James Carville once elected Bill Clinton with the phrase, "It's the economy, stupid."
I have advice for Donald Trump on Monday night.
I'm a small businessman. I'm at ground zero. I'm living the real-world results of Obama's economic policies every day. It's a disaster out here. The middle class is destroyed, shattered, annihilated. Small business owners are struggling to survive. America and capitalism are hanging by a thread. Obama is lying. Hillary is lying. The media is lying.
No one is buying...anything. Sales are plummeting.
Small businessmen and women are the heroes of the business world...and the economic engine of America. Yet we are punished with the highest taxes of our lifetimes.
No one can afford their health insurance due to ObamaCare. Hillary wants to expand it. That would be the death of business in America. Not all business. Gigantic billion dollar multi-national corporations will be okay. But small business will be forced out of business. You know -- the group that creates thirds of all jobs in America.
Inflation isn't zero. Inflation is raging. My electric bill...my grocery bill...my kid's college bills...and of course my health insurance bill are all through the roof.
Government is committing fraud. To make the claim that inflation is zero, they removed everything that matters from the inflation index.
GDP is near zero. But that's not even the problem. Because of Obama's policies the entire economy has been re-arranged. All the money goes to big business. The rest of us are left with crumbs. We're fighting for survival, while Wall Street gives out million dollar bonus checks.
Small businessmen and women are the heroes of the business world...and the economic engine of America. Yet we are punished with the highest taxes of our lifetimes, raging electric bills (due to Democrat's obsession with green energy), unpayable health insurance bills (due to ObamaCare), record IRS audits...all at the same time that sales are dramatically down. It's a perfect storm.
Meanwhile there are 22 million government employees. They create no jobs. They create no economic growth. Most of them are good people. But they get guaranteed jobs for life, guaranteed salaries far higher than the average American worker, free or dramatically reduced cadillac healthcare packages, early retirement and obscene bloated pensions for life.
Taxpayers like me get stuck with the bill. I can never retire. I'll work until the day I die because I have to pay all these bills.
Over 90 million working age Americans aren't working. Where are they all? They are on welfare, food stamps and disability. Or they are in their early 60's and they've opted for early Social Security and Medicare. They'll never work again. Who's paying this bill?
And as far as the rosy jobs numbers we see each month...I call B.S. We're being lied to.
There are no good jobs. There are no middle class jobs. We've lost all the high-paying jobs for middle class Americans and college graduates.
Obama's policies have created a glut of horrible, crappy, low wage jobs meant for entry-level young adults, high school drop-outs and illegal aliens. The only jobs are to mow lawns, clean toilets, wash dishes and tend bar. We've lost millions of good jobs. And gained millions of bartender, waiter and low wage retail jobs.
Of course there are 200,000 new jobs each month. Because of ObamaCare it now takes two or even three part-time jobs to replace what used to be one full-time, high-paying, middle class job. That's why the jobs figures are complete and utter fantasy.
Our national debt is approaching $20 trillion. The policies of Obama have buried our children in debt. The quality of our kids' future life is destroyed beyond repair.
And Hillary will try to paint a wonderful picture on Monday night. It's a lie. It's a fantasy. It's a fairytale. It's pure fraud and propaganda.
Only Trump can save us with raw truth. Paint the REAL picture, Donald.
Tell it like it is -- with no political correctness. The American people know the truth. They know what they're hearing from Obama, Hillary and the media is a lie.
Then Donald, you must explain how you've created prosperity and jobs your entire life. You are a walking economy.
Explain how you will turn it around for one specific group of Americans -- those who want work, not welfare. Be sure American voters understand you'll create an economy that works for working people, not welfare addicts.
You care about the people who pay the taxes, who contribute into the system. It's time we had a president who turns the tables -- the system should be tilted in favor of the taxpayers, not the freeloaders.
Tell the American people that you are the first president on the side of working men and women...the middle class...small business, not big business...the taxpayers.
Do this on Monday night, Donald...and you're the next president of the United States.
Wayne Allyn Root is a capitalist evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative national media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, now back to the GOP. Wayne's latest book is "Angry White Male" (Skyhorse Publishing). He is a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. For more, visit his website: www.ROOTforAmerica.com. Follow him on Twitter@WayneRoot.