The Congressman Stupak Mystery: Retirement or Legal Bribery?
Congressman Bart Stupak announced his retirement this morning. Really? I wonder why? I wonder what Obama, Reid and Pelosi (The Axis of Taxes) promised him in return for destroying his career? You think maybe millions of dollars for a cushy lobbyist job in DC for life? This is legal bribery. It's what I predicted from day one. I believe that key Democratic votes for Obamacare were bought with promises of jobs for life from FOD (Friends of the Democratic Party). These "friends" just happen to benefit from Obamacare and other big government programs...and of course they make big contributions to Obama. This is in my opinion fraud. This is how Obama passed healthcare bill. By promising a win/win for every Democratic Senator and Congressmen. If they win re-election, all is fine and dandy and they keep their cushy jobs for life. If they lose, they get a huge raise from $175,000 per year (plus all they can steal under the table) to perhaps $1,000,000 per year as a lobbyist or a D.C. law firm partner. Win if you win, win even bigger if you lose!
This is disgusting. This Bart Stupak retirement from Congress smells like fraud to me. This is proof positive of the outright theft of taxpayer money. This is proof positive that taxpayers are being sold down a river. Stupak sold out for trillion dollar fraud known as Obamacare. Every single Democrat from a conservative or moderate district knew they'd be giving up their careers, but they also knew there were trillions of dollars on the line for Democratic donors. This is how you steal trillions of taxpayer dollars and dramatically increase the size of government. Bribery is at the root of all of this.
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Is Anyone in Washington D.C. Smarter Than a 12th Grader?
A Home-schooled Scholar/Athlete Has Tough Questions for Obama and Congress.
By Wayne Allyn Root and Dakota Root
I’m very proud of my daughter Dakota. She is a 17-year old high school senior who has been home-schooled since birth- literally. She has never seen the inside of a classroom. The results? She has attained perfect SAT test scores; has become a world-class athlete (representing her country at World Cup fencing events); she gave her dad’s nomination speech for President of the United States live on C-Span at the age of 16; and she puts her dad- and every politician in America- to shame with levels of intelligence and common sense rarely seen within the city limits of Washington D.C. Her college choices? She has applied to the best Ivy League colleges in America- including 7 of the Top 10 highest rated (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report)- including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia, Penn, Brown, and Duke.
But it is her political views that I believe America desperately needs to hear. Dakota and I watched the evening news together the last few nights- now there’s something you’d only hear from a home-school family. Her observations led me to realize that no one in Washington D.C. has either the intelligence or commonsense of a 12th grader. Now there’s a great new TV game show concept- pitting teenagers against Congressmen! The winners should get to run the country. I’m betting on the teens.
Dakota’s first thought was so simple it was brilliant. We watched a news story on the failing U.S. Postal Service and its projected $200 billion shortfall over the next decade. Their brilliant solution: ending Saturday mail delivery. Dakota remarked, “But dad, they did not even mention cutting jobs, or cutting salaries, or reducing pensions, or making retirees pay something for their own health care? This is nothing but a band-aid. It will never work.” A 12th grader figured it all out. I propose putting Dakota Root in charge of the U.S. Postal Service. Trust me, it could only produce a dramatic improvement.
Next up: Healthcare reform. Dakota and I together watched the news that Congress had just passed the historic Obamacare bill. Dakota had a few crucial questions that no one in Washington bothered to answer. “Dad, why would we hand healthcare to the same people (government) that have managed the Postal Service into bankruptcy? How is it possible that the same people that are projecting over $200 billion in losses for the postal service will now run healthcare without losing billions…or trillions? If free healthcare for retirees of the postal service is busting the budget, how can we afford free healthcare for everyone? How can we add over 30 million new people to the healthcare rolls without adding trillions of dollars in cost? Also, where has universal healthcare been a successful program? If our medical system is so terrible now, why do Canadian citizens come here for treatment? This whole bill defies reason. Someone is obviously lying to us.”
