NUGENT: Four more years of debt and class warfare – Washington Times

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NUGENT: Four more years of debt and class warfare – Washington Times.


D.C. pigs at home in the capital swamp


By Ted NugentThe Washington Times


We have fallen far and fast.


Instead of electing a serious-minded, proven professional, America went once again with a guy whose most impressive qualification is that of a questionable “Chicago” community organizer. I don’t mean Chicago in a geographic sense.


President John F. Kennedy would have been appalled. Instead of asking not what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country, in just 50 years since Kennedy uttered that famous phrase, it appears that a majority of Americans now demand that their country do for them. It’s America turned upside-down.


We have decayed into a nation of gluttonous, soulless pigs who feast on whatever Fedzilla provides by taking from one group of Americans (the producers) and giving to others (the takers) who haven’t earned it and don’t deserve it.


Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French thinker who visited America almost 200 years ago, saw the dangers of our experiment when he wrote, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”


There you have it, America. The pigs have come home to wallow in the mud of the Washington swamp, and we have a group of professional political punks — master scam artists — who are all too happy to shovel more slop while advocating that the producers should be punished further by raising their taxes and restricting entrepreneurs with business-wrecking overregulation. And you thought “Planet of the Apes” was a movie.


This is where America is today. Too many Americans have become entitlement chumps who have been convinced by Democrats and other liberal scammers that they are entitled to the sweat and hard work of other Americans. Free cellphones aren’t free. Food stamps have become vote-getting extortion vouchers.


Couple that sense of entitlement with the abject stupidity of basic free-market principles by Mr. Obama’s supporters, and it isn’t surprising to me that Mr. Obama was given four more years to wage class warfare, drive our nation into more unsustainable debt, and institute policies that put Americans out of work and cause energy prices to skyrocket.


I’m not nearly as surprised with the outcome of the presidential election as I’m disheartened and disgusted that my fellow Americans can be this woefully uninformed, easily manipulated and thunderously ignorant. I’ve got a rotting fence post smarter than these mouth breathers.


If you voted for Mr. Obama, you are thunderously dumb and incredibly naive. Believe it. For your intentional ignorance, you will ultimately pay a heavy price that you are obviously too ignorant to understand. Your children and grandchildren will pay an even heavier burden. America will pay the heaviest burden. Thanks for nothing, numbskulls.


Mitt Romney was by far the better candidate, though he may not have been as “cool” or likeable as Mr. Obama. Electing our leaders based on their likeability factor is slightly less amusing than listening to “Say It Ain’t So, Joe” Biden stick his foot in his mouth.


Twenty years ago, the results would have been different. America wasn’t nearly as stupid back then as we are today. The presidential election proves that the dumbing down of America is complete.


The cultural tapestry of America is changing with more people of color inhabiting America and voting. I have no issue with that. What I have issue with is anyone believing he is owed something without working for it and a president who agrees. That’s considered un-American by the roughly 50 percent of us smart enough to have voted for Mr. Romney, the far better choice.


Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing)


NUGENT: Want a job? Vote for Romney – Washington Times

NUGENT: Want a job? Vote for Romney – Washington Times.

Team Obama can’t help you

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

It boils down to this: If you want to grow the economy and get a job, vote for Mitt Romney. If you want more anti-business policies and counterproductive government welfare, vote for President Obama.

The difference between the candidates is as distinct as the difference between me and anti-hunting and animal-scam goofballs such as Wayne Pacelle. I’m precious; Wayne Pacelle is the Potentate of Bizzaro.

The business community — the engine that creates jobs — is solidly lined up behind Mr. Romney.

In an interview with, Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas business tycoon, stated that he’s afraid of the president. “I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up with next. I have no idea,” he said. He went on to say that every business guy in the country is frightened by the way the president thinks.

There isn’t a single poll of small or large businesses that finds the president leading Mr. Romney. Not one.

Poll after poll of Americans finds that we trust Mr. Romney over the president on handling the economy. Just a hunch, but maybe that’s because Mr. Romney has decades of business experience compared to the president’s zero private-sector experience.

What this election is all about is jobs and the economy. While other things are important, jobs matter most, as it should be.

Too many Americans remain unemployed and underemployed. Instead of improving the economy over the past four years as he promised, the president and his clueless policies instead have torpedoed the economy and made things much worse for everyone.

If a grade were given to the president on improving the economy and creating jobs, he would get an F.

