Pearce talks jobs

Congressman Steve Pearce listens to a concerned citizen talk about the environment in Cloudcroft during a Saturday meeting on jobs and the economy. Full Story
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MJK

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Feb 5, 2011
Mr. Pearce should have gone out to see some of the citizens who have been without gas utility and water, electric during this brutal cold freeze.
zozohomeboy

Tularosa, NM

#2 Feb 6, 2011
Glad to see Pearce is as big an idiot as he was before!

Since: Aug 10

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Feb 6, 2011
Pearce is not to be trusted - where does he stand on putting Congressional budgets up for the "slashing of governmental spending" the Republican party wants to see - I do agree, we are too dependent on government employment here for it to be sustainable, but any changes should be across the board, including congressional benefits and budgets - and any cuts in government employment should be done in stages, not all at once. As matters stand, cutting government jobs would create a much bigger crisis than what we are facing now. I hear a lot of noise, but I haven't seen a coherent plan from either side...

Since: Aug 10

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Feb 6, 2011
And just as an afterthought, we need to be supporting our SMALL businesses here in Otero County, not giving big $$$ to big corporations - it is the small business owner who will stay around and employ folks, given a chance - not big corporations who can move at will - and feel free to exploit the grandiose dreams of a community with unlimited water, power supply, etc. - we need to begin with where we are, and not where (and what) we would like to ourselves to be.
Michael Morris

Tularosa, NM

#5 Feb 6, 2011
It is funny how Steve continues to miss the point in so many directions. His comments on the forest ignore entirely the amazingly reduced demand for forest products with construction way down and more and more publishers, from books to newspapers, moving to electronic media.

But he did make clear his ideology. Government contractors should be able to outsource government contract work overseas because it is a good business decision.

And you guys thought the Dems were out to destroy you. Does Pearce represent the San Joaquin Valley? Then why is he working on bills to put that area back to work? Does he represent the areas impacted by deep water drilling operations? Then why all the work on this? It seems as though the only place he did not have a bill in or proposed seems to be his own district.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Feb 6, 2011
zozohomeboy wrote:
Glad to see Pearce is as big an idiot as he was before!
Glad to see that liberals are still upset about the last election. What else can we expect from these radicals?
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Feb 6, 2011
Michael Morris wrote:
It is funny how Steve continues to miss the point in so many directions. His comments on the forest ignore entirely the amazingly reduced demand for forest products with construction way down and more and more publishers, from books to newspapers, moving to electronic media.
But he did make clear his ideology. Government contractors should be able to outsource government contract work overseas because it is a good business decision.
And you guys thought the Dems were out to destroy you. Does Pearce represent the San Joaquin Valley? Then why is he working on bills to put that area back to work? Does he represent the areas impacted by deep water drilling operations? Then why all the work on this? It seems as though the only place he did not have a bill in or proposed seems to be his own district.
Glad to see that liberals are still upset about the last election especially when they did not vote. What else can we expect from these radicals?
Robert

United States

#8 Feb 6, 2011
Quit your talking and finger pointing congressman, let's see some action!
Most including myself have heard nothing but you people trying to blame others for this mess we are in, now is your time to shine. You were elected for a reason, we thought that you may be the right one for the job, prove it congressman. Time to step up and fight for the state of New Mexico like you promised. We have a failing school system, we are experiencing less and less employment oportunities, our judicial system needs an overhaul, our border needs to be protected, crime needs to be stopped, corruption in this state is by far the worse I've ever seen, just to name a few. Why are these subjects hands off to you in Washington? To sensitive a subject? Afraid you won't be liked any more? Take a stand for once even if you stand alone, that shows more character than doing nothing and pointing fingers.
I have only been in this state 5 years and you have been here most of your life, why do I see all this and you don't?
It's a sad sad day when these issues keep getting pushed to the back of the bus until next election when you promise yet again this will all change. Show me now, restore my faith in government because my patience is running thin at present.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Feb 6, 2011
Robert wrote:
Quit your talking and finger pointing congressman, let's see some action!
Most including myself have heard nothing but you people trying to blame others for this mess we are in, now is your time to shine. You were elected for a reason, we thought that you may be the right one for the job, prove it congressman. Time to step up and fight for the state of New Mexico like you promised. We have a failing school system, we are experiencing less and less employment oportunities, our judicial system needs an overhaul, our border needs to be protected, crime needs to be stopped, corruption in this state is by far the worse I've ever seen, just to name a few. Why are these subjects hands off to you in Washington? To sensitive a subject? Afraid you won't be liked any more? Take a stand for once even if you stand alone, that shows more character than doing nothing and pointing fingers.
I have only been in this state 5 years and you have been here most of your life, why do I see all this and you don't?
It's a sad sad day when these issues keep getting pushed to the back of the bus until next election when you promise yet again this will all change. Show me now, restore my faith in government because my patience is running thin at present.
Glad to see that liberals are still upset about the last election. What else can we expect from these radicals? and to think Democrats were the cause of most of the problems we have today.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Feb 6, 2011
JSwift wrote:
And just as an afterthought, we need to be supporting our SMALL businesses here in Otero County, not giving big $$$ to big corporations - it is the small business owner who will stay around and employ folks, given a chance - not big corporations who can move at will - and feel free to exploit the grandiose dreams of a community with unlimited water, power supply, etc.- we need to begin with where we are, and not where (and what) we would like to ourselves to be.
You're right. Walmart, Kmart, McDonalds and other small businesses will just pick up and leave. We have no use for them as they employee thousands of workers.
Nick

