Santa Fail, NM   Leave a comment

The turth hurts

399 years old and still doesn't know how to spend money.

I used to feel happy to become a part of this little old city called Santa fe in this grand state of New Mexico. I kept wondering why the city’s taxes are so high that people survive the cost of living in less than 6 months. Just now, I know why….The City and State Government

    DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PROPERLY SPEND MONEY!

It’s CRAZY! Why is this 400-year-old city putting its glamor first than its needs? All of the NM residents’ money is out the window for the day when Santa Fé turns 400. For just 24 hours, 3 million dollars are used very poorly to impress the world than spruce itself up for the big day. It’s like President George W Bush spent over 5 trillion dollars to fund the war than to do something about the dangerously high crime rates in big cities and make this Country much more safer. Hearing stories about large sums of money being flushed down the toilet makes me so ashamed of being an American. The Economy is in deep doo-doo already, Why make it worse? Honestly, I believe that this city would’ve done better–no, A LOT better. Because you see, many small businesses in Santa Fé are in financial turmoil and very close to filing Chapter 11. I read in an article that not only did they spend $370,000+ for more 100 hardcover copies of The History of Santa Fé, Vancouver and Jamestown, But gave $5,000 to NM Attorney Carlos Fierro after he killed a pedestrian in a drunk driving accident. Which maddens me as a whole because an SFCC Student would’ve used the 5 Grand to pay off Tuition costs–let alone give away a scholarship worth that much. But NO! They gave the money to him and not the struggling College Student. It’s not fair! This city would’ve invested in itself other than the countries who made Santa Fé and this Country. Public Transportation could use some of that money as well. Right now, Public Transportation is so horrible that Commuters have turned to hitchhiking and carpooling just to get where they need to go. Rather than wait 1-2 hours for a bus to come. Instead of Santa Fé investing in More buses, vans and Taxi cabs, they turned to sending Cookies to the U.K. which cost $264 to ship and another $1,700 per person to make the exquisite birthday dinner. What else? $20,000 a seat for the reenactment on how Santa Fé was Found at the Lensic??!? *headdesk*

This is the reason my Mom wants to Leave New Mexico. It has gone from Financially sane to out debt within the span of 3 years. Personally, I’ve lost faith in living in Santa fe. There is no Hope in being Financially stable. Good luck praying to Jesus and the Virgin Mary when you become broke and in desperate need of money to stay afloat with the rest of us. If Santa Fé was a 16-year-old Girl and knew nothing about personal finance and spent frivolously with a Credit card on unwanted goods than her urgent needs, She would be Grounded for life and put her parents in 16 years of Debt. Frivolous spending is the reason Santa fe is “The Most expensive little town in the state of New Mexico”

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Posted January 20, 2010 by lonestargrl in Life

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