Instead of cutting taxes for business owners, which would spur the economy forward, the president wants to raise taxes on business owners. You don’t need to be Steve Wynn or Steve Forbes to know that punishing producers is a comfortably dumb move.

Making dumb economic moves is the hallmark of this president and his team, who have zero free-market experience, including the secretary of labor. Again, just a hunch, but wouldn’t it be a wise move for the secretary of labor to have some private-sector labor experience? You can’t be my bass player if you can’t play bass.

Bottom line is that the business community doesn’t believe or trust Mr. Obama.

The bottom line for Americans looking for a job is that if the business community doesn’t trust the president, Americans looking for a good-paying job shouldn’t trust him, either.

If the singular most important issue is jobs in this election, then the choice is clear. You will cast your vote for Mr. Romney, and he will win in a landslide.

If you vote for the president because you hope he will improve the economy, my advice to you is that hope isn’t a job-creating strategy. Americans would be wise to follow their heads, not their misplaced, hope-filled hearts, when entering the voting booth.

A vote for Mr. Obama is a vote to prolong America’s economic woes for another four years. America can’t afford that.

Never give your car keys to a drunk, and never trust a socialist to run a free-market economy.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

NUGENT: Class warfare is all Democrats have left – Washington Times

NUGENT: Class warfare is all Democrats have left – Washington Times.

Romney tax returns a desperate distraction

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

As usual, the Democrats have nothing worthy of their own to promote, so they are going after Mitt Romney to release more of his tax records.

My advice to Mr. Romney is to tell the Democrats to pound sand.

All we should want to know about a president’s tax records or the tax records of any elected public official is whether that person has cheated on taxes or has made money through illegal means. Other than that, how much money a candidate has is no business of mine or yours.

Unlike the backgrounds of Rep. Charles B. Rangel, former Sen. Tom Daschle and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, there is zero evidence that Mr. Romney has cheated on his taxes.

What the Democrats want to do is to play class warfare, pit rich against poor. Playing class warfare is all the proof you need to know that the Democratic Party despises successful people such as Mr. Romney.

The Democrats abhor success. They would rather Americans be beholden to Fedzilla for food stamps and other government programs than go out and become tremendously successful on their own.

The Democrats hate success because they know success ultimately breeds success. The more successful Americans are, the less power and influence the Democrats can have over them, which means the less political power the Democrats can wield. That’s not a good thing for socialists and other big-government addicts and dependents.

The “man” keeping down the people is not a successful person such as Mr. Romney, but rather the Democratic Party, which buys their votes by enslaving its supporters with government programs and checks, funded with the tax dollars that people like Mr. Romney have paid.

When it comes to taxes, let’s keep in the forefront of our collective knowledge that the vast majority of all federal income taxes are paid by just 10 percent of the wage earners, like Mr. Romney, and that nearly 50 percent of Americans don’t pay any federal income taxes.

That’s the real shocking and ugly tax statistic — not how much money Mr. Romney has made or paid to Uncle Tax Sham.

With the sizable and legal pile of money Mr. Romney is reported to have made and banked, my hope is that he has legally hid as much of it as possible from Fedzilla. I would much rather Mr. Romney have his money than surrender it to Uncle Sham, who burns through our hard-earned tax dollars with impunity.

The Internet is a treasure trove of ugly example after ugly example of Fedzilla torching our tax money. Google “wasteful government spending” if you doubt me.

Waging class warfare against successful people is all the Democrats have left. Instead of promoting success and independence, the Democrats demonize it. That’s the real story, not the charge by Democrats that Mr. Romney has failed to release his tax records.

Should Mr. Romney release his records, let’s wait and see if the president then releases all his academic records, complete health records and other documents. How about it, Mr. President?

Our worthless lapdog media won’t press the president on this, but conservative watchdog groups and other writers will continue to remind Americans that our president has been the least transparent in the history of the country.

Mr. Romney is a model of success and deserves to be applauded for his hard work, grit, risk-taking and tenacity. He made his money the old-fashioned way: He went out and earned it.

The Democrats have nothing to run on except class warfare and disdain of success, neither of which is found in the character of the true American experience.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

NUGENT: Nut control, not gun control – Washington Times


NUGENT: Nut control, not gun control – Washington Times.

Failure to deal with mental illness leads to massacres

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

In the wake of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., the left has once again resorted to clamoring for further restrictions on the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns and defend ourselves — even in the face of inescapable evidence that such restrictions are at the root cause of such slaughters.

The misguided left believes that more gun control will somehow magically stop psychotic nuts hell-bent on going on a killing spree. As usual, they are dead wrong.