Dakota was just getting warmed up: “Dad, if government-run healthcare really lowers costs, how come Massachusetts is experiencing gigantic healthcare increases after the government took over? If government knows how to keep costs down, why do New York and New Jersey have the strictest government regulation over healthcare in the nation, and also the highest health insurance rates in the country- DOUBLE the national average? Wouldn’t that suggest that our national rates will also double after the government takes over? Did they just say that the new healthcare bill gives more power to the I.R.S.? Why would anyone want the I.R.S. to have more control over our lives?” Why indeed.
Then Dakota cut to the heart of the welfare…oops I mean healthcare issue…she asked, “Dad, I heard Obama himself say that Medicare and Medicaid are in fact threatening to eat up our entire federal budget and bankrupt our country. Since Medicare and Medicaid are already run by the government, why would President Obama want the government to take over the entire healthcare industry? Wouldn’t that bankrupt our country even faster? Also why would anyone believe the same politicians who have mismanaged the budget? If government were a private sector business, wouldn’t we fire these politicians?”
Fire them? Dakota’s dad thinks we should put them all in prison for fraud, mismanagement, and theft of taxpayer money.
But wait, Dakota wasn’t through just yet. She had a few more observations for the spineless, brainless politicians in Washington DC. “Our government is running a deficit approaching $2 Trillion…we have a $12 Trillion national debt…we obviously don’t have any more money to spend. So why is President Obama pushing for one of the most expensive government programs in history, during the middle of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression? My generation, and every following generation, is responsible for paying this bill, but we haven’t even been asked if we accept this crushing burden of debt.”
Dakota headed for the finish line with the gold medal question: “Dad, is any of this constitutional? Where in the Constitution does it mention healthcare? Where does the Constitution state that government can force Americans to buy health insurance, thereby handing billions of dollars in profits to private companies? Are any of these companies that will benefit, by gaining 30 million new customers, perhaps campaign contributors to President Obama? Why is that legal?”
Why indeed. Dakota Root for President.
Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book is entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” For more information on Wayne or Dakota Root, please visit Wayne’s web site at: ROOTforAmerica.com.
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( 2.9 / 2014 )
V.E.T.O. Vote Everyone of Them Out!
Obama Inflames the Citizen Revolution.
Is Obama the Tiger Woods of Politics?
By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee
First Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now he’s been awarded an Olympic Gold Medal- for going downhill faster than any President EVER! It’s all falling apart for Obama and his cabal of socialists, elitists, tax cheats, and now alleged sexual harassers. As Obama promises to pass Obamacare- whether we like it or not- his Democratic political machine implodes under the weight of it’s own arrogance, hypocrisy, deceit and fraud.
Only days ago, Congressman Charles Rangel had to resign his post as Chairman of Ways and Means (the committee that determines taxes for all Americans) because he’s a tax cheat. Only days later Congressman Eric Massa of New York was forced to resign while facing charges of sexually harassing one of his male Congressional aides. Now here is where it gets interesting- on the way out the door Massa called Rahm Emanuel “the son of the devil’s spawn.” He accused Emanuel- the President’s head goon and intimidator- of framing him because he would have voted against Obamacare. Massa said of Obama and Emanuel, “They will stop at nothing to pass this healthcare bill.” It almost sounds like he’s talking about the Chicago mob, doesn’t it?
These are the people rushing and ramming through a trillion dollar government takeover of 1/6th of the U.S. economy…without ever reading it… with a large majority of Americans opposing it... in the middle of a depression. Does any of this make sense?
Why would any sane politician be so anxious to pass a job killer and massive tax increase in the midst of a depression? Why would any sane human being want to pass a trillion dollars (or far more) in new spending in the middle of a unsustainable debt crisis? Is Obama truly this ignorant and politically tone deaf? Or does he know exactly what he’s doing? Perhaps his goal from day one has been to pile on enough debt to overwhelm the U.S. economy, put big government in control of our lives forever, and destroy capitalism before his one term is up.
