Really? Bill Richardson, budget hawk?

By Rob Nikolewski on October 18, 2013
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RAISING EYEBROWS: The announcement that former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was named to a group devoted to fixing the national debt left some scratching their heads.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE — Some eyebrows were raised — and maybe a few harrumphs uttered — in the past week as news came out that has been named to the , a new group aimed at addressing the country’s fiscal crisis.

“We are honored to have Gov. Richardson as a member of the GFLC, because he understands the importance of working in a bipartisan fashion to get the job done,” said , head of the , which is sponsoring the council. “His commitment and experience are a tremendous asset to the Campaign as we push Congress and the Obama Administration to work together to find common ground and put the country on a sustainable fiscal path.”

But, you’d be hard-pressed to call Richardson a budget hawk in his eight years as governor.

As pointed out by , state spending between 2003-2010 when Richardson on in the governor’s office.

Plus, Richardson train, which runs between the Albuquerque area and Santa Fe, and was of $230 million that come due in 2025 and 2027.

The council was unveiled last week, from across the country — 20 Republicans and 21 Democrats.

A quick Google search by showed that the news release heralding Richardson’s involvement in the group used the exact wording as seen in news releases of other governors, including former and .

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3 Comments For This Post So Far

  1. L.E. Liesner
    2:57 pm on October 18th, 2013

    If Dollar Bill Richardson is a budget hawk, Obama is a libertarian. The taxpayers of the State of New Mexico are going to pay through the nose for the next ten years to pay for the privilage of having Dollar bill as governor.He spend every dime in the Treasury and than dipped into the Permanent Fund. And with his help the Democrats are still stealing from that fund. If you remember how many times they counted the votes on the State Constitutional Amendment to allow this to happen, and where they finally found the ballots (in a gas station restroom) to pass it shows the corruption of the Good Old Dollar Bill”s administration. He should be in jail, instead of running his mouth off.

  2. jim
    9:37 am on October 21st, 2013

    Richardson will do little more than milk the taxpayer out of more money for his personal gain–as he did in New Mexico. Nothng like political cronyism to keep these leeches on society busy. At least he’s in Washington with the rest of the scum and out of NM. It’ll take a lot more than 10 years to pay off the Richardson years in NM.

  3. 10:36 am on October 22nd, 2013

    You are correct. Bill as a budget hawk?? WOW!…….almost as shocking as “TEXAS SUSAN” claiming transparency!!

    When will we wake up and hold these S.O.B.’s (regardless of party) ACCOUNTABLE!?!?!?!?

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