One of the great deceptions of the 21st century comes from politicians who pretend that somehow free-market capitalism is responsible for our problems. Just the opposite is true. Here are a few examples.
1) The housing crisis can be traced directly to anti-free market types in the U.S. Congress. Concerted efforts were made many years ago to force legitimate lenders including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to make home loans to people who were unqualified and unlikely to repay them. Big government engineered the beginnings of the housing bubble.
2) Minimum wage hiking zombies, also anti-free market types, have finally managed to use the machinery of government to price young people out of the job market. Desperately needing to learn work skills, few young people are able to benefit from the apprentice-like experience associated with their first job. Instead, the one-size fits all anti-free market crowd, has used big government to artificially set the price of unskilled labor too high. Interfering with free market capitalism has created massive unemployment amongst young people.
Unfotunately, there are very few candidates running for political office in New Mexico who are actually seeking a real change in direction. Everyone who wants real change needs to figure out who the change merchants truly are. Then we need to vote for them and pray for them. We also need to pray for our country because these anti-free market big government types have already gotten us into big trouble. Even though they have already wrecked our nation, they want to go farther in the wrong direction and they want to go faster.