Put Federal Employees Back to Work: The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) would like to thank Sylvia Bokor for providing this link to a concise list of bills that have been passed by the House of Representatives to minimize the financial burden of the shutdown on Americans. Unfortunately, President Obama and the Senate leadership refuse to approve or even look at funding that: opens all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington; provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research; ensures the government shutdown doesn’t affect pay for our National Guard and Reserve; provides immediate funding for critical veterans benefits and services; provides immediate funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and a bill that provides immediate funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
The American Voter Has the Answer: Who has the ultimate responsibility for the government shutdown? The American voter; we have the power. The NMBC encourages you to get involved, to contact our NM Congressional delegation and show your support for: 1) Getting federal employees back to work; historically the American people will end up paying back wages for all furloughed employees so they should get back to work immediately and earn those wages; 2) Passing a balanced budget based on current income and expenses, not new programs and projections that go out 10 years; 3) Pass a national debt limit to pay for current debt with built-in, mandatory reductions based on the balanced budget mentioned in #2.
We Won’t Forget: The NMBC will remind voters of what is going on now, when the next election comes along. We put members of Congress into office; we need to get some of them out.
ALBUQUERQUE ELECTION DAY – TODAY: If you are a registered voter in Albuquerque and have not already done so, PLEASE VOTE TODAY. Here is a link to the voting locations.
November BASH (Business and Social Hour): Save the date for the next BASH, November 14, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at the Albuquerque Country Club.
Contact the New Mexico Business Coalition at (505) 836-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can join the NMBC.