Albuquerque voters overwhelmingly app...

Albuquerque voters overwhelmingly approve minimum wage hike

There are 120 comments on the KOB-TV story from Nov 7, 2012, titled Albuquerque voters overwhelmingly approve minimum wage hike. In it, KOB-TV reports that:

Albuquerque voters have overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would raise the minimum wage in the city from $7.50 to $8.50 a hour.

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“US Navy”

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#81 Nov 13, 2012
walterfm wrote:
Looks like the Republicans on the ABQ city council may set aside the new minimum wage ordinance.
Since you fail to cite a source I suspect your assertion is so much BS as usual.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#82 Nov 13, 2012
I just think he spends too much time on DailyKos. No repeal but then I am sure he was hoping for it.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2832122.s...

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#83 Nov 13, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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From an art perspective you are correct, it has been commercialized and has lost much of the charm it once held, not unlike Taos has also become. However the residents for the most part are rude. One of its true gems is its history and many of the old bldgs and museums.
What makes SF quite ugly is its ultra liberal attitude towards many and extreme nepotism. That's why in part it got the name that stuck - Jaramilloville.
~~sigh~~
Debbie

Huntsville, AL

#84 Nov 13, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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From an art perspective you are correct, it has been commercialized and has lost much of the charm it once held, not unlike Taos has also become. However the residents for the most part are rude. One of its true gems is its history and many of the old bldgs and museums.
What makes SF quite ugly is its ultra liberal attitude towards many and extreme nepotism. That's why in part it got the name that stuck - Jaramilloville.
hasn't been mentioned by anyone for over 10 years and hers was a question of personal style. We have a huge community of people volunteering and supporting with their time and dollars dozens of important educational, cultural, civic and charitable endeavors. Please keep your regressive sneering nonsense to yourself.

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#85 Nov 13, 2012
the wrote:
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reduction in payroll tax as part of the stimulus did just that.
OMG, you really are just plain stupid!
That

Huntsville, AL

#86 Nov 13, 2012
Just left of right wrote:
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would be you.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#87 Nov 13, 2012
Who's the putz with the broken foot? Me!

Eh, it's nothing. Not even worth a boot for. I do hope it heals by Christmas, though. My fiancee and I are leaving for SoCal that day.
dpb

La Veta, CO

#88 Nov 13, 2012
Another of cd's childish alcohol fueled rants -- Oh well -- He's just to immature to know better. Slipping back into a 3 yr, old mentality, I would suggest.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#89 Nov 13, 2012
Which is about as much as I care about the mindless (and, pointless) back and forth going on here. It's degraded into a "Oh yeah? You're stupid!" session. Come on, people; we're better than that.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#90 Nov 13, 2012
Debbie wrote:
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hasn't been mentioned by anyone for over 10 years and hers was a question of personal style. We have a huge community of people volunteering and supporting with their time and dollars dozens of important educational, cultural, civic and charitable endeavors. Please keep your regressive sneering nonsense to yourself.
Freedom of speech there oh wearer of the Tin Foil Hats. SF is disliked by quite a few of its own residents because of the outrageous property taxes that are driving the old time locals to the point where they cannot afford to pay the taxes on their homes. Those folks can't afford to live where they spent their entire lives, and in many cases their families before them lived. Excessive property taxes are why the newer residents are not moving into the city proper and the colonias are increasing, much to the angst of city leaders. Where is the charity in that respect?

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#91 Nov 13, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/4979297 9
Well, hold onto your hats. The rats leaving the ship.
Big sigh.....Of course! I'm not a fan of the "market" but, apparently.......our economy is driven by it. I'm guessing will be driven right into a ditch!
quit

Huntsville, AL

#92 Nov 14, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Freedom of speech there oh wearer of the Tin Foil Hats. SF is disliked by quite a few of its own residents because of the outrageous property taxes that are driving the old time locals to the point where they cannot afford to pay the taxes on their homes. Those folks can't afford to live where they spent their entire lives, and in many cases their families before them lived. Excessive property taxes are why the newer residents are not moving into the city proper and the colonias are increasing, much to the angst of city leaders. Where is the charity in that respect?
lying. Property taxes on properties where "old time locals" live are restricted to 3% per year, are low to begin with, and are based on 1/3 the assessed value - which is generally much, much less than the market value - even in a down economy.

“US Navy”

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#93 Nov 14, 2012
quit wrote:
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lying. Property taxes on properties where "old time locals" live are restricted to 3% per year, are low to begin with, and are based on 1/3 the assessed value - which is generally much, much less than the market value - even in a down economy.
Not a lie and you know it. Inflated market values in SF are what has driven the taxes up and have displaced a lot of locals.

Back on topix, what's the Abq city council thinking in regards to the minimum wage thing? Apparently they don't listen to voters very well - again.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#94 Nov 14, 2012
Did you see the cite you asked for? The CC will do NADA and the Mayor will SIGN IT. The voters have spoken. The voters can always vote to tax others and to increase their wages. Where have you been?
nope

Huntsville, AL

#95 Nov 14, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Not a lie and you know it. Inflated market values in SF are what has driven the taxes up and have displaced a lot of locals.
Back on topix, what's the Abq city council thinking in regards to the minimum wage thing? Apparently they don't listen to voters very well - again.
an overstatement and a lie with regard to property tax. New Mexico property taxes are among the lowest in the nation. Of course, housing is more valuable here than elsewhere in the state where fewer people want to live, but as stated before the limits on increases and protections for long term residents are good and individual exemptions are available for head of family and qualifying veterans.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#96 Nov 14, 2012
That is a hoot. My property taxes have tripled since owning the house. It can get close to the amount it would take to rent an apartment. So you end up paying rent to the county, city, state for land you purchased. And the game of how we rank (431 out of 806 counties) does not take into account our geographical isolation, economy etc.. Though those stats can be found.

Love the our taxes are not as onerous as other places to feel better about being ripped off. Notice that your income can go down but your property taxes always go up?

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

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#97 Nov 14, 2012
Oh, and that ranking by county for property taxes (431 out of 806) does not place us "among the lowest in the nation").

nope
an overstatement and a lie with regard to property tax.

Since: Jun 08

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#98 Nov 14, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
That is a hoot. My property taxes have tripled since owning the house. It can get close to the amount it would take to rent an apartment. So you end up paying rent to the county, city, state for land you purchased. And the game of how we rank (431 out of 806 counties) does not take into account our geographical isolation, economy etc.. Though those stats can be found.
Love the our taxes are not as onerous as other places to feel better about being ripped off. Notice that your income can go down but your property taxes always go up?
County property taxes aren't bad. I live just west of Old Town, in a little pocket of county land.
Cowboy up

Albuquerque, NM

#99 Nov 14, 2012
Now that businesses are required to pay their work force more....they will have to increase prices. Food service establishments that rely minimum wage workers especially. Get Ready for higher prices at the Drive thru.
Well Fed and Well

Albuquerque, NM

#100 Nov 14, 2012
I don't eat out anywhere in New Mexico. It's the best way to avoid ptomaine, hepatitis, e-coli, etc etc etc

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