Wednesday, April 3, 2013


ABOUT A FEW THINGS.   There are several things to blog about, and not a lot to be said about most of them.  I will start with local politics.
1. The State of New Mexico recently concluded their 60 bi annual legislative session. ( the other biannual sessions are for only 30 days ).   Our former Governor was infatuated with all things Hollywood.  And North Korea, for that matter. But back to Hollywood   He gave the film and TV industry a huge tax break to film here in the Land of Enchantment.  Our esteemed current governor rescinded that tax break.  But our legislature balked at eliminating it all together.  Also, the Enchanted land has some of the highest corporate taxes around. Again, our current gov wanted to reduce the taxes on corporations so they would move here to do business.  The legislature wanted to once again the tax break for all things Hollywood  but refused to give tax breaks to businesses.  In a last minute, literally, deal, Hollywood got their tax breaks, but the governor got here tax break for businesses not involved with the shaky coast. 

2. Unless you are from the Land of Enchantment, you may not realize this next item.  New Mexico, courtesy of our previous governor, gives drivers licenses to undocumented residents of the good ol' US of A. Because of that, New mexico residents cannot use a drivers license for identification. So, beginning in June, this year, if a New Mexico resident wants to board an airplane, we will have a passport.  Just another present from the previous gov.  Our current Governor has tried for two years to get the legislature to change that and refuse licenses to illegal residents, but they don't seem to know what the term illegal means.  Good for illegals from all over.  Bad for legal residents. Also, in case you didn't see that on the news, our current governor was one of four chosen to represent the USA at the inauguration of the new Pope. 

3. While I am on the subject of big brother. While I agree with the Mayor of New York City about the drinking of large drinks, and believe they should not be drank, I do not think he has the right to tell people they can't drink them or legislate businesses into not selling them.  Not his business  just his opinion.  My opinion agrees with him, but it is not my business to tell people not to drink them either. 

4. On a positive note, a group sponsored by a local medical institution is mapping gardens and fruit trees in our area so that food can be harvested this fall to be given to the hungry and needy.  I think this is a good idea, as there are so  many people who just let their fruit fall to the ground and rot.  

Although there are a few morn things to mention, I think I'll stop here and leave the other subjects for another day.  These opinions and thoughts are THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK

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