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ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

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PERSONAL SUCCESS

Sir Winston Churchill said, "Capitalism is the worst economic system ever invented, except for all the others." Individual wealth acquisition encourages people to work for themselves to improve their lives, and in turn to help others improve their own.  In the United States of America, we inspire and celebrate the success of those who become prosperous because of their exceptional skills, ingenuity, perseverance, and honorable service to society. This is where the American dream becomes a reality.

Hubert  Howe Bancroft wrote in the "Book of Wealth",

"Wealth pre-supposes something more than food and shelter, there is the gratification, the position and prestige it affords to its owner with a certain mental serenity and satisfaction superior by far to the merely physical comfort.

In the desire for wealth accumulation lies at the root of all ambition, and without ambitions, without aspirations, life is not worth living. Honor and fame are never made sweeter by the presence of poverty, love and duty must have bread to eat, learning and culture have their necessities; the arts no less than industry require sustenance.

 

Like a stream of electricity, wealth is a vital force and one of the greatest forces because in a measure it dominates everywhere, exercising an influence over mind and matter as well as governing in moral, social and material things. In the wealth of the world we behold the accumulated power of civilization- gathered and garnered since the dawn of human intelligence - the measure of human progress and possibility.

The increasing number of communist ideologists among the Democrats seek to take your money "redistribute" your wealth to everyone, regardless if they have participated in or contributed to the accumulation of that wealth. They want everybody to have the same low standard of living. Wealth division among all, that is not based on personal merit, the distribution of equal resources regardless personal contribution is inherently morally wrong and always lead to rebellion, overthrowing of the government or to the concentration of power to the top and the suppression of the masses. Communism is not a stable social model and inevitably and predictably always leads to totalitarianism.

Government oversight and government over-regulation as it is the case in a socialistic government always lead to bloated bureaucracy and government corruption.

It is really simple, the more power you give to the government, the less power you keep for yourself.

Work hard, keep what is yours, invest wisely, grow your business, employ more people, provide a great service,  achieve success and reinvest back in your community. We know that successful people become the purposeful benefactors that raise the standards, create jobs, inspire, motivate, drive progress and serve humanity.

 

Anytime one achieves above the median in society, a philanthropist automatically awakes inside, together with a philanthropic method or a system to redistribute one’s service to the world and contribute to the world spontaneously. 

 

                                                                      

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ECONOMIC iNCENTIVES

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNiTiES

 

These are simple questions really, " What do you need to make your dream come true? What do you need to start your own business?"

Too many people in congressional district 7 live on the poverty level. The annual income for most families is at $30,000.00. Today that is not enough to cover the needs of a single individual, left alone a family with children or adult parents to care for, as well. 24% of the people and 35% of the children in District 7 live in poverty. 70% of all people commute for work at least an hour a day - that is one hour less spent with children and family - and 52% can not afford to buy a home!

I know a young 26 years old man, who works three jobs and lives in my district. Armando works as a store manager during the day, he does car detailing for vehicles, RVs, boats etc to supplement his income and he works out every day. You can tell where has he been or what he was doing by looking at the suntan on his arms. The people in the gym call him the Mexican Hulk because it is rare to meet a harder working man or a kinder person. Armando is looking for the opportunity to grow and expand his business.  We intend to help him with that.

 

The democratic congressman of District 7 at the moment, Ruben Gallego is focused to ensure that illegal immigrants continue to flow into our state and our cities, lowering the wages for the hard-working American citizens. He is also diverting funds accumulated by our taxpayers to programs that do not benefit our economy and do not increase or create business opportunities. Instead, Gallego, keep insisting that we should surrender all power to the government and leave the government takes care of us. Everybody who had health insurance at one point knows very well what happened to their " low monthly premium" once the government took over health insurance with Obamacare. the premiums jumped over the roof!

Again, we intend to change that.  The young, ambitious people with integrity as Armando are not looking for help or hand-me-downs. They are looking for an opportunity to make an honest and decent living. They want investors and know-how. They want someone to show them the way, and they want their place of business to be in their community, where they live.

