Joe Miller, the 2010 Alaska Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who lost to an unlikely write-in campaign by incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, has posted a video message to ring in the new year at his website Restoring Liberty, in which he offers a grim prediction for America's prospects in 2013 and beyond.
In 2012, Miller transformed himself from candidate to new-media publisher and changed his campaign website into a news and opinion site. Since then, the pages have filled with columns, news stories and videos, most of which originate across the Internet and would interest a politically conservative audience. Miller estimates his site has thousands of readers.
In the two-minute new year's message, Miller criticizes President Obama and all of Congress except members of its tea party caucus. Miller calls the president a "charlatan" and says the deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" is an "absolute charade," in part because Congress is part of an "elite ruling class" that doesn't really want to fix the country's debt problem.
"These folk are guarding the hen house, refusing to responsibly address debt," he says. "The debt is going to destroy us, and both parties are making sure of that."
Miller argues that the president and Congress "are guaranteeing by their actions the death of the middle class," and further that economic indicators show that "Canadians are now wealthier than Americans for the first time in modern history."
Miller says that two weeks ago he met with Sen. Tom Coburn, who suggested, in Miller's paraphrase, that "the American experiment could actually collapse within the next two years. Why? Because the debt bomb is going to explode and destroy every dollar you and I own."
Miller's advice is to "turn your dollars into tangible goods that can get you through tough times," to vote against every "establishment" politician, and to never give up your firearms "no matter how tyrannical your government becomes."
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