AZ border hawks McSally, Schweikert now equivocators

June 3, 2019

Charade exposed as pre-election gambit

Almost a year ago to the day, we were treated to this political ad (shown below) featuring U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and David Schweikert — before McSally was appointed to the Senate following her stunning loss to radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema.  McSally and Schweikert were resolute border security supporters — when it benefited them.

Now they each appear to be throwing in with the anti-Trump Dems. McSally has morphed into opposing the president’s calls for tariffs on Mexican imports which will be implemented beginning June 10 contingent on Mexico’s halting its aid to massive hordes of Central American illegals invading the USA.  The incrementally increasing tariffs, preceded by a warning, will only be imposed if Mexico chooses to continue facilitating the invasion. Meandering McSally views tariffs as too harsh, as we noted in our weekend post,Memo to McSally: Thrashing Trump is key to failure.”

And Congressman Schweikert? He’s now singing an off-key, one note tune. Appearing on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Schweikert railed against President Trump’s tariff warning to Mexico and criticized the logic of “taxing” Americans to punish Mexico.

Schweikert said the tariff threat “doesn’t help” the prospect of passing the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement) “because it just creates more noise.” The USMC is the new NAFTA.

He repeated that while Mexico needs to secure its border, he doesn’t support “taxing” Americans. Schweikert, previously known as a numbers cruncher, misses the point that Americans are not taxed if they are not purchasing items from Mexico — which has enabled the illegal invasion, allowing hundreds of thousands of impoverished and uneducated Central Americans unimpeded passage to our border. As they caravan through Mexico, they purchase food and other necessities, aiding Mexico’s economy as they come to sap ours.

Schweikert concluded with a craven mixed message that if the threat is designed to get Mexico to take its border security responsibilities seriously, it’s a “powerful message,” but if it’s taxing Americans to punish Mexico, “I’m not sure that line of logic completely works.”

Mexican Economic Minister Graciela Marquez announced on Sunday she will meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington today. Mexico understands President Trump’s logic better than U.S. Rep. David Schweikert does.

For a memory refresher, this was McSally and Schweikert in campaign mode.


Carrier shutdown averted, Trump saves American jobs

December 1, 2016

A major reason Trump’s campaign message resonated so strongly

As he campaigned for president, Donald Trump spoke about American companies that were planning on closing their U.S. based facilities and moving to Mexico. Air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier Corp. was one of the companies Trump called out by name.  With its intended relocation 1,400 jobs at its Indianapolis-based manufacturing facility would have been lost. Think of that as 1,400 families wondering how they would keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.

With his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration still weeks away, president-elect Donald Trump has already secured an early victory as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence directly intervened calling Gregory Hayes the CEO of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier’s parent company, persuading the manufacturer to remain in Indiana.

Under terms of the agreement, Carrier will receive tax incentives from the state economic development corporation to keep the jobs in the state.

Watch this video to see why Donald Trump’s election was not a shock to those who pay attention to what’s actually going on in this country. When a company official told longtime employees, “I want to be clear. This is strictly a business decision,” it moved lifelong Democrats to vote for the man who promised to keep American jobs in America. Carrier workers in Indiana are paid approximately $20 an hour as compared to Mexican workers who would have earned $3. During the announcement, the company rep repeatedly told the disgusted employees to quiet down.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) took a nosedive on the heels of its announced move to Mexico and is still trying to rebound.

Other companies Trump mentioned during the campaign that were poised to head south are Ford Motor Co. and Nabisco, maker of all-America cookie favorite Oreo.


Bungling Biden gets it right: Middle class “buried the last 4 years”

October 3, 2012

 

During a speech in Charlotte, N.C., Obama’s VP Joe Biden angrily declares that the middle class has been “buried” during the past four years.

“This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest,” Biden said. “How they can justify, how they can justify, raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried the last four years?”

The gaffe-prone Biden is indeed incompetent and ham-handed, but at least he correctly assessed the effect of the past four years under his boss, Barack Obama.


Pitzl’s baseless attempt to demean Rep. Stevens

April 9, 2012

His facts speak louder than her jargon

The newspaper is at it again.  How the leftists at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) love to demean Republicans!  The more conservative their views, the more they can expect to feel the pain of a thousand cuts.

The most recent object of derision is state Rep. David StevensHere in the “Political Insider,” Mary Jo Pitzl did her best to make the Sierra Vista Republican (Dist.25) sound like an escaped inmate from the State Hospital’s mental facility.

