from the Democracy for New Mexco website ...
the Bush Administration and Bush Republicans in Congress have refused to stand up for New Mexico's working families. President Bush's budget cuts have meant that 31,569 children in New Mexico will go without promised help in reading and math, while programs to help children with disabilities in New Mexico have been shortchanged by $50.2 million. (Senate Appropriations Committee, Democratic Staff, 2/06)
These misplaced priorities help explain why President Bush's approval rating in New Mexico has plummeted to 37 percent, down 13 points in the last year alone. (SurveyUSA, 7/17/06)
"When Vice President Cheney swoops into New Mexico tonight, he'll be visiting some of Roswell's newest UFOs-the 'unidentified fundraising objects' who want the benefits of the Vice President's special interest campaign cash, but refuse to be seen in public with him," said Democratic National Committee spokesman Damien LaVera. "New Mexico Republicans can keep the cameras away, but they can't hide the fact that Bush Republicans like Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce have been terrible for New Mexico's working families.
"New Mexicans want change in Washington, not more of the same failed leadership and misplaced priorities from the Bush Congress. That's why New Mexico Democrats are offering a new direction for America, one that puts working families first by fighting to create good jobs that will stay in New Mexico, providing a health care system that works for everyone, and ensuring a quality education that provides opportunity for all."
For more on what's happening to American famlies Click HERE to hear the DNC's Podcast hosted by North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.