Who is Karen Bedonie? I have reached out to her more than a few times and she does not answer me. I have been contacted by some of her supporters telling me of all her strong points. I have asked them to have Bedonie contact me..nothing. I also tried to contact GOP candidate Ronchetti….no answer. Weird thing is I get emails from Ronchetti asking for money! LOL! I also get money asking emails from Governor Lujan Grisham!! LOL! It tells me that Ronchetti and Grisham have no idea who is all getting their emails, they do not care, they just want MONEY!! I will never give money to any politician! I have been abused and lied to by both GOP and Dem politicians. FGGAM is a nonpartisan ministry. One GOP politician really racked me over the coals one Sunday after I had just preached in Los Lunas. He did not like a report that I had posted about his campaign.
I asked one of my GOP friends if Bedonie could upset the apple cart and get enough votes to give Lujan Grisham a victory. My friend said, “Yes, that could happen.” I asked this because when I look at Facebook, she has many loyal supporters and some GOP voters are not happy with Ronchetti, especially with his luke warm stance on abortion. I have had some GOP friends say to me they will plug their nose and vote for Ronchetti. Do your research folks, look for the candidates on Facebook and twitter.
My unofficial poll tells me more and more GOP voters are wishing they had a different candidate.
Here is a story on Karen Bedonie in the Santa Fe New Mexican Today:
Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Karen Bedonie, who was hit with an ethics complaint over a billboard the clandestine group purchased in support of her candidacy, said she doesn’t know who’s behind the entity, either.
More News about New Mexico:
New Mexico Is 2022’s State with the 4th Most Underprivileged Children – WalletHub Study
With August being Child Support Awareness Month and nearly 1 in 7 children in the U.S. living in poverty, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.
In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.
Welfare of Children in New Mexico (1=Most; 25=Avg.):
- 3rd – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
- 11th – % of Maltreated Children
- 2nd – Child Food-Insecurity Rate
- 15th – % of Uninsured Children
- 4th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
- 14th – Child & Youth Homeless Rate
For the full report, please visit:
More from WalletHub
- States with the Most At-Risk Youth
- Best & Worst States to Raise a Family
- Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
- Most Caring Cities in America
What are the most efficient and effective programs for equalizing opportunity for children?
“There is no one answer but rather a host of programs and services that can make a significant difference. Quality public education, including pre-K child care support and food assistance year-round, matters a lot. For those children in families with the greatest need, housing support – whether in the form of public housing or housing vouchers – provides a necessary starting point. And income support for parents through such things as cash welfare, EITC, or the emerging efforts in some areas to provide a basic income. Even things like increasing the minimum wage can help. Finally, the provision of some services, esp. health care, as a matter of right can help kids receive regular health checkups. Of course, all of these things will still probably fail to equalize opportunity between the richest zip codes and the poorest, but they can help.”
Ezra Rosser, J.D. – Professor; Associate Dean, American University Washington College of Law
“Programs that establish national standards, such as SNAP benefits are most effective and efficient. Because they are entitlements every family that is eligible for food stamps can receive them, unlike other programs such as Housing Choice Vouchers, which are only available to a quarter of those eligible. Because they are national in scope, the benefits do not vary depending on the actions of state legislatures (the way Medicaid expansion does.) Finally, there is relatively little administrative burden on the beneficiary, meaning that the benefits will not be interrupted by the beneficiary’s need to reapply to ensure eligibility. This is in contrast to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Run by the states, TANF imposes major burdens on applicants to show that they have fulfilled work requirements and to show eligibility. The conditions are so stringent that the program barely exists in states. And unlike SNAP benefits, TANF is not responsive to increases in need (e.g., rising unemployment).”
Margaret Weir – Professor, Brown University
Will the stimulus Child Tax Credit be a big step forward in ending extreme poverty for children and families?
“While the Child Tax Credit indeed temporarily lifted a large percentage of children out of poverty and helped offset the strain of household expenses for many, it would likely need to be sustained for a longer period to have potentially lasting consequences for the well-being of children and families. The causes of poverty include an array of individual, cultural, and structural factors. Addressing these very challenging fundamental causes would likely go much further than temporary tax credits. However, a more equitable tax structure could help facilitate improvements in education, healthcare, and social services that would have many longer-lasting positive impacts.”