Obama was my college classmate at one of the most prestigious Ivy League universities in America (Columbia University Class of ’83). There are two things I can tell you about my classmates at Columbia:
#1) None of them were stupid or ignorant.
#2) Most (if not all) were Socialists and Marxists who despised America and hoped to one day end capitalism.
Obama, Reid and Pelosi have repeatedly denied the existence of “Death Panels.” But the joke is on them- they are the death panel. Any Congressperson dumb or self destructive enough to vote for Obamacare will be committing political suicide. They are following orders of madmen and women- right off a cliff. And worse, they will be throwing gas on the fire of a smoldering citizen revolution. I predict that there will be revolt and rioting in the streets if this bill is passed against the wishes of the American people with only 51 votes (called reconciliation).
We are facing an economic Armageddon thanks to decades of obscene, irresponsible, and insane levels of spending. And of course the icing on the cake: one year of “insanity squared” under a President with a spending addiction on par with Tiger Woods’ desperate need for sex and Ambien.
There is only one answer- and it isn’t blindly putting the GOP back in charge. Or have we already forgotten Tom DeLay, Mark Foley, Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, and the countless blunders and disasters of the recent GOP past.
The answer is to V.E.T.O. the entire U.S. Congress. Vote Everyone of Them Out on November 2nd, 2010.
Vote against every incumbent in the country (with a few exceptions- Ron Paul standing out as one of the heroes who tried to stop the insanity). Let’s tell the U.S. Congress: “YOU’RE FIRED!” Let’s aim to raise the unemployment level by 400 or more Senators and Congressman on November 2nd. That is the message the new ruling party- the GOP- will need to hear (and fear) if we are to save this country and preserve our children’s and grandchildren’s future.
The end is near. The only question is will it be the end of D.C. politics as usual…or the end of our country? I know what I choose. It’s time to throw all the bums out in a citizen revolution that will go down in history as the day the people took back their government. On March 27th Sarah Palin will share the stage with me in Searchlight, Nevada (Harry Reid’s hometown) for the biggest Tea Party in Nevada history. I hope you’ll join us. Let the citizen revolution begin.
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( 3 / 1984 )
A Tea Party Plan to Save the U.S. Economy
As Published Monday 2/22/10 at Newsmax.com
*America’s #1 Conservative Web Site
By: Wayne Allyn Root
We are not recovering from a recession. The spin, propaganda, and wishful thinking from Obama, Congress and the Fed are wearing thin on the average American. There may be a recovery for big business, due to stimulus and bailouts, but not Main Street, where the average worker and the small business owner live.
What we need is a state of the union for small business owners. I am a small businessman. My friends are almost all small business owners. We all believe that Obama’s prescription for saving the American economy is a disaster. His policies of tax and spend are killing jobs, destroying confidence, and wiping out small businesses. Without a recovery for the little guy, there can be no recovery for the U.S. economy.
So I propose a plan that can save small business . . . direct from the only small businessman-turned 2008 vice presidential nominee. I’m proud to call myself a Reagan libertarian. My hero Ronald Reagan understood small business. That is why he created the largest tax cut in U.S. history — a tax cut aimed squarely at small business. That one brilliant stroke of capitalist incentive ushered in the greatest economic expansion in world history, leading to 25 years of virtually uninterrupted economic success.
There is still time to save America. Ronald Reagan proved that you can turnaround even an economic disaster quickly with a giant tax cut aimed at the most important segment of any economy — small business owners. Here is my simple, common sense five-step plan to motivate small business:
Step 1: Create a one-year national income tax vacation. Liberals will scream that Obama already gave us a giant tax cut, but my plan aims the tax cut squarely at the people who make all the difference in a capitalist society: the taxpayers. My plan allows everyone in America who already pays taxes to keep 100 percent of their own income for one year.
