Forwarded op-ed piece attributed to libertarian politician Wayne Allyn Root accuses Barack Obama of 'purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos.'
Description: Forwarded email
Circulating since: June 2010
Status: Correctly attributed
Email text contributed by F. Greene, June 17, 2010:
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Overwhelm the system
Barach Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. 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.
Barack Obama is my college classmate ( Columbia University , class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University . 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 turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
-- Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?
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Analysis: Correctly attributed. The above op-ed piece was written by libertarian author, radio personality, and politician Wayne Allyn Root, and published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on June 6, 2010.
NOTE: A new variant of the above message circulating since September 2010 erroneously refers to Wayne Allyn Root as Barack Obama's college "roommate."
Sources and further reading:
Obama's Agenda: Overwhelm the System
by Wayne Allyn Root, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6 June 2010
Bio: Wayne Allyn Root
Wayne Allyn Root's website
Last updated 11/01/11