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Martinez looks to cut subsidies for moviemakers; lawmakers argue that movies generate jobs, state...

There are 48 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jan 16, 2011, titled Martinez looks to cut subsidies for moviemakers; lawmakers argue that movies generate jobs, state.... In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Is subsidizing moviemakers with taxpayers' money a sound investment or a government giveaway? Neither New Mexico legislators nor economists can agree on an answer.

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DISAPLACED TEXAN

Albuquerque, NM

#43 Jan 18, 2011
NM person wrote:
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What most people don't realize is that the "Lone Star" isn't something to be proud of. It's actually a rating system, and it goes 1 through 10.
Yeah a TEXAN gave you this land, so you can be a moron.
Lights Camera Action

Salt Lake City, UT

#44 Jan 20, 2011
NM person wrote:
Susana Martinez is an idiot! We live in an amazingly beautiful place with one of the most interesting histories of any state and yet the tourism here is basically non-existent. Lots of people don't even know that NM is a state. NM's business is government, as shameful as that is it's all we have. We should be getting rid of the government not the business.
Totally agree. Exposure, exposure, exposure. Location, location, location. New Mexico should be showcased for its history, diversity, cultures, technology and stories. The movies will just be filmed in other locations, in other states, outside the US, which is too bad. Places like NM are becoming rare. What a shame to lose all the publicity.
Willie

Los Angeles, CA

#45 Jan 20, 2011
DISAPLACED TEXAN wrote:
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Yeah a TEXAN gave you this land, so you can be a moron.
Gave? More like stolen.
make them pay

Albuquerque, NM

#46 Jan 20, 2011
Lights Camera Action wrote:
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Totally agree. Exposure, exposure, exposure. Location, location, location. New Mexico should be showcased for its history, diversity, cultures, technology and stories. The movies will just be filmed in other locations, in other states, outside the US, which is too bad. Places like NM are becoming rare. What a shame to lose all the publicity.
Sure like the movie "Did you hear about the Morgans?" or something like that. Filmed in Roy, NM but the movie takes place in Montana, that sure helped the tourist industry ----IN MONTANA.
Casual observer

Florence, AL

#47 Jan 20, 2011
It's just like Connie Mack, the Phillips plant in Albuquerque, NAPI, etc. Nothing more than a way for those with a little stroke to get their pet projects funded by taxpayers. There is never a return to the people, only the promoters. Good for Martinez. Cut all subsidies.
Casual observer

Florence, AL

#48 Jan 20, 2011
Lights Camera Action wrote:
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Totally agree. Exposure, exposure, exposure. Location, location, location. New Mexico should be showcased for its history, diversity, cultures, technology and stories. The movies will just be filmed in other locations, in other states, outside the US, which is too bad. Places like NM are becoming rare. What a shame to lose all the publicity.
A lot of us would prefer to keep it off the beaten track, thank you very much....
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#49 Jan 20, 2011
Casual observer wrote:
It's just like Connie Mack, the Phillips plant in Albuquerque, NAPI, etc. Nothing more than a way for those with a little stroke to get their pet projects funded by taxpayers. There is never a return to the people, only the promoters. Good for Martinez. Cut all subsidies.
Good point. What do we owe "Hollyweed"? Nothing. Our state's beauty speaks for itself. If they chose to film in our beautiful state, sobeit, but, let them pay...
I do however, disagree, with the inferrence to the "Connie Mack World Series". That little gem has brought lots and lots of free publicity to our community for years. The players are afforded free housing, the extended families subsidize our lodgers taxes and the "scouts" are left to their own expertise as to the benefits of attending the show. Show me the money...
mary j g

United States

#50 Jan 25, 2011
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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Hmmmm..Susana Martinez has been in office 3 weeks and you blame her for non-existent tourism?
Who's the **** again?
I agree, how you can blame Susana for the pork Bill left...or is it what porky Bill left the state in??? Come on Mary Jane, it's time to give it up already with the bashing!

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