Stand back and watch the economic explosion created when the taxpayers and small business owners spend it (helping retail sales), invest it (helping stocks and real estate), use it to pay down their mortgages (helping banks and ending the foreclosure crisis), and use it to start businesses in record numbers (creating jobs).
The cost of this income tax vacation is a measly $1.2 trillion. Obama spent trillions on bailouts and wasted stimulus, all of which created zero jobs and did nothing to improve the economy (it did reward his voters and contributors, however).
Step 2: Eliminate capital gains taxes permanently. The key to the success of our economy is small business investment. A temporary capital gains cut or elimination will not work. Small business owners and investors need security and certainty.There is only one way to spur small business investment and expansion in the middle of a depression — eliminate capital gains taxes permanently. The capital gains tax elimination would motivate people to invest in a way that will create jobs — exactly what we desperately need them to do. If there are no more taxes on capital gains (and investment income of all kinds) older Americans could afford a much higher quality of life in retirement. Anyone could retire on half the amount of assets because interest, dividends and investments would be tax free. Think of what older Americans would do with that extra money — fueling the economy.
Step 3 Create a small business payroll tax vacation for two years. Employees and employers each pay half of payroll taxes. Under my plan, we would give the business owner a payroll tax vacation — by suspending the employer’s half of the payroll tax for two years.That means for the next two years, it costs far less for any business owner to create a job. Without a penalty for every new employee hired, there would be incentive to hire. This idea also frees up capital — every dollar saved by not having to pay half of each employees’ payroll taxes, can now be used to expand businesses, expand inventory, and buy business supplies and equipment. All of which create jobs.
Step 4 Turn immigration from a drain on the economy into an economic boom.Immigration could be the most important topic of America’s future. Studies prove that immigrants actually fare financially better in this country than native-born Americans. Now, however, illegal immigrants are draining the American economy. They cost taxpayers billions in welfare, free education, and healthcare. Let’s first secure the borders to dramatically reduce future illegal immigration. At the same time let’s offer instant residency and an easy, quick path to citizenship for skilled, educated, and financially secure immigrants, which will help trigger a turnaround to small business and the American economy.
Specifically any immigrant who invests $250,000 into either a home or a small business should be granted instant residency and a path to citizenship. This plan is simple: bring money, skills, and resources to start businesses and create jobs and you will be instantly welcomed into the land of opportunity. When ambitious, educated, skilled, middle class immigrants move to America they will buy millions of homes, thereby ending the housing and foreclosure crisis. They will buy or start new businesses, thereby creating millions of new jobs. They will pay into the payroll tax system, and they will put their money into U.S. banks, thereby ending the banking crisis.
Step 5 Legalize and tax sin to fund healthcare reform. Yes, I’m a proud card-carrying Reagan fiscal conservative. But here’s where I showcase my true libertarian bona fides. We have to stop being busybodies or nannies toward our neighbors. Let people do what they want to do as long as it involves consenting adults, and doesn’t harm anyone. It’s called personal freedom.
Taxes on gambling (and even legal prostitution) fund Nevada’s state government, which enables no income taxes, no business income taxes, no capital gains taxes, no death taxes, and the 16th lowest property taxes in America.
Where’s the down side? Interestingly, Las Vegas also leads the nation in churches per capita. What that proves is that allowing personal freedom does hurt citizens who choose not to indulge in sin. The taxes that gamblers and other “sinners” pay in Nevada allow the rest of us to keep more of our own money and lead a better quality of life.
Studies prove that the legalization of marijuana and online gambling would generate almost $300 billion in new tax revenues. Our government wastes billions enforcing ridiculous laws and bans on personal freedom.
This simple, common sense 5-step plan could quickly turnaround the U.S. economy and save capitalism. It’s time to restore the American Dream. God Bless America.
