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Will we ever confirm that Obama's economic plan was to overwhelm the system?

Who is Barack Obama?

•  See Wayne Allyn Root's analysis (left column)
•  Obama and the economic stimulus
•  On the Cloward-Piven Strategy
•  About Obama's Mental Health
    ·  Robin of Berkeley
    ·  James Lewis
•   Small Business and Unemployment
•   A letter to Barack Obama and Congress

Who is Wayne Allyn Root?

by Bruce Camber, Executive Producer, Small Business School.

Asking around the office, no one knew Wayne Allyn Root.  On Monday, June 26, 2010, the article in the left column had gone viral via email.  Because it had a ring of authenticity,  I decided to check it out.  Wayne  has a website and plenty of secondary references. said it was his writing.  

He was a Vice Presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party.  

Yet, this was the first I had heard of him.  Though I appreciate the individualism of the Libertarians, it is not a group that I follow closely.  Yet, it was easy to find him. Wayne Allyn Root is entirely accessible.  His blog and web pages are voluminous.  One could begin here:

It quickly becomes obvious that he is a Las Vegas  person; and even within that scene, he is a huge personality!

What are we learning in this process?

First, you should know that in all of our time producing Small Business School,  we tended to avoid Las Vegas. Though we have attended many conferences and enjoyed many shows in Las Vegas, we tended not to gamble.  And if we did, there was always a limit of $25.  And, when we found it hard to lose that $25, we certainly began to grasp the seduction of gambling.

Gambling may be a form of entertainment.  I think that is a weak, superficial  metaphor that clouds its seductive powers.  First, it has a global appeal that spans the millennium.  Second, for far too many, it is their way of life.  It is hardly the "thrill of the chase." What happens falls just below the threshold of stealing.  It is legalized theft based on strict statistical rules where the house always wins.

Yet, Wayne Allyn Root has learned to game that system.   He generally knows when to hold them and when to fold them (Thank you, Johnnie Cash).  If we are to believe all the hype, he's actually been rather successful in Las Vegas.

Our problem with gambling (versus risking), the process does not create something of lasting value.  It is an ephemeral high and too many really, real lows. 

Yet, Wayne Allyn Root is a smart person.  And although he has chosen Las Vegas and he has risen to the top of that system, his political analysis of Barack Obama is too cogent to let his Las Vegas labels get in the way.

Just a few hours ago, either Wayne or someone on his staff, sent us a note granting permission to redisplay his article. 

As noted earlier, the article has a ring of authenticity.  What do you think?  We would enjoy hearing from you.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy

A summary is here within the American Thinker.   That article was written by James Simpson on November 23, 2009.   Wayne Root based much of his article on this types of analysis. From the progressive-left, the Executive Editor of The Nation, Richard Kim provides this analysis.

A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

There have also been many articles now about the personality of Barack Obama. In this regard we recommend this analysis released on June 11, 2010 by Robin of Berkeley. It was removed from The American Thinker but a copy remains on the WayBackMachine and in places like this one that is linked.

Another writer for the American Thinker, James Lewis, titles his June 29, 2010 article, "Obama's Malignant Narcissism."

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The Rock for Fiscal Constraint by Roger Babson in Dogtown, Rockport Massachsuetts (his summer home)

(Reveiwed and modestly updated, January 2017)

Did he try to overwhelm the system in order to destroy capitalism?

Wayne Root (link opens a window to his homepage) first published the following article on Saturday, May 8, 2010.  Going viral, we read it for the first time, June 2010:

"It’s time to stop mincing words. Obama is not a fool. He is not incompetent. He is not a madman. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis, and social chaos- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within. But the bonus is brilliant…as he destroys and taxes to death business owners, he also cripples his political opposition.

"Rahm Emanuel cynically said, 'You never want a crisis to go to waste.'  It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Obama’s Presidency.

"Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Obama’s Columbia University. In 1966, they outlined a plan to socialize America by OVERWHELMING the system with government spending and entitlement demands.

"Add up the clues below.

