Issues

Economy & Jobs

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on the economy

We must revise our tax system to not punish those who achieve success and reward those who don’t at the expense of all of us. We must also put the Federal and hopefully all State Government on a Zero based budget rather than the Baseline Budget System now being used which just increases the budget automatically each and every year rather than going back …. read more


Energy

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on Energy

It’s time for us to have a real Energy Plan for the United States of America. There’s more money made by big oil from importing and not drilling than if we’d allow drilling and encourage small businesses to do the work that big oil doesn’t seem to want to do. Former President Jimmy Carter who set up the Energy Dept. to free us from Foreign Oil Dependency, … read more


National Debt

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on the National Debt

No legislation may be passed that is proven not to be in line with the Enumerated Powers Act requiring Congress to prove it’s in line with the Constitution or it can’t be passed or even brought to the floor for a vote, must be killed in committee … read more


Healthcare

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on health care

Our healthcare system, abolish Obama care. As proven by the form of Healthcare in Europe and especially Canada where many of the residents there come here for care as they can’t afford to wait while their condition worsens, we don’t need this type of Healthcare in America … read more


Education

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on education

We must close the Dept. of Education and send the job back to the states and communities where the Schools are and it belongs. This will give our citizens the ability to decide what’s best for the children in any given state, county, city or township this includes all public or private school systems which should be regulated by the individual state and not the federal government … read more


Second Amendment

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on Education

The Constitution gives All Americans the right to bear arms. We need only to defend and protect the Constitution as our founding fathers set it up and we’ll be just fine. This I believe is all that needs to be done to protect our rights …. read more


Foreign Policy

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on foreign policy

Our Foreign Policy needs to be based on what’s best of the United States of America not the UN, SEAT0, NATO or NAFTA which is the policy we’ve been following for some time now. First of all we need to put our real friends and allies first and foremost such as … read more


Social Security Reform

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on Social Security

I believe we must change the retirement age from 62 to 65 and 65 to 67 for all and start this by January of 2014 for all who aren’t yet 59, thereby reducing the number of people who qualify which will result in less out flow of both Social Security Funds and Medicare. Social Security is in trouble because we have voted for representatives … read more

 

Domestic Policy

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on domestic policy

Our Domestic Policy is in shambles. We talk about the war on Drugs and Crime, but it is not working anywhere. We need to set up a special task force similar to the FBI to address the out of control Gangs in America at all levels whether we’re talking about the … read more


Immigration

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on immigration

Our Government will lock down the borders North, South, East and West and keep them that way with our Border Patrol and with the aid of the National Guard and Military Troops as required. We will set up a policy of issuing worker permits to those who apply and haven’t committed a crime … read more


Military

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on the military

No More Involvement without a Declaration of War and also no More Nation Building … read more

 

 


Arizona Land

Clair Van Steenwyk's view on Arizona's Land

Arizona Lands Must Be Restored to Arizona –It is time for the Arizona legislature to come together and put forth legislation that the governor will sign, to begin the process of restoring to Arizona millions of acres now under the management and control of the federal government. As I stated while campaigning for the US Senate … read more