Rebecca Wood for Congress!

Jul. 17, 2019

I call myself the Real People’s Candidate implying that I’m a politician, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I am a statesman not a politician. There is a large difference between the two.

By definition, a politician has a platform that (s)he stands on. IE: abortion rights, homelessness, military… Usually it has to do with current events and almost always, a politician switches from one platform to another depending on what is the recent hot topic of politics.

Their (politician’s) campaign promises are rarely ever met. In essence, a politician has their own agenda, they frequently cater to their own ego, and are very power hungry.

The perfect example would be Joe Biden: He’s been in politics for almost 50 years and the majority of that time, he’s been for border patrol and the building of a wall along our southern borders. At one point, while acting vice president, he advocated the deportation of illegals.

Now, because of his obvious disdain for President Trump, he’s switched platforms. It suits his agenda to be disagreeable with the president. The same may be said about Kamala Harris. She has beaten the horse of slavery to death claiming her ancestors were slaves.

It turns out, her ancestors, not only were not slaves, in fact, they owned scores of slaves themselves. Indeed, she’s not even African-American. Ms. Harris is bi-racially from descendants of India (maternal) and Jamaican (paternal). However; it suits her political needs to be what she believes the people want and look for.

A statesman basically has one goal: the welfare of people or constituents (s)he represents. They don’t desire more power, they desire morality to provide better living conditions and they don’t make campaign promises. They want what’s best for America. An excellent example would be Senator Ted Cruz who campaigns for term limits for Congressional members.

He knows that by setting term limits, it might be putting him out of a job just as I understand. However, it’s better for America; for our country, to stop the insanity in Congress and to move away from career-oriented politicians who are there for their own personal gain.

There is little similarity between politician and statesman. Johnny Kilfner said it best, though. He’s quoted as saying, “Both (politician and statesman) must have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of people throughout their careers. Persuasion is key to both the politician and statesman, so each must have effective communication skills to explain complex legislative processes to people who know little of politics.”

I believe this explains why politicians often gain believers or followers to their crusades… they must have charisma and the ability to communicate effectively to what the people want to hear. A statesman will likely tell you what needs to be said, and not what you want to hear.

“The bitterest truth is always better than the sweetest lie.”

This is why I do not tell people I am in politics or that I want to be a politician. I want to be a statesman who will represent the American people. I look forward to seeing you at the polls, and hopefully as I stand in Congress representing my Nevada district (4)) as the Real People’s Candidate.

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Jul. 1, 2019

In recent news, especially since the Democratic debates, the subject of student loans has been coming up. What is a student loan? Well, as you may well have guessed, if not experienced, its the loans we take out during college to help pay for our tuition and fees while we study. The college and banking systems are truly taking advantage of our financial needs.

According to Forbes Magazine, at the present time, America is 1.5trillion dollars in debt with student loans. “Its the second highest debt behind mortgage loans and higher than credit cards and auto loans.”

It doesn’t look like its going to get any better, either. The interest rates alone force us to continue paying on these loans for most of our lives. I know people on the edge of retirement who are still paying off their student loans from when they were in college.

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to, “wipe out our student loan debt.” But at what costs? He’s certainly not going to pay for anything so, it will be left as another burden on Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer’s back. In order to accommodate such a feat, our taxes will go up forcing taxpayers to give up even more of their hard earned money to pay for all of this “free tuition and student loans.”

Christian Barnard, a man who put himself through collage by being a janitor, used student loans. He writes that although Sander’s proposal of student loan forgiveness sounds good, it doesn’t help the lower-class. In fact, it will help the wealthy, instead.

“More fundamentally, Sanders’ proposal doesn’t even address the underlying reason why tuition has gotten so expensive, and he could make the problem even worse. Research suggests that past increases in the amount of federal aid to universities have simply caused them to raise their tuition rates, sometimes by as high as65 cents for every additional federal dollar. If taxpayers foot all of the tuition bill, as Sanders wants, colleges will have reason to inflate tuition even more. This won’t be felt immediately by students, but it’ll hurt them eventually when they graduate and become everyday taxpayers.”

I propose a median. Most student loans do not require anyone to initiate their first payment for the first six months after graduation – that is a good feature to have. It allows the new graduate to become gainfully employed and earn a wage before the burden of payment begins.

However, instead of paying for the rest of our lives, we could apply a lower fixed interest rate of 3-5%, and make payments like a personal loan. This forces the institutions and universities to take some responsibility, the bank still makes their money back, plus interest, and the student will see a light at the end of their tunnel.

Explicitly, when we borrow X-amount of dollars like several long term college courses require, set the loan up for X-amount of interest rates for 15 – 20 years enabling the graduate to eventually pay it off at a lower cost and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

As the Real People’s Candidate, I will not vote for student loans to be excused. That will only hurt the taxpayer in the long run; it will hurt America. Instead, I strongly propose we treat this like a personal loan and give reasonable interest rates, yearly term limits, and with an end in sight. After all, a student loan is, in fact, a personal loan anyway.

