Of course Los Alamos Labs and Sandia Labs were the heirs to the A-Bomb effort. And it is good they stuck around because New Mexico's leaders for the last few decades pretty much concentrated on one thing only. Sprawl development was our economic development. More and more homes meandering into the desert was our means of growing. Building and buying houses. That's pretty much it and when things melted down we suffered greatly, except for our federal employment which really softened the impact. Still, we see the Albuquerque Journal and our local and state political leaders doing everything they can to sweeten the pot for real estate developers. That is not what we need. We need manufacturing and development jobs in the private sector. It would be the third leg in standing our economy on a steady level. And it would make no sense to gut the federal, state and local government payrolls or the whole thing topples again.
It was hilarious to see John McCain here yesterday for Heather Wilson warning that budget cuts would harm New Mexico. Aren't budget cuts the GOP's answer to everything. Talk about the height of double talk by right wing politicos!