Big-Spender Bill

In case you missed the Rio Grande Foundation’s most recent commentary, I discussed Governor Richardson’s record in a recent article on National Review Online. Richardson’s run for the White House is a great opportunity for the Foundation and for those concerned about the very real political and economic problems facing New Mexico to expose them and discuss them on a national stage. These problems — high taxes, poor educational performance, and poverty — are not new. Richardson didn’t cause them, but he could be doing more to resolve them. I just hope that our efforts are more productive than the Republican Party’s calling Richardson a “carnie huckster.”
The Foundation remains steadfastly non-partisan, yet our state’s politcal culture would benefit greatly from a more robust debate — as opposed to name-calling — between the two parties.