Month: May 2016

GOP Supports Restoring Western States Land

Arizona landscape for Clair Van Steenwyk for US House District 8

 

Clair’s been active in this area for years and done several programs and events on the issue as well, the GOP has now put the issue in the platform so maybe we’ll get the States East of the Mississippi to join the Western States in the effort to restore all Our Lands to All Western States and stop the Poor Payments from the PILT Program.

Republican National Committee Counsel’s Office;

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF WESTERN STATES TAKING BACK PUBLIC LANDS

WHEREAS, The federal government promised all newly created states – in their statehood enabling contracts – that it would transfer title to the public lands;

WHEREAS, This promise to transfer title to the public lands is the same for all states east and west of Colorado;

WHEREAS, The federal government honored this promise with Hawaii and all states east of Colorado and today controls on average less than 5% of the lands in those states;

WHEREAS, The federal government has failed to honor this same promise with MT, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, ID, NV, WA, OR, CA and AK and today still controls more than 50% of all lands in these states (more than 80% of the state of Nevada);

WHEREAS, The Supreme Court of the United States declared these enabling act contracts to be “solemn compacts” with enforceable rights and obligations on both sides;

WHEREAS, In 1976 the United States Congress ended its nearly two hundred year public policy of beneficially transferring ownership of public lands by passing the Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA);

WHEREAS, After the passage of FLPMA our public lands are instead being managed perpetually for their conservation value;

WHEREAS, Public lands previously held in trust for the individual states were managed for their resource value prior to the passage of FLPMA;

WHEREAS, Local state and national economies are all being adversely impacted by the loss of use of the natural resources thus being managed;

WHEREAS, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), Secure Rural Schools (SRS), and other public Off sets are financially inadequate, have been unreliably funded and do not adequately compensate the States for the breach of their Enabling Acts;

WHEREAS, The U.S. Supreme Court case Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs speaks to the proposition that Congress cannot by subsequent, unilateral action alter or diminish the rights conferred upon a state in consequence of its admission to the Union;

WHEREAS, Under the guise of “sequestration” to cut federal expenses, the federal government is cutting western states’ revenues in the form of PILT, SRS and FML (Federal Mineral Lease) cutbacks;For More Info on this: Read More

Our US Constitution gives US Sovereignty over our government, however with the Federal Governments out of control Budgets that in a short time will be larger than that of the Private Sector which will in time give the Government total Sovereignty over US. They’re using the election process, that was put in place to prevent this from happening, by giving them ability to control the outcome of our elections with the benefits they give those who are dependent on government against those outside of government who are depending on themselves to stay independent of government hand outs which end in Government control.

This is more threatening to US than any enemy outside of our country’s borders, we must address this issue brought about by all in Office who’ve voted for what seem to be out of control spending, when in fact it’s perfectly controlled by those in office. Our Elected officials continue the march to larger deficits and government in the name of National Defense or Social Justice, which they call compromise but in reality for some is Surrender and for others it’s just plain old Socialism with a New Bright Face called Social Justice using the Entitled Class to bring about the downfall of Our Republic. The above was adopted by the Republican National Committee on January 24,2014. 

On my part there’s only one solution to this danger and that’s to remove any and all who’ve voted for Deficit Spending, Larger Government, meaning more Departments, Agencies, Laws and Regulations most of which are Un Constitutional. I ask all to take part at all levels in the upcoming election cycles, as this is our opportunity to stop those in office from completing the Take Over of Our Republic, so join those of US who won’t surrender or settle for anymore Compromises of Our God Granted Constitutional Rights and vote them out.

In Closing: Election Cycles are Critical for the Nation as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choices are clear, never support anyone who votes against or compromises the US Constitution and Our Freedoms and believe that’s actually what most of us are hoping for and the GOP Power Brokers are afraid of: (Time to Drain All Political Swamps).  

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Clair’s available to speak / meet with groups or private citizens upon request; use contact button above, call 623-322-9979, or email: crossroadswithvan@gmail.com

 

 

Repeal Obama Care / Tax Reform / Educational Storm Coming!

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Part 1      Repeal Obama Care / Medicare at age 76

Here’s Our Future Government Control No Matter the Party Must End!

 

IMPORTANT ACTION INFORMATION FOR NOVEMBER, 2016, VOTE

Medicare at age 76!

If you don’t read this, and do nothing about it, don’t complain when it affects you or your loved ones!  This is the second Judge to have read the Obama Care document comments.  More highlights of Nancy’s “pass it and then find out what’s in the bill”!  Show this to everyone nearing the ripe old age of 76.  These are just a few of the things that we Seniors are going to have to deal with which started in 2014.  Even far left Democrats will not like these.

MEDICARE AT AGE 76, IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – ANYONE WHO DOUBTS THIS IS TRUE CAN DOWNLOAD THE NEW OBAMA CARE AND LOOK UP THE PAGES MENTIONED.  THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNI If you’re younger, then it may apply to your parents.THIS should be read by everyone, especially important to those over 75…..

Your hospital Medicare admittance has just changed under Obama Care.

