We’re Against Everything…

At least that is what the folks over at the blog Urban ABQ believe. Apparently, we’re also intellectually lazy. But is it true?
Yes, we at the Rio Grande Foundation oppose the taxpayer-financed Albuquerque streetcar, the taxpayer-financed Rail Runner, and the taxpayer-financed Albuquerque arena. But does that mean we oppose “everything?” I believe the evidence points elsewhere.
For example, we support the Heritage Marketplace development which has been killed by the City of Albuquerque. Also, we’d support the parishioners at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church who were outlined on the front page of today’s Albuquerque Journal. It turns out that the churchgoers would like to cook home-made food (tamales, menudo and homemade goodies like bread pudding and bizcochitosfor), but the City health regulators are forcing them to buy food instead.
The fact is that we at the Rio Grande Foundation support private sector efforts and realize that those who use and abuse government power by forcibly taking other people’s hard-earned money via taxation are pushing ideas that would otherwise not garner financial (as opposed to political) support from enough people to be viable.