Unemployment rate rises for NM cities...

Unemployment rate rises for NM cities as other metros recover

There are 394 comments on the Business Journal story from Jul 2, 2013, titled Unemployment rate rises for NM cities as other metros recover. In it, Business Journal reports that:

The unemployment rate in New Mexico and its four major metropolitan areas increased in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Ben Dover

Albuquerque, NM

#266 Aug 2, 2013
x-and-o wrote:
How can New Mexico's economy be failing under a conservative Repub governor?!?!
My goodnes, this must be some sort of mistake.
Easy. We have a gang of long time Democrats in the legislature screwing things up, just like they have been for over 50 years.

I guess you didn't know that the governor isn't a dictator, and can make no law. Go learn something.
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#267 Aug 3, 2013
Ben Dover wrote:
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Easy. We have a gang of long time Democrats in the legislature screwing things up, just like they have been for over 50 years.
I guess you didn't know that the governor isn't a dictator, and can make no law. Go learn something.
Exactly right! Big government, high taxes, over-regulation, fiscal mismanagement, driving away big money industries, and courting Hollywood and so-called "green" energy has been a disaster for our state. "Green" energy means a 3 BILLION dollar plant in California takes up 5 solid square miles of public land (it's the largest in the world) and creates only 80 jobs.(search Ivanpah solar) Compare that with the thousands of natural gas and oil jobs in New Mexico that Richardson and the Democrats drove away. Then search up all the "alternative" energy projects from the Carter era that are long since defunct because they were unprofitable financial disasters. The Democrats in New Mexico have put up on the road to ruin over the last 50 years. It's time all New Mexico realize that and start voting them out of office. Governor Martinez is trying to bring jobs back to our state, but she can NOT do it alone, with a hostile obstructionist legislature in Santa Fe calling the shots.
Slambo

Castle Rock, CO

#268 Aug 6, 2013
Yes, we must rape New Mexico of it's natural resources! And let's make sure it is a messy, bloody, life draining rape—viva la BP/Horizon—while we're at it!
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#269 Aug 6, 2013
Slambo wrote:
Yes, we must rape New Mexico of it's natural resources! And let's make sure it is a messy, bloody, life draining rape—viva la BP/Horizon—while we're at it!
Unemployment is the most "life draining" experience most Americans ever suffer from.

And you DO realize that New Mexico doesn't have any shoreline, so there is no offshore drilling in New Mexico, right?

What makes you think utilizing natural resources is akin to "rape"? So everytime you fill your gas tank or flip a light switch you are committing a rape? That seems to diminish the meaning of the word. So why is it better to "rape" middle eastern nations of THEIR natural resources, rather than use our own?
Quit

Huntsville, AL

#270 Aug 6, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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lying, oil and gas is a huge industry in NM. Nobody is being stifled. You just want weaker rules for protecting our water, which is a resource that is far more important in the long run. That is stupid, short term thinking. Just because other states' regulations haven't caught up with us and there is a glut of product vs. demand, is no reason to relax necessary protections at this time. The history of the west is full of examples of the rape of resources by narrow interests leaving the residents with the mess and the costs.

Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#271 Aug 6, 2013
Quit wrote:
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lying, oil and gas is a huge industry in NM. Nobody is being stifled. You just want weaker rules for protecting our water, which is a resource that is far more important in the long run. That is stupid, short term thinking. Just because other states' regulations haven't caught up with us and there is a glut of product vs. demand, is no reason to relax necessary protections at this time. The history of the west is full of examples of the rape of resources by narrow interests leaving the residents with the mess and the costs.
Water is more important in the long run? Let's see. I just got my water bill last week, and I had 18,500 gallons of clean, drinkable water delivered to my house for $82. How much oil, propane, or natural gas can I get delivered for $82? Water is so cheap I dumped most of it on the ground so grass, plants, and trees would grow and make my yard pretty. Seems the water situation is doing pretty good, although my bill has gone up since government has enacted stricter regulation. I'm sure if you and Obama have your way, you'll get that water bill up even higher for me.

You, and people like you, are the kings and queens of stupid, short term thinking. You put everything ahead of humanity, and tell the unemployed to shut up and go get their welfare check and food stamps, give up their homes, reduce their standard of living, and learn to live with less, and then vote for the people who screwed them. Your desire for government control causes prices to increase on things like food and fuel, while at the same time incomes are falling. And you pin blame on everyone but yourselves when business finally decides enough is enough and refuses to play by your every increasing and expensive rules and decides to move elsewhere, where people actually WANT the jobs, economic growth, and tax revenue. You want prefect examples of what liberal thinking like yours does? Look to Chicago and Detroit. That is Obama's America, and you are PROUD of it.
Again

Huntsville, AL

#272 Aug 6, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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your posts are so clueless.
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#273 Aug 6, 2013
Again wrote:
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your posts are so clueless.
I am sure they are to you, because liberals do not understand markets, free enterprise, or human nature.
Seriously

Huntsville, AL

#274 Aug 7, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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you equate the value of a vital natural resource needed by all life forms with your water bill and compare it to the cost of a consumer product? You are in no position to pretend you can school anybody in any subject. You are a case study in stupidity.
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#275 Aug 7, 2013
Seriously wrote:
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you equate the value of a vital natural resource needed by all life forms with your water bill and compare it to the cost of a consumer product? You are in no position to pretend you can school anybody in any subject. You are a case study in stupidity.
A vital natural resource that is SO plentiful and cheap that most of it is used to grow ornamental shrubbery, wash cars, and other such "vital" purposes. You really need to stop with the constant doomsday bullshit. Control through constant fear and intimidation is what petty dictators do. Americans should be above that sort of thing. I don't know if you know this, but there's water piped right into houses OUTSIDE Santa Fe these days. Very few people have to go to the well and turn a crank to lower the bucket, or are forced to catch rainwater off the roof and store it in old whiskey barrels. One rarely hears of someone dying of thirst in the United States. I can only hope that some day you lefties will come back to the 21st century. Our water distribution system in the U.S. is really pretty good, and while it's always good to conserve when possible, having the government tell you that there's a water shortage, so you can only water your lawn, or wash your car, every OTHER day, doesn't really constitute a life-threatening water emergency.

