Friday, March 01, 2013

Meet Your Constituent

I can't wait to see what happens the next time republican congressmen conduct a town hall.  It may be that a whole new group of folks show up, with tar and feathers, to discuss the loss of their jobs due to the meat cleaver job cuts that will occur in the next few weeks due to the 'sequester.'

I wonder if any of these guys would really hold a town hall.  It would be both a foolish and courageous thing to do.  I hope they do it.

Will we hear from Governor Martinez and Mayor Berry on what they will do to help New Mexico through this?  It will affect us more than most.  Could a public works job program be funded while the legislature is still in session?  Over and above the normal capital improvements spending which will take a long time to generate jobs.  But that would take some real effort and leadership and political skill.  Do they have it in them?  Things can happen quickly when needed.

We are still up here in Fort Collins, Co.  I watched TV news up here and it was actually pretty good.  Informative.  No sex story of the day.  Or rescued puppies.  Or dash cam video.  At least in the show that I watched.  They even got the Governor on camera for an interview that wasn't limited to specific topics.  Like we will ever see that in NM with our feeble journalistic efforts in TV these days.


Michelle Meaders said...

Steve Pearce is holding a Town Hall tomorrow morning in Las Lunas:

Pearce to Hold Town Hall in Los Lunas

Los Lunas, NM (February 26, 2013) U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce will hold a town hall meeting in Los Lunas this weekend, on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 am. He will visit with constituents at the City of Los Lunas Council Chambers, located at 660 Main St.

Congressman Pearce will focus on upcoming budget issues in Washington, the sequester and what it means for New Mexico, as well as immigration reform. As always, he will take questions from constituents and discuss other topics of concern to New Mexicans.

For more information about the meeting, telephone 1-855-4-PEARCE, (1-855-473-2723), or visit

Saturday, March 2, 2013:
10:30 am

Town Hall with Congressman Steve Pearce

City of Los Lunas Council Chambers
660 Main St.
Los Lunas, NM

Bubba Muntzer said...

I have to commend him for holding one of these, providing it isn't so tightly controlled as to be worthless, if it's where people can ask unscreened questions and it's not where the only ones who get tickets are ones his staff has approved of, which is often the case.

But if not, you've got to hand it to him. Democrats won't do these any more. They're deathly afraid someone will show up and demand to know why the hell they don't act like Democrats.