URGENT ISSUES:Emphasize the Following Urgent Issues; demand a prompt, written response and the following legislative actions:
By 5/15/2008, pass legislation to eliminate the REAL ID Act of 2005, helping solve illegal immigration and keep Mexico's Trucking Companies from having any of their trucks coming beyond the current 2-25 mile limit into the U.S.A. where they exchange freight with U.S.A. trucks. President Bush should enact this legislation by 5/19/2008. By 5/28/2008, the U.S.A. Congress and President Bush should enact the Absolute Advantage Foreign Trade Policy (at least for Mexico) explained below in Urgent Issues 2 and 3.
By 5/28/2008, legislate P.L. 480 Title I LOCAL CURRENCY SALES PROGRAM, including a mutually beneficial trade deal with Mexico involving these P.L. 480 exports of U.S. agricultural products to Mexico and increased oil imports from Mexico (under Absolute Advantage Trade Policy instead of the current "Comparative Advantage" Free Trade Policy) for most of our oil imports.
Tell your Congress-persons to add $10 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 for this P.L. 480 Title I program with Mexico for this concessional loan of pesos to the Mexican Government for infrastructure and other economic development very similar to U.S.A.'s WPA and CCC (and other) programs in solving the 1930's economic depression.
Also, tell U.S. Congress-persons to correct/improve U.S. true, active, crop-producing family farmers' price support program especially by adding Parity Support Prices.
A major result of this trade deal and revised trade policy (i.e.: Absolute Advantage) with Mexico would eliminate its "Maquiladora" exports to the U.S.A. and economically force and help it to greatly improve the economic and political conditions for nearly all citizens in Mexico, and stop our open border, illegal immigration, and drug problems. This would also include the willful return of the many million illegal immigrants now in the U.S.A. to proper, good-paying infrastructure and other economic development work in Mexico. This would also keep Mexican truckers transporting goods only within Mexico. It would also cancel the NAFTA Super Highway and "Smart Port" Mexican Customs Office in Kansas City, MO, and prevent combining Mexico, U.S.A., and Canada into one country.
By 8/18/2008, this PL 480 program and legislated Absolute Advantage Foreign Policy should also be applied to many Latin American, Asian, and African countries.
Tell Congress to vote by 5/15/2008 against FTAA-Type Trade Agreements with any country. Tell Congress to Legislate by 7/28/2008 the afore-mentioned Absolute Advantage Foreign Trade Policy worldwide, which means that an importing country imports only complementary, not supplementary, products (in the most practicable finished form) that it cannot reasonably produce itself. E.g.: The U.S.A. would import finished-form tropical agricultural products and export finished-form temperate agricultural products. This Would Stop All U.S.A. Improper Imports from All Countries and Greatly Help Solve the U.S.A.'s Disastrous Trade Deficit and Foreign Debt. Also, it would return most or all of the many million good U.S.A. jobs exported/outsourced over the past approximately 45 years. President Bush should sign this bill by 8/5/2008.
UNCAP and DRILL U.S. OIL WELLS. By 6/5/2008, the U.S. Senate, and by 6/6/2008, the U.S. House, should pass a bill providing a ¿price-support¿ (tax credits, etc.) of $25 - $30 per barrel of oil and $4.00 per 1000 cu.ft. of natural gas, and that adds incentives to increase U.S. oil refinery capacity. This would prevent OPEC monopoly (CARTEL) from dropping its prices below these price supports to stop or greatly reduce U.S. domestic oil/natural gas production, as it did at $10.00 per barrel in 1998. President Bush should sign this bill by 6/3/2008, and it should require him to have his Departments of Interior and Agriculture and the Bureau of Land Management by 6/10/2008 to increase leases for oil/natural gas production on Federal Lands in several western states (e.g. Montana, Wyoming) and other states, especially on Gull Island and other parts of Alaska's North Slope Petroleum Reserve separately west of Arctic National Wild-Life Refuge (ANWR). Two to four months after President Bush signs this bill, these actions should start greatly increasing our domestic oil/gas production from private and federal lands in these states and off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S.A. West and Southeast Coast waters ¿ especially from Alaska's Long-Capped Gull Island Well. In a year or so, this should reduce our oil imports from 60% to 20% (mostly from Mexico) of our oil consumption, with No Imports from Iraq/Mid-East/OPEC monopoly. Exports of Alaskan/Other U.S.A. Oil and Natural Gas production should be prohibited. A 10-member U.S. Congress and Private Sector Group should soon (5/16/2008 to 5/19/2008) go by one of President Bush's airplanes to Alaska's Prudhoe Bay area, to physically prove whether there is a capped (unused) Gull Island oil well there rather than a plugged (drained) oil well, and to prove whether there are capped and mapped oil wells in the other aforementioned states.
Tell (Instruct) your Federal and State Senators and Representatives, and your Governor, to legislate a paper ballot voting system (in place of the machine/computer systems) for legitimate, accurate voting systems nationwide for the November 2008 election. Advocate for alternate energy sources: wind and solar as well as ethanol from switchgrass (not from corn or soybeans).