His “blunder?” According to Pitzl, Rep. Stevens became a “one world conspiracy theorist” when he dared mention the Amero. It’s the “stuff of urban legends,” she mocked in the column.  Ditto CANAMEX, the strategic mega Super Corridor intended to link the United States, Canada and Mexico as part of a plan to create a North American Union along the model of the European Union. It’s been in the works for years and explains the accompanying “comprehensive immigration reform” scheme to allow the vast majority of illegal aliens now in the U.S. to remain under a “guest worker” or “pathway to citizenship” provision. The underlying agenda is a creation of a NAFTA on steroids environment in which workers, trade and capital will be allowed to flow unimpeded within the trilateral North American community consisting of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Presently, the United States has 84% of the series of highways completed, Mexico is 86% compliant. The Canadian portion was completed in 2007. Rail lines, pipelines and fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure are also part of the plan.

Last week in the Arizona House, responding to legislation to create toll roads connecting the three counties and enforce payment structures through Arizona, Rep. Stevens rose to object, saying, “You may have heard the term ‘Amero.’ I am a citizen of the United States of America. I don’t want to be a member the North American Union.”

That was enough to thrust Pitzl into hyperbole overdrive, dredging up her “one world conspiracy theorist” and “stuff of urban legends” rhetoric.

But on October 11, 2007, Seeing Red AZ wrote that Mexico’s former President Vicente Fox, verified the very same monetary scheme in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live. Our post at the time was titled Mexico’s former President confirms plans for regional currency. Click on the link and read it. Unfortunately, the accompanying video is no longer active due to copyright issues, but the word-for-word text of the exchange remains for you to see.

For further verification, watch this:


Crazy is as crazy does, Ms. Napolitano

September 10, 2011

Homeland InSecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano has authorized the denial of U.S. entry to Canadians with non-violent mental health histories who desire to travel south of the border for business or family trips.

It turns out that personal information entered into the Canadian police database is accessible by American authorities. As an example, a 65-year old Toronto resident who attempted suicide several years ago was stopped at customs after showing her passport and taken to a secondary screening. There, a Customs and Border Protection officer informed her that he had information that police had come to her home in 2006.

“Mental illness is actually under our law as a reason that you may not get admitted,” says Brad Benson of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “The issue is always going to be: could someone be a danger to someone [else]?”

 How odd that Janet Napolitano is less concerned about those coming illegally across our southern border, bringing previously eradicated, contagious diseases — in addition to drugs, weapons and criminality.  She become famous for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

In 2009, Napolitano inflamed American citizens with the release of a Department of Homeland Security report titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” in which she warned of the possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about  “illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of  U.S. sovereignty” — singling out returning war veterans as particular threats. Seeing Red AZ previously covered her irresponsible — some might say “lunatic” report.

Her not-quite-an-apology, nearly two weeks later, (“To the extent veterans read it as an accusation … an apology is owed.”) was greeted by the liberal taxpayer-subsidized National Public Radio (NPR) questioning whether an apology was even necessary.

The fact that she was born in New York City is obviously a bonus for Napolitano.  If she was a Canadian citizen, using her own restrictions, Janet Napolitano might well be precluded entry into the USA.


Death rides: These buses continued to operate because…?

March 7, 2010

The company that owns a “tour” bus that rolled over on Interstate 10, killing six people, has a history of safety violations, no federal record of insurance and could not legally carry passengers in Arizona, according to a report in the daily.

Transportation-safety records and federal regulators confirm the only two buses owned by Tierra Santa Inc. of Van Nuys, Calif., were not licensed to carry passengers across state lines, although they continued to transport people from Mexico across the Southwest to California. They were stopped and cited three times last year by state and federal transportation inspectors in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

And these passengers were just “touring” vacationers?

Federal regulators were unable to say why the buses were allowed to continue operating.

“I cannot comment. It is an ongoing investigation,” said Duane DeBruyne, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesman, referring to a probe launched after the crash. “I can say (Tierra Santa) does not possess U.S. Department of Transportation operating authority.”

A Rasmussen Reports national poll conducted last August found that just 19% of Americans say the U.S. Congress should let commercial vehicles from Mexico cross the border and carry their loads on American highways. Sixty-six percent (66%) of U.S. adults oppose lifting the congressional ban on Mexican trucks operating in the United States.

And as far back as three years ago, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Sr. (R-CA) prophetically said, “There are considerable safety and security risks involved with providing Mexican truckers complete and unrestricted access to American roadways. It is important that these issues are thoroughly addressed before Mexican motor carriers are permitted to freely operate beyond established commercial zones along the Southern land border.”


Globalism on the march

December 1, 2008

After holding firm against the tide, Great Britain is now considering implementing the Euro.  And Denmark, another European Union nation which has steadfastly refused to accept the EU currency is now planning another referendum on the issue. The Danish voted against joining the union in 2000.

Breitbart has the article here.

In October 2007, Seeing Red AZ posted this “Larry King Live” interview of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, confirming plans for implementation of the Amero, a form of currency similar to the Euro, designed for use by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

We urge you to watch the brief but informative video at the conclusion of that post.