Martinez vetoes minimum wage increase

Mar 30, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Alamogordo Daily News

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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http://defense.aol.com/2013/04/11/brac-seques...

One also has to look at where the cuts are coming. They are modest at best. But cutting 100,000 from the military over the next years will make some impact. Interesting article on BRAC.

And let's not forget that cutting the pork and fat is a reduction...but look at the size it is now. Interesting to see the public and private sectors being compared. As if they are competing.
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really silly thing to say.
I have to agree with Carey here. The funding is coming from the big pot of money that the govt holds. Too many not willing to recognize this as truth, but they depend on the govt as do many other industries.

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really silly thing to say.
Only silly to big-government liberals such as you. And you have the right to believe so. After all, I believe the existence of modern liberalism is silly.
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Willothewisp wrote:
http://defense.aol.com/2013/04 /11/brac-sequester-hagel-hasc/ ?icid=related3
One also has to look at where the cuts are coming. They are modest at best. But cutting 100,000 from the military over the next years will make some impact. Interesting article on BRAC.
And let's not forget that cutting the pork and fat is a reduction...but look at the size it is now. Interesting to see the public and private sectors being compared. As if they are competing.
You realize that a pile of things were pushed in at the end before Seq, so when you cut, you really cut things that weren't there to begin with? As for BRAC, it's been talked about and done for a while. The issue is that there are still a lot of these places that aren't absolutely necessary, but it goes back to the chicken and egg argument. Let's say for example, that in las cruces, we didn't want wsmr anymore, it's a huge expense. We'd put it on the chopping block and cut. We'd be affecting the economy in las cruces and nm very heavily. So, the Seq cuts, if they were real would do the same to the US economy. These cuts cannot be too real or too large as the security of the nation depends on many of these expenses.

Fat, pork, hmmm hungry ... We do have too much of all of that. There should be a larger focus on getting people off welfare, housing help, medicare, medicaid, social security and many, many other handouts that cost crazy amounts of cash. I'm all for it, do away with all of these.
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You realize that a pile of things were pushed in at the end before Seq, so when you cut, you really cut things that weren't there to begin with? As for BRAC, it's been talked about and done for a while. The issue is that there are still a lot of these places that aren't absolutely necessary, but it goes back to the chicken and egg argument. Let's say for example, that in las cruces, we didn't want wsmr anymore, it's a huge expense. We'd put it on the chopping block and cut. We'd be affecting the economy in las cruces and nm very heavily. So, the Seq cuts, if they were real would do the same to the US economy. These cuts cannot be too real or too large as the security of the nation depends on many of these expenses.
Fat, pork, hmmm hungry ... We do have too much of all of that. There should be a larger focus on getting people off welfare, housing help, medicare, medicaid, social security and many, many other handouts that cost crazy amounts of cash. I'm all for it, do away with all of these.
all entitlements for those who do not work and who have not earned them!

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And let's not forget that government does not pay minimum wage. They are not pikers. It is Scale. Union Scale. So try 21/2 times minimum.

The Davis-Bacon act and its history also makes interesting reading.
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And let's not forget that government does not pay minimum wage. They are not pikers. It is Scale. Union Scale. So try 21/2 times minimum.
The Davis-Bacon act and its history also makes interesting reading.
Yes, I've worked with many, many, many useless govt workers. They get paid too much and deliver too little. You'd think they work for the university.

These must be the shovel-ready jobs barry had in mind. Creating jobs with tax money isn't exactly creating jobs, is it? Although, the money comes back into the economy and finds its way to stores, dealers, food, etc. You could say that small business and others are subsidized by the govt.

Take las cruces and el paso for example. Can you imagine the detriment of getting rid of white sands and fort bliss in this area? What would that do to small businesses? Chicken and egg problem? Interesting little cycle we've created for ourselves. Let's sequester to save money. No, we can't sequester or it will kill the economy. Let's not sequester and spend more. No, we can't spend more cause we have no money. Let's sequester. No, let's not.

Think of the impact that govt has on free enterprise. Is it really free and unregulated? Is it really private secotr? What would we all do if the govt didn't exist to inject money into the economy? Think carefully. How many high paying jobs does the govt sponsor? Middleclass? Who would buy all these products and services? My head hurts just thinking about this mess.

Take for example, defense. Govt needs a weapon. They hire contractors. Those hire other smaller contractors. They all buy from the local community. That money is used to buy more things from others. It's sort of trickle down thinking, right? Would that valve manufacturer really have someone to sell it's valve to otherwise? Hmmm ... Interesting how money makes its way around. Where's that gold we no longer have?

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