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Not Even a 10% Tipper

Look for Governor Bill Richardson to continue to portray himself this year as a tax cutting governor (subscription):

Richardson has asked lawmakers to enact a $69 million package of tax cuts for individuals and businesses in the coming session.

“The consistent strength of our economy gives me confidence that we can cut taxes, invest in our schools and make health care available to more New Mexicans, while maintaining prudent cash reserves,” Richardson said in a news release.

The thing is, the Governor is feasting this year on an additional $720 million in taxpayer funds. So, the Governor’s meager $69 million isn’t even equal to a ten percent tip back to the taxpayers. Anyone else feel the urge to spit in his food?