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Gov. Lujan Grisham unveils $7.7 billion spending plan (NM - Spend and Tax Radical Dem)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2020 at 12:01 p.m. | Dan Boyd

Posted on 01/06/2020 12:30:17 PM PST by CedarDave

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Holy Crap!! What fiscal responsibility??

This year the NM legislative session is limited to 30 days and starts January 21. Lujan Grisham's budget is considered a blueprint for discussion, but as the legislature is entirely controlled by tax and spend Democrats, the budget will likely be increased even more with further spending on pork projects by individual members. Absolutely no talk of rebates to tax payers though some money will be put in "rainy day" funds. And, BTW, many of these same folks are trying to put restrictions on the oil and gas industry production to reduce fossil fuel use in the name of preventing global warming and climate change.

(A shorter than usual excerpt due to the short length of the Journal article)

1 posted on 01/06/2020 12:30:17 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...

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2 posted on 01/06/2020 12:32:18 PM PST by CedarDave (Public schools are better named "propaganda indoctrination centers." Educate your children at home.)
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To: CedarDave

Has anyone informed this flaming lunatic that states can’t print money?!


3 posted on 01/06/2020 12:33:48 PM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: CedarDave

Just checked. Education and Medicaid already take up 2/3 of NM’s budget now.

Does NM have a recall provision?


4 posted on 01/06/2020 12:36:34 PM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: CedarDave

Welcome to Democrat Rule.

1) Middle Class destruction
2) The Wealthy
3) The Poor
4) Out of Control Spending


5 posted on 01/06/2020 12:39:28 PM PST by headstamp 2 (There's a stairway to heaven, but there's a highway to hell.)
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[[New Mexico’s recent spending growth comes after several cash-lean years and is being fueled in large part by record-breaking oil production in the state’s southeast corner.]]

Which the leftist idiots are trying to obliterate.


6 posted on 01/06/2020 12:40:40 PM PST by headstamp 2 (There's a stairway to heaven, but there's a highway to hell.)
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To: headstamp 2

At the rate they’re going, it won’t take long.


7 posted on 01/06/2020 12:41:21 PM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: CedarDave

Goodies for Everybody.


8 posted on 01/06/2020 12:42:04 PM PST by CPT Clay (Q sent me)
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To: CedarDave

The more money the schools have, the worse they get.


9 posted on 01/06/2020 12:47:45 PM PST by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: CedarDave

Just stop and think of these people with a reprobate mindset that are in charge and so quick to spend the taxpayers’ hard earned money.


10 posted on 01/06/2020 12:48:24 PM PST by Maudeen (http://ThereIsHopeinJesus.com/)
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To: CedarDave

From what I understand part of this is the state scrambling to meet the legal ruling about school spending. How this became a matter for a judge and not the legislature is alarming. This is not an isolated trend.


11 posted on 01/06/2020 12:50:58 PM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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Hey I’ve got an idea. They should put a moratorium on oil exploration. That would really help the fiscal situation. And while they’re at it they should give sanctuary to as many illegals as possible, because the don’t cost the state anything to feed, clothe, house, and educate.


12 posted on 01/06/2020 12:57:29 PM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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Its fine. When she gets the “rich” to pay their “fair share” of taxes, all the extra spending will be covered.


13 posted on 01/06/2020 1:13:07 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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Lewftist nitwits vote for the strangest, befuddled, malignant losers who don’t have a clue. Good luck, New Mexicans. LOL


14 posted on 01/06/2020 1:21:53 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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Leftist nitwits vote for the strangest, befuddled, malignant losers who don’t have a clue. Good luck, New Mexicans. LOL


15 posted on 01/06/2020 1:22:03 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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To: mewzilla
Does NM have a recall provision?

Not by petition and popular vote. Impeachment and removal is by the same method as removal of the President, that is by impeachment by the House and trial by the state Senate. As both legislative houses in New Mexico are controlled by the Dems, a petition will go nowwhere (they started one last year to impeach her for removing National Guard troops from the border).

Also, there is no provision for petition and popular vote for state constitutional amendments. They can only be proposed for ballot consideration after approval by the legislature. That does essentially kill any popular (and usually detrimental) referendum movements like California has.

16 posted on 01/06/2020 1:33:47 PM PST by CedarDave (Public schools are better named "propaganda indoctrination centers." Educate your children at home.)
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To: Seruzawa
The more money the schools have, the worse they get.

And the teacher's unions fight like hell to oppose money for and creation of new charter schools, and of course no money or grants for private schools.
(See my tag line)

17 posted on 01/06/2020 1:37:10 PM PST by CedarDave (Public schools are better named "propaganda indoctrination centers." Educate your children at home.)
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“New Mexico’s recent spending growth comes after several cash-lean years and is being fueled in large part by record-breaking oil production in the state’s southeast corner.”

While they work feverishly to stop fracking and drilling.


18 posted on 01/06/2020 2:15:06 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: lastchance
From what I understand part of this is the state scrambling to meet the legal ruling about school spending. How this became a matter for a judge and not the legislature is alarming. This is not an isolated trend.

It comes about because counties with a rich tax base (e.g. Los Alamos) can afford good schools with all the latest classroom tools like computers. Much poorer counties, like Rio Arriba, struggle just to pay teachers who often have to buy their own classroom supplies. A distribution system to somewhat equalize the system statewide was shot down by a judge who directed the legislature to come up with a better one so that kids statewide have equal opportunities.

Of course, it won't work because it's up to the parents to manage and support their child's progress in school. In the poorer counties, they most often have single parent homes and the child may not be given guidance or help and often he/she becomes more disinterested in school as they get older.

Down here in the oil patch, where good jobs are plentiful, parents want the same for their children, even those where English is a second language (and many oilfield jobs are staffed by non-English speaking men). With the rich tax base from oil/gas drilling and production we are building new schools, new sports facilities and now a new vocational/technical facility is in development to train workers that don't need or want a college education. A family I'm friends with just had their daughter graduate from Junior College last May a week before her high school graduation. She is now in a four year college starting as an advanced sophomore or junior.

19 posted on 01/06/2020 2:57:59 PM PST by CedarDave (Public schools are better named "propaganda indoctrination centers." Educate your children at home.)
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Why should teachers, or any other guberment employee get any more than the 1.6% increase social security recipients got? After all if the said the COLA only increased by 1.6% what’s their justification? And if the COLA increased by more than 1.6%(no shit!) why were senior reemed again?


20 posted on 01/06/2020 3:53:32 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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