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Feb 6, 2011
all these people know how to do on either party is talk.
Michael Morris

Tularosa, NM

#12 Feb 6, 2011
Ayreshire wrote:
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Glad to see that liberals are still upset about the last election especially when they did not vote. What else can we expect from these radicals?
I am not mad about anything. My business expanded 30% last year and looks to do better than that this year. It is just that the forest industry is one of my largest customer segments and what Pearce is selling is not even tangentially related to reality. I just thought it might provoke some people to have a look at what is actually going on in the timber industry instead of beating the same old spotted owl bit.

You, on the other hand, are a lost cause.
Politicagal

AOL

#13 Feb 6, 2011
For Pearce it seems to be the same old rhetoric. My issue with him is about how he talked a great deal about helping veterans and in the end either did nothing or voted against needed funds especially for our wounded troops coming home from Irag and Afghanistan. As I recall he voted against funding for head injuries. As one comment above said. He is not to be trusted. When he served in the State Legislature. He would vote yes on a bill and then vote no on the funding. He also I believed wanted to pit billboards in the National Parks. For him it is all about big business and the bottom line profit at any cost. And yes I am one of the liberals and I did not vote for Pearce. We will see in the next 22 months if his talk will ever match his actions. I think not.
Forte Monnett

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Feb 6, 2011
The other bill Pearce wants to introduce will put agriculture back to work in California's San Joaquin Valley, where the minnow has put thousands out people of work.
Can someone explain this one? Or better yet, anyone have a link to a recording of these talks, so that I can get the context? This one seems pretty out there for being on the subject of jobs in NM...
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Feb 6, 2011
Michael Morris wrote:
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I am not mad about anything. My business expanded 30% last year and looks to do better than that this year. It is just that the forest industry is one of my largest customer segments and what Pearce is selling is not even tangentially related to reality. I just thought it might provoke some people to have a look at what is actually going on in the timber industry instead of beating the same old spotted owl bit.
You, on the other hand, are a lost cause.
You mean they actually let you have a business and gave you a business licence?
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Feb 6, 2011
Michael Morris wrote:
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I am not mad about anything. My business expanded 30% last year and looks to do better than that this year. It is just that the forest industry is one of my largest customer segments and what Pearce is selling is not even tangentially related to reality. I just thought it might provoke some people to have a look at what is actually going on in the timber industry instead of beating the same old spotted owl bit.
You, on the other hand, are a lost cause.
Why don't you explain this line. "It is just that the forest industry is one of my largest customer segments and what Pearce is selling is not even tangentially related to reality." What pearce proposes should help you while making forests open for logging once again or are you somehow making a profit off Spotted Owls.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Feb 6, 2011
Forte Monnett wrote:
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Can someone explain this one? Or better yet, anyone have a link to a recording of these talks, so that I can get the context? This one seems pretty out there for being on the subject of jobs in NM...
Well let's see. Can a Congressman submit a bill if it does not have anything to do with his state? Yes he can. Can a Congressman vote on a bill that has nothing to do with his state? Yes he can. Can several Congressmen get together and write a bill for the good of the country and introduce it. Yes they can. Where's the Beef?
Michael Morris

Tularosa, NM

#18 Feb 6, 2011
Ayreshire wrote:
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Why don't you explain this line. "It is just that the forest industry is one of my largest customer segments and what Pearce is selling is not even tangentially related to reality." What pearce proposes should help you while making forests open for logging once again or are you somehow making a profit off Spotted Owls.
And to whom will they sell all this wood? Electronic publication and the collapse of the housing market eliminated many buyers. That was my point.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Feb 6, 2011
Michael Morris wrote:
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And to whom will they sell all this wood? Electronic publication and the collapse of the housing market eliminated many buyers. That was my point.
To the contractors building new housing at Cannon AFB.
Come on Morris, use your Google skills for once!

http://www.newswest9.com/Global/story.asp...
Michael Morris

Tularosa, NM

#20 Feb 6, 2011
BarbMoore wrote:
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To the contractors building new housing at Cannon AFB.
Come on Morris, use your Google skills for once!
http://www.newswest9.com/Global/story.asp...
That was sarcasm, right? 2 million board feet tops? Somehow I don't see a little government spending offsetting high unstable fuel costs, a collapsed housing market and the rise of electronic publishing. China is increasing its lumber imports, so maybe we will soon be able to provide them with raw materials just like any other third world nation.

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