“We’ve all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.”
– Robert Kiyosaki, financial adviser and author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” (whose own company went bankrupt last year!)
It’s about “changing the mindset that a lot of New Mexicans have about our state: that we are poor, that we can’t build things, that we can’t make great achievements when the opposite is actually true. We have tremendous natural resources. We have a third of the biggest oil discovery in the history of the planet. … We have incredible people, and we’ve got a lot of amazing talent. … It’s all here. … We can do big and great things. … Everything is lined up for New Mexico to be the next ‘it’ state.”
– Brian Egolf, NM speaker of the House
Like a lottery winner watching that Powerball prize roll in, New Mexico lawmakers have some big decisions to make in the coming months.
What investments will stand the test of time and make life better for New Mexicans today and for tomorrows to come? And which will sound good and make folks happy, yet once again fail to move the needle on education, health, jobs and a diversified economy?
In other words, how does New Mexico become the “it” state and not another “millionaire moron?”