 

We have a few ideas, enthusiasm, and the know-how to help everybody turn their American dream into reality. Nobody strives for dependency if they can thrive independently.

We don't need hand-me-downs or any more soup kitchens. What we need are business incentives and opportunities.

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OPPORTUNiTiES ZONES 

 

How do we attain the economic prosperity that we all seek?  

 

Capitalism works hand in hand with human nature. It allows people to serve themselves as they serve others, and it creates a much more productive society that reaps what it sows.  Capitalism rewards merit, and it encourages people to make the best use of their talents. Putting Americans first has led to job creation and improved wages.  I will work relentlessly to continue this trend.  

 

Lower taxes and deregulation has led to more money in your pockets, which has allowed companies to grow and new ones to form.  I believe that people should decide what to do with their money and not be told what to do with it by anyone.

 

I believe in lower taxes, continued deregulation, and expanded opportunities for Hispanics and Blacks to enter the small business market. Dr. Ben Carson’s “Opportunity Zones” offer a huge opportunity to increase low-income neighborhoods prosperity by keeping the money in their district.  I will be working directly with the Arizona Commerce Authority to help anyone wanting to take advantage of this new program.   As a small business owner, myself, I know how to build a business from scratch and what it takes to be successful.


I look forward to helping many others attain the American Dream.

 

The sooner the better!!! 

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INMIGRACIÓN 

It is true that this country was built by immigrants. People come to the United States to have a better life, seek economic opportunities, seek happiness, enjoy our freedom, knowing that their human rights and freedoms are protected by a democratic judicial system. That is why it is so important that we secure our borders. We can only invoke The Law of the Earth in our territory, but we need to know where our destiny begins and that of another country. We need to know which people to protect under our jurisdiction. We cannot enforce the laws if we do not know who is a citizen of our country and who is not. We cannot and do not collect taxes from visitors. That is why we need to know who is here legally, who is visiting, and who is here illegally.

 

 

Open borders do not help anyone, our citizens, or those who try to enter our country illegally. It seems that the only people who really benefit from open borders are cartels, criminals, and sex traffickers. We want borders not because we hate people outside but because we care about those inside. That said, we hear the stories of families in District 7. We ask why only 68% of high school students finish high school and why only 13% of these students go to college. Don't Hispanic children care about higher education? Apparently, they do, more than we know. We hear the stories of a father who has to leave his job and his family because he is here illegally and his eldest son or daughter must leave school and start working to support the family. Although we know that the father is here illegally, this does not feel good. It is simply not human to separate a working father from his family, it is not right to force children to take care of their families, it is not right for children to be forced to abandon their education.

 

Therefore, it is a top priority that we design and approve a merit-based immigration reform for illegal immigrants who respect the law who want to become residents of the United States. We have partnered with one of the best immigration defense lawyers in the country and we are confident that much can be done and this situation can be remedied quite quickly if our Democratic congress allows it, rather than working to avoid it.  Before we address the people here illegally we must first control our border.  Without our sovereignty, we do not have a country. 

 

Finally, the legal route to reach the United States must be drastically simplified so that people do not take so long to become permanent residents. With these measures implemented, along with the increase in technology and other border needs, we will see a dramatic improvement in state salaries, crime and the safety of citizens, immigrants, and their families.

Es cierto que este país fue construido por inmigrantes. Las personas acuden  a los Estados Unidos para tener una vida mejor, buscar oportunidades económicas, buscar la felicidad, disfrutar de nuestra libertad, sabiendo que sus derechos humanos y libertades están protegidos por un sistema judicial democrático.   Por eso es tan importante que aseguremos nuestras fronteras. Solo podemos invocar La Ley de la Tierra en nuestro territorio, pero necesitamos saber dónde comienza nuestro destino y el de otro país. Necesitamos saber qué personas proteger bajo nuestra jurisdicción. No podemos hacer cumplir las leyes si no sabemos quién es ciudadano de nuestro país y quién no. No podemos y no recaudamos impuestos de los visitantes. Es por eso que necesitamos saber quién está aquí legalmente, quién está de visita y quién está aquí ilegalmente.

