(Wayne Allyn Root) – 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.
(Wayne Allyn Root, is the author of the new paperback, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold, and Tax Cuts.” He is a Las Vegas oddsmaker turned Vice Presidential nominee. Root is available to the media to provide pre and post election analysis, discussion and debate. His website is: ROOTforAmerica.com)