Sunday, December 14, 2014

How They Voted

For what it's worth, here's how New Mexicans voted (House and Senate) on the CRomnibus spending bill that repeals the meager Dodd-Frank bill protections against Wall Street's massive thievery passed in the wake of the financial meltdown and lets Wall Street go at it again, betting on junk derivitaves and when the bets go bad we have to make up the losses. Look for this to embolden the low life gangs of dishonest CEOs Americans hold up as heroes.

Voting against: Michelle Grisham
                         Ben Lujan
                         Steve Pearce

Voting for: Martin Heinrich
                  Tom Udall

There will be no political cost either way to any New Mexico Democrat since New Mexicans don't pay much attention to what a candidate does but vote on the basis of how nice their smile is.


  1. Not good. Minnesota voters still hold my confidence. And for that I'm not only grateful but proud....:) Ok the district that re elected Michel Bachman several times.... not so much.

    1. I think that district might be gerrymandered in a way that rounds up a lot of suburban Republicans and keeps them in one place so someone can keep an eye on them.

  2. I do not vote smiles, I vote Democrat, I have on occasion not voted (Gary King) for an individual, but will never, ever vote for a Republican. Not after what they have done to this country in the last few years.

    1. I hear you New Mexican. You're very well informed.

      When I wrote that I was thinking about these politicians' Facebook pages where people go on there and tell them what a wonderful job they're doing and sound like they have no idea what they're doing. They never say it's because of this or that, just 'You're doing a wonderful job.'

      I was also thinking of a post I did earlier this weekend after I came across a map in the Washington Post that shows median income by county and when it began to decline. Above the map it says "Median household income peaked at least 15 years ago in 81 percent of U.S. counties." That's incredible if you consider that income for the top few percent has skyrocketed, even more amazing if you think that over that time a lot more women entered the workforce and added their income to the household income. Their participation has doubled from around 30 percent to 60 percent, i was just reading lately. New Mexico's Democrats don't talk about that and do nothing about it and don't try to inform people that that's been going on or tell them why. They campaign with photo ops.

    2. Clarification; 30 percent of women used to work, now twice as many do, so household income should have gone up, not down. Inflation adjusted most of us are in decline.