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Jun. 19, 2019

We need to address the issue of detainment and deportation as it correlates with illegal immigration. President Trump was not the first one to implement the “No Tolerance Policy.” According to the Political Insider, President Obama did it first and his policies were far worse than any other as he kept children separated from their (so-called) families by holding them in cages.

MSNBS reportedly, did the story “accidentally,” that showed children in cages. This policy of “caging illegals,” was instituted in 2014 by President Obama. These children were being detained for safety reasons in the event they were being brought over by illegal means by illegal aliens, not their parents, which DNA has shown to be the case. Unfortunately, the president had them held in cages – more unfortunate than that, President Trump got the blame when MSNBS reported on this.

I think each president has shown interest in deporting illegal aliens. During The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover deported over one million illegal aliens to make room for jobs for American Citizens. President Harry Truman, also deported illegal aliens for the same reason after World War, II. President Dwight Eisenhower followed their lead in 1954 by removing several Mexican Nationals in what he named, “Operation Wetback.”

However, what we don’t hear much about is that between 2009-2015 President Obama deported over 2 ½ million illegal aliens; more than any other president to date. According to ABC News, in 2015 alone, more than 91% of those deported were previously convicted of a crime and there lies the crux of the matter with illegal immigration.

According to ICE, more criminal illegals cross the southern border than we realize. These criminals include people involved with “trafficking, financial crimes, and felony manslaughter (in one, a deportee killed another man in a parking lot).”

Reportedly, in 2017, ICE deported upwards of around 5,500 known suspects of gang members and 45 known or suspected terrorist. In 2018, there were about 6,000 known gang members and 42 suspected or known terrorist removed and deported by ICE.

During Obama’s administration, Homeland Security’s reported, “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimated there were 1.9 million ‘removable criminal aliens’ in the United States at the time. The 1.9 million total included immigrants here legally and illegally.”

When President Trump won in 2016, he claimed there were 2-3 million illegal aliens in the country and he used his findings based on Homeland Security’s current reports. As a result, the president broadened his scope of priority deportation to include those charged with criminal offenses, even if they were not convicted, yet. He did this by Executive Order.

America cannot support the influx of these illegal aliens. We have our own people we need to look after. “Clean up your own backyard first before cleaning someone else’s,” is a very accurate philosophy that Americans should adhere to.

As a Real People’s Candidate, I totally emphasize with their situation, but we must, as a nation, get ourselves back on track, regain control of our nation’s financial resources, and stop giving away what’s meant for us to people who, as the Obama Administration pointed out, are primarily criminals.

I’ve managed to uncover some of these statistics that I want to share:

“$11 to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state government agencies.

  • Illegal households only pay about one-third the amount of federal taxes that non-illegal households pay.

  • Illegal households create a net fiscal deficit at the federal level of more than $10 billion a year. If given amnesty, this number could grow to more than $29 billion.

  • $1.9 billion dollars a year is spent on food-assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

  • $1.6 billion is spent on the federal prison and court system for illegal aliens.

  • $2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

  • About 21 percent of the population of U.S. prisons is classified as ‘non-citizens’ from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. About 5 percent is listed as ‘unknown.’

Immigration costs like all costs come out of the TAX PAYER’S money. That means your and my pockets. These costs represent additional money creation that dilutes all the savings and assets in America.”

To further that statistic, in 2011, the Washington Post (and others) reported the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for the tax administration issued a report that “individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States were paid $4.2 billion in refundable credits which included $1,000 per child as ‘refundable taxes,’ meaning the parents (immigrants) may receive refunds even when they do not owe taxes.” In 2018, it went up to $2,000 per child. Imagine what it is now in 2019/2020.

We need to ban together, fight the illegal influx of these aliens, support our country, and elect better officials. It’s my heart, and I believe it is my calling, to be the Real People’s Candidate; not just for Nevada (District 4), but for America, as well.

 

 

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Jun. 10, 2019

Carlos Garcia came to America illegally through the Arizona border. He’s since become a legal citizen, but at the time he crossed he was twenty-three years old.

For privacy purposes, the teller’s name has been changed. In spite of the fact he is now here legally, he is still afraid ICE will return him to Mexico. Now, at age fifty-six, he and his wife (an American) of twenty years, have quietly shared this story:

Snapping his fingers he says, “It was easy. You pay the man what amount he asks for and he gets you through. You know, everyone pays a different price, but I pay $3,000.

I stayed at this man’s house until it was time to cross. He lives right on the border, too. You can see it from his house. He has an underground safe house, you know, for people who need to hide from Mexican police, but you give him the money and he pays the border patrol police.