According to the kind, caring and considerate left, you have every right to be a crazy druggie and roam the streets with no means of support. Heck, they even help nut-jobs occupy Wall Street and beyond. Surely, the unarmed and helpless will someday bring peace to the world, end world hunger and Rodney King’s dream of everyone getting along will become a reality. No wonder they call it dope.

Years ago the left clamored that mental institutions violated the rights of those with mental illnesses. The American Civil Liberties Union even sued on their behalf. The result was the doors of the cuckoo nests were flung open and the patients stumbled out.

Now they are everywhere. You can’t visit any city in America without encountering dirty people who are severely mentally impaired roaming the streets. Pushing shopping carts, mumbling to themselves, sleeping under bridges or in parks and basically being a nuisance, they ultimately endanger themselves. Most are not violent, just certifiably crazy by anyone’s standards.

But some of the psychotics are violent. Some believe they’re comic book characters and can’t tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

James Holmes, the sole suspect in the shooting, was under the care of a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver. No one knows what the psychiatrist thought of the Joker. The records of their conversations are patient-client confidential, and so far the psychiatrist isn’t talking.

Granted, we don’t yet know the bizarro behavior of the Joker leading up to massacre, but we should begin trying to put together the obvious puzzle.

Even a whack-job like the Joker probably had a few friends or associates. What did they think about him? What did his parents, teachers and fellow graduate students think of him in the weeks or months preceding the massacre? It is difficult to believe that everyone who knew him thought he was just your average, normal guy.

There was, however, one guy who was concerned — so concerned that he refused to let the Joker join the Lead Valley Range gun club. It’s hard to believe he was the only guy who found the Joker’s words, phrases and conduct to be bizarre.

When the truth comes out, I predict the Joker’s pattern of behavior should have landed him in a padded room instead of a movie theater. We will to listen to the professional apologists tell us how he “slipped through the cracks.” So typical.

It’s time we begin to restrict the rights of psychotic nuts like the Joker instead of law-abiding citizens.

Yet, instead of having a national discussion on making it easier to lock up psychotics, the left would much rather discuss restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns and defend ourselves. Passing additional gun laws may make the left feel good, but it won’t do good. The left’s “treatment plan” of more gun control won’t work, and anyone with an ounce of common sense knows it. What the left’s plan will ensure is more massacres at the hands of psychotics like the Joker.

The real discussion that needs to occur in America is how we finally throw off the shackles of political correctness, quit worrying about “feelings” and simply restrict the rights of psychotics by making it easier to lock them up for their safety and the safety of others.

Advocating additional gun laws and gun-free zones is crazy. Crazy talk like that can get you killed.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).


NUGENT: Motor City Madman knows business – Washington Times


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NUGENT: Motor City Madman knows business – Washington Times.


Obamanomics points U.S. toward economic destruction


By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times


Oh, yes I did, President Obama. You, sir, as usual, are wrong again.


Like the freedom-driven force that created the greatest quality of life ever, I built my business the old-fashioned way: with hard work, perseverance, enough sweat to fill a tandem oil tanker, never-ending brutal sacrifice and a belief in myself. It’s called the American Dream, Mr. President. There is no Plan B.


My first guitar was purchased with money I saved from mowing lawns, delivering newspapers, washing cars, painting fences, selling night crawlers and shoveling snow. No one loaned me a dime.


More than 6,400 concerts and 40 million records later, I’m still pursuing my American Dream regardless of the fact that government has built gigantic tax and regulation walls designed to punish me for success and hinder job creation. Thanks for nothing, Mr. No-Job-Ever.


The president wouldn’t understand that because he’s not a businessman and has zero experience in the free market. I believe that at his core, he despises the free market and thinks it to be racist and unfair.


It’s not just the president’s recent anti-business rants that have increased the suspicions of business people everywhere. His comment to Joe the Plumber four years ago about spreading the wealth around was a crass statement that much more resembled something that commie-stooge Fidel Castro would have said, not someone running for president of the United States.


Mr. Obama has surrounded himself with a Cabinet that, according to my research, indicates not one of them has had any experience at owning or running a business. I doubt that without a bailout, any of them could sell a blanket to a naked man in a blizzard.


It’s no White-House-leaked top secret that the business community does not trust the president. His statements, policies and clear and present anti-business agenda have shown contempt for the free enterprise system ever since he took up residence in the White House and began his systematic Cloward-Piven-driven destruction of our economy.