You don't think water is a consumer product? Talk to Nestle' about that. Or better yet, stop paying your water bull, and demand that the water company there in Santa Fe keep your water on because it's a "vital natural resource". Let us know what your getting from your faucets in a few months.
liberals

Albuquerque, NM

#276 Aug 7, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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I am sure they are to you, because liberals do not understand markets, free enterprise, or human nature.
understand free, as in give it to me free and let someone else pay for it. I want it, need it, deserve it and its your obligation to supply it to me.
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#277 Aug 7, 2013
liberals wrote:
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understand free, as in give it to me free and let someone else pay for it. I want it, need it, deserve it and its your obligation to supply it to me.
You've got THAT right!
Ted Nugent

Farmington, NM

#278 Aug 14, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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Two things that show you to be quite ignorant of economic reality:
EVERY top rated state, IN THE LIST YOU PROVIDED, was run by Republicans.
Wyoming's current unemployment rate is 4.6% That's already THREE full percentage points BELOW the national employment rate, and TWO full percentage points lower than the New Mexico unemployment rate. So it would appear that them thar Republicans in Wyoming have a pretty danged good head start, don't they?
And whom is going to clean it up when they are done trashing Wyoming?

Feds will have to step-in for all the clean up, and that's you my friend. Get ready to pay up. One way or another.

Big chunks of NM are still trashed because of what corporate did in the past, while no one was looking.

Over money. Over money. U readin u bible boy?

Pretty soon nothing left to shoot at.
Ted Nugent

Farmington, NM

#279 Aug 14, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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A vital natural resource that is SO plentiful and cheap that most of it is used to grow ornamental shrubbery, wash cars, and other such "vital" purposes. You really need to stop with the constant doomsday bullshit. Control through constant fear and intimidation is what petty dictators do. Americans should be above that sort of thing. I don't know if you know this, but there's water piped right into houses OUTSIDE Santa Fe these days. Very few people have to go to the well and turn a crank to lower the bucket, or are forced to catch rainwater off the roof and store it in old whiskey barrels. One rarely hears of someone dying of thirst in the United States. I can only hope that some day you lefties will come back to the 21st century. Our water distribution system in the U.S. is really pretty good, and while it's always good to conserve when possible, having the government tell you that there's a water shortage, so you can only water your lawn, or wash your car, every OTHER day, doesn't really constitute a life-threatening water emergency.
You don't think water is a consumer product? Talk to Nestle' about that. Or better yet, stop paying your water bull, and demand that the water company there in Santa Fe keep your water on because it's a "vital natural resource". Let us know what your getting from your faucets in a few months.
You might have the water u been drinkin checked.

Maybe u not drink it after u find out whats in it and what's left over from past industries. Will u trust corporate for the truth ? Someone that is making money what ever they say ?
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#280 Aug 14, 2013
Ted Nugent wrote:
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You might have the water u been drinkin checked.
Maybe u not drink it after u find out whats in it and what's left over from past industries. Will u trust corporate for the truth ? Someone that is making money what ever they say ?
Why, my gov'ment sez it's O.K. As in the EPA, which monitors water quality from public utilities, the same agency that Barack Obama is using to try to bankrupt the coal industry and other energy industries. Ole' Barack Obama wouldn't LIE by telling me my water is good when it's not, now would he? As for the source water, why I'd be more worried about the NATURALLY occurring elements, like radon and asbestos that comes right out of the ground, than what might have been put there by man. You do know what fish do in water, right?
Ted Nugent

Farmington, NM

#281 Aug 14, 2013
I would suggest you look at what the EPA says about the water in NM.
Its not OK dokey.
Are you being duped by corporate again?
I still want some wild animals to shoot at.
Geez

Huntsville, AL

#282 Aug 14, 2013
Atomic Cafe wrote:
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you are so full of it.
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#283 Aug 14, 2013
Ted Nugent wrote:
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And whom is going to clean it up when they are done trashing Wyoming?
Feds will have to step-in for all the clean up, and that's you my friend. Get ready to pay up. One way or another.
Big chunks of NM are still trashed because of what corporate did in the past, while no one was looking.
Over money. Over money. U readin u bible boy?
Pretty soon nothing left to shoot at.
Nothing but bullshit from you, of course. You do know that the federal government experimented with underground nukes outside of Farmington back in the 1960's, right? Maybe you live a bit close to ground zero and the radiation has affected your thinking? Just a possibility.
Ted Nugent

Farmington, NM

#284 Aug 14, 2013
Corporate has you spooked about radon? what a fabrication. They making money off you, by you being scared!!! Might as well buy insurance for it to make you feel safe.

Where's my gun, cupcake, I needin to learn dis fool.
Atomic Cafe

Albuquerque, NM

#285 Aug 14, 2013
Ted Nugent wrote:
I would suggest you look at what the EPA says about the water in NM.
Its not OK dokey.
Are you being duped by corporate again?
I still want some wild animals to shoot at.
Already have. The water co. has to send me reports every year. Water is just fine, thanks. Unless, of course, Brarack Obamas' EPA is lying..and they wouldn't do that, would they?

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