It is interesting to see the construction industry all up in arms about the legislature and Governor not passing a capital improvements bill in the last session. They say it will cost thousands of jobs. It could cost jobs for sure but it is almost humorous that this one segment of the business community cries for stimulus funding, while the the right wing national chamber of commerce and other groups say we can power our way to prosperity with tax cuts for the rich.
One of my good friends has a jewelry and metal art manufacturing facility here in Albuquerque. He told me over dinner yesterday that their business is doing great and that he thinks one reason is that people are purposely buying local goods. He is also selling to airport gift shops in the west and says demand is up. He thinks the recovery is underway and wonders if the right wing will try and stall it so they can elect a republican president.
People I know are trying to dis Martin Heinrich in his run for the US Senate because he wasn't born in New Mexico. One of my readers commented in the last blog that only one of our delegation was born in New Mexico. I get really sick of these folks who thinks that a person's birthplace really matters. It is New Mexico politics at its worse and it is coming from supporters of Hector Balderas, the state auditor who wants to be a Senator. He is better than this and he ought to shut those folks up.
We had a great weekend up in Fort Collins. I would post my daughters engagement pics that I shot but she wont give her old man permission. We did find a great place for them to be married not far from Rocky Mountain National Park. That region if Colorado is truly beautiful.