The president and his Fedzilla anti-business cohorts want to reshape America into a socialist state. They pushed through Obamacare, which will ultimately destroy private medicine and cause health care costs to skyrocket, have passed mountains of new and costly regulations on businesses that make it much more difficult to operate a business, and have attacked legitimate businesses such as Gibson Guitars, which I take as a personal affront.



With just a 35 percent approval rate among business owners, according to a recent Gallup poll, it can’t be that just conservative businessmen are lining up against the president and the crushing, oversized boot of Fedzilla that is standing on the throats of entrepreneurs.


When liberal Sen. George McGovern left the U.S. Senate and tried his hand at the free market by running a hotel, he quickly learned that Fedzilla is no friend of the private sector. In an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal on May 7, 2009, Mr. McGovern was none too kind about Fedzilla’s anti-business practices. It’s only gotten worse since he wrote of his rude awakening.


It’s one thing to not know about how the private sector works, which many politicians do not. It’s quite another to actually be opposed to the free-enterprise system. That’s our president, the anti-business, class-warrior-in-chief.


There is a big difference between voting for a guy who has been successful in private industry and voting for a guy with no experience in the private sector and who loathes the free market.


Only chumps, punks, bloodsuckers and fools would choose the guy with no experience and who despises the free market. The producers are solidly in the camp of Mitt Romney.


I am wrapping up the greatest tour of my life. If Mr. Obama gets re-elected, we will get exactly what we ask for, and it will not be pretty.


Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).


NUGENT: The once and always community organizer – Washington Times

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NUGENT: The once and always community organizer – Washington Times.

By Ted Nugent

Really, Mr. President? Are you and your campaign team that pompous, arrogant and cash-strapped that you have sunk so low as to create a registry where die-hard Democrats getting married or celebrating an anniversary can request that family and friends make donations to your campaign in lieu of gifts? One would think the master of class warfare would at least know what class meant.

What’s next, Mr. Obama, asking funeral mourners to send donations to your campaign instead of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or other worthwhile charity?

As a professional community organizer scam artist, the president surely knows a thing or two about bilking others out of their cash, though he knows nothing about how money is actually earned.

If the registry caper doesn’t cause cash to pour in, the Democratic Party could always send Jesse Jackson to shake down a business or two by claiming they’re racist. Al-Not-So-Sharpton could show up with a bullhorn and arrange some marches and protests in support of Mr. Jackson’s shakedown. That’s the teamwork we expect from the Chicago gangsters.

While this shakedown scheme could be a veritable cash cow for the Democrats, there is also risk. The standard racist extortion ruse could backfire and force the president to have a beer in the White House’s Rose Garden with the slandered and maligned business owners. You may not want to go there again, Mr. Obama.

Jackson shakedown scam or not, the president’s cash machine could auction off a dinner with the president for a couple of bucks. Never mind – that’s been done.

There is always gold in the Hollywood Hills for the president to mine again and again as he needs it.

The movie star A-list is further politically left than Fidel Castro, and the thought of Mitt Romney winning the White House will cause glitzy movie stars to raise stacks and stacks of cash for Mr. Obama while promising to leave America for a bankrupt, socialist country if Mr. Romney is elected president.

The Occupy hippies could be requested to send in a portion of their unemployment checks or other government assistance to the Obama campaign. For donations of $100 or more, the Democratic Party could send the Occupy idiots a gold-painted brick to toss through the window of a Wall Street bank or other greedy, imperialistic American business (not Apple stores, though – even Occupy hippies need iPods and smartphones).

Last but not least, the endangered species labor unions could be asked to siphon off even more of the mandatory union dues from rank-and-file members to the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, many members now recognize that the labor movement’s practices for the past 50 years are some of the main reasons why many of them have seen their jobs disappear faster than you can repeat, “Say, it ain’t so, Joe Biden.”

Creating a wedding registry is scraping the bottom of the barrel even for this administration, and it knows a thing or two about the bottom of the barrel: That’s where you can find Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

NUGENT: Ready to roll over the O Team – Washington Times

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NUGENT: Ready to roll over the O Team – Washington Times.

Obama and his media enablers need to answer for economic catastrophe

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

I recently had a nice conversation with my friend, ultra-left-wing comedian Bill Maher. He wants me back on his television program to explain why I am so angry with the Obama administration’s policies.