You must be admitted by your primary Physician in order for Medicare to pay for it!  If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor, it is treated as outpatient care where hospital costs are not covered, This is only the tip of the iceberg for Obama Care.  Just wait to see what else went into effect in 2014.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS… At age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment * see page 272.  What Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed.  Remember she said, “We have to pass the Bill so that we can see what’s in it.”  Well, here it is.

Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL.
Highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200.  Please read this……. especially the reference to pages 58 & 59.
Page 50/section 152:  The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
Page 58 and 59:  The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
Page 65/section 164:  The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN)
Page 203/line 14-15:  The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax.  (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)
Page 241 and 253:  Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.
This is what they do in Sweden too.  I know because Alf’s daughter Ann is an OBGYN, and her husband, Thorsten, is a surgeon………
Page 272.  section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.
Page 317 and 321:  The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
Page 425, line 4-12:  The government mandates advance-care planning consultations.  Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)
Page 429, line 13-25:  The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

HAD ENOUGH????  “Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress.
No wonder they did not see the need to read it….doesn’t apply to them!!! THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST STAND UP TO WASHINGTON …..
AS it’s obvious to most those in DC don’t Stand UP for US 
Winds Of Change  — We’re asking each to inform and to send to a minimum of twenty people; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. At least 20 if you can.  It has to stop somewhere.  In three days, most people in The United States of America will have this message. This is one idea that must be passed around.


 

Part 2 Fair Tax Removes IRS & Obama Care 

You Minus 22% embedded taxes in all products then add 23% Consumption tax when sold, so if you had an item that was at $100 – 22% = $78 x 23% = 95.98 x a State Sales Tax of say 10% = 105.58 which would previously have been $110, you save $4.42 for every $100 spent total over say one yr. if you spend say $10,000 would by $442, not to mention you’re no longer paying taxes out of your earned income and part of the 23% goes to paying into your Social Security which also needs to be put in a Lock Box for Social Security Only


Amend Constitution for 5% Purchase Tax Plan to Generate Revenue

The 5% Purchase Tax Plan replaces the 16th Amendment in accordance with Article V and will be valid to all intents and proposes.  The Initiative does affect Article 1 Section 9 Clauses 1 & 4.

The Gross Domestic Product of 2014 was $ 17,710,000,000,000.

Federal Budget for 2014 asked for $6,300,000,000,000.

State Budgets for 2014 totaled $1,943,170,000,000.

Leaving $8,859,330,000,000.

CPS Employment til May of 2015 was 148,795,000.

Labor Produced $124,485 for 2013.

The Federal and State budgets left $60,082 of labors production.

There’s isn’t to be a tax on the cost of Labor with the new Fair Tax Plan.

Taxable Purchases as defined in the New Amendment to Constitution would consist of any and all purchases by all forms of currency, equities, digital instruments (notes of value, printing of lawful monies) notes of credit or debt.  Any verbal or written contracts to pay for any source of credit or debt.

The Economy must generate $164,863,400,000,000, to meet the Federal and State Budgets.  This is where the Fair & Equitable Tax plan levels the tax paying field for all.

Truth of the matter is the Money flows through our economy each fiscal year is in the 100’s if not the 1,000’s of trillions of dollars.

Research has shown the money currency trading on a daily basis is 4.2 Trillion Dollars.  One trader has stated perhaps 89% of that amount is done in the U.S. If that’s true and taking a lesser number say 50% with a 5% purchase tax plan this should yield 50 Trillion in Tax Revenue, the National Debt & some Unfunded Mandates could be paid off in One Year.  The percentage can be lowered so as not to discourage trading and even at 2.5% generates 25 Trillion, so in less than say 5 yrs. the National Debt and Unfunded Mandates are paid off.  We’d then take the 6th Year and pay off all states debts, then continue the sharing with States to enable all States to lower taxes and thereby improving the overall American Economy, Credit Rating etc. and remember we’d no longer be using Billions of Dollars to pay on the interest on any Debt State or Federal.

Part 3

Perfect Educational Storm Is Coming State Control of Education must be Restored, the Federal Department of Ed and other Federal Departments as well must be Closed for the States to regain their Sovereignty & Protect Our Children:

ESEA / Elementary Secondary Education Act & HR 5 w/ S 1177 passed by GOP in DC, along with the added Obama Massive Racial Data Base Collection calling it “ Comprehensive “ will force all States who accept any Federal Education Monies to comply and give up data or lose all federal monies.

4 Federal Departments Remain Open as they’re in compliance with US Constitution: 

*US Department of State* est. 1789

*US Department of Treasury* est. 1789 

*US Department of Defense* 1947

*US Department of Justice* est. 1870 

Close 9 & Merge 2: They don’t Comply with US Constitution

*US Department of Interior* est. 1849 Needs to Close, as Fed not suppose to own land or control water, game etc.   *US Department of Agriculture* est. 1862: Needs to Close

*US Department of Labor* est. 1913: Needs to Close   *US Department of Commerce* est. 1913: Needs to Close *US Department of Health, Education & Welfare* est. 1953: Needs to Close 

*US Department of Education by Pres. Carter est.* 1979 Needs to Close and return the operation of our schools back to the states    *US Department of Health and Human Services* est.* 1979: Needs to Close

*US Department of Housing & Urban Development* est. 1965: Needs to Close

*US Department of Transportation* est. 1966: Needs to Close *US Department of Energy* est. 1977 Needs to Close

*US Department of Veterans Affairs* 1989 Needs to be merged with the Department of Defense\*US Department of Homeland Security* est. 2002:  Needs to be merged with the Department of Defense.

