As has been widely reported in the media, New Mexico’s Catholic bishops “doubled down” on their accusation that “racism” is driving opposition to plans to tap New Mexico’s permanent fund for pre-K and “early childhood” programs.
The Rio Grande Foundation has made its statements on the issue but the issue remains white-hot and for good reason.
One additional piece of relevant information is that while Sanchez flings accusations of racism around, his salary in 2016 was a cool $233,638 according to publicly-available information (see screen-shot below). As seen further down in this post according to data from CNBC, that puts Allen Sanchez within the 1% “richest” New Mexicans.
Now, we at the Rio Grande Foundation do not begrudge people who make a lot of money, but Sanchez is the head of a non-profit, represents the Catholic Church, and is constantly pleading on behalf of more government spending. It would be great if he (and the Catholic Church) embraced the maxim “charity starts at home.”