I will accommodate Bill’s request ASAP because I have always had a hoot on his program, not to mention that I have crushed old Billy and all his liberal guests’ fantasyland ideologies flatter than a road-killed Texas armadillo all 16 times I appeared on his old show “Politically Incorrect.” My 2012 Great White Buffalo summer-slam rock ‘n’ roll jihad, however, prevents me from appearing on Bill’s very successful HBO program at this time.

Be that as it may, for Bill and other lefties, the following is the foundation for my disgust with Mr. Obama’s policies.

His over-the-top left-wing agenda has led to the rebirth and dramatic upkick of the dreaded and totally unnecessary, self-inflicted Misery Index. The underemployment rate is near 20 percent. Arguably, the president’s economy is the worst since the Great Depression. I know many of us are greatly depressed by it.

Gas prices have also doubled since the president took office. Green energy has been a tax-torching bust. In 2008, Mr. Obama stated his green energy policy would create 5 million jobs. Instead, his green energy lie has cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of wasted dollars and created virtually zero jobs.

Mr. Obama’s maniacal orgy of borrowing and spending is unprecedented and is bankrupting the country. By the way, where did the $831 billion failed stimulus go and who got it? The president stated it would keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent and create millions of jobs. Not even close.

While not all the responsibility for this economic train wreck rests solely on this president’s shoulders, the national debt surpassed 100 percent of our gross national product on his watch and stands at 16 trillion smackers. Seven trillion of this debt is due to Mr. Obama’s berserk, unaccountable spending spree. Given four more years to drive our economy off the cliff, the national debt will probably surpass $20 trillion by most estimates. Welfare advocates Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven taught you well, Mr. President.

The president promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Deficit spending during the president’s tenure has gone way up, not down. Promises, promises, promises.

Obamacare is an unprecedented and illegal government takeover of a significant part of the U.S. economy that will not improve health care or lower the costs. In fact, the opposite is already proving to be true.

The president is a radically racial polarizing person. As I recall, he was supposed to be the great uniter when instead he has been the worst racial divider ever in the White House.

The president has repeatedly apologized for America on the international stage instead of promoting our wonderful culture, values, generosity, and unique freedoms and amazing quality of life. No president should ever apologize for the greatest nation in the history of the world.

Mr. Obama has appointed a number of extreme liberal kooks as czars. Additionally, I can’t find anyone on his Cabinet who has any private-sector experience, including his secretary of labor. They are all either professional bureaucrats or lawyers or both.

I don’t believe in government redistribution of citizen’s earnings. Like Mao, the president does, as he told Joe the Plumber. I believe in wealth creation through individual hard work and sacrifice, and that government should simply stay out of the way of job-creating, entrepreneurial free-market addicts. The president believes just the opposite. His class warfare tactics are anti-free market, anti-success and anti-American.

In summation, the president believes more government control and expansion is the way forward. He promotes socialism. I’m a rugged, independent American who is addicted to more freedom and believes less government is always the best government.

My buddy Bill Maher donated a million bucks to help re-elect his commie buddy Mr. Obama. I’m going to do all I can to clean out the federal government of the anti-America gang that is destroying this great country.

Mitt Romney is the way forward. Let’s rock.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

NUGENT: War on poverty is over – we lost – Washington Times

NUGENT: War on poverty is over – we lost – Washington Times.

Nearly 50 years and $15 trillion later, the poor are still poor

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

Here’s a painful yet inescapable statement of the obvious to people with common sense and a lick of reality: Poor people are poor because they make poor decisions. That’s the root cause of poverty.

Now, with the Obama money-burning orgy in full swing, America herself is financially poor because, according to the Cato Institute, American taxpayers have been conned into spending $15 trillion since 1965 on President Lyndon Johnson’s brownie-point “war to eliminate poverty.”

The results have been pathetically poor. The percentage of poor people in 1965 was roughly the same percentage of poor people in America today, but a staggering $15 trillion has been wasted.

Since 1965, we have fought the war on poverty with all the wrong generals, all the wrong tactics and all the wrong weapons. And it’s costing us $1 trillion a year to continue to lose this war.

What our $15 trillion has bought us is institutional and generational poverty. Reward bad decisions and bad decisions increase. Ya think?

Like all conservatives, I want to and I do help poor Americans. I don’t wish to condemn them to a life of poverty, which is one of the driving political platforms of the Democratic Party.

If our goal is to win the war on poverty, it’s time we changed tactics. Instead of setting another trillion dollars on fire this year, I recommend we slam the financial door shut on pouring more hard-earned money after more bad money with guaranteed despicable results.

