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Taking the revenue enhancement route

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By Jay Miller

SANTA FE — New Mexico voters are smarter than many people think. There has been talk recently that no House member is going to vote for a tax increase in the coming 2010 Legislature because all 70 must stand for reelection next year.

Essentially they are saying voters won’t stand for a tax increase no matter what the reason. And yet two polls in the past month indicate a majority of registered voters say they support higher taxes to get us through this period of economic crisis.

Neither poll asked about voting for a legislator who has helped raise taxes, but the implication is that if the tax seems reasonable, voters aren’t going to kick out the incumbent.

Going into the recent special session, some legislative leaders lamented that most lawmakers still weren’t accepting the reality of a state budget in need of major help. A few days later, it appears registered voters were willing to face that reality.

A balanced package of cuts in government spending coupled with sensible revenue enhancements may find favor with voters. People laugh at revenue enhancements being just a politically correct way of talking about taxes.


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