearances to spread the Libertarian message. Even Santa would get exhausted checking this list twice: “Strategy Room” via SKYPE
Las Vegas Review Journal Story on 2012 LP Convention in Las Vegas Root Column
The Bill Cunningham Show Premiere Radio National
“Reality Check with Mike Monokian” WTAN Radio Tampa, FL
“The Chris Merrill Show” KLZR Radio Lawrence, Kansas
“The Big Biz Show” National Radio- CBS, Business Talk Radio, American Forces Radio
“The Jeff Kropf Show” 1360 AM Portland, Oregon
“The Lars Larsen Show” KXL Radio Portland, Oregon
“The Victoria Taft Show” KPAM Radio Portland, Oregon
“The Jayne Carroll Show” KUIK Radio Portland, Oregon
“The Kevin Doran Show” WLEA Radio Hornell, NY
“The Matt Bruce Show” WSRQ Sarasota, FL
“The Mark & Dave Show” Portland, Oregon
“The Bill Cunningham Show” Premiere Radio National Root Column
KZFR Radio Chico, CA
“The Big Biz Show” National Radio-CBS, Business Talk Radio, American Forces Radio
Live Keynote Speech “Committee for Libertarian Majority” Portland, Oregon
“The Steve Malzberg Show” WOR Radio New York, NY
“Captain’s America Show” National Radio
“The Alan Stock Show” KXNT Radio (CBS) Las Vegas, NV
“The Morning Show” KXNT Radio Las Vegas, NV
“The Alan Stock Show” KXNT Radio Las Vegas, NV
“The Aaron Imholte Show” KLFD Radio Litchfield, Minnesota
“The Thom Hartmann Show” via Skype Dish Network
“The Rob Schilling Show” WINA Radio Charlottesville, Virginia Root Column
World Net Daily Root Commentary
“The Matt Bruce Show” WWBA Radio Tampa, FL
“The Larry Rifkin Show” WATR Radio Waterbury, CT
“The Paul Gallo Show” SuperTalk Mississippi Jackson, MS
“The Bill Cunningham Show” Premiere Radio National
“The Tom Becka Show” KFAB Radio Omaha, Nebraska
“The Big Biz Show” National Radio- CBS, Business Talk Radio, American Forces Radio
“The Alan Stock Show” KXNT Radio Las Vegas, NV
Root Commentary on

Coming UP:
“The Big Biz Show” National Radio- CBS, Business Talk Radio, American Forces Radio 12/20
“The Big Biz Show” National Radio- CBS, Business Talk Radio, American Forces Radio 12/27
“The G. Gordon Liddy Show” National Radio Wayne Guest Hosts 12/27
KXNT Radio (CBS) Las Vegas, NV Wayne Guest Hosts 12/28
KXNT Radio (CBS) Las Vegas, NV Wayne Guest Hosts 12/29
KXNT Radio (CBS) Las Vegas Wayne Guest Hosts 12/30

"MISS ME YET?" King George III

It's Time to Throw Out King Obama

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author

We’ve all seen the billboards with former President George W. Bush’s smiling face, and the words “Miss me yet?” But this President Obama and his cabal of socialists and fascists are so bad, so oppressive, so corrupt, I’m actually starting to miss King George III, the ruler of the original American colonies.

King George III may have taxed the colonies too much with his Stamp Act, thereby inspiring the history-changing American Revolution. But as oppressive as King George was...he did provide something in return for the taxes: military protection and a navy. Yet our forefathers were willing to risk death and losing everything they owned to break free of an oppressive dictator, loss of freedom, and “taxation without representation.”

The question for taxpayers today is…Are things really any better? Have we traded King George for a series of homegrown despots? What are we willing to endure in return for an oppressive federal government taking over our lives? What exactly do we get in return for today’s high level of taxation? The reality is that today’s tax rates makes the rates under King George III look like "chump change."

What has the federal government done for you lately? Are they really protecting us or do we have more to fear from our own government than foreign invaders and terrorists? Is Julian Assange of Wikileaks really a “threat to national security” or is Obama and the United States Congress a bigger threat to the average taxpayer?

