Obama exploits emotion to sell tax increase

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to raise taxes on the rich, pitching it as a way to reduce the deficit while protecting programs that help children, the elderly and the most sympathetic members of society. He said opponents would oppose tax increases for the rich as an “article of faith,” and a […]

Film incentives must be reasonable

The crafting of the state budget is an exercise in economics, not emotion. I have received hundreds of e-mails from passionate supporters of the film industry, pleading for the Legislature to leave New Mexico’s generous film subsidy unchanged. Almost all of those contacting me appear to believe that this incentive program merely returns to the […]