AZ tax cheat admits guilt: aided illegals filing fake claims

September 7, 2018

The daily newspaper reports that according to court records, Elias Bermudez has pleaded guilty to preparing false tax returns. The open borders newspaper blandly refers to him as an “Arizona immigrant-rights activist.” 

Investigative reporter Linda Bentley, writing for the Sonoran News covered Bermudez’ indictment in October 2017. Her comprehensive report covers specifics relating to the crime and penalties a conviction carries. 

Bermudez, founder of the deceptively titled, Immigrants Without Borders and owner of El Centro de Ayuda (The Help Center), was indicted on 27 counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns. He is accused of advising clients to claim unqualified dependents living in Mexico in order to gain $1,000 Child Tax Credit deductions per child.

Bermudez also operates El Centro de Progreso tax preparation in Phoenix and Tucson.

This shocking exposé  (video also follows post) by Indiana TV 13 is from 2013, but obviously our south of the border neighbors, are still honing their fraudulent schemes, using phony documents and false income to claim tax credits for children who do not live in the United States and are not even children of the filers. The reporter detailed that that the cost to American citizen taxpayers was $4.2 billion yearly, involving 2 million unqualified illegals getting massive tax credits. Those numbers have undoubtedly increased in the five years since this report was filed. The newscaster reports the IRS is aware of the enormous loophole, but the agency claims congress needs to address it.

This astronomically priced fraud should be a major concern of Arizona U.S. Congressmen Raul Grajalva (D-CD3) and Ruben Gallego (D-CD 7), who both represent Hispanic heavy districts. They have been silent on the subject, as has Democrat gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. It’s time for the Republicans to boldly take on this outrageous scam. We elected them to represent us. That includes protecting our hard-earned tax dollars.

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Kyrsten Sinema’s vicious slurs aimed at women ignored

July 23, 2018

Double standard exists when denigrating women. Men get taken down, women get elected

In today’s highly charged, politically-correct world with celebrities and politicians falling in the wake of the #MeToo movement, heavy footed legislator Paul Mosely (R-LD 5) has more problems than putting pedal to the metal and bragging (video) about his excessive speeds to the officer who pulled him over. Claiming legislative immunity he was given a warning. That loophole has recently been rescinded.

He also has strong faith-based views about women and their place, which is in the home — not in the work force — reportedly asking why working mothers aren’t home with their children. 

But his comments, for which he has apologized, pale in comparison to those of Kyrsten Sinema, who previously was elected to the same Arizona state legislature. Her coarse and foul-mouthed, stunningly offensive remarks viciously denigrating stay-at-home moms received little attention:

An ardent supporter of same-sex marriage, she mockingly blasted women who devote themselves to their families rather than working outside the home. Her crude comment was:

 “These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life. That’s bulls**t. I mean, what the f**k are we really talking about here?” Following the spirit of unity Dems claim to embrace, Sinema then proceeded to deride conservatives as “Neanderthals.”

Sinema, whose 2016 Congressional primary victory was enthusiastically cheered by the Advocate, an LGBT site, praising her for “moving one step closer to being the first openly bisexual member of Congress.”

An atheist who refused to take her oath of office with her hand on the Bible, she now occupies that congressional seat and is running for the U.S. Senate. 

Formerly a Green Party candidate who sent May Day messages to the Communist Worker newspaper, Sinema has re-crafted herself as a soft spoken, aisle-crossing moderate. Democrats, eager to grab a crucial senate seat, have heavily funded her campaign.  According to the June 30. 2018 FEC filings, she has raised $9,563,041.22, spent $6,446,752.43 — much of it on ubiquitous TV ads showcasing her newly crafted soft-spoken image. The hard left liberal still has nearly $5 and a half million cash on hand. 

Don’t be fooled into surrendering a key senate seat to this candidate whose extreme views represent few Arizonans. The senate is entrusted with confirming federal judges and U.S. Supreme Court nominees.

Along with this stellar list of endorsers, Seeing Red AZ strongly supports principled conservative Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. SenateHer primary opponents Martha McSally (often referred to on this site as Sally McCain), and 86-year-old Joe Arpaio refuse to debate her. (video) Your donations will help her stay competitive against the out-of-state money funding Leftist Sinema.


AZ U.S. Senate: Who would you select to fill seat?