What will Obama give us in return for all those huge tax increases he so badly wants to impose? I am a citizen of the great state of Nevada. We have zero state income taxes, zero business income taxes, zero capital gains taxes, zero death taxes, and the 16th lowest property taxes in America. Overall our tax burden is among the lowest of any state in America. Study after study rates Nevada as among the Top 5 states to do business in -- because of those low taxes.

So the question is: What is my life missing here in Nevada versus when I lived in the big tax, big spending, big union, big government states of New York and California? The answer of course is nothing. That’s precisely why I escaped from New York and California. The taxes that I paid to those two states did not improve my quality of life. To the contrary, the oppressive taxes damaged my life. I had less money to enjoy the things I value in life, less money to provide my family with the best life has to offer, less money to eventually retire on. Worst of all, I received nothing in return. It’s pretty easy to come to the conclusion that my money was stolen and wasted by the high tax states of New York and California.

Is there any difference on the federal level? What do you get for your federal income taxes? Will you get more if Obama raises them? If not, where is the money going? Taxation with representation sure doesn’t seem like an improvement – they’re certainly not representing you and me.

What will we get from a deadly new VAT tax on every product we buy? Nothing. What will we get from new Obamacare taxes? Nothing, except lower quality health care. What will we get if Obama takes the cap off Social Security taxes? Nothing. What will we get if Obama takes away our home mortgage deduction? Nothing. What will we get in return for new IRS tax filing requirements demanding every business must report every item we buy or sell in excess of $600 in the course of a year? Nothing. The list goes on and on.

Government is getting bigger and more powerful every day. Big Brother is taking over our lives and taking away our freedoms. High taxes are at the root of all of it. Government needs to steal more of our money and property to “feed the beast.” They need to brainwash us into believing high taxes are normal and fair, in order to pay for their fat salaries, pet projects, massive budgets (that make them more powerful), as well as stimulus and bailouts paid to political supporters. Wouldn’t you like to know how many Obama supporters made millions from the stimulus spending?

Now the U.S. Senate is voting on a new 2000 page $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill that contains over 6,000 earmarks. That’s in addition to the new “tax cut bill” that is so loaded with pork and bribes that it will cost almost another $1 trillion. That’s in addition to the trillions that Ben Bernanke and the Fed are spending to debase our currency, in order to prop up our economy in time for Obama’s re-election.

It’s getting so bad nowadays, I actually long for days of King George III, when taxes were far lower, and in return at least England was protecting us from France and Spain. Can you imagine, I prefer King George to Obama -- and George was insane! Well I’m starting to think today’s leaders are insane too. We just held a Tea Party and they’re still not listening. Now is the time for a second American Revolution to throw out King Obama and every politician who votes for this new pork filled, record-setting, $1.2 trillion budget.



By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author

Didn’t we just have a historic Tea Party election? Wasn’t the message STOP THE SPENDING, PAY OFF THE DEBT, and STOP THE INSANITY? The message was loud and clear, yet the first major bill after the election adds about one trillion more in debt as we face economic Armageddon -- a rapidly approaching debt crisis (that will make Greece look like child’s play), 20% real unemployment, and eventually hyper-inflation that could turn America into Zimbabwe. This is insanity folks. But hey, what is another trillion in debt among friends?

As a small business owner, entrepreneur, and capitalist evangelist no one has been a bigger cheerleader for lower taxes than me. Tax cuts leave more money in the hands of those who earned it and deserve it -- small business and taxpayers. Their investing and spending of that extra money is what fuels the economic engine that creates jobs to get America out of this mess.

Extending the Bush-era tax cuts is essential to any chance at an economic and employment rebound. Ronald Reagan proved that massive tax cuts can turn the worst bust into a historic boom. A massive tax cut right now is just what the doctor ordered to save the U.S. economy.

However, just like the recent “Food Safety Bill” has little to do with food safety, or the recent “Jobs Bill,” which never created a job, this tax cut extension bill has little to do with tax cuts. It is just an excuse for Congress to spend another trillion dollars and expand government.

It is time to “Just Say NO.” This bill is about repeating the same insanity and bribery that got us into this financial disaster, spending money we do not have, to pay for pork and to buy votes. Only weeks after the historic Tea Party landslide, this disastrous bill is “business as usual” in D.C.

