It is said that the Rio Rancho city government was taken over by the Tea Party in the last election. Those are the guys who are complaining every day about federal stimulus and bail out provisions. They are the guys that want less government and less taxes. Oh, unless it involves their favorite real estate developer and home builder.
Why don't they just admit that during bad times there is a role for government to play in getting the economy steaming ahead? If it takes a short term subsidy then do it. But don't play the double standard game.