May 23, 2018

Frosty Taylor’s MCRC Briefs, the widely read Maricopa County Republican newsletter, included a piece about the potential list of candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant Arizona Senate seat. John McCain, seriously ill with brain cancer, hasn’t been able to return to Washington, D.C. for months. He is reportedly planning his own funeral complete with guest list exclusions, including the President of the United States, whom he abhors.

A recent edition of Briefs includes a list of possible contenders, some positively chilling. We’re asking our readers if they have any more acceptable names to add to the list. Gov. Ducey will ultimately name the replacement.

Word Leaked Out of Gov Doug Ducey’s office a few days ago that Ducey’s right hand man Kirk Adams has reportedly taken a high paying position in San Francisco.  Knowledgeable sources note that takes Adams out of the running as a potential appointee to replace Sen John McCain, who is suffering from a brain tumor.   So, who will get the appointment if McCain resigns by the end of the month?  McCain’s wife Cindy’s name is high on the potential appointee list. But Cindy carries years-old baggage related to a  prescription drug scandal. Is former Gov Jan Brewer a consideration?  Voters haven’t forgotten the late night ObamaCare vote taken under her watch. Some think McCain’s protégé Grant Woods is in the running, but others say the GOP Establishment doesn’t want to deal with the uproar that would create. McCain’s daughter Meghan has been mentioned, but she lacks experience – besides that she is well on her way to a successful career. And former Congressman John Shadegg’s name has surfaced as a potential fill in, but others report Shadegg couldn’t get elected as a State Committeeman in his own district. Some think that Ducey will appoint himself to fill the senator’s shoes – but whoa, wait a minute – that would move incumbent Secretary of State Michelle Reagan into the Gov’s office. Old timers say Reagan is a nice gal, but definitely not ready for the gov’s chair.  Then we have senate candidates Joe Arpaio, Kelli Ward, and Martha McSally.  This issue will be the topic of a lot of political chatter at upcoming Memorial Day weekend BBQ’s! – ft

SRAZ readers: Hit us with your best shot. We’re counting on you to compile a list that includes some viable contenders.


AZ U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar is a man of impeccable integrity

February 12, 2018

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper isn’t known as the Arizona Repulsive without cause. On Sunday, the “Editorial Board,” a rabid pack of far-left extremists outdid itself with an editorial preposterously titled, “Paul Gosar is a disgrace to Arizona.

With subscriptions in free-fall, the president and publisher taking a hike and Gannett stock plunging, the frantic gang is dedicated to finding a tactic to purge conservatives in the wake of the congressional exit of solid U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. They are also banking on the newly revamped Kyrsten Sinema winning the senate seat being vacated by unable to win re-election, Jeff Flake —  an open borders McCain clone whose polling was so low, he abandoned his quest for reelection. After the publication of his anti-Trump booklet with a stolen title, his approval rating toppled to 18%. SRAZ supports conservative Dr. Kelli Ward for senate.

With its last gasps, the newspaper is taking shots at Congressman Gosar for his reliable honesty. In Arizona Republicese, the words “illegal aliens” are anathema. When he calls for truth in the investigations of the partisan FBI and Justice Department, he is castigated by the liberal newspaper. The editorial even lays out its pathway to replacing him. Don’t be fooled by the agenda driven leftists taking their last gasps.

Gosar rightly linked liberal billionaire George Soros to the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia last August. Calling out the shared Obama and Soros agenda is over-the-top to the radicals at the newspaper. Bringing up the undeniable fact that as a young man in Hungary, Soros turned fellow Jews over to the Nazis, is tantamount to “blowing an anti-Semitic wolf whistle.”

David Horowitz’ expertly researched Discoverthenetworks.org makes the connections crystal clear —- absent the liberally biased lens of the myopic local newspaper.

Heritage Action for America ranks Arizona District 4 Congressman Paul Gosar with a strong 97% approval rating.  Conservative Review gives Gosar a Liberty Score of “A.

Read Rep. Gosar’s bio, filled with remarkable facts about the dentist turned congressman and see all of the other current and career ratings he has amassed.

Without a doubt, Rep. Gosar is deserving of retaining the seat he has ably held since 2013.


