Martinez vetoes minimum wage increase

There are 20 comments on the Mar 30, 2013, Alamogordo Daily News story titled Martinez vetoes minimum wage increase. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday vetoed a bill to increase the state's minimum wage by $1 an hour, to $8.50. Martinez, a Republican, blamed majority Democrats in the state Legislature for seeking too large an increase.

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Raygun

United States

#61 Apr 1, 2013
Much to do about nothing, methinks.

SB 416 exempts those employers with 10 or less employees (77% of NM employers), apprentices, interns, & tipped employees (tipped as in tips, not tipsy employees, LOL).

Several states such as Arizona tie their minimum wage to the consumer price index, and as a result, employees receive wage increase on a regular basis. Something backwards NM seems to not comprehend.

Also, the Republican bozo from Farmington who proposed a $24/hr minimum wage as a joke needs to be kicked out. Now.
Raygun

United States

#62 Apr 1, 2013
And certainly, the 23% of NM employers, who'd have to raise their wages, most likely O&G & superstores (Walmart, et. al.) should be able to afford an additional buck and hour. Most receive massive tax subsidies anyway. Courtesy of Suzie.
Raygun

United States

#63 Apr 1, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
And who will take care of the bottom tier jobs if everyone gets the education and skills you talk about? Come on, get real.
Well, according to the gang of 8, we'll soon be welcoming an additional flood of "guest workers" who'll be taking those jobs. LOL.

And guess who's going to be overstaying their visas and dropping "anchor" babies. LOL

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#64 Apr 1, 2013
and the "Martinez effect" continues...taking care of her donors...again...
Wondering

Los Angeles, CA

#65 Apr 1, 2013
Raygun wrote:
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Well, it's called "trickle-down" for a reason...
If you PISSED on the top of a pyramid, wouldn't it "trickle down"?

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#66 Apr 1, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
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You obviously are misinformed and mistaken. Or your sentence needs tweaking. Or you have never filled out a CRS-1 form. It is in our city of Albuquerque 7%. The state will collect more gross receipts on the increased cost of living, goods and services. Unless you think that cost of living is static and goods and services won't increase. With increase in wages, more taxes and add-ons will bring more money into the government's coffers.
Slowly: You pay one dollar and seven cents in gross receipts for your gazoobo. The cost of doing business goes up and you are now paying two dollars for the same item and now fourteen cents of that same transaction goes to the state in the form of gross receipts. And the cost of goods sold and made and...it goes on and on. Really like a multiplier effect. Own your own business and maybe you will come to understand.
Perhaps the confusion is that you are referring to gross receipts TAX, as in sales tax. I had never heard this term before coming to the state that proclaimes to allows businesses the "Privilage" operating in this state. Yeah, that always made me cringe!

The taxability of services was always my nemisis!

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#67 Apr 1, 2013
I really need to find spell check for Topix lol!

Since: Aug 08

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#68 Apr 1, 2013
Raygun wrote:
And certainly, the 23% of NM employers, who'd have to raise their wages, most likely O&G & superstores (Walmart, et. al.) should be able to afford an additional buck and hour. Most receive massive tax subsidies anyway. Courtesy of Suzie.
Walmart receives subsidies? Really, I didn't know that. Please elaborate.

Oh, by the way, where do you think most minimum wage workers shop? Certainly not Walmart.
Raygun

United States

#69 Apr 1, 2013

Since: Aug 08

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#70 Apr 1, 2013
Raygun wrote:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=walmartsu bsidywatch
Ummmm, no. Didn't your mother ever tell you never to "enter" when you don't know where it comes from?

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

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#71 Apr 1, 2013
Just left of right wrote:
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Perhaps the confusion is that you are referring to gross receipts TAX, as in sales tax. I had never heard this term before coming to the state that proclaimes to allows businesses the "Privilage" operating in this state. Yeah, that always made me cringe!
The taxability of services was always my nemisis!
Stand corrected. Figured the tax on gross receipts or GRT with the CRS-1 was obvious. Leave it to an accountant and business owner to catch that.