Here’s another blazing statement of the obvious: Poor people will quit being poor when our government quits enabling, bribing, training and rewarding them to be poor. Write that down.

People can and will do amazing things when Fedzilla removes its heavy bureaucratic boot off of their throats.

It’s really quite simple. The road from poverty to the middle class is paved with good decisions, willpower, a kick-butt work ethic and an alarm clock. That’s the recipe for wealth and glorious independence.

The very first thing that needs to be done to eliminate poverty is to stop punishing the producers and expand economic freedom. You don’t need to be an economist or a greasy guitar player to understand that punishing the wealthy ultimately hurts poor Americans. The Obama administration’s plan: Tax the wealthy even more and increase the incentive for the poor to remain poor. Are you kidding me?

Economic freedom means freedom from burdensome government regulations and policies that strangle the life out of small businesses and the free market. This administration is addicted to more anti-business regulations and more control, which ultimately exacerbates poverty. Who could not possibly know this?

We’ve got to quit stabbing ourselves in the eye with an ice pick and then complain we can’t see.

While we desperately need to eliminate the vast controls over economic freedom on the wealthy, we also need to eliminate the government poverty programs that enable and encourage people to be poor instead of encouraging them to be free, independent, self-reliant people.

Government causes poverty because it enables poor people to continue to make poor decisions. If we want to win the war on poverty, we’ve first got to win the war against Fedzilla, which intentionally causes poverty and causes American taxpayers to set fire to a trillion dollars a year.

Fedzilla does all the wrong things right. It’s time to reverse course and demand our government do all the right things right.

All good things start with more freedom. We will only eliminate poverty when we embrace more freedom.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

NUGENT: Trampled by the Regulatory Beast – Washington Times

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NUGENT: Trampled by the Regulatory Beast – Washington Times.

Rule-minding zombies are overwhelming rugged individuals

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

Common-sense crusader John Stossel wrote in an Op-Ed on March 21, “Every year, federal government bureaucrats work hard to come up with some 80,000 pages of new and proposed regulations. That’s a lot of pages – 23 feet high if you stack them in one pile.”

Just a few months ago, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a report detailing the number of new regulations along with the cost of these regulations to American businesses. The results of the report should be the second “shot heard ‘round the world.”

The report said the Obama administration has “imposed 75 new major regulations costing more than $380 billion over 10 years.” The report also identified more than 200 more “economically significant regulations” on the drawing board that will cost businesses more than $20 billion over 10 years.

The Heritage Foundation released a report titled “Red Tape Rising: Obama-Era Regulation at the Three-Year Mark.” In an interview with Diane Katz, co-author of the Heritage Foundation report, said, “In calendar year 2011 alone, the Obama administration issued 32 new major regulations. Those are regulations with anticipated costs exceeding $100 million a year. Those 32 regulations will impose a minimum of $10 billion in new regulatory costs along with almost $7 billion more in what are one-time implementation costs.”

And “we the people” will pay more wasted tax dollars to accomplish nothing but more bureaucratic waste and abuse of power. Know that.

I want to know just what in the heck happened to my country.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

Why We Love Ted Nugent and Why The Left Hates Him – Tea Party Nation

Why We Love Ted Nugent and Why The Left Hates Him – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Sherry Phillips

As you are all probably aware, Ted Nugent was being interviewed at the National Rifle Association meeting and said if Obama was re-elected this year, he would either be dead or in jail by this time next year.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said in the interview. “If you can’t go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”

 Here’s the video of the interview:

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I don’t think anyone with a brain cell took what Ted Nugent said as a threat against Obama; however, the left, predictably, went nuts. And because they don’t have anything better to do (like pay their $47 hooker bills), the Secret Service will be interviewing Nugent today.

Brain donor U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz used the old tried and true Democrat tactic of never letting a situation go to waste and solicited donations from supporters using Nugent’s comments. She called them “despicable, deplorable and completely beyond the pale.”

For his part, Nugent said he was looking forward to meeting with the agents.

“We actually have heard from the Secret Service, and they have a duty, and I salute them, I support them,” Nugent told Glenn Beck on his radio show. “I’m looking forward to our meeting tomorrow. I’m sure it’ll be a fine gathering backstage in Oklahoma.”

Nugent has endorsed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul responded in their normal pandering to the left style by saying, “divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.”

Yeah, if Mitt Romney gets in that White House, he’s going to be one tough hombre to deal with. Not.

Why can’t someone like Nugent run for President?