Today's Opinions

  • Big bucks battle as candidates fight on

    Anyone who does not think that money rules our election process need go no further than this year’s election.According to the Associated Press, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million in the days following Super Tuesday.This is in addition to the $32 million for Obama and $13.5 million for Clinton in January.These are stunning totals, reflecting the fact that public office today is not for the common man.As the election goes on and debate rages over who has what, indeed, whatever the current ba

  • Federal tax rebate plan that does what?

    Well, our government once again did something we simply cannot understand.

    Saying they want to fight a possible recession, they passed an emergency plan that will “rush” rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers, as well as $300 checks to disabled veterans, the elderly and other low-income people.

    Of course, these checks will not come until May or June and cost the government – er, us – some $168 billion. Money that will have to come from somewhere – like more taxes later.

  • Romneys ready for recruitment?

    Dear Editor,The five Romney sons, all of eligible age to serve in the military, made national news when Mitt Romney was asked why none of them had enlisted in the military to serve our nation. Mitt responded, “It’s remarkable how we can show our support for our nation, and one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected!”Yes, the boys bought a Winnebago and were touring the country ... serving their nation.

  • Council needs a better plan

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  • Don't wait until after the vote

    Dear Editor,It would have been nice to see the Monitor’s opinion about what to do with the old Municipal Building before council members cast their votes to remove the building rather then refurbish it. Our council works very hard to make sound decisions for all the citizens of our county.

  • Candidates' reliance on more insurance won't solve the health-care crisis

    In the midst of the presidential primaries, voters may wonder how to distinguish among the contenders on the critical health-care issue.All the top-tier candidates favor selling more private insurance, which misses the crisis faced by millions. Just ask Gina Dooley of Albuquerque.“I found out when I was 36 weeks pregnant that my unborn daughter had a lung tumor,” she said. “With this advance knowledge of the care and attention we would need, we did a lot of research and had a lot of contact with our insurance company.

  • Forward this column

    If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all your contacts. This is very scary when you think about the future of New Mexico.Failed presidential candidate Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico, has not been truthful about the reason he dropped out of the presidential race.

  • The health-care blame game

    Dear Editor,The recent column by County Councilor Robert Gibson makes a lot of good points.