Letter to the editor: Old health system was not working

The article "Obama care threat to insurers" is the usual approach used by conservatives to discredit the Affordable Health Care Act. The act's enemies have not been able to make an honest case against it nor has there been an alternative plan to oppose it. State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, said "This law is a […]

Letters to the editor: Democracy can’t exist without compromise

A new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" is an excellent evaluation of our dysfunctional Congress. The authors are Thomas E Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman chair and senior fellow in governance studies at The Brookings Institution. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Both […]

Letter to the editor: Students deserve pat on back

Earth Day was celebrated by the Tucumcari High School junior class under the direction of Christina Fleming and several other teachers in a great gift to Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Sixty students from that class volunteered services to the cemetery. They donated four hours and painted the posts along the roads a bright yellow. Those […]

Letter to the editor  - March 28

"But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man." — Jesus of Nazareth Children exposed to obscene speech I am tired of the obscene vocabulary my fellow Tucumcarians tolerate in our community. As I write this letter, two of my neighbors sit on their front porches, […]

Letter to the editor: Most Pipeline jobs only temporary

The Jan. 25 editorial about the Trans-Canada pipeline headlined “Pipeline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs” uses the conservative mantra — facts be damned to defend the status quo. The editorial states with today’s technology leaks are unlikely; that should make the Gulf Coast residents feel better. Professor John Stansbury, University of Nebraska, said that […]

Letter to the editor: Finance system business of government

Dwayne Andreas, chairman of Archer Daniels Midland, told Mother Jones: “There isn’t one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians.” The government in our country is deeply involved in shaping the market in […]

Letter to the editor: Finance system business of government

Dwayne Andreas, chairman of Archer Daniels Midland, told Mother Jones: "There isn't one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians." The government in our country is deeply involved in shaping the market in […]

Financial situation caused by lack of oversight

The editorial “Government hinders financial progress” (needs a state it ran) makes several statements that can not be supported by facts. Our current financial situation is directly attributable to a lack of governmental oversight of financial activity. The statement is made that America is the most upward mobile nation in history. The Organization for Economic […]

Letter to the editor: Limiting government caused state of economy

The Sept. 14 editorial “Government can’t create jobs by spending” is a continuation of “government is bad” ideology. The article blames Keynesian economics for the situation we are in. That is contradictory to what mainstream economists, financial experts and investigative journalists have concurred. The evidence overwhelmingly points to no controls over new financial products, weakening […]

Letter to the editor: Cutting spending not way to go

The editorial, “Government needs more cuts to survive crisis,” is something akin to what doctors formerly practiced — bleeding a patient. Both accomplishes the same thing; worsening the condition it is supposed to cure. Government cutting spending will increase unemployment, which will decrease spending by the public, resulting in lower tax receipts, more government spending […]