An important message for Bill Maher
by Wayne Allyn Root
Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I have an important message for Bill Maher and his HBO show: Stop lying!
I sat in amazement watching Maher’s HBO show a couple of weeks ago. How many lies, exaggerations, misrepresentations and delusions can HBO — and guests like Jay Leno and even Republican Carla Fiorina — allow Maher to get away with in one show? Yes, Maher is only a comedian and entertainer, not a serious journalist. But here’s why it matters. Maher’s lies and propaganda are exactly the same lies as those told by every Obama supporter, Democratic members of Congress and the mainstream media.
Each of these lies is easily debunked. That’s why Maher only allows conservative guests who are boring, weak-willed, milquetoast and afraid to challenge him — and makes certain they are outnumbered and intimidated.
Call out the lies and aggressively debate Maher, and he won’t allow you on the show ever again. How do I know? Because it happened to me. I was a guest on Maher’s show “Politically Incorrect” four times in one year. His producers told me that was more than any other guest in America that year. Maher’s producers said they booked me repeatedly because I was (and I quote) “a dynamic, entertaining communicator and one of the few guests gutsy enough to aggressively debate Bill.” I actually got ovations from his liberal audience.
That was a combination Maher could not allow. And after my fourth appearance, the producers told me Maher would never allow me on the show again. The irony is this is the same man who spent half his show defending the importance of “free speech” in the wake of the jihadist terrorist attack in France.
Each week, Maher finds a way to label anyone with my conservative and capitalist views “radical” and “extreme.” That’s despite the fact that only 11 weeks ago these same views won in the biggest national landslide in the history of modern politics. That’s despite the fact that polls prove that in all 50 states conservatives outnumber those identifying themselves as liberals.
When liberals like Barack Obama, Harry Reid or media hotshots like Maher call popular views like mine “radical” and “extreme,” they are lying and committing slander. This slash-and-burn strategy was created by communist Saul Alinsky. They get away with it by repeating the lie again and again — and by banning anyone who can win a debate from appearing on the same stage.
Maher’s show has deteriorated into three or four liberals ganging up (bullying is probably the right word) against one frightened and intimidated conservative. Those of us who can’t be bullied are banned from Maher’s show.
Since Maher is too insecure to debate me face to face, let me tackle his lies right here.
The narrative provided by Maher is that the Obama economy is doing great: GDP is up dramatically, unemployment is way down, healthcare costs are down and Obama has lowered the deficit. Maher basically dared the GOP to run against the magnificent Obama economy. These are the same lies told by every Democratic member of Congress, and the GOP lets them get away with these lies. Here is how you debunk them.
First, no sooner was I out in the media trashing this idea that we are in “recovery” and Obama policies have produced a good economy than the news came out that 50,000 jobs were terminated last month in just one industry: banking.
Why were they terminated? Because bank revenues are the lowest in eight decades. What was eight decades ago? That was smack dab in the middle of the Great Depression. Does that sound like a good economy to you?
The economy is not “recovering” or “healthy” for anyone but corporate elite and billionaires, although the news of 50,000 bank employees terminated in one month may be proof even the corporate elite are now joining the suffering. Join the club. Main Street and small business have been dying for six long years under Obama. Just as my bestselling book, “The Murder of the Middle Class” warned, the American middle class has been systematically slaughtered. For the first time in history, our middle class is no longer No. 1 in the world; Canada’s is.
For the first time in history, more businesses are failing each day than opening.
For the first time in history, there are more people on welfare, food stamps and other handouts than working in the private sector.
We have the lowest workforce participation rate in modern history.
For men, it’s the lowest in recorded history.
As a matter of fact, there is only one place in all of America where the labor participation rate rose under Obama: Washington, D.C. The only one hiring is Obama, and he’s doing it with your taxpayer money!
Almost 100 million working-age Americans aren’t working.
In this Obama economy, 40 percent of American workers now earn less than the minimum wage in 1968.
Some 107 million Americans are on some form of welfare.
If we add in Medicare, Medicaid and people working for government, more than 165 million Americans — about half the population — are dependent on a government check.
This is Maher’s definition of success? This cannot go unchallenged by conservatives.
Obama’s supporters claim healthcare costs are down while GDP is up. Really? Here are the facts. Health insurance premiums have gone up more in the past year than in the eight years prior to Obamacare.
In California individual health insurance premiums are up as much as 88 percent.
Many families across the country are paying double or triple, yet are stuck with higher deductibles and fewer benefits.
And that is precisely why GDP was up. Almost the entire increase in third quarter GDP was fueled by the massive increase in healthcare costs due to Obamacare.
So let me get this scam correctly. Obama’s voters get “free” healthcare, while middle-class America and small business gets bankrupted with the huge bill. Our health insurance premiums are skyrocketing, destroying our quality of life, and Obama calls that proof that GDP is up. That’s an achievement?
