Mind Your Own Business

Here is part of the answer from the NMBC President: “You requested that I remove myself from this issue with respect to the New Mexican people and their natural resources, but I can assure you that will never happen. The people of this great state deserve the truth and the facts. And if they aren’t going to be provided by special interest groups, like Sierra Club, they will be provided by the New Mexico Business Coalition.”

Get Educated, Get Involved and VOTE SMART: The opportunity to vote in the City of Las Cruces municipal election and Albuquerque municipal run-off election has arrived and should not be ignored. Early voting is open in Las Cruces now and will open for the Albuquerque run-off election tomorrow, October 30.

The NMBC encourages voters to remember what Rep Sandra Jeff said a few years ago about how elected officials can make our state better, “It’s not about being a democrat or a republican; it’s about coming together and doing what’s right for the people of New Mexico!”

Information for Las Cruces Voters: The NMBC cautioned Las Cruces City Councilors about using the ‘hold harmless’ provision to raise taxes. We know they got the message and one city councilor even admitted most constituents were against a tax increase. City Councilors Olga Pedroza and Gill Sorg, who are up for re-election and hope to keep their jobs, voted “YES” to raise Gross Receipts Taxes! Las Cruces early voting is open now and the in-person vote is November 5th.

Information for Albuquerque Voters: There is only one solution to the current economic conditions in Albuquerque and voters hold the key. We need to support job growth in private enterprise by the electing pro-business candidates. Albuquerque early voting begins tomorrow, 10-30-13.

Private Sector or Government Growth? Both candidates in the Albuquerque City Council run-off election for District 7 say they are pro-business. If you are in this district, your vote is critical and we urge you to look closely at the differences between ‘HOW’ the candidates say they plan to help the economy.

On the issue of jobs growth, for example, current City Councilor Janice Arnold-Jones, says she understands the importance of moving government out of the way so private enterprise can grow. Her plan of action is to, “Create an environment of competition; improve city processes and remove barriers to start ups and expansions. “ Fact check: Albuquerque Journal, 10-1-13.

On the other hand, Councilor Arnold-Jones’ challenger plans to bring new jobs to Albuquerque by spending more tax dollars to fund government growth. Her plan is to add government jobs by opening an “Office of Small Business Support.” Fact check: http://dianegibsonabq.com/.

Free Enterprise is the Key: The government cannot create the jobs needed to get New Mexicans back to work – nor should it. More government jobs in any category only serves to increase the tax burden on working families who are already struggling to make a living in the private sector. It is the private sector that carries the financial burden of supporting government.

We encourage voters in Las Cruces and Albuquerque to choose elected officials who understand their job is to provide the environment for businesses to flourish. Growing the size of government and ‘investing’ more tax dollars only serves to increase the tax burden on New Mexicans.

Learn About a Lawsuit Against the IRS at the NMBC BASH (Business and Social Hour): The NMBC is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the November 14th BASH (Business and Social Hour) is Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG). Mark is a regular contributor on Fox News, Fox Business and many other media outlets across the political spectrum. Under Mark’s leadership, CSG is funding a class-action lawsuit against the IRS for its abuses in the profiling, targeting and abuse of liberty-oriented, conservative organizations.

Come to the BASH and hear about the lawsuit and Mark’s keynote on this question, “Why do people who want to raid the Permanent Fund dislike children so much. Don’t they care about New Mexico’s kids?”

Get Tickets NOW and SAVE: The BASH on November 14, 2013 is from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at the Albuquerque Country Club. NMBC members are FREE – RSVP required; non-members $10 until November 8th, $15 after November 8th. Not an NMBC member? Join us today.

Contact the New Mexico Business Coalition at (505) 836-4223 or nmbiz@nmbizcoalition.org for more information on how you can join the NMBC.