Writing for FOX News online, Wayne Allyn Root, President Obama's classmate in the Columbia Class of 1983, offered such a compelling case against Obama's policies that it is worth reading in its entirety. Root's entire commentary may be found at http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/17/obama-and-our-government-have-hurt-me-not-helped-me-every-step-way/
But here are some key quotes from the piece:
"Almost every one of my classmates were openly socialist or Marxist, with many of these leftist radicals calling for an end to capitalism and “bringing down the system” by destroying the U.S. economy with entitlements, debt, and crisis."
"That’s why I have predicted in thousands of media interviews from the first days of Obama's presidency that Obama is a radical, with a deep-seated hatred of business owners, a desire to demonize us and destroy America’s faith in capitalism, and a plan to bring down the system by overwhelming our economy with debt and crisis -- just as we all learned and discussed at Columbia in our college days."
"First, Obama gave notice that every state could receive a “waiver” to opt out of demanding that welfare recipients must work to receive their benefits. This isn’t some radical right-wing conspiracy Obama is trying to wreck. This was a bipartisan law of the land intended to “end welfare as we know it” and passed under Democratic President Bill Clinton. It has worked mega-successfully (with nary a complaint) for almost two decades. Why would anyone, who isn’t a committed radical intent on exploding entitlements, debt and crisis, try to end this law?"
"Then, 24 hours later, Obama said words that made me sick to my stomach and brought tears to my eyes. Words so vile they are an affront to every American business owner and a reminder of his true beliefs -- a deep-seated hatred and resentment toward capitalist business owners. Obama said that we business owners owe our success to government. He actually said that if you’ve built a business, you don’t get the credit. It’s government who has been by your side. You need to give government the credit."
"Obama believes government helped me every step of the way as a businessman? Really? Honest to God? With that kind of thinking, I think it's now safe to say Obama has come out of the closet. Either he's a Marxist hell bent on demonizing wealthy business owners and destroying capitalism, or perhaps he's high on that drug he enjoyed so much in his youthful days."
"Yes, Obama has a point. Government is always there by my side -- stealing my money, robbing me blind, redistributing what I earned into the hands of people not willing to work as hard or as smart as me, distracting me with thousands of pages of regulations, limiting my options, wiping out jobs and destroying shareholder value."
To read Wayne Allyn Root's commentary in its entirety go to http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/17/obama-and-our-government-have-hurt-me-not-helped-me-every-step-way/
Wayne Allyn Root describes himself as a capitalist evangelist and serial entrepreneur. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." For more, visit his website: www.ROOTforAmerica.com