He keeps you in the safe house and gives you food and water, a place to sleep, you know, just hides you away until they (border police) tell him when they are working (what days) and which lane to go through.

There are several lanes to come through, you know, so you have to know which one to come through. Then you load up the van with whoever is going and they wave you through. They don’t check or nothing. Later, the man at the house pays the American man for how many he let through.

My nephew just came across a few years ago. He was born in Mexico and we paid $3,000 just like me, but when Mexican police stopped them and asked who had family in America, he raised his hands. Then they kept him and others who raised their hands. The Mexican police told them to call America and say we had to pay another $3,000 and they will release him so, for my nephew to come through, it was $6,000 total.

Most of my family is here in America. My sister went back to Mexico after she got all the free stuff she could from American government, but my brother, he is still here.

He and his wife came with two kids, then when the government told them they will give them more money for more kids, especially if they are born here in America, you know, they had three more.

They only stopped because his wife said she was not going to get pregnant again. The government gave them a house, free food assistance.… I think he said $300 per kid, the even get some money every month so they can pay their light bill and water bill. She had the babies for free in the hospital, too.

There’s a place in (name of city withheld) where you go to the insurance company and in back, you pay $2,500 and they give you a fake driver’s license and social security card. My brother gets everything free and then he gets to work and is paid cash by his boss. He’s getting lots of money.

I was watching TV one night and I laugh because the man that helped me come over here thirty years ago was telling the TV, “they come right through my yard all the time!”

I laugh because, yeah we did come through his yard and into his house and down to the safe house he has under this pool. Like I said, it was easy especially when American border police are getting paid to let all those vans and cars of illegals in.

America needs to have stricter laws that punish the ones letting people through and the people that come through. If it had been harder, there wouldn’t be so many people crossing over. My nephew came here a few years ago, it’s still that easy: America hasn’t done anything to stop it.”

When asked about the children being brought over. Carlos laughed and said, they ain’t their kids. Most of them were kidnapped, you know, taken from their mom and dads, brought over the border, and then done whatever they do here with them… sell them for sex, or labor, whatever they do with them.”

If you think its not happening, think again. Carlos is adamant that it isn’t just Mexico that is doing dirty business, but our own people who are supposed to be stopping it.

If you'd like to donate to her campaign, here is her link. Any denomination is welcome. 

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Jun. 7, 2019

Besides human trafficking, immigration is another subject I hold close to the vest. I’m concerned that the word “illegal,” is glossed over when referring to illegal immigration. These people are not “undocumented immigrants.” Flat out, they are illegal aliens/immigrants so let’s start calling these people what they are.

I have no objections whatsoever to any one person or family migrating to America… my problem lies with coming across the border illegally. If you were to look up the definition of illegal, you would see it means “to break the law; commit a crime; behavior of a criminal offense,” and yet, so many have come to accept illegal crossings at our borders.

If someone were to break into our homes and take our money, our food, and force us to pay for their healthcare and schooling, we would all be out of our minds with anger. We’d call the police, seek retribution, and do whatever we could to remove the offending criminal.

Why is it we don’t think anything of someone illegally breaking into our country, taking our money, our food, and forcing us to pay for their healthcare and schooling while so many of our own people in America are doing without? I guess the better question is: why do we let them break into our country, but arrest them when they break into our homes?

We pay for their housing, their college tuition, their food assisted programs (which are not all Welfare programs, either), and their healthcare now. There’s even a loophole in our system that allows illegal aliens to collect a refundable childcare tax credit. There’s more to the list, but that is the brunt of it.

The same people that break into our country are often the same ones that break into our homes. We need to stop them at the border and enforce the laws that are already in place not create new ones that cater to them. When are we going to wake up and realize that America spends billions of dollars a year to pay for these illegals? America is dying at their hands.

Illegal immigration is coming from all over the world, but mostly from our southern border. I recently learned that 1% of the Guatemalan population have illegally migrated here. That’s 1% of their whole country, not just an area.

A large majority of the illegal aliens that come across, enter at the southern border. Drug cartels are paying big bucks to politicians in order to get through. Make no mistake, this is not a government practice, but an individual one, and the money goes into the individual politician’s pocket. A government program that allowed or accepted drug cartel payoffs to bring in illegal aliens is illegal in itself.

According to the Washington Post, the government has saw fit to take from our tax returns and give it these criminal immigrants. They’re calling it “Individual Tax Credits,” which allows illegals to collect from the IRS who has already paid out over 4 billion dollars to illegal aliens in just one year alone.

When Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and others declared the United States of America a Free Country, I’m sure they did not mean free-for-all to illegal aliens. As a Real People’s Candidate, I’m standing behind the REAL American Dream which is to work hard and prosper by legal means.

Let's work together to get elected, not just for Nevada, but the sake of America!

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