Buying local helps save local jobs

Construction projects and new businesses continue to enter the San Juan County market, and this is good for the community. Full Story
Opinion

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Dec 3, 2009
In any local economy there are only so many dollars to go around.
The more businesses there are competing for these same dollars does nothing to increase the local economy, however it does mean more jobs.

'we are supporting a growing economy in San Juan County' is a figment of the imagination or a statement of the uninformed:

'Counting the drop off in the workforce since Oct 08 of 600 people, there are now ~ 5700 unemployed in the Farmington Metro Area. With a reported workforce of 58,500 in Oct 09 this gives us a total workforce unemployment rate of 9.7 % with a current job loss rate of 300/month vs 100/month for the same period last year. In other words the Farmington Metro Area is now loosing JOBS 3X faster than at this time last year.'

Loosing JOBS at a rate of 300/month is not indicative of a growing economy.

The only way to grow an economy is to bring in additional money from outside that economy. The Farmington Metro Area needs new industry to bring in new dollars or a way to get the present industries to turn loose of more of their money into the economy - by hiring not cutting jobs.
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#2 Dec 3, 2009
Buying ANYTHING, ANYWHERE helps save jobs, how about that. Abet, people without 'jobs' don't really buy much. Little food here and there I suspose...but not Car's and Homes...'you know', them things. Best thing you can do is "save your money" ...no wait, spend it all, fast as you can, for very soon it will be worth very little. If you save your money you could be saving something that will be worth very little. Hummmmm, what do I do?...
Nothing - your screwed folks! You got your change. Oh, fore I forget...if we have to fund a 'war' in Afganistan, why not have a "War Lotto" just like Powerball - let the Government run the darn thing, without an "Administration Fee" of 80% and we could fund six or seven wars. People will pay a buck or five a week for a chance to win a million plus. Pay for all our wars without a new Tax! What do you think?

“roof only leaks when it rains”

Since: Nov 09

Farmington NM

#3 Dec 3, 2009
Buying local helps save local jobs. hmmm. Sounds good. In theory. Lets see, Ive been supporting Western Refining for awhile now. Shut down, jobs lost. I also supported The ElPaso Restaurant. Shut down, jobs lost. It doesnt appear that my spending is saving many local jobs.
Analysis

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Dec 3, 2009
happyandiknowit wrote:
Buying local helps save local jobs. hmmm. Sounds good. In theory. Lets see, Ive been supporting Western Refining for awhile now. Shut down, jobs lost. I also supported The ElPaso Restaurant. Shut down, jobs lost. It doesnt appear that my spending is saving many local jobs.
Western Refining slipped from net income of $109 million 3rd Qtr 08 to a net loss of $4.8 million 3rd Qtr 09.
The ElPaso Restaurant went bankrupt. Local private restaurants cannot compete with Farmington City Hall's taxpayer subsidized government airport restaurant - the good news is prices will go down in the short term; the bad news is private restaurants will now cut jobs and eventually fail altogether.

“Just a Red Herring”

Since: Apr 08

Farmington, NM

#5 Dec 4, 2009
Analysis wrote:
<quoted text>
Western Refining slipped from net income of $109 million 3rd Qtr 08 to a net loss of $4.8 million 3rd Qtr 09.
Income is different from profit/loss figures...

“roof only leaks when it rains”

Since: Nov 09

Farmington NM

#6 Dec 4, 2009
Analysis wrote:
<quoted text>
Western Refining slipped from net income of $109 million 3rd Qtr 08 to a net loss of $4.8 million 3rd Qtr 09.
The ElPaso Restaurant went bankrupt. Local private restaurants cannot compete with Farmington City Hall's taxpayer subsidized government airport restaurant - the good news is prices will go down in the short term; the bad news is private restaurants will now cut jobs and eventually fail altogether.
Actually, I was being sarcastic in reference to the silly article. According to the paper, Our local branch Elpaso restaurant was profitable but the ones in AZ were not so they all got shut down. I have spoken to some of the Western guys out of Gallup and they said the only reason Bloomfield got shut down is because these guys were union. I dont know if these are valid facts or not. The article didnt make a distinction between 'local'meaning owned and operated and profits stay here in our community and 'local' meaning managed and operated and profits go far, far away. For example, Safeway grocery store and Farmers Market grocery store.
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#7 Dec 4, 2009
Poooh, no one read my tag....darn the luck. And I thought I had a good idea.

“roof only leaks when it rains”

Since: Nov 09

Farmington NM

#8 Dec 4, 2009
2cool4school wrote:
Poooh, no one read my tag....darn the luck. And I thought I had a good idea.
We read it, and it is a good idea which is the one reason it will NEVER be considered. It just makes too much sense and we cant have that silly common sense thing floatin around. Too dangerous!
Chinaman

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Dec 4, 2009
2cool4school wrote:
Poooh, no one read my tag....darn the luck. And I thought I had a good idea.
Bad idea that is why no one read, China loan money - you, your children, and their children pay us interest - eventually we own America.
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#10 Dec 7, 2009
Chinaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Bad idea that is why no one read, China loan money - you, your children, and their children pay us interest - eventually we own America.
Dumb-Assed Chinaman, you already OWN the country. Want to by a lotto ticket?
Willie

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Dec 8, 2009
I won't buy from any local racist.

“Just a Red Herring”

Since: Apr 08

Farmington, NM

#12 Dec 8, 2009
Willie wrote:
I won't buy from any local racist.
So NON-local racists are okay then? Out of sight, out of mind?
Jingle all the way

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Dec 8, 2009
The best local store and they are friendly to Navajos is R Sports. Other then that I will go to Gallup to shop for Christmas.
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#14 Dec 12, 2009
Willie wrote:
I won't buy from any local racist.
As a "Non-Local" raciest I wouldn't sell to you. Anyone who buy's anything now they can't eat or wear is dumber than a box of rocks. Will not be long befor you can't afford to buy anything unless you work for the Government.

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