In New Mexico, The Democrat status quo has to go
Democrats have not been able to get it right in 60 years of control of the state Legislature. Why is this year any different? Hint: It’s not.
Democrat policies are the status quo in New Mexico and, this year, the status quo has to go.
The power to reform our state lies in the hands of every New Mexico voter. With the primary election now behind us, each one of us has a choice to make that will determine the future of our state.
Who we choose to represent us in government speaks volumes about the direction we want to see New Mexico go.
Democrats have boasted for years about their commitment to provide for middle-class New Mexicans. The problem with their lofty promises is that their results don’t live up to the hype. Democrats have not been able to get it right in 60 years of control of the state Legislature. Why is this year any different? Hint: It’s not.
The solutions are within reach
Middle-class New Mexicans are not flourishing under the thumb of the Democrat-controlled legislature. Democrats have enjoyed an uninterrupted 60 years at the helm and yet they have, by every conceivable metric, failed us. New Mexico is still at the top of too many bad lists and at the bottom of too many good ones.
Governor Martinez is working hard to change the status quo and to make bold reforms. In less than two years in office, she has cut wasteful spending and enacted commonsense education reforms to improve our failing schools.
Meanwhile, the Democrat leadership in the state Legislature is doing everything they can to bog down Governor Martinez’s commonsense reforms. Obstinate obstructionism is making the road to economic growth, rapid job creation and a better education for our kids a lot longer than it needs to be.
The solutions to grow our economy and create jobs are within reach. To get there, we need to make New Mexico open for business. That means lowering taxes on small business owners and other job creators. As our neighbors — Oklahoma, Arizona and Texas – fight tooth and nail for jobs and innovators, New Mexico must reform how we treat employers so that we can compete one-on-one with any state for the jobs we need to put people back to work and build a vibrant economy.
The status quo has to go if we expect New Mexicans to be able to find good-paying jobs and life-improving career opportunities.
With Democrats in control of the Legislature for the last 60 years, what has changed? Not enough for the good and too much for the bad, and that’s why the status quo has to go. New Mexico families deserve better than a future shoddily built on more of the same failed promises.
If you are looking for a brighter future for tomorrow, we hope you will consider voting to change the leadership of the New Mexico Legislature. In recent years, Democrats — both nationally and locally — have promised hope, change and grand visions for the future; however, they have failed to follow through on those promises.
If you feel — as we do — that the status quo has to go, we hope you will join us and elect commonsense Republicans who will empower job creators, improve education and ensure public safety for New Mexico families.
Newman is chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico.
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