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El Mimbreno

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Hometown: New Mexico
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Sister Micki 1937-2018

51 years teaching — 1st grade through college

PHD in English

Guest lecturer at Oxford & Cambridge on the romantic poets

Professor Emerita, South Dakota State University

Poet — and we didn’t know it.

Catholic retreat director

Active in campus ministries

English tutor to immigrants of all religions

Sister of Notre Dame de Namour

My big sister.

She was loved because she loved.

Vaya con Dios.

Pearce wants our opinion?

Let's give it to him: https://www.ourcauseourvoice.com/2018-issues/

Pearce: Putting the American taxpayer and economy first

Pearce on fracking.
Translation: "pearce: putting corporate profits ahead of everyone and everything.

"I applaud the BLM today for putting the American economy and taxpayer first by rescinding this unnecessary regulation. Many of these Obama-era environmental rules were duplicative in nature and made in order solely to cripple energy production on federal lands. This doesn't better preserve our environment, but cuts off sources of revenues for states like New Mexico who rely on the production and development of resources to support our teachers, infrastructure, and more. From the very beginning, federal courts declared that the BLM did not have the proper authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands. By rescinding the rule altogether, the BLM upholds the rule of law and moves the nation closer towards becoming less reliant on foreign energy production. With that, New Mexico can once again have the opportunity to become a leader in energy development."

What total bullshit.

Tennessee: Signs are a safety hazard, but guns are OK

From USA Today Network:
Tennesseans will be allowed to bring their guns to the new home of the legislature but must leave any hand-held signs behind, according to a recently implemented policy.

The policy, which Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, approved Dec. 14, expressly prohibits “hand-carried signs and signs on hand sticks” because they “represent a serious safety hazard.”

Is this sick or what?

Anonymous press release (pearce?)

From the Grant County Beat:

Washington, D.C. (December 18, 2017) Last Friday, the House and Senate Conference Committee released their final report of the compromised version of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Today, the Tax Foundation released a preliminary economic analysis, highlighting overall economic effects this bill will achieve if passed and signed into law.

"… the plan would significantly lower marginal tax rates and the cost of capital, which would lead to a 1.7 percent increase in GDP over the long term, 1.5 percent higher wages, and an additional 339,000 full-time equivalent jobs. In 2018, our model predicts that GDP would be 2.45 percent, compared to baseline growth of 2.01 percent."

"The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a pro-growth tax plan, which, when fully implemented, would spur an additional $600 billion in federal revenues from economic growth…"
Read the full report here].

Note: the Tax Foundation is a big-business group.

NM's Pearce redefines "New Mexico Small Business"

NM-02 misrepresentative steve pearce posted this over the weekend. “Lunch with the family at Rosa’s Cafe, a New Mexico small business.”

I don’t think so.

Rosa’s Cafe is a chain of over 40 locations, mostly in Texas, and part of Bobby Cox Companies, a multi-chain conglomerate headquartered in Texas.

Small Business?

Sure the restaurants provide some local employment, mostly low-paying, & collect sales tax, but any corporate trickle-down (?) is not going to fall in New Mexico. The profits are siphoned off to an out-of-state corporation. If pearce can’t figure out what a New Mexico business is, he doesn't belong in congress, nor in Santa Fe.

Memorial - Nov 22, 1963

Amid all the current uproar and insanity, let’s not forget this sad day in 1963.

I was in 7th grade and I can still picture the classroom, the view out the window, the location of the clock and the PA speaker. I can never hear “Hail to the Chief” without picturing JFK’s funeral on my folks’ B&W TV.

GOP "Postcard" tax return - what's missing:

Let's start with this - most of the "adjustments to income". Pretty significant stuff to a lot of people. Maybe a lower tax rate, higher standard deduction, but personal exemption and nearly all of these adjustments go away. Lots of people will end up with higher taxable income.

Rep pearce's letter - dissected

Got an e-mail from pearce about how great the budget and tax "reform" will be for New Mexicans and felt obligated to pick it apart.

Hello friends,

First error. I am not his friend because his congressional votes certainly don't treat me as a friend.

This week, the House passed legislation so Congress can move forward with tax reform that will help families and create jobs in New Mexico, and across the nation.

The current tax code drives our entire way of life. Whether you’re working to save for retirement, send your kids to college, or expand your small business, all New Mexicans deserve a fairer tax code that works to let them achieve their goals, not hold them back. New Mexico is home to some of the nation’s poorest communities who need more and better jobs. The average New Mexican works hard to provide for themselves or their families. It’s that every day, hard-working person I want to see benefit from tax reform, and that’s exactly why I voted today to pass the budget this week.

Yes, there are poor communities that need jobs, but there's more to it that. Low-income families need healthcare and sometimes help with basic needs like food, housing and education if they are to be able to fill those jobs. Yet pearce voted to cut Medicaid and Medicare, and defund HeadStart and housing and heating assistance. For someone who claims to have grown up with assistance in a working-class low-income family, pearce sure has a funny way of giving back. The last sentence is a total contradiction, and almost implies that those on Medicaid do not work hard.

Passing this legislation allows Congress to move forward on tax reform that can create greater opportunities for people and families in lower-income communities to be raised out of poverty. We’ll see more New Mexican small businesses thrive, more jobs become available, and, ultimately, a more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.

I want to continue to hear from you as Congress moves forward on providing the details of tax reform. Most importantly, I want you to stay updated with what is happening in Congress that can affect you and your family or small business:

Remember, I always look forward to hearing your thoughts on how to help job growth, veterans, and other issues important to New Mexicans. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or concerns, you can contact my office through Facebook, Twitter, my website or by calling 855-4-PEARCE.

Just more of the old trickle-down crap: Piss on the 99%. I have no idea why he looks forward to hearing constituents' thoughts. At one of his rare townhall meetings, this one in Las Cruces, he stated he votes based on his own beliefs and agenda. Obviously. And where does he spend most of his "away from DC" time? Campaigning for governor in ABQ & Santa Fe. Afraid to show up in his own district?

Pearce takes another step backwards on energy

From pearce's press release:

“In New Mexico, and across the country, we’ve seen businesses close up shop and coal miners put out of work due to the crippling regulatory costs of this rule. With EPA’s action today, power will be given back to the states so that economies, like ours in New Mexico, can grow stronger and more competitive. This is real progress towards ending the War on Coal, which has crushed jobs and increased energy costs in our local communities,” stated Rep. Pearce.

Now if he could explain how a step backwards to dirty, obsolete coal is supposed to move New Mexico forward...
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