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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 10:52 am, Tue Mar 19, 2013.

It is somewhat paradoxical that Gov. Susana Martinez, invited to Rome for today’s investiture of Pope Francis, will meet the pope for the poor just after she promised to veto an increase in the minimum wage for our state’s lowest-paid workers. With the 60-day, 2013 legislative session behind her, Martinez is joining Vice President Joe Biden and others to see the pope installed.

Even as a member of the official U.S. delegation, we doubt the governor will get much chance to chat with the new pope. If they did have a conversation, we would love for Pope Francis to ask Gov. Martinez how her policies in New Mexico support the poor. A decent wage, such as the $8.50 an-hour rate she is promising to veto, would help working families and go a long way to moving Catholic economic values from words to actions.

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  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 8:21 pm on Tue, Mar 19, 2013.

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    How can the citizen's blame Governor Martinez who had no chance to get her voice heard about anything without being already targeted by an inept political body on both sides of the partisan politics. Even some Republican's and Democrat's who were running amok at this session actually hate themselves and love nobody. It is a love and hate relationship they have among themselves. Sounds warp, it is.

     
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