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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under taxed; the government has simply over-spent'
Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/24/11 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 01/24/2011 11:46:54 AM PST by Nachum

Like fellow Republican governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, New Mexico's new governor, Susana Martinez, is her state's first female chief executive. She is also the nation's first Latina governor, as Haley is the first woman governor in the United States of Indian descent.But Martinez is not new to public service, having been a prosecutor for nearly a quarter-century. Her full biography is here. Her husband, Chuck Franco, has also had a long career in law enforcement. See the couple's photo below greeting a little girl.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: gov; martinez; newmexico; susana

1 posted on 01/24/2011 11:46:55 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under taxed

Speak for yourself, Gov.

2 posted on 01/24/2011 11:54:32 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum

She doesn’t look Italian.


3 posted on 01/24/2011 11:55:27 AM PST by devistate one four ( jihad is a 2 way street! Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Puppage
She can speak for me. We are not undertaxed. Maybe you misunderstood her words.

She is an actual wise latina.

4 posted on 01/24/2011 11:56:24 AM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: Puppage
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under taxed Speak for yourself, Gov.

Are you finding what she's saying in error? Do you think we're under-taxed?

5 posted on 01/24/2011 11:57:05 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Puppage

I think you misunderstand, Susana is very much against raising taxes to close the state defecit. She cut cabinet secretary salaries, and reduced the expenses at the Gov’s residence over 55% compared to Richardson.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 11:57:37 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: Defiant
Maybe you misunderstood her words

I absolutely did. My mistake.

7 posted on 01/24/2011 11:58:07 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

8 posted on 01/24/2011 12:04:21 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Inconceivable!


9 posted on 01/24/2011 12:05:33 PM PST by TexasAg
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To: Bratch

LOL. Agreed.


10 posted on 01/24/2011 12:06:05 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The more I hear about this lady, the more I like her. I was contracting at a fairly large petroleum company in SE New Mexico a few weeks back when she shut down the State EIB. The employees (every one I worked with a conservative) were ready to throw a party.


11 posted on 01/24/2011 12:07:18 PM PST by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: Nachum

Methinks this is not the sort of Latina the liberals were talking about when they promoted multiculturalism.

Get some!


12 posted on 01/24/2011 12:23:37 PM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Nachum

Correction: We ARE over-taxed AND the government IS overspending.


13 posted on 01/24/2011 12:29:27 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS

Oooops.

I appear to have mis-read the first part of her statement.

I will now correct my previous correction by stating: I Agree 100%!


14 posted on 01/24/2011 12:31:40 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Nachum; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...
Thanks for posting. The LA Times has a full copy of her "State of the State" address at the link.

A couple of things about her personally. She has an older sister who is developmentally disabled with a mental age of five; she was taking care of her in Las Cruces after her mother died and has had to make other arrangements now that she is governor, which is hard on her. Before and after becoming DA of Dona Ana County, she prosecuted many cases of physical and sexual child abuse.

She is pro-life, pro-second amendment (she carries; was an armed security guard at 17 in El Paso), wants to repeal illegals driver's licenses, will miss shopping at Albertson's Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, doing fix-ups, at her house, gardening, etc. Was endorsed by Sarah Palin and won election with 53% of the vote in a heavily Democratic state. She does not tout her Hispanic heritage or gender but instead says her election was due to her education and work ethic.

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(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.

15 posted on 01/24/2011 12:33:36 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: Nachum

Another female leading the Republican revolution...

Excellent.


16 posted on 01/24/2011 12:34:48 PM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

No kidding, man, excuse the pun.

These ladies (Nikki Haley, Michele Bachmann, Sarah, Marsha Blackburn, the cowgirl from South Dakota-—sorry, her name escapes me) are going to rebuild the Republican Party from the ground (where all the men now grovel) up.

Get the pussies out of the way, the women are here!


17 posted on 01/24/2011 12:42:31 PM PST by dblup
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To: Nachum
Governor Martinez (biography) and "First Gentleman":


18 posted on 01/24/2011 12:59:06 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: Puppage

She can speak for me as well. We need more people like Gov. Martinez in Office. She is terrific so far.


19 posted on 01/24/2011 1:25:35 PM PST by MeSpikeLibs (Wake me when the Obama nightmare is over.)
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To: Puppage

Saying “we are not under-taxed” means “we are taxed plenty”.


20 posted on 01/24/2011 1:29:44 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Bratch

My name is Diego Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.


21 posted on 01/24/2011 1:30:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

See Post # 7


22 posted on 01/24/2011 1:36:02 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: CedarDave
She does not tout her Hispanic heritage or gender but instead says her election was due to her education and work ethic.

I can tell you her ethnicity had zero to do with my vote for her one way or the other! It was her demonstrated work ethic and her stand on the issues that are important. In other words, I'm a racist.

23 posted on 01/24/2011 2:22:10 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Puppage
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under taxed Speak for yourself, Gov. Huh?
24 posted on 01/24/2011 2:23:53 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

I could afford to buy another house with the taxes withheld from my paycheck each month. The same as the one I’m currently living in.


25 posted on 01/24/2011 2:27:02 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Nachum
We 'are not under taxed; the government has simply over-spent'

She is in very good and respected company.

“We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much” Ronald Reagan

26 posted on 01/24/2011 2:27:57 PM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: CedarDave
She is pro-life, pro-second amendment (she carries; was an armed security guard at 17 in El Paso), wants to repeal illegals driver's licenses, will miss shopping at Albertson's Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, doing fix-ups, at her house, gardening, etc. Was endorsed by Sarah Palin and won election with 53% of the vote in a heavily Democratic state.

I think I'm in love...

Nah, just kidding (Mrs. Backwoods would not be amused), but it's good to have conservatives at the helm of states.

27 posted on 01/24/2011 3:01:39 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: Nachum

The Hell you say Gov! I’m paying enough in taxes to fund the budget of a Third World country!


28 posted on 01/24/2011 4:15:30 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jmacusa
The Hell you say Gov!

See posts #2 and 7

29 posted on 02/01/2011 12:59:30 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yup, ‘bout sums it up!


30 posted on 02/01/2011 3:47:47 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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