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Obama Uses Monument Act in Another Western Land Grab

Gilbert32 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 1:44 PM
The last Republican candidate to win a majority of black voters was Herbert Hoover. They were co-opted a long time before Goldwater and Nixon.

New Mexico is once again on the bottom of the list—or the top, depending on your perspective. Forbes recently announced the “death spiral” states. New Mexico was the worst “with 1.53 takers for every maker” (Forbes defines “takers” and “makers” this way: “A taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient. A maker is someone gainfully employed in the private sector”). It seems New Mexico can’t get a break from Washington. Instead of unleashing the state’s biggest single private-sector employer, the essential job-creating giant is impeded at every opportunity.

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