With State Senators like Tim Jennings and John A. Smith standing firmly with the Republican Party’s state senators what hope do the working poor in this state have when it comes to the budget? These men are democrat in name only and vote republican every chance they get. It is a total falsehood that democrats are in control of the state senate.
Jennings and Smith would rather enforce a tax on the poor instead of raising taxes on the rich in this state. They don’t care about working families and they work hard to force bills through our state senate that only harm New Mexico families and small businesses.
Today Jennings and Smith will be working hard to reduce the pay of already low income instructors in this state by 1% which is nothing more then a tax on the poor who make less then $40,000 a year in income. Some of these families make just over $20,000 a year but will just the same face a tax increase in the way of paying more for their retirement.
This tax increase on the working poor only takes more money from our local economy and further harms our state by making sure that local small businesses don’t see the income they need to stay out of the red.
Someone in this state needs to call these red dog democrats on their behavior and force them to understand that this is unacceptable for a blue state like New Mexico.