 

Las fronteras abiertas no ayudan a nadie, ni a nuestros ciudadanos ni a quienes intentan ingresar a nuestro país ilegalmente. Parece que las únicas personas que realmente se benefician de las fronteras abiertas son los carteles, los delincuentes y los traficantes de sexo. Queremos fronteras no porque odiemos a la gente de afuera sino porque nos preocupamos por los de adentro. Dicho esto, escuchamos las historias de familias en el Distrito 7. Preguntamos por qué solo el 68% de los estudiantes de secundaria terminan la escuela secundaria y por qué solo el 13% de estos estudiantes van a la universidad. ¿No les importa a los niños hispanos la educación superior? Aparentemente, lo hacen, más de lo que sabemos. Escuchamos las historias de un padre que tiene que dejar su trabajo y su familia porque está aquí ilegalmente y su hijo o hija mayor debe abandonar la escuela y comenzar a trabajar para mantener a la familia. Aunque sabemos que el padre está aquí ilegalmente, esto no se siente bien. Simplemente no es humano separar a un padre trabajador de su familia, no está bien obligar a los niños a cuidar a sus familias, no está bien que los niños se vean obligados a abandonar su educación.

Por lo tanto, es de la máxima prioridad que diseñamos y aprobemos una reforma migratoria basada en el mérito para los inmigrantes ilegales respetuosos de la ley que quieran convertirse en ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos. Nos hemos asociado con uno de los mejores abogados de defensa de inmigración en el país y tenemos la seguridad de que se puede hacer mucho y esta situación se puede remediar con bastante rapidez si nuestro congreso demócrata lo permitiera, en lugar de trabajar para evitarlo.

 

Finalmente, la ruta legal para llegar a los Estados Unidos debe simplificarse drásticamente para que la gente no se demore mucho tiempo en convertirse en ciudadanos.   Con estas medidas puestas en práctica, junto con el aumento de la tecnología y otras necesidades fronterizas, veremos una mejora drástica en los salarios estatales, el crimen y la seguridad de los ciudadanos e inmigrantes y sus familias.

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PRISON  REFORM

Along with the efforts of President Trump, Josh will lead the way in prison reform.

We spend billions of dollars every year to criminalize nonviolent drug offenders.  The United States accounts for only 5% of the world’s population, but we account for 25% of the world’s prisoners.  The Drug Policy Alliance estimates that 1.5 million people every year are arrested on nonviolent drug charges.  Assuming an average cost of $31,000 per prisoner, the United States could save $9.3 billion every year by releasing these nonviolent drug offenders. This savings also doesn’t include the price of arresting these individuals.

 

Private prisons profiting off these ridiculously long term sentences for nonviolent drug offenders has to end. This not only ruins their lives but also destroys the family structure they leave behind by having an absent father, mother, brother, or sister along with an income loss.  These prison sentences make it very difficult to assimilate back into society and even harder to gain employment (President Trump’s First Step Act has helped address this issue).  Remember, decriminalization does not mean condoning the behavior.  I do not support recreational drug use, but I am smart enough to see what we have been doing does not work, and we need better solutions. Throwing people in prison is not the answer.

Non-violent and drug-related offenders deserve a second chance and not face the harsh convictions they have had to historically face for their crimes. Education and rehabilitation is the right way to attack this issue.

 

If we as Americans believe that our prison system is one of reformation, then the men and women who have served their time should be allowed to assimilate back into society as the reformed individuals they are. We should provide the proper pathway for people to overcome the bad choices they have made in the past. It is up to us as a unified people to help give them a chance at a promising future. 

