Thursday, September 23, 2010

In Front of Your Face

The most important story on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal today was the one about the closing of the long time Albuquerque employer General Electric.  They made jet engines for many years.  Several hundred hard working folks with good paying jobs are on the streets.  But it seems that job loss or gain is not big on the agenda of Susana Martinez.  She just wants to talk about tax cuts.  Diane Denish isn't so sure because I think she sees the trap here for these recently laid off good people at GE and others like them.  While they look for work in poor economic times they may need the support of their state government.  Can that be done without raising taxes when the stimulus funds dry up next fiscal year?  I don't think so.  But others might want to give it a try. Why would they want to support a bunch of people who don't want a job?  But just in case it doesn't work, shouldn't you leave an option open to take action?  Like Diane Denish has.

Or does GOP candidate Susana Martinez think she can just fool people by lying about this and then reneging when reality hits her in the face if she is elected.  As we know lying is a tried and true practice of the GOP.   Remember Weapons of Mass Destruction?  And Mission Accomplished?

Life is too short.

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