State of New Mexico secondary Archives: on Social Security

Allen Weh: Prioritize cuts to fast-growing entitlements

Weh, CEO of CSI Aviation Inc., an aviation logistics company he founded in 1977, also said he believes financial cuts are needed to bring U.S. government spending in line with its revenues. He touted the fiscal expertise he's gained after more than three decades in private business, an enterprise he built from the ground up after leaving full-time military service. "I've had a lot of real-life experience," he said.

Weh said those management values from business should be carried over to federal finances. For instance, cash reserves--instead of debt--should be built up, he said. "Why doesn't the government have a little safety net?" he said. "Why doesn't it set aside money and keep it, so that when we have natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, we don't have to go borrow money from China?"

Weh said he would prioritize cuts, and they'd include "entitlements overall." Examples include the food stamp program and Social Security disability, which have grown at a fast pace in recent years

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News on 2014 New Mexico Senate race May 30, 2014

Susana Martinez: Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds

We've doubled the size of our state savings account, and we did it all without raising taxes. Republicans and Democrats can be proud of our firm fiscal footing. It is a far cry from where we were just three years ago.

We completely overhauled a near-bankrupt unemployment insurance system. We reformed our state pension funds, resolving a $12 billion shortfall while ensuring that state workers, police officers, teachers, and others will have the retirement support they deserve. Education spending now exceeds pre-recession levels, with more accountability.

Not only have we not raised taxes on families and businesses, we have cut taxes 19 different times. Less than one year ago, in a display of tremendous bipartisanship, we passed the most significant tax reform in a generation and sent the loudest message yet that New Mexico is striving to be a business-friendly state.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to New Mexico legislature Jan 21, 2014

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