"Taken individually they’re alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to overwhelm the system, wreck the U.S. economy, damage or destroy the free market, in order to turn the U.S. into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival.

"Universal healthcare. The healthcare bill had very little to do with healthcare. It had everything to do with adding millions of new union and government employees (sixteen thousand new IRS agents) feeding at the public trough. Obama doesn’t care that giving free healthcare to 30 million Americans will add TRILLIONS to the national debt. Or that not one new doctor was added to the system, thereby causing a healthcare crisis. What he does care about is that it overwhelms the system and cements the dependence and loyalty of those 30 million voters to Obama and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression? Why now? Why the rush? Why risk destroying the economy on a reckless, unproven scheme?

There is only one answer -- OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM.

"Cap and trade. Like healthcare legislation having nothing to do with healthcare, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with overwhelming the system, redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to unions and Obama’s biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE who owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything and anything Obama wants. They will kick back hundreds of millions in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama “spread the wealth around.” Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless tax and spending bill in the middle of a depression? Why now? Why the rush? Why risk destroying the economy on a reckless, unproven scheme?

There is only one answer -- OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM.

"Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Certainly not the Puerto Ricans, who have repeatedly voted against it, and certainly not American taxpayers. Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? But this has been Obama’s plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat Senators, five Democrat Congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would support this reckless scheme in the middle of a depression? Why now? Why the rush?

There is only one answer -- OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM.

"Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free healthcare alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters- who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security. Who but a socialist revolutionary would support this in the middle of a depression? Why now? Why the rush?

There is only one answer -- OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM.

"Card check. This disastrous bill creates more union employees EVERYWHERE- all of them Democratic voters. More union employees mean more union dues and hundreds of millions of new dollars to spend on campaign contributions to Democrats. Who cares that it will damage the capitalist system? Who but a socialist revolutionary would support this scheme in the middle of a depression? Why now? Why the rush?

There is only one answer-- OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM.

"Stimulus & Bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions- including billions of dollars to save the jobs of government employees across the country, and billions more to hire new government employees. It went to save GM and Chrysler, so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1,000,000 in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby saving their union dues to teachers unions). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. And their union dues will be forwarded directly to Obama and Democrat politicians. All while the private sector is melting down. Pretty soon a government job will be the only game in town. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.


"Spend trillions on bailouts. Who needs welfare mothers, when you can addict America’s largest companies on welfare? These companies are now beholden to Democrat politicians and therefore powerless to criticize anything Obama does. The trillions to GM, Chrysler, AIG will never be paid back. But, that’s no concern to a socialist revolutionary who wants to destroy capitalism, control business, and OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM.

"Raise taxes ONLY on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on 10% of the population, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing (except vote for Obama). Why? Because such a plan destroys the group that contributes the most money to fiscally conservative politicians and causes. Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to “starve the beast” (by cutting off funds for government). Obama wants to starve his political opposition by taxing them to death.


"With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by OVERWHELMING THE SYSTEM.

"My God...Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme.

"Only one thing stands in their way – you and me, the American taxpayers. If we want to save the greatest country and economic system in world history, we had better get busy. We had better fight back hard. Our children and grandchildren’s futures are at stake. And please don't assume the GOP is the answer. They had their chance. Bush spent irresponsibly; Bush never vetoed a single spending bill; Bush supported bailouts, earmarks and stimulus; Bush was responsible for the Medicare expansion; Bush spent a trillion dollars on two never-ending wars; Bush was the disaster that opened the door for Obama.

"The answer is to support true fiscal conservatives who understand that national debt is the real global threat to our survival. Libertarians who truly support economic freedom are the real Tea Party candidates who want to truly change "business as usual" in Washington D.C. Libertarians don’t just talk the talk- we walk the walk. On November 2nd let's throw every incumbent in Congress out (with a few exceptions like Ron Paul)...and if the new class let's us down...let's throw them all out again in 2012.

"Eventually they'll get the message- the citizens are in charge."   - by Wayne Root

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