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America: A Big Fat Greek Tragedy
By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee
Greece is the insolvent, bankrupt country that threatens to bring down the entire EU (European Union) with its exploding and toxic national debt. But it's just one of the PIGS- Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. The EU is damned if they do, damned if they don't. If they choose to bail out Greece in order to save the union, soon they'll have much bigger bankrupt nations to deal with (Portugal and Spain are next in a long Conga line). There isn't enough money in all the world to bail out all of them. The EU is in big trouble.
But the real problem is that Greece isn't the worst Greek tragedy on the horizon. Greece is only "the canary in the coal mine." The United States is one big fat Greek tragedy. We are Greece- SQUARED. All the same problems that plague Greece, plague this country- huge national deficits and debt; high unemployment; gigantic entitlement programs; too many government employees; not enough tax revenues coming in; endless bailouts and stimulus; and pension and healthcare systems (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) that threaten to eat every dollar of the budget. Just the interest on our national debt is enough to destroy our economy. It's all a Greek tragedy.
America is Greece- except on a much grander scale. Our economic collapse is still a year or two down the road. Obama is laughing, celebrating, dancing and handing out gifts (stimulus, bailouts, entitlements, corporate welfare) at a big fat Greek wedding...oblivious to the the coming economic Armageddon...oblivious to the madness of his plan- to triple down on spending to save us from insolvency.
But it didn't take Greece to warn America of the impending doom. California is our Greece. I warned long ago that Obama's stimulus plan was a disaster. That handing out $120 billion dollars to state and local governments so that they could prevent layoffs of government employees; hire more teachers and government employees; and actually protect raises for government employees...was pure madness. I pointed out at the time that state and local governments across the USA were bankrupt and insolvent. The only possible solution was massive cuts in government spending and layoffs of government employees (just like the private sector). I pointed out that once the stimulus ran out in 2 years, we'd have the same exact problem...except with more government employee salaries, pensions and health care to pay for. All we did was kick the can down the road a bit. We delayed the inevitable economic disaster- just as Greece has done for decades, just as California has done for years. But the day of reckoning is fast approaching.
California is still insolvent and bankrupt...so are most state and local governments...now we have more government employee mouths to feed...more pensions to pay...how will we pay the even larger bill once the stimulus runs out? Where is the next stimulus coming from? How do we pay back the $2 trillion that the Fed has printed? Where are the tax revenues when everyone is a government employee?
All the king's men...all the countries of the world...all the bankers and Goldman Sachs partners...cannot pay the bills that are coming due for America. The national debt has zoomed past $100 trillion. As a sign of things to come, our December deficit doubled in the past year. Obama's budget pressed the pedal towards Armageddon- by spending more than all the budgets of all the Presidents that came before him, combined.
The old saying goes, "A trillion here and a trillion there...pretty soon we're talking about real money." Well let's give you some perspective of the trouble we are in. Greece owes $300 billion to the banks. That amount...from a tiny country...threatens to bankrupt banks across Europe and bring down the entire EU. Yet Obama spent $800 billion in one stimulus bill last year. That stimulus by the way, created zero jobs. ZERO. He wanted to spend a trillion more on his expansion of government-run healthcare. If $300 billion can bring down the entire EU...and make big European banks insolvent...who can possibly bailout America's $100 trillion tab? Just one state- California- is in similar shape and facing the same kind of economic collapse as Greece.
The lesson we must learn is that government cannot spend taxpayers' money endlessly; that not everyone can work for government; that not everyone can depend on government for survival; that government cannot give raises and bonuses to government employees in a depression; that big pensions and universal healthcare bankrupt nations; that unions are poisonous to the survival of an economy; that "spreading the wealth around" is a failure whenever and wherever it's been tried- Argentina, Greece, California. The socialist experiment is a disaster.
Now we wait...as the clock ticks...to see if we can avoid becoming the next Greek tragedy that pushes the world towards a second Great Depression.
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