TAX Day: Voters Deserve the Truth

Taxed Enough Already or Want More Government Forced Income Redistribution? We all know today is TAX DAY. This day symbolizes to many Americans the two sides of an important public policy: 1. Those who gladly pay fair taxes to support constitutional government services; 2. Those who believe ever increasing taxes are a valid method of income redistribution.

Come out this afternoon, Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and join others at the Albuquerque Tea Party Tax Day Rally. The location for the main event is 6615 Menaul Boulevard NE, directly across the street from Coronado Mall. Come out and join New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) President, Carla Sonntag, who will be speaking, and have some fun on TAX DAY.

********************** TRUTH WARNING**********************

CANDIDATES: The New Mexico Business Coalition will be SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT throughout this campaign season. Saying or publishing anything but the truth, the whole truth, may be detrimental to a candidate’s credibility.

The NMBC does not care who you are, what position you are seeking, or the party in which you are registered. Tell the truth or we will tell it for you!

VOTERS: The NMBC has some useful tips to help you determine if a candidate is telling you the truth. If you have doubts about information you hear, see, or receive, please send it to the NMBC and we will research it for you. Click HERE for detailed SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT tips.

GRT May Need Reboot: The Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) in New Mexico is unique to the state. The GRT was set up as a way to bring income when a large majority of property was owned by the federal government. At one time, it proved to be beneficial to the state, but is it time to rethink things? “The problem is the world changed, the economy changed, and we haven’t changed. It’s not 1966 anymore,” said New Mexico Tax Research Institute President Richard Anklam. Read more in the Albuquerque Journal article HERE.

Register for the Las Cruces BASH (Business and Social Hour): Excitement is growing as we gear up for the Pre-Primary Las Cruces BASH on May 8 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at La Posta de Mesilla. Join us as we hear from candidates in the Dona Ana County area discuss the influence that the 2014 election will have on the business environment. Seating is limited — RSVP Today! Here are some of the elected officials and candidates who will be at the BASH: U.S. Senate Candidate David Clements, House District Candidates Betty Bishop, Neal Hooks, Andy Nunez, Rick Little and John Zimmerman.

YOUR BUSINESS NAME COULD BE HERE: We have sponsorship opportunities for upcoming events. Contact the NMBC at (505) 836-4223 or for more information.

Business Highlight: Platinum Builders Corporation Platinum Builders Corporation was founded by Wayne Mitchell in 2001. It is a family owned and operated company specializing in commercial new construction and tenant improvement. Their projects have been primarily for the private sector; however, they do maintain a portfolio of public works projects.

The most important thing Platinum Builders Corporation builds, they proudly say, is relationships. Over the years, they have forged lasting, mutually rewarding alliances with clients, real estate brokers, architects and engineers. Time and again, clients come back to them for experienced consultation, quality work, responsive service and attention to detail. Their traditional values of service, workmanship and integrity along with innovation and technology enable them to turn visions into reality.

One thing that sets Platinum Builders apart is that any construction project is a well-orchestrated collaboration between diverse specialists. All aspects of Platinum Builders services emphasize teamwork and communication. They carefully coordinate every step of the process with client, architect, engineers, subcontractors, material suppliers and other team members. Once hired, Platinum Builders Corporation will take sole responsibility for the overall management of the construction process.

Platinum Builders stays in business because they continuously meet or exceed their client’s expectations in quality, reliability and professionalism, while helping them obtain their project goals and objectives.

Working Together to Change NM Business: The NMBC focuses our efforts to change the business environment in New Mexico. Over the next few months, the NMBC will continue to profile some of the great businesses that provide the jobs, products and services that improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans. To become a part of this great group of businesses positively influencing New Mexico, join the NMBC today!

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Win a Dream Vacation or an Ideal .50 or .556 for only $20: Tickets for the NMBC Raffle are on sale now! 1st Prize is a choice between a .50 Caliber Beowulf Rifle or a .556 Rifle; 2nd Prize is a 7 day trip to any U.S. Wyndam or RCI resort. Tickets are $20 each, three for $50, or the best deal is ten tickets for $100.

The drawing will be held at the 2014 HEROES Luncheon in August (need not be present to win.)

Please contact the New Mexico Business Coalition at (505) 836-4223 or for more information.