12 February 2010
Like so many other states, New Mexico state revenues are down,
(D) Governor Bill Richardson will leave us this fall with a $500-$600 million shortfall.
Yeah...he sure liked to spend while in office. [He has also assured that NM will have a republican governor come this fall!]
Case in point:
State government now needs to make up some revenue to cover our shortfall so naturally many programs are being cut...and of course the talk of increasing taxes is being thrown around. [Gee...anyone think about CUTTING SPENDING??? -- I'm just sayin...]
Ok, so 'taxes' are the one constant in the universe, well that and 'the bureaucratic mentality', anywho...
Increase taxes on cigarettes...fine, I don't smoke. Increase taxes on beer, fine...I rarely drink.
It now appears that the tax on certain food products will be returning on non-nutritional foods like soda, candy, white bread and.... WTF -- FLOUR TORTILLAS???!!!???!!!???
Tortillas are a FOOD staple, albeit non-nutritional, here in the southwest.
Here, view this...
Who the hell eats WHEAT tortillas??!!??
Oh... never mind.
What now? Do I form a new political party called the Tortilla Party?? Hold conventions and ask Levi Johnson to be its de facto leader?? Surely he can see a Taco Bell from his front door!!
RISE UP, NEW MEXICO!!! Keep government out of our burritos!!
If not, you know what is next... a tax on GREEN CHILI!!!