NM Delegation Wants Tax Hikes

Jeff Bingaman
According to an article in the Albuquerque Journal, except for incoming Congressman Steve Pearce and lame duck Harry Teague, the New Mexico congressional delegation has drawn a line in the sand at $250,000 in annual income. Any citizens earning more than $250,000 should be hunkered down and reserving for higher quarterly tax estimates if Jeff Bingaman, Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, and Ben Ray Lujan get their economic wishes. As for those New Mexico citizens that fall below the magic 250K line........if Congress does not act quickly to end all of the pending tax increases, anyone with a job can expect lower paychecks starting with their first check in January. Now, everyone go out and have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!


"Utterly Clueless"

Tim Geithner
Ben Bernanke
BERLIN Nov 4 (Reuters) - The United States' plan to buy debt and pump more money into the economy to prop it up is wrong and will not solve the country's problems, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday. Asked on broadcaster ZDF what he thought of the Federal Reserve's programme to buy an additional $600 billion worth of government bonds, Schaeuble said it would not solve the problem of high unemployment and a flagging economy. Read here:


UTEP Students Slain - Murders Continue in Juarez

From the El Paso Times - The two university students who were gunned down in Juárez on Tuesday were U.S. citizens who lived with their relatives in Juárez while they attended the University of Texas at El Paso. Manuel Acosta Villalobos, 25, and Eder Andres Diaz, 23, were attacked by gunmen about 8 p.m. in colonia Rincones de Santa Rita, Chihuahua state police said. Their assailants fired 36 rounds, shooting the students multiple times, according to a Chihuahua state police report. Read here:


Chavez: A Cautionary Vote for GOP

Linda Chavez
From Townhall.com - Tuesday was a great night for Republicans, but it would have been better yet had Sen. Harry Reid gone down to defeat. And while many analysts have debated the role the tea party played in a few high-profile Republican losses on Election Day, including that of Reid's opponent Sharron Angle, the real story is what happened with the Hispanic vote. Hispanics made up 18 percent of those voting in the Nevada election -- a much larger than average showing in a non-presidential election. Had Angle won as large a share of Hispanics as did the successful Republican gubernatorial candidate, Brian Sandoval, she'd be Senator-elect Angle today. Instead, she chose to engage in illegal-immigrant bashing as her theme in the last days of the election, with reprehensible ads that depicted illegal immigrants as stealing jobs from Nevadans and terrorizing families as violent gang members. Read here:

Cruces and Mayfield Renew Storied Rivalry

Both teams have suffered injuries to key players this season. And yet both teams remain ranked amongst the most elite teams in Class 5-A football in the State of New Mexico. Both teams knew when the 2010 season began that is was likely that this game, on this evening, would be for the district championship and a higher seeding in the state high school football playoffs. The excitement will get underway mid-afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium when tailgating fans will begin to gather for good food, renewed friendships, story telling, and predictions of the outcome. The first Friday evening in November has come to be one of the great "events" in the Mesilla Valley each year. The Mayfield Trojans will play the Las Cruces Bulldawgs in the 2010 version of a high school football rivalry that is so noteworthy, it sparked the making of the documentary "Cruces Divided" which was released in theaters around the state last month. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm with radio coverage on KSNM AM-570. Internet listeners can catch the game at ksnm570.am


O'Reilly: Coasting to the Left

Bill O'Reilly
From Townhall.com - Here's my question: If this week's election returns demonstrate that the vast majority of the country is moving to the right, why do the West Coast and the Northeast continue to embrace liberalism, especially when it has led to economic disaster? Both California and New York are on the verge of bankruptcy and, according to Forbes magazine, are hostile to business by way of high taxation and strict regulation of commerce. California currently owes $158 billion, and New York is holding $60 billion in debt. But Sen. Barbara Boxer in the Golden State and New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, all big spenders, won their respective races easily. Read here: