Dec 11, 2018
Paul and Dowd lead off by discussing a recent study on
charitable giving from Wallethub. The report ranks New Mexico 45th.
Dowd has some concerns about methodology, but no matter what it is
an opportunity to urge podcast listeners to support the Rio Grande
Foundation and its mission on behalf of limited government and
individual liberty in New Mexico. Besides, supporters can help
prove Wallethub wrong.
The Rio Grande Foundation is working with the Liberty Justice
Center which successfully won Mark Janus' case at the US Supreme
Court this summer. The group has filed suit asking the State of New
Mexico to allow union members to opt out when they, not the union
chooses and repay dues paid by those that felt coerced to join the
Dowd has some thoughts on the latest state budget numbers
which will hopefully throw some cold water on voters' spending
desires during the 2019 session. He and Paul also address some
issues that legislators are slowly revealing as their legislative
priorities in advance of the 2019 session.
Finally, riots erupted in France, ostensibly over a new tax on
carbon emissions. Liberal Washington State voters killed yet
another carbon tax in November. Apparently taxing economic activity
for supposed climate change benefits is deeply