Saturday, December 13, 2008

Commerce Secretary?

Now that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been nominated as Secretary of Commerce by the president-elect, we ask: How good has he been for commerce in New Mexico?

The largest new industry established in the state during his term as governor is Eclipse Aviation, which is in bankruptcy.

Through no effort of his own, we still have two national laboratories and an Intel plant. This can be credited to Sen. Pete Domenici and Congressman Heather Wilson, both not continuing in office.

We have the beginnings of a spaceport in southern N.M. Yeah! That's what I said. (Hope those little green guys have lots of exports.)

The N.M. Dept. of Transportation is out of cash. We needed a tax infusion for the commuter rail line to Santa Fe from Albuquerque. Road projects have been halted pending the next legislative session.

Let's stop and think about how the United States will look if the experience is similar.

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