In Closing: Election Cycles are Critical for the Nation as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choices are clear, never support anyone who votes against or compromises the US Constitution and Our Freedoms, and believe that’s actually what most of us are hoping for and the GOP Power Brokers are afraid of: (Time to Drain All Political Swamps).

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Clair’s available to speak / meet with groups or private citizens upon request; use contact button above, call 623-322-9979, or email: crossroadswithvan@gmail.com

 

 

 

Enforce Immigration & Reform to a Merit System!

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Hoover, Truman & Ike: Supported & Enforced Mass Deportation:

  • They deported Illegal Aliens while in Office.  Reasons for those in office not enforcing laws are twofold one being Money for Big Businesses Corporate Farms, Hotels, Service Industry etc., the 2nd being Politics as the Census is done they count the Illegal Aliens which adds to the Congressmen  and Electoral College, the Democrats believe short term this aids them in moving America more into a Socialist State and of course both Parties like Cheap Labor for those who Donate to their Campaigns and We and Our Children will  pay the Bill and end up in an America that will fade into a total Slave State as Taxes and Regulations continue to Enslave All of US no matter the Gender or Ethnic Background, take heed the Demons are running our Nation and Must be Removed

     

  • Politicians call this non sense as impractical and to costly. Ilegal Aliens that came here should be able to leave the same way, for those who don’t deport them. The Issue of Compassion used by most, ask them when they intend to have some Compassion on US Citizens who are under employed or unemployed resulting from Illegals. We must regain our National Sovereignty and Establish National Security if it’s really a Priority then Close Our Borders, Remove the Illegal Aliens and Freeze All Immigration until we have once again established National Security, Uniform Immigration Standards and Employment for a Free & Safe Republic for All Americans. 

    Facts on Illegal Aliens during the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s

    There has been a lot of conversation since Trump claimed Eisenhower deported 1.5 million.  Trump was wrong.  Here is what I found from the Eisenhower, Truman and Hoover libraries:

