Action Alert and Event Reminders!
Cigarette Tax Increase and Distribution
It didn't take long for the tax
hikers in the State Legislature to get started in 2010. By tomorrow afternoon,
they will have voted on a 110 percent increase in the state cigarette tax,
funneling more money from small businesses and the poor to the ever-growing
government war chest.
Contact your State Representative now and tell them
tax increases are not the way out of this recession; vote
NO on Senate
Cigarette taxes hit the poor the
hardest: The tax burden is almost three times higher for a smoker making
$15,000 a year than for one who earns the state median income. These New
Mexicans were just hit with a massive tax increase by the Obama Administration
in 2009, and now the tax hikers in the Legislature want to follow the same
Senate Bill 30 also represents a tax
increase on small businesses. In 2007, cigarettes made up almost one-third of
all products sold in convenience stores nationwide. Now politicians in Santa Fe
want to make them more expensive, skimming 60 percent off the top for their
wasteful spending projects of choice.
Call your State Representative now at (505)
986-4300 and tell them to vote NO on Senate Bill 30 - a tax increase on the
poor and small business!
Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Party would like to remind you that a
GOP Primary Gubernatorial Candidates Forum will be held February 27 at
CNM's (Central New
Mexico Community College) Smith-Brasher Hall
6:30 to 9:00 PM. A program will be presented that will query candidates
major issues, and invite audience participation. KIVA 1550 AM will
be broadcasting the Forum live!
Come out and hear their views on the topics that concern New Mexicans
most, then make your decision as to which candidate is most in line with
All five candidates have
accepted our invitation to participate in this very important forum.
auditorium's seating capacity is limited, and no standing
room is permitted.
you to arrive early and secure your seat for this
This forum is brought to
you free of charge!
Thank you from the Albuquerque Tea Party