State of New Mexico Archives: on Budget & Economy

Allen Weh: Reduce America's debt; implement balanced budget

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, Feb 18, 2014

Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail

I said when I announced yesterday that I'll go back to Washington and work for Idaho. I won't be an automatic vote for anyone or anything, unlike Mr. Risch who shields his lack of accomplishment in the Senate by voting NO on virtually everything and by offering no real solutions of his own. In particular, he has done nothing to promote job growth in Idaho.

Unlike Mr. Risch, I won't cast silly votes to shutdown our government; I won't use budget blackmail to harm Mountain Home Air Force Base or the INL, and I won't concentrate on Syria and Kazakhstan at the expense of Kootenai or Canyon County.

This election is about the record of a life-long politician who has held elected office for nearly 40 years and, in an entire term in the U.S. Senate, has not one major thing to show as an accomplishment for Idaho's families. The only desperation here is Mr. Risch's as he struggles to hold on to the job that pays him $174,000, one he recently said was so easy he could do it permanently.

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, Jan 15, 2014

Heather Wilson: Strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment

Heinrich said Wilson has endorsed a plan for radical cuts to Social Security. That was a reference to the "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge, in which signers promise to oppose any move to raise the federal debt limit unless it's accompanied by major spending cuts, caps on future spending and a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Wilson did sign that pledge in June 2011. In the debate, she argued strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment.
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican FactCheck on 2012 N.M. Senate debate Oct 11, 2012

Susana Martinez: Cut spending to balance state budget

In order to balance our budget and address our state's fiscal crisis, we must act quickly to cut waste from government. This is the beginning of our fight to balance the budget and rein in government spending. It's time to cut spending, shrink government, and commit ourselves to protecting taxpayer money rather than wasting it.
Source: 2011 N.M. gubernatorial press release #110126_2 Jan 26, 2011

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