    • Hoover did not use immigration policy to “create jobs” and never “ordered the deportation of all illegal aliens.” During his four-year presidency, roughly 121,000 persons were officially deported or induced to leave through threat of deportation, according to our analysis of official statistics. (We explain our sources and analytical methods fully in the “Where We Got The Numbers” section below.)
    • Truman did not try to “create jobs for returning veterans” by ordering deportations. In fact, he signed legislation protecting the rights of Mexican migrant laborers recruited legally to help harvest S. crops, and was unable to win congressional approval of measures to crack down on employers of illegal immigrants. During his nearly eight years in office,about 3.4 million were deported or left “voluntarily” under threat of deportation.
    • Eisenhower did not deport 13 million Mexicans. Only one-tenth that number was ever claimed by the federal officials in charge of  “Operation Wetback,” and even that figure is criticized as inflated by guesswork. Officially,just over 2.1 million were recorded as having been deported or having departed under threat of deportation.
    • So why do all these other candidates and talking heads say it’s impossible to deport illegals? 
    • What if the Illegal Aliens Left?  Somebody really did their homework on this one.  Best on the subject to present date.
    • What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?  Visit Obama Enemies for more on Illegal immigration.
    • I, Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled, “Mexican Visitor’s Lament.”  I interviewed journalist Evangelina Hernandez in Denver last week. Hernandez said, “Illegal aliens pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes. What happens to your country’s economy if 20 million people go away?”  I thought, what would happen? So I did my due diligence, buried my nose as a reporter into the FACTS I found below.
    • It’s a good question… it deserves an honest answer. Over 80% of Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped. But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America? The answers I found may surprise you!
    • In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.
    • In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grandchildren would move back “home,” mostly to Mexico. That would save Colorado an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.  Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens. Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.  Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages. At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish from our gridlocked cities in Colorado. Denver’s 4% unemployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.
    • In Florida, 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America, the rule of law, and English.
    • In Chicago, Illinois, 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.
    • If 20 million illegal aliens returned ‘home,’ the U.S. Economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.  No more push ‘1’ for Spanish or ‘2’ for English. No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.  
    • We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our country.
    • In cities like L.A., 20,000 members of the ’18th Street Gang’ would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!
    • Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded highways and gridlock. Cleaner air and less drinking and driving American deaths by illegal aliens!
    • America’s economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn’t return to the aliens’ home countries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money not taxed, which further drains Americas’ economy which currently suffers an $8.7 trillion debt. $8.7 trillion debt!!!
    • At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country, costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the EMTOLA Act. Americans wouldn’t suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country – brought in by illegals not screened at our borders.
    • Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and grid locking our cities. It would also put the ‘progressives’ on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause 11% of our greenhouse gases.
    • Over one million of Mexico’s poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, California, in what the New York Times called, ‘colonials’ or new neighborhoods. Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads, electricity, or any kind of sanitation.
    • The New York Times reported them to be America’s new ‘Third World’ inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonials. (I’ve seen them personally in Texas and Arizona; it’s sickening beyond anything you can imagine.)
    • By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico. We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own countries and/or make a better life in Mexico. We already invite a million people into our country legally annually, more than all other countries combined. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation.
    • It’s time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization and our way of life.
    • Law that protects us from Terrorist Refugees & others. 
    • Check the McCarran / Walters Act that covers Advocating the Overthrow of the American Government & Read the Facts below and the judge for yourselves if our DC Reps. Are serving US Well.
    • Theologically – No, Muslims allegiance is to Allah. Religiously – No, as no other religion is accepted by Allah except Islam (Qur’an 2:256). Scripturally – No, Muslims allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Qur’an. Geographically – No, Muslims allegiance is to Mecca, to which they turn in prayer five times a day. Socially – No, Muslims allegiance to Islam forbidding them to make friends with Christians or Jews. Politically – No, Muslims must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders) who teach the annihilation of Israel and the destruction of America, the great Satan. Domestically – No, Muslims are instructed to marry four Women and beat his wife when she disobeys him (Qur’an 4:34). Intellectually – No, Muslims can’t accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and they believe the Bible to be corrupt. Philosophically – No, as Islam, Muhammad, and the Qur’an doesn’t allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam can’t co-exist! Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic. Spiritually – No, as when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ we are referring to the Christian’s God and not Allah. Therefore, after study and deliberation, perhaps we should be very suspicious of MUSLIMS in this country. The religious war is bigger than most know or understand. Muslims everywhere have said they will destroy us from within. 
    • Other Issues worth looking up: The biggest factor of why Seniors are losing more and more benefits is: They are getting blamed for the country going broke.  It’s easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they’re put together, and a different picture emerges.  A Great Deal of research was done to put together this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making them difficult to find.
    • A Real Eye Opener!!! WHY is the USA BANKRUPT?
    • We have been hammered with the propaganda that it was the Iraq war, and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. Hogwash!!!
      I hope the following 10 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times the readers get sick of reading them. I also have included the URL’s for verification of all the following facts…..
      1. $11 BILLION TO $22 BILLION IS SPENT ON WELFARE TO ILLEGAL ALIENS EACH YEAR BY STATE GOVERNMENTS. VERIFY AT: Read Link;
      2. $22 BILLION A YEAR IS SPENT ON FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS SUCH AS FOOD STAMPS, WIC, AND FREE SCHOOL LUNCHES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. Veryify at; Read Link:
    • 3. $12 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IS SPENT ON PRIMARY ANDSECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN HERE ILLEGALLY AND THEY CANNOT SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH!
      VERIFY AT: Read Link:
    • 4. $17 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IS SPENT FOR EDUCATION FOR THE AMERICAN-BORN CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, KNOWN AS ANCHOR BABIES.VERIFY AT: Read Link:
    • 5. $3 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY IS SPENT TOINCARCERATE ILLEGAL ALIENS.Verify at: Read Link:, 30% OF ALL FEDERAL PRISON INMATES ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS. Verify at: Read Link:,
    • 6. 30 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IS SPENT ON ILLEGAL ALIENSFOR WELFARE & SOCIAL SERVICES BY THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.VERIFY AT: Read Link: 
    • 7. In 2006,ILLEGAL ALIENS SENT HOME $45 BILLION IN REMITTANCES TO THEIR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN. Verify at: Read Link:
    • 8. THE DARK SIDE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION:THERE ARE NEARLY ONE MILLION SEX CRIMES COMMITTED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES EVERY YEAR..Verify at: Read Link:
    • The total cost is a whopping: $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE REAL CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.
    • Are we THAT Stupid?  I’m Afraid according to this information and Americans having a Record of Re Electing Incumbent the Answer to the Question is Unfortunately; YES, FOR ALLOWING THE PRESIDENT & THOSE IN THE U.S.CONGRESS TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!!!  If this doesn’t bother you, then just delete the message.  If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward this to every Legal Resident in these United States! This Link will supply even more NUMBERS that I’m certain will also DISTURB YOU!  Read Link 
    • In Closing: Election Cycles are Critical Our Nation, whether we sink deep into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government.  The choices are clear, we must never support anyone that votes against or compromises the US Constitution and Our Freedoms and believe that’s what most of us believe in and hope for, and the GOP Elite Power Brokers are Afraid of: ( Time to Drain All Political Swamps)… 
    • God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
    •  Vans available to speak / meet with groups or private citizens upon request; use contact button above, call 623-322-9979, or email: vanscrossroad@gmail.com

     

NAFTA & Free Trade Agreements Negative Effects!

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We must examine the Long Term Unintended Consequences these so called Free Trade Agreements have on the American Workers as well the Workers in the countries that they’re supposed to help!

How do Economists Assess NAFTA’s Economic Impact?

