Friday, November 27, 2015

Season For Thanks and Remembering

Being the season for thanks, be sure you remember and thank Senators Udall and Heinlick for all the support they are giving President Obama and Candidate Clinton for trying to flood the zone with refugees that will never have the save values that the Country was founded upon. You know they are totally committed to make the United States better for United States Citizens.

The 912 Tea Party December Meeting will be held on Dec. 1 in the Civic Center at 7 PM. Hope you can attend.

There will be an open lunch meeting at noon on Friday, December 4, in Los Hermanitos East, in the back room. Come and join like minded people.

Friday, October 9, 2015

October Meetings Follow Up

Those that didn’t attend the October meeting missed a good one.

NM GOP trying to pass a bill to form a non-partisan committee to review the pros and cons for NM in pursuing taking control of BLM and Forest Service land in NM. This excludes National Forest, National Monuments/Parks, military bases, and tribal lands.

It appears that western states are all taking a look at this and sounds like most states have started the review process. Utah is out ahead of most states and looks like they are working on federal law suit.

The feds pay the states ‘payment in lieu of taxes (PILT)’ for land controlled by Forest Service and BLM lands. Taxpayer dollars from across the country come in to the state coffers. This includes your federal tax dollars. If I understood it correctly, about 35% of the state’s budget comes from PILT funding. About 36% the state budget comes from NM gas and oil royalties.

Basically 50% of the state’s land surface is controlled by National Forest and BLM. The eastern states have 4% of their land controlled by the feds. Nevada controls only 4% with the feds holding 96%.

The issue boils down to tax revenue. The more land controlled by the state or in private hands, the larger the tax base. NM (and other western states) would increase their tax revenue from the land use fees/royalties. The feds pay a reduced amount in PILT than the state would otherwise get (ie, increase oil and gas leasing, logging, mining).

There is more to it; this is only a nut shell version.
On a separate note, the county commission is looking at a county-wide business license ordinance. I heard about it at the 912/TEA meeting and went to the commission meeting on Wednesday to see what was going on. It looked like there were planning on voting for the ordinance but a lot of people showed up to complain. The ordinance was tabled for refinement and will be back on the agenda in December. They talked about wanting to protect first responders and neighbors through registering businesses so they can inspect their premises. A noble pursuit but not a very good ordinance. If you live in the county and ever sell anything, you need to pay attention. There is a fee for the license and a growing fine if you don’t comply.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Meeting

The SJC 912/TEA Party October meeting will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 6, in the Farmington Civic Center.

The program will feature 2 NM legislators speaking on the effort by western states to take control of land currently controlled by various Federal Agencies. It should be an interesting meeting.

Hope to see you there.

On another note, it shouldn't be amazing to me that the Secret Service leadership would put in motion a plan to information on Jason Chavetz. It becomes increasingly apparent that the most import job that bureaucrats preform is to protect the bureaucracy.

Monday, September 14, 2015

We Need A Vote

The Rules for Radicals playbook that the Progressives use notes in Rule 4 'Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules'. It also notes that you do what ever means necessary to achieve your own goals. Lie, cheat, hide, invent new rules, ignore existing rules and law. You get the point.
That is where we are with the Iran Accord. It appears that the Republicans will live by the existing rules of the Senate and not hold a vote on the rejection of the Iran Accord.
The Democrats saw fit to change the rules to be able to approve radical judges be added to the Federal bench. And the Republicans just cowered.
Obama, the rest of the Progressives, and the Democrats have changed the way Washington operates but the Republicans have not recognized or at least accepted it yet.
It there ever was a time for Republicans to change the rules so there can at least have a vote on an issue, this is it. It just doesn't look like they have the will to get it done.
Why are Trump and Carson leading in the poles. If there was some other place a conservative to go..........

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Corruption Will Carry the Day

Corruption in Washington is a major hurdle for me to get over with the Iran Accord. Are Obama, Hillary, and Biden, cooperating to get the attention away from the Iran Accord? (Lord knows Hillary needs to get the spotlight off her email business.) Obama gives Biden the ‘blessing’ to run for president with profuse praise to get the media focusing on a Hillary/Biden conflict. Hillary coming out with comparisons of the Republicans to terrorists and Nazis to stir up something other than Iran and email. Was Obama involved with the short Stock Market crash over the last couple weeks? He can’t afford an economic slide impact his legacy but he didn’t take time from vacation to comment on it but he was able to have Fed Bankers restore order with comments that it may not be time for interest rate hikes in September.
There are more ads on television against the Iran Accord. Things are getting serious enough that Obama is calling the people oppose to the deal ‘crazies’.  A couple more democrats came out against the Accord. Obama is pushing the corrupt senate democrats to prevent a vote on the Accord. The establishment GOP may even let them get away with it. It would surprise me. I still believe that corrupt democrats will not override a veto.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Veto Override

The Iran Accord will depend on a veto override. My thoughts going in is that Senate democrats that are up for reelection in 2016 would count the votes against and they would be allowed to vote to override veto to help with their reelection bids. I did a little research.

There are currently 27 democratic senators supporting the Accord and 4 leaning toward support. It takes 35 supporters to stop the veto override. There are 13 democratic senators still reportedly on the fence. Of those, 4 are running in 2016, and one is retiring in 2016 for a total of 5 democratic seats up for bid.

There is plenty of room to allow those running for reelection to vote against the Accord to bolster their reelections. The ones not running in 2016 will be counting on the voters forgetting about their vote in 2015. All just political show.

Neither of the NM senators are running for reelection in 16, and both are big supporters of the Accord. Don’t forget. Senator Bennet of Colorado is reportedly on the fence and up for reelection in 2016. The way Colorado seems to be going, you can place your bet that he will come down against the Accord in a show vote.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Library Presentation

Obama is working on his presidential library funding. He is also working on the legacy items that will be highlighted in the library. The Iran Accord will have to be one of them. It will be interesting to see how he presents it.
Unlike Obamacare, there are democratic heavy hitters coming out against it. Polling shows that a majority of the citizens would vote against it if they had a chance. So many that politicians are concerned how their vote will impact their elected futures. He took it to the UN for a vote before he allowed Congress to act on it. He will have to veto the no vote to get Congress to over ride the initial vote. With the track history, he may even proceed with it even if Congress over rides his veto. There is also the reference that this is a 'good deal' if it is fully implemented, so if it doesn't work as the 'vision' then it is someone else's fault.
There are many negatives associated with his Accord and his actions. The master of 'hope and change' probably won't surprise us in how he presents his view of this in the library.