Congressional compensation needs cutting

A t least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly […]

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 […]

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points, or 5.75 percent. After the stock market closed Friday, Standard & Poor’s, one of the […]

Letter to the editor: Price hike in line with economy

The editorial “Privat-izing mail delivery could save the post office” is a part of the ongoing effort to try to discredit the government. The proposed stamp price increase is used to support the contention that the post office is an inefficient bloated bureaucracy. The increase of the price of stamps to 46 cents would be […]

Improving economy could stabilize Mexico

Mexico’s government is working hard to put out good news about its people and economy. We can only hope the news is true. President Felipe Calderon announced last week that Mexico’s economy has created 382,000 new jobs this year, and that the country is moving toward economic recovery. Labor Secretary Javier Lozano Alarcon said the […]

Perspective needed on economy

By Tibor Machan

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Tucumcari gets new development director

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There’s a new man in town who hopes to strengthen the economy of Tucumcari. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Executive Director Peter D. Kampfer believes the key to success is to create employment opportunities and encourage the expansion of existing businesses. That will lead to new industry. Kampfer started at […]

Kampfer to head EDC

Leslie Radford There’s a new man in town who hopes to strengthen the economy of Tucumcari. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Executive Director Peter D. Kampfer believes the key to success is to create employment opportunities and encourage the expansion of existing businesses. That will lead to new industry. Kampfer started at the EDC on Dec. […]