It’s difficult to determine casualty rate between NAFTA’s implementation and economic growth and it is impossible to quantify the counterfactual—how trade policy might have liberalized without NAFTA. Intraregional trade flows have increased significantly over the treaty’s first two decades, from roughly $290 billion in 1993 to more than $1.1 trillion in 2012. Cross-border investment and travel have also surged. The United States trades more in goods and services with Mexico and Canada than it does with Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Russia, India, and China combined. Much of this growth has been due to increased trade between the United States and Mexico, where the trade balance—the difference between exports and imports—swung from a $1.7 billion U.S. surplus in 1993 to a $61.4 billion deficit in 2012, a $54,484 billion deficit in 2013, a $53.825 billion in 2014 and so far in 2015 a $27,832 Billion in 2015 well on the way to another 50 billion trade deficit totaling  over $270 billion in just 4yrs. and no hope for any change in the future and now Ford building a 2 Billion dollar new manufacturing plant there will only add to this deficit and cost us more jobs and tax revenue.

Originally, critics of NAFTA focused on labor-market dislocations, and warned that the United States would experience sharp job losses as companies moved production to Mexico to lower costs. But this effect has proved to be modest for the United States because total trade with Mexico and Canada account for a small percentage of the U.S. economy.

The direct effect of NAFTA on U.S.-Mexico trade is fairly small, and thus the direct impact   on the U.S. labor market is also small, produce benefits despite some painful short-term   costs such as the movement of some jobs and industries across borders. But according to at least one major study, the benefits are limited. The Congressional Budget Office attempted a full-scale examination of NAFTA’s economic consequences in 2003, and concluded that:  U.S. trade with Mexico was growing before NAFTAs’ implementation, and would likely have continued to grow with or without the deal on a scale that “dwarfs the effects” of NAFTA itself.

What impact has NAFTA had on Mexico?

One lofty, unrealized promise of NAFTA was that the treaty would narrow the gap between the per capita incomes of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Per capita income in Mexico rose at an annual average of 1.2 percent over the past two decades, from $6,932 in 1994 to $8,397 in 2012, far slower than Latin American countries such as Brazil, Chile, and Peru. NAFTA was also expected to discourage Mexican emigration to the United States, yet despite the 2007–2009 recession and increased deportations, Mexican-born people living in the United States doubled since 1994 to 12 million in 2013, writes Jorge G. Castañeda, a professor at New York University and former foreign minister of Mexico. Industries excluded from NAFTA—such as telecommunications, television, and transportation—allowed Mexico’s wealthiest to become even richer; the country now claims the world’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helu, just slightly ahead of Bill Gates.

Some critics single out Mexico’s farm industry, saying NAFTA has crippled Mexican farming prospects by opening competition to the heavily subsidized U.S. farm industry. Economists dispute this assessment. The Economist notes that despite increased competition, Mexican farm exports to the United States have tripled since NAFTA was implemented, in part because of reduced tariffs on maize / Corn Flour, which is used to produce Tortillas and Chips which has put many of the Mexican Coop Farmers out of business, this is due to the subsides enjoyed by the American Farmers, and thereby has also helped increase illegal immigration into the US by destroying the Corn Famers in Mexico enabling companies such as Gruma Corp. & Bimbo Baking Co. the ability to purchase American Companies such as;  Argas’ Mexican Foods, La Tap, Villa Victoria, Guerrero, Oro Wheat, Rainbow Bread Co., Mission Foods, Linda’s Mexican Foods and also put out of business Maize Producers in the US who aren’t able to compete with Gruma Corporation as a result of farm subsidies given American Farmers and not given to the Mexican Family Farmer by their government.

NAFTA Costs Jobs, Closes & Buys American Business:

We’re losing ground in the US year after year as you can all clearly see in the handout to Mexico, we’re not only exporting jobs to Mexico and Importing the Products back into the US, we’re also losing an entire generation of skilled workers who used to do these jobs in the Auto, Appliance and other Industries, we’re also losing in Building the new Ford Facility at a cost of 2 Billion and the jobs that go along with that, former Detroit jobs they need desperately. It seems we’re getting the shaft on another less thought about front the food industry in both food imported and once American Companies now owned by Mexican Corps like Oro Wheat, Thomas’ English Muffins, Rainbow Bread and more along with raw material to manufacture these foods like Tortillas, it’s called Meseca made by the Gruma Corp. and Bimbo owns several American Companies now and imports a number of both raw and manufactured food products and have driven American companies out of business. We’re also importing Illegal Aliens who take American skilled and unskilled jobs not to mention the crime element. Our Leaders as Trump stated don’t know how to negotiate Good Deals, but great at giving away Americas Future.

Fast Track Trade:

In the United States, the majority of so-called free trade agreements are implemented as congressional-executive agreements.[58] Unlike treaties, congressional-executive agreements require a majority of the House and Senate to pass.[58] Under “Trade Promotion Authority” (TPA), established by the Trade Act of 1974, Fast track (trade) Congress authorizes the President to negotiate “free trade agreements… if they are approved by both houses in a bill enacted into public law and other statutory conditions are met.”[58] In early 2012, the Obama administration indicated that a requirement for the conclusion of TPP negotiations is the renewal of “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority.[59] If “fast track” is renewed, then the normal treaty ratification and implementation procedure would be by passed, and the United States Congress would instead be required to introduce and vote on an administration-authored bill for implementing the TPP with minimal debate and no amendments, with the entire process taking no more than 90 days.[60] TPP = Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement; Check It Out:

All trade agreements must be renegotiated to bring about the  Free / Fair Trade that will put American Citizens, Jobs, Interests, Security First or NO DEALS!

