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Obama Uses Monument Act in Another Western Land Grab

Mike25 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 8:21 AM
Let's cut the western states off from the federal teat, and make them the self-sufficient frontiersmen that they imagine themselves to be. Then, they will realize that they own the lands, not the Feds, and will seize control of their own destiny.

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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