Like the movie “Groundhog Day” we are making the same tragic mistakes over and over. The fact we are doing it so soon after the Tea Party landslide tells me America is now on the way to economic ruin. Even now, at the edge of the abyss, politicians can not or will not change their bad habits. They are addicted to spending. Just like drug addicts, the country is going to have to hit rock bottom before they are forced to change. Unfortunately, we may have to lose everything -- our economy, our country, our children’s future -- before we can start over and rebuild from scratch.

The bill to extend the Bush-era tax cuts is a symbol of everything wrong with our government and our politicians. While I am a huge proponent of tax cuts, the common sense lesson learned from the Reagan and Bush era tax cuts is that tax cuts must be accompanied by spending cuts. This reckless, dangerous and insane level of spending is a cancer. Just ask Argentina, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, or Japan. The list is endless. Debt leads to doom, disaster and depression. This bill not only does not cut spending, it adds even more debt.

First, Obama and his socialist cabal tacked on thirteen additional months of unemployment benefits -- at a cost of added billions to our debt. Then, Congress tacked on a new stimulus -- in the form of a Social Security payroll tax reduction. Since we have not cut the Social Security payout, or raised the age requirement, we are adding additional billions in unfunded liabilities. Then, to bribe politicians to vote for this boondoggle, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid saddled us with billions of new debt for ethanol subsidies, environmental special interests, and other pork. In the middle of a Depression that was caused by too much spending and debt, we are adding another trillion dollars in spending and debt, borrowed from China, for programs that are proven failures and money-burners. Insanity. Democrats have learned NOTHING.

But wait, it gets worse. The GOP has not learned a thing either. Boehner makes a big deal out of cutting 5% from his speaker’s budget. He can save that much just by cutting Pelosi’s private jet trips. If he was serious, he would recommend a 30% cut over 3 years from everyone’s budget PLUS an across the board pay cut for all federal employees of at least 10%. Boehner has not learned a thing.

But wait, it gets even worse. While the GOP votes enthusiastically for one trillion in new spending and debt, they are trying to kill a bill that doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime and promises to bring in billions in new revenues and tens of thousands of good paying made in the USA jobs -- the legalization of online poker. Here is an opportunity to expand freedom by allowing Americans to play a game they love, protect consumers with regulation, and raise billions in new revenues (thereby saving billions for taxpayers). Yet the GOP wants to expand the Nanny State, limit freedom, and tell us what to do with our own money. Worst of all the GOP is helping organized crime stay in control and reap all the profits from online gaming. I wonder if the Gambino crime family will be sending a Christmas gift to Senator Jon Kyle and the GOP leadership. This is insanity squared. Both Republicans and Democrats have lost their way -- and their minds.

The sad part is that you, me, our children and grandchildren will be forced to pay for this incompetence, corruption, fraud, and stupidity. We threw some of these bums out a few weeks ago. But our work does not end with that election. We need to turn up the heat and tell Congress they need to come back with a real proposal, one that cuts taxes AND spending. And if they will not do that, we better get ready to throw the rest of these bums out in 2012. The question is…will America and capitalism still be standing?

The Obama Conspiracy Against Small Business

Message from Small Business to Obama and his Progressive Socialist Cabal: Your Meal Ticket is in Open Rebellion.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Small Businessman and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

I am a small business owner who graduated from Columbia University almost 30 years ago alongside my classmate Barack Obama. In those nearly 30 years, I’ve done everything my family, community, and country have asked. As a S.O.B. (son of a butcher), I am completely self-made. I’m a homeowner who pays his mortgage and taxes in full and on time. I’ve been married to the same woman for 19 years. I am the father of four beautiful children- including a home-schooled daughter now attending Harvard. We home-school our other children, aged 2, 6 and 10, paying for their education ourselves, even though we already pay for public schools with our property taxes. But, I don’t complain. I just work harder.

I’ve never done drugs, nor do I smoke or drink. I’ve never been addicted to anything, but hard work and entrepreneurship. I’ve started and owned several businesses and built my success with no help from anyone, but my entrepreneurial partners. I’ve never asked government for anything. Some of my businesses have succeeded, some have failed. Funny how the private sector works- no matter how much I lose, it never costs government or taxpayers a dime. But they sure take a big chunk when I win. The mafia has much in common with our federal government- except what the government does is called "legal."

