Dem NM House Commerce Committee chair jokes about raising taxes: a no-tax pledge is ‘so 2009’

One of Gov. Michele Lujan Grisham’s most loyal allies on the far-left of the Democrat Party, Rep. Moe Maestas (D-Albuquerque), chairman of the New Mexico House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, took to Twitter to mock fellow legislator Rep. Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) and his reasonable pledge not to raise taxes on the hard-working people of New Mexico.

Rep. Harper’s response came after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham proposed a special legislative session to focus on a tax hike and tapping New Mexico’s permanent fund. 

Harper’s proposal to not raise taxes came out in an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, where he wrote, “Where in the world do [Democrats] think working families will get the money for tax hikes? Many New Mexicans have endured heartbreaking losses.”

But Maestas laughed off Harper’s concerns for working families being able to afford the economically crippling tax proposals, not to mention employers across New Mexico.

But Maestas wrote, “A ‘no tax’ pledge is so 2009 … and was the precipice of the lost decade.” 

It appears Democrats, including the chairman of the House Commerce Committee, believe that in order to enact their far-left policies in the timeline they want, they are willing to punish the little guy in the process. Democrats are always eager to tout their supposed “pro-worker” badges of honor, but their eagerness to raise taxes proves the opposite. 

Maestas is married to lobbyist Vanessa Alarid, who lobbies for the far-left, dark money, anti-gun Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and bankrolled by billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

1 thought on “Dem NM House Commerce Committee chair jokes about raising taxes: a no-tax pledge is ‘so 2009’”

  1. Perhaps our politician and governor have asked the people and small business to sacrifice a lot. Perhaps our governor and politician should show our appreciation for the “non-essential” business with an extendeted tax holiday. If our politician really care they should mandate a non essential business a tax free year with a goal of giving these business an opportunity to recover costumer and opportunity to rebuild their business.

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