AZ Republic’s prelude to Sinema endorsement

February 5, 2018

‘Sally McCain’ gets axed by her former chums at the AZ Republic

The hot-to-trot Arizona Republic is already making endorsements in the Aug, 28, primary election. Seven months in advance is an unusual jump start, but the left-wing newspaper wants to leave no stone unturned in its ultimate endorsement of CD-9 U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for the U.S. Senate. The seat is prudently being vacated by one-termer Jeff Flake whose 18% approval numbers are lower than dirt.  This is extremist Kyrsten Sinema, before she altered her appearance and softened her tone.

Last Oct. Flake acknowledged he would not be able to win the Republican primary admitting, “That’s the bottom line.” Not quick on the uptake, he oddly thought he could increase his popularity by referring to Trump-supporting Republican primary voters as “a subset of a subset.”

The first clue that the Hillary endorsing newspaper was no longer standing with Martha McSally — often referred to on this site as Sally McCain, for obvious reasons — was the column by Linda Valdez’ protégé Elvia Diaz.

Diaz’ piece titled,Will the real candidate Martha McSally stand up? (hard copy headline) slams McSally into a no-win spot, exposed for refusing to endorse presidential candidate Donald Trump as she now engages in “kissing up” to President Trump. Reading the article the bigger picture becomes clear:  Beat up on McSally, then take the hatchet to Dr. Kelli Ward and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, both of whom Diaz eviscerates. Here’s her dire prediction:

’”I’m not impressed with the new McSally. But I would – in a heartbeat – take the former female fighter pilot over Arpaio or Ward. Arizonans must reject the extreme views of the former Maricopa County sheriff and the former state legislator who promotes isolationism in trade and global politics. That kind of philosophy hurts America; we must wake up before it’s too late.”

The article, filled with arrogant bluster foolishly assumes whatever newspaper readers remain are all compliant Republicrats in lock-step with Diaz’ far leftist views and will vote according to instructions in the primary election.

The predictable tag team columns follow, with E. J. Montini, declaring McSally suddenly McSkittish about criticizing the president. Sap queen Laurie Roberts also weighs in.

In 2016 McSally won this warm newspaper endorsement. How times have changed in Liberal Land. Conservatives are supporting Dr. Kelli Ward, a straight talking, principled two-term state senator and physician. Check out her website, see where she stands on the issues of importance and send her a donation.  This is a critically important election with far-reaching national implications.

Arizonans have a rare opportunity to replace deceitful Jeff the Flake. Señor Juan McAmnesty is seriously ill and has not returned to D.C. in weeks while undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Expect another senate seat to open soon.

 


McCain, Flake and Gosar: A study in contrasts

February 3, 2018

Irrelevant McCain and Flake both side with Democrats on Memo

The long awaited Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) document detailing anti-Trump collusion and biases at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation has been released. The reactions to the memo from members of Arizona’s congressional contingent couldn’t be more dissimilar.

Arizona U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD 4) took to Twitter boldly using the “T” word, to unequivocally state FBI activity detailed in the document is, “not just evidence of incompetence but clear and convincing evidence of treason.”

Referencing the operatives who authorized the surveillance warrant, Gosar says he will co-author a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for “criminal prosecution against these traitors to our nation.”

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) unable to return to Washington DC as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer, is somehow able to send out leftwing messages, sounding as though they emanated directly from the Democrat playbook — leaving many to wonder if his ghost writer is Chuck Schumer. Jeff Flake, Obama’s BFF and McCain’s doppelganger, joined his McMentor  blasting Republicans for wanting to expose the truth. Both Arizona senators are irrelevant — McCain through illness and Jeff Flake by virtue of heeding his bottom dragging polls and opting out of a second senate race, rather than face humiliation.

Meanwhile,ASS’s daughter, Meghan, chatting affably with radical leftist Stephen Colbert, uses a profanity-laced message to relate she would have a hard time not voting for Joe Biden for President. She also contends her father has miraculously made a ‘crazy amazing recovery’ from Stage 4 brain cancer.

“I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because he is so resilient in so many different ways,” she added. “He’s a tough bastard. I hope he comes back to Washington soon, because I would like to see him go up against Trump a little more.”


McSally scores even lower than McCain

January 26, 2018

What is it with those Mc’s?

Heritage Action for America features a fascinating Congressional scorecard. The conservative site lists all of Arizona’s members of Congress, and….rates them. This link focuses specifically on our Arizona delegation.

The “Congressional Rankings” tab provides additional in-depth information.