Like most small business owners, I’ve worked 14 hour days, 365 days a year, for 30 years. My vacations are all “working vacations.” My work days never end (ask my wife). Unlike government employees, when I go home my workday doesn’t end. I toss and turn in my sleep worrying about how to pay my bills and taxes. That’s how it works when you pay your own bills, without bailouts from government.

During my career I’ve been broke, but never let myself think I was poor. Like most hard-working American taxpayers, I have never collected a dollar in unemployment, or other government benefits. As a self-employed business owner, I pay the full 15%+ for Social Security and Medicare taxes, yet I’ll probably never see a dime in return. Now, those who pay no taxes, are demanding the FICA cap be raised, so they can collect more. Others are demanding my taxes be raised so they can extend unemployment beyond 99 weeks. Government wants to dole out more handouts, bailouts and stimulus. Small business owners pay for all that, yet we never collect a dime. It seems surreal, doesn’t it?

In the old America known by my father and grandfather, small business owners were “preferred customers,” metaphorically wined and dined to create jobs and keep us in business. But in Obama’s bizarre world of progressives, socialists, unions, and big government, we’re demonized as evil and greedy, singled out for punishment, and targeted. The harder we work, the more we succeed, the more they want to steal our money and redistribute it to others who don’t want to work as hard, or don’t want to work at all. Some of these people collecting entitlements, welfare, food stamps, aid to dependent children, free meals at school, housing allowances, free medical, and free education, aren’t even in the country legally. Small business owners like me are asked to pay for it all, yet we receive nothing in return. The system isn’t working anymore. It’s backwards. It does everything for the people who expect everything from government, and nothing for the people who pay for everything.

President Obama and his progressive, big government, socialist cabal are involved in a conspiracy to ruin small business, steal our money (they call it “redistribute”), and destroy our lives. At times it seems even many Republicans are in on this conspiracy. Together these D.C. establishment politicians have tried to damage or ruin our lives so many times, it’s becoming quite clear it’s no mistake, no coincidence. It’s a purposeful plan to wipe out small business owners by burying us in higher taxes and adding layers of oppressive rules, regulations, laws, and lawyers, until we can no longer survive. Every law they pass benefits big business- corporations rich enough to pay for armies of lawyers and lobbyists and compliance officers. Small business cannot compete- thereby allowing big government and big business to rule our lives.

Funny thing though…the more government targets small business owners, the worse the economy gets, the higher unemployment rises. It’s no coincidence. While the Government is spending trillions; and the Fed printing trillions more; and Obama’s voters are receiving never-before-imagined levels of unemployment, welfare and stimulus; and big corporations are getting billions in bailouts and corporate welfare; the economy continues to spiral downward, and unemployment continues to skyrocket. Obama and his elitist socialist cabal can’t understand why this is happening.

The answer is simple. Poor people don’t create jobs; unions don’t create jobs; the Fed has never created a single job; and the government can only kill jobs. Even big business doesn’t create any increase in net jobs. History proves that the only group that actually creates jobs is the same group that Obama is targeting, punishing, and demonizing- small business. Small business alone holds the key to our economic recovery. It is the work ethic of small business owners, along with our willingness to sacrifice and risk to create a better life for our families, that creates jobs and the income to pay the taxes that funds government, funds the public companies and banks on Wall Street, and the privileged lives of our elite detractors. Now they repay us by trying to wipe us out.

Small business is at the breaking point. We’re tired of being your whipping boy and meal ticket rolled into one. What if your meal ticket went away? What if we simply refused to pay your bills anymore? Fund your own government. Fund your own wars. Fund your own welfare system. Fund your own failing public schools. Fund your own retirement.

My message to Obama and his progressive cabal is to tread carefully. You have reached a crisis point. The only group who can save this economy is at the point of open rebellion. If you continue to punish and demonize us, we’re going to leave. We don’t work for a boss, we don’t work for government, and we certainly don’t work for you. We work for ourselves and our families. We fight for our individual dreams, not yours. We fight for individuality, self-reliance, personal responsibility, and economic and personal freedom. The same things that our ancestors fought for…and founded America for. If government wants to be our boss, we’re quitting and going elsewhere. And if we leave, I hope you have a backup plan. Because there will be no one left to pay your bills. I’d advise turning out the lights, because the party’s over. And so is the American Dream.