The state and feds have a vested interest in raising the prices on goods, services and labor. They get more to tax without even raising the rate. Not that that will stop them. Thanks for the clarification.
asidonotasisay

Glendale, AZ

#72 Apr 1, 2013
Just another slap in the face to the working class people of New Mexico by Governor Martinez.

And to think Arkansas and Mississippi were worried about being left at the bottom all alone.

Certainly a 'shoein' to be re-elected in November 2014....as long as the 40% of the working poor in New Mexico don't vote and give her the boot!
threelittlepiggi es

Glendale, AZ

#73 Apr 1, 2013
What's ironic is that the 'Dirty Down's' folks from Louisiana receive a billion dollar contract thanks to New Mexico's Governor Martinez and Arkansas, home to Walmart, one of the wealthiest corporations on earth are two states at the bottom for the largest proportion of low-income, working poor in the country. hmmmm.

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#74 Apr 1, 2013
asidonotasisay wrote:
Just another slap in the face to the working class people of New Mexico by Governor Martinez.
And to think Arkansas and Mississippi were worried about being left at the bottom all alone.
Certainly a 'shoein' to be re-elected in November 2014....as long as the 40% of the working poor in New Mexico don't vote and give her the boot!
Hmmmm, I tried to research as I had heard that the $1 increase would but us on the 4th most highest minimum wage. Keep in mind that Albuquerque's minimum wage is higher than the Feds and Santa Fe's is the highest in the nation, at least as far as I can tell. See, we made the top of one list for a change! I wonder why we are still so very, desperately poor. Someone should do a study on how much the cost of consumables has increasead in Santa Fe since the wage hike went into effect. We should do a poll of Santa Fe's residents. I'm sure it could not possibly be skewed!

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

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#75 Apr 1, 2013
http://www.walmartsubsidywatch.org/state_deta...

Seems that the watchdog for Walmart subsidies can't find much. But they do have issues with other things. Love the innuendo. And because Walmart is in Arkasas and money was given to Louisiana folk it is linked? Good logic. Now we are supposed to support Walmart with higher minimum wage and healthcare. Wonder what companies got a pass on the HealthCare Act mandates. Bet it just wasn't Louisiana or Arkansas. Wait. Arkansas. Not the Arkansas of Bill Clinton? That's the connection. Guess if you throw enough at the wall it will stink...err, stick. hmmmmm.

Since: Aug 08

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#76 Apr 1, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
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Stand corrected. Figured the tax on gross receipts or GRT with the CRS-1 was obvious. Leave it to an accountant and business owner to catch that.
The state and feds have a vested interest in raising the prices on goods, services and labor. They get more to tax without even raising the rate. Not that that will stop them. Thanks for the clarification.
Yeah, it was rather obvious but I was giving benefit of the doubt. The "privilage" part still irks me....Yes, every last cent will be squeezed out of every last ambition and good intent!

“The Gruber pile lies still”

Since: Jan 11

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#77 Apr 1, 2013
Cary L Nickel wrote:
Government has no business determining wages for private sector jobs. What someone is willing to pay for work, and what someone is willing to accept in pay for that work, is a decision that rightly belongs between the employer and the employee.
I agree to a certain point. However, they should prevent these facist companies from creating a 3rd world country right in front of our eyes.

“The Gruber pile lies still”

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#78 Apr 1, 2013
Daniel in Hobbs wrote:
and the "Martinez effect" continues...taking care of her donors...again...
'Martinez effect': Donors, Boners and 'dirty' little 'Drained Swamp' stories from the past....worth millions!

Just ask the taxpayers of Dona Ana County!lmao

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#79 Apr 1, 2013
A lib that ends in an wrote:
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I agree to a certain point. However, they should prevent these facist companies from creating a 3rd world country right in front of our eyes.
You mean the US?
dabarboss

Scottsdale, AZ

#80 Apr 2, 2013
Just left of right wrote:
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You mean the US?
Correct. Drive on HYW 54 from the southern border of New Mexico to the northern end of the state. You would think you're driving in Old Mexico.

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