Summary Demographic AZ State Data,

 Population (2012 CB est.) 6,553,255

Population (2000 CB est.) 5,130,632

Foreign-Born Population (2012 CB est.) 875,927

Foreign-Born Population (2000 CB est.) 656,183

Share Foreign-Born (2012)13.4 %

Share Foreign-Born (2000) 9.9%

Naturalized U.S. Citizens (2012 CB est.) 334,372

Share Naturalized (2012) 39.3

%Legal Immigrant Admission (DHS 2001 – 2012) 182,257

Refugee Admission (HHS 2000 – 2012) 40,925

Illegal Alien Population (2010 FAIR est.) 390,000

Costs of Illegal Aliens (2009 FAIR) $2,568,668,603

Projected 2050 Population (2006 FAIR) 13,793,000

Costs to other States;California: $21,755,953,468/ New York: Costs of Illegal Aliens (2009 FAIR) $9,478,686,489/ Texas:Costs of Illegal Aliens (2009 FAIR) $8,878,402,789/ Florida: Costs of Illegal Aliens (2009 FAIR) $5,462,614,142/ Nevada Costs of Illegal Aliens (2009 FAIR) $1,191,163,407/ DC Costs of Illegal Aliens (2009 FAIR) $311,914,509. 

Total of 5 States & DC (2009) $25,322,783,336 / Add in AZ and you have (2009)  $27,791,451,939

This represents only 6 States and DC, these numbers don’t include lost tax revenue, lower wages, higher unemployment, any cost of crimes committed but not caught, auto accidents etc., so what is the real Cost of Illegal Aliens to America, certainly not what those holding office want us to believe. The Opinions of those who say Illegals whether overstayed visas or illegal entry pay their way is a (TOTALLY FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENT), and I believe they know it and that’s why our borders are still open and neither side of the Politically Elite want to Stop the Flow of Illegals into Our Jobs & Schools, so We must do it for them. AZ’s Maricopa County lost Sheriff Joe in this last election Cycle as the Illegal Activists turned out Voters against him, with I might add the Aide of the Federal Governments Legal Actions to Poison the Political Atmosphere in Maricopa County and most in office stood by silently and watched afraid to speak out and support him as they also didn’t want to face the EVIL Face of the Illegal Activists: ( Cowards One and All ), now we’ll have a new Sheriff and who knows if he’ll enforce our Laws as Joe did.  

  • In Closing: Election Cycles are Critical Our Nation, whether we sink deep into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choices are clear, we must never support anyone that votes against or compromises the US Constitution and Our Freedoms and believe that’s what most of us believe in and hope for, and the GOP Elite Power Brokers are Afraid of: ( Time to Drain All Political Swamps)… 

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Clair’s available to speak / meet with groups or private citizens upon request; use contact button above, call 623-322-9979, or email: crossroadswithvan@gmail.com

 

 

US National Defense ,Trade & Foreign Policy!

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We must Never forget the Price Paid for Freedom!

US Foreign Policy must be based on what it best for the United States of American and its’ Citizens First. It’s time we get serious and know the Truth before allowing more Bad Trade Deals or Treaties at the cost of Our Children’s Futures & Lives! Anyone who truly believes the Cold War is over needs to examine the Actions of China and Russia with the aggressive positions they’re taking whether Russia in Easter Europe and the Middle East and China’s North Korea Policy, Island Building and the Thousands of Cyber attacks to see where our threats are truly coming from. I’ve done extensive research and sought advice from Active Military on these subjects and told my conclusions are correct. The United States must restructure our involvement & support of the United Nations, it’s proven to cost us and benefit our enemies and supporters of a One World Government.

NATO and SEATO must be restructured to bring allies into the Real World and set goals such as fighting Terrorists and Refugee Infiltration into Europe then coming to US with the Aid of European Union Visa Program, we must also insist each member not only pay their share monetarily but with troops as well.  NATO & SEATO must join in our fight against the new technological aggression especially of China in the Cyber attacks at the US and our Allies, their ability to attack all in the Cyber World is far more dangerous to the Entire World than the Islamic Republic of Iran or N. Korea who we monitor 24/7 and have the technology to bring to their knees within minutes of any real launch at US or our Allies.

We’ll use the NATO / SEATO model for a new ( METO ) Middle East Treaty Organization this would clarify America’s involvement in the region as to what type of Aid both Military, Monetary or Humanitarian we’d be willing to give. No more Nation Building, wars in some instances maybe unavoidable, however our children don’t always need to be the ones fighting for the security of other nations. Israel will be included in METO as an ally along with Arab Countries.  America and the World will then clearly see if Arab Countries are willing to make a statement for the Security of the Region including Israel, this would take some true Contractual Negotiating Skills, which I believe at present are MIA in the Federal Government at all levels.