Fred E. Markowitz, Ph.D. – Professor, Northern Illinois University
“The expanded Child Tax Credit passed in the American Rescue Plan in 2021 – which reached more families with increased benefits – was a major step forward in reducing poverty among children – and research shows child poverty dropped dramatically immediately after benefits began. The once-a-month distribution was predictable and allowed families to use it for regular expenses such as rent, child care, or food, reaching nearly all children. Before the expansion, about one-third of children were left out and benefits were limited. But the expanded Child Tax Credit expired at the end of 2021. Child poverty is harmful to the children growing up in low-resourced families and communities, but also an economic – and moral – problem for all of us. In 2019, researchers estimated that child poverty costs the US economy costs an estimated $500 billion each year.”
Taryn Morrissey, Ph.D. – Professor, American University Washington College of Law
In evaluating the best and worst states for underprivileged children, what are the top 5 indicators?
“I would look for: the percent of children living below the poverty line, rates of economic mobility from the work of Raj Chetty, median income in a state, availability of welfare support for the poor, and high school graduation rates.”
Ezra Rosser, J.D. – Professor; Associate Dean, American University Washington College of Law
New Mexico, “Your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” You Are The Worst in Child Well-Being in America
Here at FGGAM we strive to bring a Biblical Worldview. When you look at New Mexico from a Biblical Worldview, you see why its going to hell. We are not about politics, we are all about GOD Almighty. So many here in New Mexico are blinded by Satan. I have never seen a state pray so much, but it does not change its heart, it returns to its evil ways. REPENT NEW MEXICO! CHANGE YOUR WAYS NOW! How on earth can God be happy with you? No more high school pep rallies please. Let us see a state turn from its evil ways.
New Mexico, said to be the abortion capital……..
“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1-2)
Repent New Mexico! Change your ways!
“True repentance is not only sorrow for sins and humble penitence and contrition before God, but it involves the necessity of turning away from them, a discontinuance of all evil practices and deeds, a thorough reformation of life, a vital change from evil to good, from vice to virtue, from darkness to light.
When the ancient prophets beckoned the people to repent and return, they were calling for a complete turnaround inspired from within the heart and will of the individual. The prophets called both the nation of Israel and individual people to surrender their lives, to turn away from a life ruled by sin to a relationship with God, the sovereign ruler over all: “Even now—this is the LORD’s declaration—turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to the LORD your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in faithful love, and he relents from sending disaster” (Joel 2:12–13, CSB).
The theme of repentance continues in the New Testament, beginning with John the Baptist (Matthew 3:2) and then Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:17); both urgently called people to repent because the arrival of the Kingdom of God was at hand. Many chose this radical reorientation of their lives and demonstrated repentance through baptism (Mark 1:4) and profound changes in lifestyle and relationships (Luke 3:8–14).
New Mexico, you pray and pray, but do not change your ways. You still kill God’s babies, you do not take care of His precious children. Look and see all His homeless children in Albuquerque. Look and see all His children that are abused and killed.
Bob Russell: God is not a cosmic genie who promises to answer every request if we just believe strongly enough in His power. There are qualifiers. Someone once said that God answers prayer in one of four ways: 1) “Yes,” 2) “No,” 3) “Wait,” or 4) “You’ve got to be kidding Me!”
There are reasons why prayers are not answered, even though I get a little impatient with super-spiritual saints who leave the impression that they have a deeper grasp of prayer than most. Such folks teach that if other believers just understood God’s Word better—or had more faith in prayer—God would answer all their requests. They would never suffer illness or poverty again. Such leaders seem to ignore the fact that Jesus was poor and the Apostle Paul struggled with a thorn in the flesh throughout his life. Paul prayed for God to remove the pain, but the Lord did not answer this petition.
This report does not include abortion deaths of babies in New Mexico and other causes of death of His precious children.
FGGAM STATEMENT OF FAITH:
God’s Word is the final authority for faith and life.
as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.