Opening yesterday’s Albuquerque Journal, I was heartened to see this opinion piece from New Mexico State Senator David Ulibarri. In his article, Ulibarri cites the possibility that “if uranium mining resumes in New Mexico, we would be looking at the creation of about 20,000 jobs with a projected economic impact of $26 billion dollars over […]
Barack Obama just doesn’t get it. The previous economic stimuli that he and his cronies in Washington have foisted upon us as the chart below shows: Despite the fact that the unemployment rate has now gone back down to 10 percent, Obama’s worst case scenario (no stimulus) would have resulted in the unemployment rate rising […]
My friend Steve Ellis at Taxpayers for Common Sense blew the whistle on an ever-expanding timber subsidy program. It is a case-study of how political log-rolling in Congress makes it difficult for fiscal conservatives to win the day in Washington. The best we can ask for in reforming Washington is for citizen outrage to strip […]
Some very interesting polling data from the highly credible Rasmussen polling organization has come out showing that when asked the question “Suppose the Tea Party Movement organized itself as a political party. When thinking about the next election for Congress, would you vote for the Republican candidate from your district, the Democratic candidate from your […]
A few weeks ago I outlined efforts underway in Louisiana to cut spending bloat. This involved forming a commission to reduce government spending and eliminate wasteful programs. The efforts have yielded some excellent results. Recently, our own Governor, Bill Richardson, who I criticized in my piece for pushing only for higher taxes, named another commission […]
New Mexico Watchdog takes you inside the castle Manny Aragon has been building for the past 21 years in Albuquerque’s South Valley. See the monument being built by the man who was once the most powerful politician in New Mexico in a video report by New Mexico Watchdog’s Steve McAllister.
While Democrats in Congress work overtime to make their health care reforms appear to be “deficit neutral,” University of New Mexico economist Micha Gisser cuts through the disinformation and explains exactly why the plans for a government takeover of America’s health care is simply not possible without dramatically increasing the deficit. Read the article here.
We at the Rio Grande Foundation typically go after the idiocy and corruption of our state political leaders, but the TSA is one entity that we all deal with on a regular basis, but that I have not written about extensively. This is largely because there seems to be no momentum in Congress to undo […]
As “cap and trade” remains bottled up in Congress (thankfully), New Mexico quietly moves closer to allowing the appointed, not elected Environmental Improvement Board, to force New Mexicans to live under a draconian set of carbon emissions regulations. The petition, filed by the green group “New Energy Economy,” would, if adopted, give New Mexico the […]
Today, my friends (and occasional allies) Fred Nathan of Think New Mexico and Allen Sanchez with the Catholic Church wrote an article in the Albuquerque Journal decrying efforts by the Albuquerque Chamber to convince politicians in Santa Fe to oppose re-instating the tax on groceries that was abolished a few years ago. While the Rio […]