Our Trade agreements such as NAFTA, TPP, TPA or any Future Trade agreements TPP is a form of regional global governance masquerading as a trade organization. There are a series of predecessors: NAFTA, GATT and the WTO, each with some good measures that did reduce trade barriers, however laden with special privileges for international corporations and reams of controls and regulations which are anything but free market even if less regulated exchange is how they’ve been sold to the US for decades now. TPP allows any administration to implement the unpopular and failed North American Union trade pact (NAU) without warning.  The authorization for the President under Article Two, Section Two, Clause Two has the authority to negotiate treaties only with the Consent of Congress.  Congress must be involved in this process to guarantee the United States no longer enters into the treaties listed or future ones planned, to maintain Our Republic.

No More Free Trade / Fast Track Trade Agreements which only hurt the American Worker and our Economy.  Trade is an area where our leaders have let the Middle Class Worker and Small Business Owners down for decades as both wages shrink and jobs disappear whether shipped out or given to both legal and illegal aliens.  These policies led to a shrinking middle class with little future for those at the bottom of our economic ladder, which has led to more hatred, envy, distrust, civil unrest and division among Americans.  We must insist that all countries we trade with take back their citizens we deport and those on our borders must secure their borders if they intend to have continued good relations and trade with US. Senator McCain: Where’s the Dang Fence/Wall?

In the United States, the majority of so-called free trade agreements are implemented as congressional-executive agreements.[58] Unlike treaties, congressional-executive agreements require a majority of the House and Senate to pass.[58] Under “Trade Promotion Authority” (TPA), established by the Trade Act of 1974, Fast track (trade) Congress authorizes the President to negotiate “free trade agreements… if they are approved by both houses in a bill enacted into public law and other statutory conditions are met.”[58] In early 2012, the Obama administration indicated that a requirement for the conclusion of TPP negotiations is the renewal of “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority.[59] If “fast track” is renewed, then the normal treaty ratification and implementation procedure would be by passed, and the United States Congress would instead be required to introduce and vote on an administration-authored bill for implementing the TPP with minimal debate and no amendments, with the entire process taking no more than 90 days.[60] TPP = Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement; Check It Out , https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp,

We must abolish the so called Treaties etc. we’ve entered into such as NAFTA, GATT etc. In 2000, we had the golden opportunity to get America out of the destructive WTO (World Trade Organization) with the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), however it was killed, with the help of Pelosi & Boehner.  I was taught the Best Defense is a Great Offense, so let’s rebuild our Economy which is Our Best Offense.  A Strong Economy will enable us to rebuild and restructure our Military from Tooth ( our men and women ) serving, need upgrades in equipment, pay etc., to Tail the  (Bureaucracy ), needs to be shrunk by a significant amount as do all the Departments and Agencies in the Federal Government that are Constitutionally Authorized.  Our Military insures our continued economic growth as it secures the Sea & Air lanes needed for Trade, is how our founders set it up to begin with a Strong Navy.

Foreign Aid is something that may need to be given to true friends and allies – not to support the Industrial Military Manufacturing Complex they’ve built up over the Decades, which Presidents Truman & Eisenhower warned us against.  The monies we give to other countries in the form of aid goes to many of these companies knowing they buy arms to enslave the very people we’re trying to help.  Check Link for President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address; ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWiIYW_fBfY about 7 min. about Military Industrial Complex, also an explanation of what took place afterward ; Check this Video as well.

We must change these policies so our foreign aid be brought into compliance with the US Constitution which presently has no authority to give foreign aid, meaning we’d need to amend it to do so and that it actually helps the people improve their standard of living, helping the people not the government to enslave them. Foreign Aid is actually a system by which American Taxpayers are borrowing money and paying interest to pay other Nations in accordance with what our leaders call Our National Defense or Security to the so called Free World subsidies to many companies exporting from the US and keeping many countries ruled by nothing more than dictators in power.  Our US Constitution is written under what is called “positive grant” meaning the Federal Government is authorized to only participate in specifically laid out activities given authority in the US Constitution.  US Constitution Positive = authorized activities, Grant = Specifically Listed.  I believe the change in this Policy would also lead to ending the Military Industrial Complex controlling our Foreign Policy / State and Defense Departments, thereby giving all of US a Safer and Freer World. Can we really as a Nation continue to borrow Dollars to give to others and pay interest on them, take a look at Our National Debt. Read Link: 

The Second Part of this is based on advice given me by an Active Duty Officer in the Air Force, who I know and believe has the type of information more of our Office Holders and Candidates need to listen to when making decisions that effect the well being and safety of America as well as assisting Allies around the World.

Hi Van:  It was pleasure updating you this past week. As discussed, there are areas your opponent is incorrect or misinformed about our current military state of affairs. See some of my info below: Cobra Ball Spy Plane: We are able to see everything our enemies do from a safe distance technology outside state of the art and no ones able to do anything we can’t and don’t know.

