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Clair Van Steenwyk's view on the Tax & Government Reform

US and AZ Government Reform Plan
Restructure AZ Government

*For several years now, I’ve been calling for the US Congress and AZ Legislature to introduce bills to completely restructure the entire tax system to bring all Laws/Statutes into compliance with the US and AZ Constitutions.

*We have Two Choices, either a Flat Tax or Fair Tax System. A Flat Tax simplifies tax codes, which would Unleash an Economic Boom, creating or bringing Hundreds of Companies and thousands of jobs to AZ; boosting wages and expanding opportunity for all.

*Flat Tax Plans won’t get the fed or state out of your life, or out of the job creator’s life, either, but the plan would be the Largest Tax Cut in History; a tax cut that would leave more money in the paychecks of every worker! The Flat Tax applies to all personal income, which includes wages, salaries, capital gains, rents and interest. A family of four with an income of $50,000 or less, pays no tax. The Flat Tax as proposed is quite simple, it is based on a Tax Rate of 15% and allows the first $50,000 earned to be deducted, while retaining Mortgage Interest and Charitable Deductions. I believe if a Flat Tax is put in place the rate will be closer to 20%. However, when the citizen has more earned-income left, it’s very possible that overall taxes paid could be lower.

* Flat Tax Information: Read Link 

*Brief Explanation of the Fair Tax: The Fair Tax Eliminates All Corporate and Personal State Income Taxes, Payroll, Dividend, Capital Gains and Estate Taxes, replacing them with one embedded sales tax on the Sale of All New Goods and Services at the Retail Level Only.

The Fair Tax is the one I favor as the best way for a Free Enterprise System to thrive. Secondly, if we had a Fair Tax, we’d no longer have the IRS–actually also the Best reason to Adopt it over even the Flat tax which leaves the IRS intact.

* Oklahoma Fair Tax: a Fair Tax: Read Link 

* National Fair Tax Calculator: Read Link

* 2015 National Fair Tax Prebate Schedule Below;


*Either plan will be better for the Taxpayers and Businesses than the present Tax System, which is too complicated for most to understand. It also infringes on Americans’ God-Granted Unalienable Rights to Truly Own Property when the Government has the Unconstitutional Power to Tax you out of it!

No More Temporary Taxes, that later turn Into a Permanent Tax!

*We also need to go to a Zero-Based Budget: The Baseline Budgeting System now used in AZ automatically increases the budgets each and every year, needed or not, allowing AZ government to grow even when it has no need to expand! We must do what most successful Businesses do, which is, simply replace baseline budgeting with Zero-based budgeting, and allow our State to move forward and out of Debt.

*The Types of Schemes and Financial Wizardry–such as PROP 123–shifting the responsibility from the State to Local Government, that have been  used in the past, would put us in Jail! Yet, some in office continue to perpetrate these financial schemes on us. The time has come for us to clean House and begin the long journey back to Fiscal Responsibility, which would enable us to pay-off AZ’s DEBT, and leave all of us with a Brighter and Freer Future!

*Tax Systems must be revised so achieving success isn’t punished.

Here’s one more issue I believe must be addressed, whether State or Federal, if we’re really serious about Reforming Government at all levels:

*Term Limits: Executive and Legislative Office Holders, Appointees or Bureaucrats won’t be employed as Lobbyists for 3 years after leaving office or state employment; the same applies to lobbyists hired or appointed by the State.

There are other issues that apply to AZ specifically:

*The Child Protective Service System must also have more than just a Face Lift with a new name and influx of dollars. The system must have effective ways of dealing with AZ Families and their Children, not just used as a Warehouse or Slush Fund for a Quick Ineffective Response to the Public Pressure Sound Bites.

*The continued discussion and action on the part of those in Favor of a National Popular Vote must also be stopped in AZ; any AZ Legislators who sponsor it–” past or future”–must be opposed! Please remember, to be a Conservative means to Conserve Our Electoral System not Destroy it; the run to change our Electoral system to the Popular Vote by a group of so-called Liberals who wrap themselves up in the word “conservative,” fools no one, as their Deeds speak far Louder.

*We must repeal all AZ laws exempting Property Developers or Owners from paying Impact Fees/Costs of their Development–no matter the size–to shift the costs from AZ Citizens back to the Developer or Owner!

*We must work together to Restore AZ and other Western States’ Lands, to the States; lands that are now Unconstitutionally under the Mismanagement of the Federal Government. This will give us a much better financial future, and Free AZ and other states, from Federal BLM tyrants who seem to think they can keep us off our lands!

The issues mentioned in this category are important to AZ’s Future, and Critical to the Futures of Our Children, and therefore, more than worth fighting for at all levels of government!

We hope you’ll join us in the fight!

Closing Comments

The false promises of AZ Politicians in AZ’s Own Political Swamp! We need Real change in AZ Politics and the only way I see to get this done is by running to replace those short sited Politicians.

I believe Election Cycles are Critical for our Nation and State as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation, or Restore Ourselves to a True Republican Form of Government.

The choices are clear: Never vote for anyone who votes against, or compromises, the US or AZ Constitutions . . . as Our Freedoms are at stake. I believe compromising Our Freedoms is actually what most of them are hoping for and the  Elite Power Brokers are working toward! [Time to Drain the Political Swamps!}

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Originally Posted by Clair 10/12; Revision posted 3/18

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