Union talk gridlock costs taxpayers

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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:30 pm | Updated: 10:42 am, Mon May 19, 2014.

What if you spent at least $125 an hour for a labor negotiator who billed you for two years but never settled any contract disputes?

You would be a New Mexico taxpayer.

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  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 12:09 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    I agree, Mr. Grace. They were not hired for their degrees or qualifications (or lack thereof). They were hired because someone "suggested" they would make good Cabinet Secretaries-or designees.

    Follow the money.

    Wait! That's got a certain ring to it! Kind of like "New Mexico. True." as a state tourism marketing slogan. How much did THAT gem cost the taxpayers? The AP article last week is really laughing about that one.

  • Julian R. Grace posted at 3:14 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    Logies New Mexican Posts: 108

    I wonder what use are the degrees all the personnel that actually are supposed to work for the governor are? They all got hired for a reason, no? Then why are taxpayers paying for someone else to come and do work they were hired (or elected) to do? What a rip off! We need to elect someone who will get it right, and if they rip us off then replace them too until it gets right. No more old guard status quo politicians!

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:24 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1660

    I wonder how much it would cost taxpayers if we just acquiesced to the wants of the unions?

  • Amber Espinosa-Trujillo posted at 10:26 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    Catholic Against Hate Posts: 23

    Wonder if this company made a large or small campaign donation?


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