Missile Defense for the United States and Allies: Early Warning Systems – There are a half dozen early warning sites as well as satellites that detect initial missile launch heat signatures, orbital tracking, and re-entry. These provide roughly 15 minutes (depending on distance travelled) of heads up to defense packages that will attempt to shoot down any threat. This site will talk about current sites and upgrades, Read Link: 

Missile Defense Systems:The big thing to remember is that while many of our biggest threats come from major countries like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, none of them are going to attack with nuclear weapons because in doing so we would immediately retaliate and destroy them. We have automatic retaliatory weapons that can “return the favor” autonomously even after a large scale EMP (Electromagnetic pulse). We have roughly 40 interceptor missiles on the west coast that are designed and tested to successful take out a warhead midflight. Read about other types of missile defense systems: http://www.mda.mil/system/system.html,

Reconnaissance Systems: My job is to perform ballistic missile reconnaissance where ever our aircraft might be tasked around the world. These missions are often with the major players you hear about on the news. The aircraft is called the Cobra Ball and has a history stretching back to the 1960’s. Reconnaissance helps our joint chiefs of staff weigh in on global treaties and threats to our country & allies, set requirements for future defense systems. Read about our aircraft and  missions: http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/FactSheets/Display/tabid/224/Article/104498/rc-135s-cobra-ball.aspx,

Cyber Warfare The Largest threat to US: While nuclear threat is scary because of its immediate impact on society, the larger threat remains that of Cyber Warfare. Stop and think about everything important that runs our country. Now try and think of one of those things that aren’t controlled by computers.  I’m certain you couldn’t think of something. If it is connected to a computer then it is connected to a network. ANY NETWORK CAN BE HACKED! Even Apple thought that the US government couldn’t hack into an I Phone, they were wrong. The US government paid NON-GOVERNMENT hackers, the same type that get in trouble for hacking into government agencies and had them hack in that I Phone. Now if one of the largest electronic companies in the world (APPLE) thinks they are not vulnerable and they still get hacked, imagine how vulnerable our infrastructure is. The good thing is much of our infrastructure has fail safes to avoid catastrophic failure of our “Grid.” But this doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Read the article in the link below to see what Time Magazine posted about the cyber threat in America: http://time.com/3928086/these-5-facts-explain-the-threat-of-cyber-warfare/,

Wasteful End of Year Spending: Lastly, lets talk about how mid-year and end-of-year spending works in the military. Each year every unit in the military requests a budget. Let’s say that budget is $10 million. Half way through the year they will likely be sent more money, regardless if they end up needing it. Let’s say $250,000 was sent to them to finish of the first half of the year, but they ended up not really needing it. Well, they are not going to say that to the funding office because if they refuse the money then that means they over-budgeted for the year. Not only will they probably reduce their second half of the year by $250,000, but next year they will give them $500,000 less than this year. So what do they do? They spend that $250,000 on anything they can. Right now as I write this there are emails sitting in my inbox asking me to come up with ideas on how to spend the money. It’s absurd! My unit is only 182 members, do some quick math. If we have $250,000 and divide it by 182 we get $1373 per member. There are 400,000 members in the Air Force. Even if we lowered the amount to $1000 per member it would total, $4 billion!!! Now that’s probably a bit exaggerated, but even if that number were true for the whole year it’s out of control. This comes from a broken system that leadership is afraid to address because they want to protect their units from being underfunded. You can read a great research paper about the topic here: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/jeffreyliebman/LiebmanMahoneyExpiringBudgets.pdf,

Vans’ Solution to Military Procurement of Needed Parts and Wasteful Spending: The most recent news about having to find parts for our Air Force is no Surprise, however my Question; Why haven’t all Our Military been doing this to begin with rather than just allowing needed parts to sit in Museums, Open Storage Areas while we Buy more parts from the Military Industrial Complex giving them more dollars and power, while increasing the Debt of America.  This is done daily by most Auto, Electrical, Plumbing etc. as long as the parts are still good and proven so then why not set up a system to remove those parts from all Military Equipment and put in a system where they can access the parts we’ve already paid for, not to mention then scrapping the left over materials to receive funds to offset any costs incurred by salvage operation, once again as long as they pass inspection more Efficient way of utilizing the Funds Allocated for Military not to mention the previous statement of the waste of spending in the Military in this handout Category; Wasteful End of Year Spending.

Let me know if you have any questions on the military related issues and I will do my best to provide the answers. Take care and I’ll be following the election to see how things turn out!  Here are some links on the recent global activity that you won’t find in the regular news: North Korea Launch, Watch Video;, Russia Hypersonic Vehicle: Read Link, Iran and North Korea are working together: Read Link.

I hope you found all the above information helpful and will pass onto others, as we need more informed Americans as to what’s really going on.  

  • In Closing: Election Cycles are Critical Our Nation, whether we sink deep into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choices are clear, we must never support anyone that votes against or compromises the US Constitution and Our Freedoms and believe that’s what most of us believe in and hope for, and the GOP Elite Power Brokers are Afraid of: ( Time to Drain All Political Swamps)… 

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Clair’s available to speak / meet with groups or private citizens upon request; use contact button above, call 623-322-9979, or email: crossroadswithvan@gmail.com