Have you read the headlines this past week? Obama has proposed trillions of dollars in new taxes, and trillions of dollars of irresponsible, unsustainable new spending.
He’s offered no way to pay for it all, except to wipe out small businessmen and women, and wipe out the upper middle class, and enslave our children and grandchildren with a mountain of debt and heavy taxes for a lifetime. It is, plainly and simply, the very definition of socialism.
Let's say it out loud — Obama is a socialist.
There isn't any need to debate anymore. No point in even arguing. If liberals and the biased liberal media won't face facts, then I'm going to put the facts right in their faces. Up close and personal. Jeff Foxworthy-style.
Jeff Foxworthy literally defined rednecks . . . he didn't leave any doubt.
Well I'm going to now define a socialist.
Obama, the Socialist
If you want government to take over business, banks, carmakers, Wall Street, and highjack the entire economy, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you think it's just fine and dandy for government to decide CEO salaries, to hire and fire CEOs, and pick the board of directors of private companies, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you think 32 czars appointed by Obama can run the American economy by committee, even though few if any have ever run a business, and if you think it's OK to appoint a car czar who admits publicly he knows NOTHING about cars, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you want to give as much as $100 billion dollars of taxpayer money to GM and Chrysler just so they can go bankrupt anyway but then hand the company to the unions that bankrupted them in first place, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you think it's OK for government to tell GM and Chrysler what kind of cars to build . . . what size . . . what gas mileage . . . even if those "green cars" can never make a profit . . . even if the taxpayers will lose $100 billion dollars, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you think it's perfectly acceptable to break the “rule of law” and shaft shareholders, bondholders, bankers, hedge funds, and secured creditors who took tremendous risks and loaned billions of dollars to Chrysler and are therefore first in line in any bankruptcy proceeding, and own 100 percent of Chrysler by legal contract so that you can hand a majority ownership to your friends in the auto unions who are last in line and completely unsecured by law but who gave you millions of dollars in campaign contributions, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you want to pass cap and trade and convert America to a “green economy” to create millions of jobs even though Spain is the greenest economy in all of Europe and they have 18 percent unemployment, the highest in all of socialist Europe, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you support cap and trade, a giant expansion of government power and control over industry, that is the biggest tax increase in history, that will double or triple every American's electric bills and make gasoline go up to $5 or $6 per gallon and increase the cost of every product made with electricity, or driven to stores with gasoline and put entire industries out of business and cost millions of American jobs because China and India won't participate, all during a depression, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you support universal healthcare, even though a huge majority of Americans are happy with their present plan and government is the one that has screwed up healthcare in the first place with over-regulation even though government has run the U.S. postal service into bankruptcy and run Amtrak into bankruptcy and the public school system is a shambles and loses tens of billions per year and Medicare and Medicaid threaten to bankrupt the entire economy with their gigantic losses and government has run up a $5.3 trillion dollar unfunded liability just for pensions and free healthcare for government employees and you think government is the answer to cutting the costs of healthcare, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you propose paying for universal healthcare with taxes on the health benefits of every employee in America except union employees, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you want to lower the cost of healthcare, but you won't support tort reform even though lawyers and legal abuse and waste and fraud combine to cost the healthcare system almost one trillion dollars a year, and you're a lawyer yourself, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you propose paying for universal healthcare by punishing "the rich" with a 5 percent surcharge on their incomes even though that same group you are punishing (small business owners) already pays virtually all the taxes and creates 75 percent of the jobs in America, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you support a VAT tax just like socialist Europe, one that puts a deadly tax on every product in America at every level of production and purchase on top of all our other state, federal, and local taxes, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you support card check, which takes away the right of Americans to vote in private and allows unions to intimidate employees while they are forced to vote publicly to unionize, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you are in favor of bailouts of certain companies and certain industries who just happen to give you large campaign contributions, all with taxpayer money, and you don't even ask the permission of the taxpayers, and you don't or won't disclose who got the money or how much, and you don't even say please or thank you, even though it's our money paying for it all, and you never even bothered to read the 1,000-plus page bailout bill (delivered to you only hours before you voted yes), YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you believe it's greedy for American taxpayers to want to keep more of their own money, but it's not greedy to demand that government confiscate other people's money and redistribute to you even though you didn't earn it, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you call it a “tax cut” when you give a welfare check to people that never paid taxes in the first place…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you propose the biggest income tax increase in history on "the rich" and take away deductions from "the rich" including mortgage deductions that threaten to wipe out the entire housing market and also raise the capital gains taxes of "the rich" and also take the cap off FICA taxes on "the rich" and also bring back the death tax on "the rich” and also universal healthcare surcharges on "the rich," all while taxpayers are being hit with higher state income taxes, higher state sales taxes, and higher property taxes all in the middle of a depression, and you think that's “small and reasonable and fair,” YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you like the nanny state; if you like the results of the Michigan economy run by unions (the first state to hit 15 percent unemployment) — or worse, the California economy — and you want to turn the whole of America into one big Michigan or one big California, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you think all your friends deserve a government job for life and should belong to a government employees union and get paid obscene salaries far higher than the private sector and receive bloated pensions for life and receive free healthcare for life and a guaranteed job for life, even though many of them couldn't get a private sector job, all for just sitting at a desk for 25 years looking at their watch waiting for retirement at age 50 so they can collect a fat pension for the next 40 (or more) years, and you want to pay for all that on the taxpayer's dime, YOU MAY BE A SOCIALIST.
By the way — if after all that you're a Columbia University economics professor, and you ever gave a student named Barack Obama an A, YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
If you think school choice and charter schools and vouchers are bad, even though they have helped countless minority children trapped in failing hellholes called public schools; if you think competition is bad and public schools should have no competition; if you think rewarding good teachers with higher pay and firing bad teachers is a bad idea; if you think people have no right to decide where to use their own property tax money to choose the best education possible for their children; YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.
And If you think it's perfectly fine to appoint a Supreme Court justice for life, who thinks that a Latina woman can make better decisions from the bench than a white male simply because of the color of her skin, YOU MIGHT BE A RACIST.
Ladies and gentleman I think it's safe to say that our country, our economy, our education system, and capitalism itself is being run and ruined by SOCIALISTS, RACISTS, and IDIOTS.
It's time to stand up; it's time to fight; it's time to put manners and politeness aside; it's time to offend; it's time to yell, scream, protest and get angry; it's time to take action; it's time to take back our country before there is no country or economy left to take back, before the American Dream is dead, before capitalism is destroyed, before our children are enslaved by big government and big taxes for generations to come . . . I believe that it is time for a citizen revolution.
Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian vice presidential candidate. His latest book is entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” Visit his Web site at www.ROOTforAmerica.com.
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