It was only a few weeks ago that I predicted in a commentary that Democrats would pass universal healthcare without a so-called “public option.”
At the time, Democratic leaders in Congress were screaming hysterically about the public option having to be included. The plan all along was to pass something with a different name, that appears at first glance to be more moderate.
In reality, this healthcare monstrosity is the death of American business. It is the opening for socialism that Obama and his radical leftist cabal have sought from day one.
My prediction has come true.
Then, President Obama never intended to tax high-value health insurance plans that belong to union members. That too was a smoke screen intended to make him look “fair.” In the end Obama gave the unions an exemption so outrageous it should lead to revolution in the streets from everyone else. Where’s my exemption? Where’s yours?
Obama’s corrupt compromise gave unions a five-year exemption from higher taxes, while the rest of us suffer right away. But that’s only the start of this outrageous scam. This deal buys them all eight years to figure out how to exempt union members permanently — in the smoke-filled backroom, when this controversy is forgotten.
So there’s my next prediction: If Democrats stay in power, unions will never wind up paying a dime for universal healthcare.
But here’s my most important prediction of all: Now that Massachusetts has been won over, Obama and the Democrats are about to be swept out of office in the biggest tea party revolt since 1776.
What happened? Simple. The citizens of Massachusetts got a head start on experiencing "universal healthcare." As the first state with government-run healthcare (courtesy of Mitt Romney) they found out firsthand that it's a huge fraud: medical costs rise, wait times rise, quality of care deteriorates.
The Obama lies work only on those who have never experienced government-run healthcare.
Brown’s victory destroyed the 60-vote margin needed to pass universal healthcare in the U.S. Senate. This red victory in a blue state gives Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Dodd, and Barney Frank a preview of the political beat-down to come.
It’s all over for the Obama socialist cabal. If you can’t win in a landslide in Massachusetts, you’ll lose in a landslide in 2010 everywhere else.
But Republicans take note: The beauty of the tea party movement is that most of its members equally distrust and dislike Republicans and Democrats.
If the Republicans betray our tea party values and raise taxes, raise spending, or violate the constitution, they too will all be voted out.
The tea parties hold everyone accountable.
Republicans and Democrats seem to take turns expanding government, enriching their corporate contributors, dramatically increasing the deficit and national debt, and spending us into bankruptcy. And Scott Brown is a great example: He has never seen a tax increase or spending increase he didn't support as a Republican state senator.
Suddenly he appears to have undergone a conversion. Suddenly, he’s a tea party candidate. The good news is that now there is a movement to hold his feet to the fire.
But the really good news is to come in 2010 when Republicans take over Congress. The reason it is good news is that gridlock is good for taxpayers. A Republican Congress will checkmate a Democratic president.
When nothing gets done, taxpayers win (see the Clinton era) and deficits go down (see Clinton era). It’s actually quite simple — with no one in power able to pass their own agenda, nothing passes, government doesn't grow, and we all save money.
Gridlock might just be our last chance to save this country from economic collapse.
It could also give rise to true libertarian candidates.
I hope to have the Libertarian Party in a strong position to actually elect congressmen, governors, and other major political officeholders.
The timing will be perfect — Republicans will have had enough time in power to hang themselves again. The GOP will once again prove that when it comes to spending taxpayer money, they are not to be trusted.
Polls prove that voters now want a credible third-party alternative. One more round of Republican abuse of power will finally bring the point home. A Libertarian alternative that stands for both economic and personal freedom, and more power for the people.
For the first time in a very long time, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for taxpayers.
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 of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many national media appearances, please visit his Web site at RootforAmerica.com.
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