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1st & 2nd AMENDMENT

The 1st Amendment is more important now than ever before.  The political correctness is fashioned by the model of nazi propaganda where everyone who dares speak against the state power automatically become an enemy of the state and is prosecuted should never be allowed in the United States. The violent attacks by Antifa and other related groups on college campuses attempting to not let conservatives speak are just example.  The social media platforms selecting for you what you can see or hear is socialist propaganda taken directly from Hitler's propaganda machine. Your right to speak freely is being taken away. This must stop now!

 

I will fight for EVERYONE to believe what they want to believe regardless of whether or not I agree with them.  This is what America is all about! This is what sets us apart from the rest of the world.  

 

We must never surrender our Freedom of Speech in any way, shape, or form.


Our right to bear arms and participate in free speech is not something to be trifled with. The right to bear arms is an absolute necessity for our country to remain free from all oppression and to protect its sovereignty.

RRed Flag laws that are being tossed around are unconstitutional and a giant waste of time because they will not fix anything.  All they do is provide a slippery slope that can never be reversed.  We cannot legislate someone from being crazy!  We need to properly follow the laws currently on the books.  We need to address mental health and also take a look at the break down in family values and culture. 

The Godlessness of our nation is very concerning.  The lack of Christian values (whether you go to Church or not) and the morality of our nation seems to be lost but we can bring it back to save the country we all love! The 2020 election is truly Good vs Evil. 

 

Every American has the right to protect themselves, their families, their properties, and their homes. We know from history what happens when socialist governments abuse and use military power against their helpless citizens. Cuba, Russia, USSR, all the communist countries of Eastern Europe, Argentina, Brazil Argentina, Venezuela, China, and the most striking one, North Korea succumbed to economic and political turmoil because their citizens lost their freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. As Democrats become increasingly radical, their desire to silence and control their political opponents grows. The only protection we have against their radical ideas is are our First and Second Amendments. Fascist societies in the past and today have controlled speech and the right to protect oneself, stripping its people of the most basic human rights. 

 

We should never be subjected to those abuses. Josh Barnett will defend these inalienable Constitutional rights against the left without compromise.

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ABORTION

Abortion is often a tricky subject, but it should not be.

 

Roe v Wade is an outdated law.  It was written and passed without the technology we have today that clearly shows us the stages of a baby in the womb.  We now know the heartbeat begins as early as 6 weeks.  There is access to birth control (91-99% effective), IUD (99% effective), condoms (up to 98% effective), and even an over-the-counter "abortion pill" (which is 96-98% effective).  Based on the effectiveness of the various forms of birth control it clearly shows me that abortion is being used as a form of birth control that needs to be stopped immediately. Roe v Wade needs to be struck down and replaced.  Josh proposes a 6-week Abortion Bill.  Anything past the 6-week mark would be deemed illegal and any doctor found providing services past the designated timeframe would face the consequences.  Although Josh believes life starts at conception, as a politician, he has to take all sides into consideration by finding a median to actually get a bill passed.  This designated "timeframe" of 6 weeks is what can be passed by Republicans and Democrats in bipartisan fashion.    

 

Josh supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act created by Representative Ann Wagner in partnership with Representative Steve Scalise. This act ensures that a child born from a botched abortion with a heartbeat cannot be killed.  The Democrat led Congress has refused to vote on the for the 81st time as of September 10, 2019. The fact Nancy Pelosi will not even put this up to vote shows you where the Democrats clearly stand on this issue.  It is flat out wrong and highly disturbing to think that they feel it is ok to kill a baby born in God's image.  

 

There is no excuse for abortion out of convenience. Also, Josh believes that the decision to abort a pregnancy is not only between a woman and her doctor, but it is between the mother AND the father of the child. Just because the mother carries the child to term, it does not mean the child belongs to her entirely. Along with these initiatives, Josh Barnett will work tirelessly to bring about change to our damaged welfare system, especially for children by streamlining the bureaucracy of adoption and lowering the costs of adoptive services.