Conservatives need to attack aggressively. The idea that GDP is rising because of higher healthcare costs that are bankrupting middle-class Americans is not a reason to celebrate. It’s a reason to hang Democrats!
But wait, the lies get bigger. If the GDP increase for one quarter was primarily produced by increased healthcare spending, then how can Obama’s defenders claim that healthcare spending is down? Where did they get that lie from? Jonathan Gruber? The left just makes up lies, and no one challenges them. My health insurance bill went from $500 per month to $1,700 under Obama. Challenge these lies. This message will resonate with middle-class consumers (and voters).
Next, Obama’s defenders claim unemployment is down. How could it be down if the workforce participation rate is the lowest in history? The answer is fraud. The government doesn’t count the people no longer looking for jobs or who don’t want a job (who would rather sit home collecting welfare). True unemployment is at Great Depression levels.
Worse, the jobs being created are crappy, low-wage, part-time jobs.
I’m basing this on facts. Think of the most liberal city in America: New York City. From 2008 to 2013, only 194,000 jobs were created in New York City. That’s a disaster. But listen to this: 191,000 of them were low-wage or part-time jobs. Only 3,000 were middle-class jobs.
Can you imagine what liberals would say if a white Republican were president and every job created was flipping burgers, mowing lawns or cleaning toilets? They’d say he was trapping minorities in a life of poverty and hopelessness. But a black liberal president receives congratulations. Amazing.
Democrats also crow about the stock market under Obama. Republicans go along with this narrative. Well, a rising stock market based on good news and positive economic fundamentals would be great. But a rising stock market based on fake money printing by the Fed, misleading economic stats and massive debt is not so great. Actually, it’s a tragedy. Our stock market under Obama resembles the subprime mortgage crisis. It’s a debt bubble about to pop.
The stock market is up because Obama has added almost $8 trillion in debt. Fact: The debt is up a staggering 70 percent since Obama took office.
This is the “secret sauce” that has produced Obama’s “success.” It adds up to the world’s largest Ponzi scheme. We’ve printed trillions in fake dollars to make the stock market go up for the corporate elite (Obama’s biggest donors), to prop up union pension funds (to benefit Obama’s biggest union supporters), and to pay for 107 million Americans on welfare and food stamps (Obama’s most loyal voters). But the mountain of debt is like a credit card credit line that will soon explode, destroying our country and our children’s future. Every politician who supported it should be in jail.
Anyone can use credit cards and mortgages they can’t afford to look like they’re rich. But when the bill comes due, the whole scheme comes crashing down. America under Obama is one big fraud. The “prosperity” is a mirage, propped up by debt. We are living on borrowed credit.
Debt is a cancer that kills every country it has ever touched. Study ancient Greece or the Roman Empire. Or ask Venezuela. They are following the exact Obama game plan. They now have massive unrest, starving citizens, food and toilet paper shortages, and the highest stock market in history!
Obama has corrupted and destroyed the system. It’s rigged to make the stock market go up, while hiding the fact that he’s piling up the most debt in world history, mortgaging our future, destroying the middle class and driving most of the workforce into poverty and government dependency.
Then there’s the lie that Obama has reduced the deficit. Well, this fantastic “reduced” deficit is still higher than the highest deficit under Bush. But let’s give credit where credit is due. The deficit is down due to you and me: the taxpayers. Obama pushed through the highest tax increases in history. We’re all paying much higher taxes. That’s why the deficit is down. How is that an achievement?
Middle-class America has been fleeced so Obama can brag he’s reduced the deficit. Is the GOP really this stupid? They can’t figure this out? Higher taxes have produced the highest inflow of government revenue in history, which has reduced the deficit.
That’s not an achievement; it’s a rip-off.
Finally, let’s throw in one more massive lie. Government claims inflation is low. Really? Electric rates are at an all-time high. Health insurance premiums are at an all-time high. College costs are at an all-time high. And food you buy to feed your family is at an all-time high — from beef to chicken to eggs to veggies. It’s all up dramatically under Obama.
But our corrupt government removed all of those middle-class staples of life from their inflation index. It’s pure fraud. While they claim no inflation, we all have no jobs, no wage increases for anyone lucky enough to still have a job and massive inflation on all the products that matter.
The entire Obama economic “recovery” is a lie. It’s all based on lies, misrepresentations, pure fraud in some cases, higher taxes, massive debt and on the income redistribution of money from the middle class to the poor and the corporate elite. The rest of us are either drowning or hanging on for dear life.
Hey, Bill Maher, are you reading this? I’ve got an important message for you and your show: Stop lying! By the way, I’m available anytime to debate your lies, fantasy and propaganda. “Call me. Let’s do lunch, babe.”
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.