COLUMBIA CLASSMATE: OBAMA USING IRS TO PUNISH ME
The former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate who has claimed Barack Obama was unknown to him and his fellow Columbia University classmates
charges the president is using the Internal Revenue Service to punish and silence him.
Wayne Allyn Root – a pre-law and political science major in the class of 1983, like the president – told WND that despite a spotless tax
record, he became the target of an audit in January 2011 when he received an “unsettling” call from an IRS agent who called himself a fan of his
and considered it “an honor” to audit him.
Root won a complete victory three months ago in tax court, which found no taxes owed in his 2007 and 2008 filings. But then, he said, something
shocking happened – something his tax attorney has never heard of in his entire career. Root was hit with a new audit just five days later, for 2009
“That order had to come from the highest levels of government,” he asserted. “Obama is using the power of the IRS and other government agencies
to punish his political opposition and intimidate and silence his critics,” Root charged.
Evidently Root has been a strong critic of Obama and has publicly on TV and radio talked against his policies, claiming he is anti-business and
He believes he’s not alone, contending there is a pattern of abuse by Obama, targeting foes with IRS audits and government investigations. He’s
had numerous conversations with high-profile friends who contribute to the Republican Party or are GOP bundlers and also have been audited by the
Root cited, as an example, billionaire Frank VanderSloot, who became the target of investigations by both the IRS and the Labor Department after
he gave $1 million to a super PAC that supports Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The GOP’s biggest donor, Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, believes a federal criminal investigation into his company’s business
practices is politically motivated. Another casino giant, Steve Wynn, also is being investigated.
Another reason Obama may be quieting him is that Root drew wide attention as the Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate in 2008 when he
contended that although he and Obama were both pre-law and political science majors in Columbia’s class of 1983, he never even heard of Obama during
his time at the university. None of the classmates with whom he’s spoken, knew of him either, he claimed. A 2008 Wall Street Journal article cited a
Fox News survey of 400 people who were Columbia students from 1981 to 1983 and found no one who remembered him.
He must have known a little some thing about Obama for Root to predict in 2008 some of the things that have already happened or in the works:
On the campaign trail, Root predicted Obama would follow the radical, collectivist strategy of former Columbia professors Richard Cloward and
Frances Fox Piven to overwhelm the welfare system for the purpose of collapsing it and replacing it with a system of guaranteed annual income.
Root declared in 2008 that Obama “is going to try to badly damage the economy and bankrupt the business community,” sowing doubts about
capitalism, by “overwhelming the system with spending, addicting a record number of Americans to entitlements, exploding the debt, demonizing
business owners, and then trying to convince the masses to redistribute wealth (with massive tax increases).”
I have to admit that I was one of the many that was sold a "package" of the Hope and Change and voted for Obummer in 2008, not caring for McCain. But
little did I know what I had voted into the White House. Not what I had expected, that's for sure. A big disappointment.
And I am so sick and tired of the Bush blaming. Yes, Bush created a problem but if after 4 years Obummer still can't get a handle on his business,
well he needs to step aside.
I understand that TPTB like to intimidate people but to try to create problems just because some one disagrees with you or would rather donate to a
different campaign shouldn't be enough excuse to bring the IRS down on them, IMO. Definitely underhanded dirty tactics.
Of course, I don't know of one squeaky clean politician without a closet full of skeletons......do you?
ETA: I will find other sources for those of you that don't care for this site....
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