 

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ENVIRONMENT

 

The green deal proposed by Alexandria- Ocasio- Cortez"s Green is a utopia. We will not stop flying or driving cars, and we will not kill cows because of flatulence. There are better, way more practical and efficient solutions for reducing the planetary Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Everything we have tried in this country to reduce emission gasses works. The now carpool, all vehicles undergo emission testing, no industry burns coal, petrol or natural gas anymore. But it is not enough.

 

We should do everything we can to pursue alternative clean energy with an emphasis on Carbon Trapping Technology and Nuclear, Solar, Wind, and Hydroelectric Energy.   City water standards need to be revisited and updated. Environmental regulations and control need to be enforced. Additional filtration is required to rid our water of hormones (estrogens), other medications.  Up to 85 human-made chemicals that slip through our current systems end into our water supply. 

 

There are Carbon Trapping Technologies such as a hempcrete (absorbs CO2 as it settles and hardens), post/pre-combustion cleanings, and the oxyfuel method.

 

The solution? WE need to invest in green technologies! Put our money where our mouth is!

 

Unleashing American ingenuity and innovation is must be #1 National initiative and Global ambition. 
 

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HEALTHCARE

 

Obamacare must be repealed and replaced.  When deductibles reached fantastic numbers like $7,000.0, 8,000.00 or higher before the insurance even kicked in, this affordable healthcare system became unaffordable for almost everybody, save few Elite and celebrities. I personally know people who couldn't and still can not afford their diabetes medications, let alone see a doctor. This monopolized socialistic, single-payer system has been extremely detrimental to the health care of many Americans forced to skip treatment, pursue risky procedures in other countries and has done nothing to encourage preventive health care.

The only proven way to increase the quality of service is to increase competition. That is just common sense. Also creating more competition always lowers prices and increase quality.  Allowing insurance companies to “battle” one another will bring the best product to the consumers.  

 

I support the Atlas.md business model of Direct Primary Care, which cuts out the middle man, and allows for wholesale drug prices on the top 500 drugs used. This program also allows unlimited visits for a very reasonable monthly cost.  They negotiate within their nationwide network for any serious conditions.  For example, they can find doctors and specialists to treat cancer, broken bones, or ACL tears.   All pre-existing conditions must be covered.  I would love to see more comprehensive health coverage models like Atlas.MD on the market.

 

 

A combination of Direct Primary Care and Health Savings Accounts can save Americans money and get them the help they need. 

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LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

The legality of marijuana isn't stopping anyone from trying it. The health risks of smoking marijuana are less than cigarettes, and the benefits of the medical uses of cannabis are well documented by now.   If I had to choose the less of the two evils, I would much rather have people using marijuana than any other legal or illegal opioid. 

Cannabis is often referred to in the traditional botany text as the magic plant for its many healing properties. Outside for its medicinal properties hemp is highly nutritious and accessible protein source and the plant's stalks are used by companies such as 9Fiber from Colorado to produce rope and twine, textiles for clothing, paper products, fuel, bioplastics, fiberglass, concrete (hempcrete), and particleboard.  Many revenues stream forth of the cultivation and proper use of cannabis.   

 California has brought in about $650 Million in tax revenue off of marijuana, and Colorado took in about $260 Million in 2018. We can use the examples provided by those states; we can learn from them and create a better legislature for Arizona. 

The Cannabis industry can generate a lot of money for our state. Legalizing marijuana will also reduce the financial burden of  $32,000 cost of imprisonment per non-violent offender per year to our taxpayers. No child should lose a  parent for a non-violent, marijuana possession charge.  The loss of income of one parent could push a family into economic despair.

I still support DUI related arrests due to smoking and driving because this cannot happen much like drinking and driving. There are personal responsibility and accountability with its use. 

This is about you, your right,s your liberty, and your pursuit of happiness. Stop hoping, stop trusting, stop expecting "someone" or "they" to do right by you. History has taught you that they care only about themselves, and conventional wisdom teaches you that if you want something done right, you must do it yourself. Get your power back, get involved!

WE ARE ONLY STRONGER TOGETHER