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    • New "Good Morning" thread
      Back south of the border since Tuesday, probably until next Tuesday at least. Some storms here as well but not a lot of rain. Most of it has been staying west & north of us, so far.Have a good weekend everybody. 
    • $15 per hr to flip burgers
      I meant this town is a prime example of school board foolishness and not taking votes to pass laws among other things. Got carried away after another interaction today with one of our CAWchester city employees.  Sorry Del, carry on.
    • New "Good Morning" thread
      Gonna be a soggy, stormy one here. Have a great, safe, weekend guys...and remember this weekend is to honor the vets that gave their lives for our freedom. Let's remember all of them, and don't forget to raise that flag.   
    • New "Good Morning" thread
      Hey thanks Jim and you do the same, brisket sounds fun. Heading to the cabin this afternoon,  not sure if I'll have time to wet a line tonight but bringing the rain gear to help with our fish fry Saturday.  Have a great weekend gents!!
    • Gary Johnson, Nation Review POV.
      So, the general fund went up 5% per year.  Am I correct in assuming NM economy did not grow 5% per year?  
    • Gary Johnson, Nation Review POV.
      Left office with New Mexico as one of the only four states in the country with a balanced budget Left New Mexico with a budget surplus Used Line Item Veto thousands of times to trim the budget Vetoed 750 bills during his time in office; more than all other governors combined Cut over 1,200 government jobs without firing anyone Created more than 20,000 new jobs First New Mexico Governor to challenge education status quo and propose statewide voucher program Restored State General Fund reserves to more than $222 million from a low of $28.1 million Limited annual state budget growth to 5.0% during eight years in office Cut taxes 14 times while never raising them—a first for New Mexico Vetoed 32% of the total number of bills submitted for his signature Gary Johnson's New Mexico Fiscal Record, Denounced, Defended, and Debated The Libertarian presidential contender was better on taxing then spending, but the power of the veto can only go so far when you are governor and the legislature ultimately controls the purse. Brian Doherty|May. 25, 2016 1:55 pm             Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson does like to sell himself as the only true fiscal conservative, compared to the major party candidates he expects to be up against in November, if the delegates to the Libertarian Party National Convention chose him this weekend in Orlando. GJ for President facebook National Review attacked his spending record as governor of New Mexico in an article by James Spiller on Monday, under a rough headline saying "Never Gary Johnson."   Some of the bill of indictment against Johnson, from Spiller: Johnson is also slammed for instituting a "refundable tax credit" to encourage filmmaking in his state, and for not being very fine-grained and specific in how he intends to reach his goal of cutting federal spending by 43 percent if he's president. Paul Gessing of the free market think tank the Rio Grande Foundation from New Mexico appears in National Review today with a more nuanced defense of Johnson. Highlights: Gessing explains how the legislature Johnson faced stymied him from doing as much good as he would have liked to, including that "Every year Johnson proposed school-choice vouchers and every year the Democrats in the legislature killed them." Gessing agrees the filmmaking tax credit is a terrible idea. While Johnson had the veto and used it around over 700 times—he thinks that's more than all his fellow governors at the time combined—the legislature ultimately has the power of the purse. On his way out Johnson vetoed an entire budget for 2003 but got overridden. What New Mexico spent during his administration was somewhat, but by no means ultimately, up to him. For more context, the Cato Institute in its grading of the fiscal records of the governors during Johnson's administration had these positive things to say in their 2002 report:
    • Gary Johnson, Nation Review POV.
      That sounds like about the same number of times Trump has declared bankruptcy...
    • Gary Johnson, Nation Review POV.
      = fawning all over Trump.  He demolished the competition.
      He easily became the Republican nominee.
      He is not in any way, shape or form a conservative.

      Who cares what the Republican establishment thinks? Most of them are even less conservative than Trump. Who do you think is more conservative, Trump or Johnson? Or maybe the answer is Hillary?
    • Gary Johnson, Nation Review POV.
      I read an article on him which stated he raised 'spending' 7 times and came in with a 4 bil debt in NM and when he left it was 7 bil
    • Gary Johnson, Nation Review POV.
      That is faint praise.  But, do you dispute the facts in the article?
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