Committee votes to eliminate NM locom...

Committee votes to eliminate NM locomotive fuel tax

There are 22 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Committee votes to eliminate NM locomotive fuel tax. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A bill to eliminate New Mexico's tax on locomotive fuel zipped through a legislative committee this morning in less than five minutes.

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Sarah

El Paso, TX

#1 Feb 24, 2011
I thought the whole idea of locating this to Santa Teresa was to get rid of the greasy eyesore right next to downtown El Paso!

“Eat me. I'm a Danish.”

Since: Dec 10

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#2 Feb 24, 2011
Sarah wrote:
I thought the whole idea of locating this to Santa Teresa was to get rid of the greasy eyesore right next to downtown El Paso!
Not at all. It was to move the rail yard to a place more spacious and more easily accessible. Also to get the added incentives whenever a big company relocates or starts an operation.

Industrial type companies have very little to gain from a "spiffy" operation. Olive Garden does not want to be a "greasy eye sore" and their business depends on it. BNSF cares not about thier greasy eyesore. I couldnt makemone bit of difference in thier business one way or the other.
Larry

El Paso, TX

#3 Feb 24, 2011
This was a good move. I recently got my hands on some maraschino rocket fuel that is very rare in these parts. It's much cleaner, burns longer and leaves the user feeling refreshed and satisfied when done.
Rachel

United States

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Union Pacific says it will maintain it's El Paso facility, however they are already looking for buyers of the land.
Finepix

Cedar Park, TX

#5 Feb 24, 2011
Displace more taxes to the home owner.
Studley DoRight

Capitan, NM

#6 Feb 24, 2011
Sarah wrote:
I thought the whole idea of locating this to Santa Teresa was to get rid of the greasy eyesore right next to downtown El Paso!
Greasy eyesore????
Greasy eyesore????

In comparison to what???

Have you looked in a mirror lately, Sarah?

FYI, railroads provide the most efficient means of transporting almost everything YOU depend on to live.... building materials, food, appliances, cars, etc, etc.

So please spare us your childish rants about eyesores... after all, El Pissto itself isn't exactly a welcome sight for sore eyes, either.
Studley DoRight

Capitan, NM

#7 Feb 24, 2011
Sol Rebl wrote:
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Not at all. It was to move the rail yard to a place more spacious and more easily accessible. Also to get the added incentives whenever a big company relocates or starts an operation.
Industrial type companies have very little to gain from a "spiffy" operation. Olive Garden does not want to be a "greasy eye sore" and their business depends on it. BNSF cares not about thier greasy eyesore. I couldnt makemone bit of difference in thier business one way or the other.
EXACTLY....!!!
Railroads are no different from any other heavy industry.... BNSF and UPRR probably have the most efficient operations in the transportation world, but rail operations are not designed to tickle your palate, ears or nose... that's somebody else's job.
Railroads were in place years before most cities expanded around them. No one was forced to live or be around them. They are there because they are needed.
For those bozos who complain about having this "greasy eyesore" as their backyard....THEN PACK YOUR KRAP AND GO EAST, WEST, NORTH or SOUTH... the desert is just a few miles away!!!
Mister Mister

United States

#8 Feb 24, 2011
Its seems that El Paso has a way to get businesses and people to leave. Our present government has only thing on their mind. HOW TO RISE TAXES! We have some of the most ignorant politicians in both states (Texas and New Mexico) leading our city.

This only proves that most of the people in El Paso as dumb as their politicians.

WAKE UP! El Paso, low wages are here to stay if we continue the way we operate.
esok

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Feb 24, 2011
where can I apply for a job?

“Come walk with me...”

Since: Feb 11

through the Ninth Gate...

#10 Feb 24, 2011
A ploy to force our focus off of the real BS going on with this fuel price increase in relation to Libya. We only import 1% of our fuel and oil needs from them and our fuel reserves are at their highest in over 20 years. Wish I had a piece of that action.
Lowglow

Warrensburg, MO

#11 Feb 24, 2011
Great-Scott.

I don't know if you have ever heard of George Soro's, but his group is the largest investers in Gas Speculations in the USA and it's his investments that control gas prices and it's his investment company that uses fear to up fuel prices.
He has already been convicted twice before for doing this in France and in the UK.
Great--Scott wrote:
A ploy to force our focus off of the real BS going on with this fuel price increase in relation to Libya. We only import 1% of our fuel and oil needs from them and our fuel reserves are at their highest in over 20 years. Wish I had a piece of that action.

“Come walk with me...”

Since: Feb 11

through the Ninth Gate...

#12 Feb 24, 2011
Lowglow wrote:
Great-Scott.
I don't know if you have ever heard of George Soro's, but his group is the largest investers in Gas Speculations in the USA and it's his investments that control gas prices and it's his investment company that uses fear to up fuel prices.
He has already been convicted twice before for doing this in France and in the UK.
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Why thank you for the info. We are all at the mercy of "this" government. I hope something good comes out of the next big election. We need a President who knows business. After all we are a capitalist society based on capitalist ideals. So why not make our nation wealthy and not the middle east or the Chinese. All our politicians are nothing more than trained goats, smiling all the while leading us to the slaughter. ENOUGH! Has anyone listened to Donald Trump on the Pearce Morgan on CNN?
advise

El Paso, TX

#13 Feb 24, 2011
esok wrote:
where can I apply for a job?
at chicos tacos...
Whaaaaaat

Pinehill, NM

#14 Feb 24, 2011
Great--Scott wrote:
A ploy to force our focus off of the real BS going on with this fuel price increase in relation to Libya. We only import 1% of our fuel and oil needs from them and our fuel reserves are at their highest in over 20 years. Wish I had a piece of that action.
Hey Scott,
Did you know the reserves would only last about 36 days? We consume 20 billion per day in the U.S.
Did you know the Obama administration is lending $10 Billion to Brazil's Petrobas to drill offshore, but we can't?
Did you know George Soros has invested alot of money in Petrobas?

Hey, I've got an idea, maybe Obama could lift the moratorium he placed on the gulf while capping 3500 wells at the same time?
Maybe we could drill for oil in the U.S. instead of relying on foreign oil?
Yet, NOT ONE WORD from B.O.?????? And the gas prices keep going up, up, up!!!!!
Maybe he will tell the American people to inflate their tires again?
Jajajajajajaja.
Michael Morris

Tularosa, NM

#15 Feb 24, 2011
esok wrote:
where can I apply for a job?
According to their spokesman there will be little in the way of new work with most of the staff commuting from ElPaso.
Lowglow

Warrensburg, MO

#16 Feb 24, 2011
Scott,

At this point I'm willing to vote for a Monkey from the Space Party to save this USA.
Great--Scott wrote:
<quoted text>
Why thank you for the info. We are all at the mercy of "this" government. I hope something good comes out of the next big election. We need a President who knows business. After all we are a capitalist society based on capitalist ideals. So why not make our nation wealthy and not the middle east or the Chinese. All our politicians are nothing more than trained goats, smiling all the while leading us to the slaughter. ENOUGH! Has anyone listened to Donald Trump on the Pearce Morgan on CNN?
what

Santa Fe, NM

#17 Feb 25, 2011
Whaaaaaat wrote:
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moratorium?
look out

Roswell, NM

#18 Feb 25, 2011
Lowglow wrote:
Great-Scott.
I don't know if you have ever heard of George Soro's, but his group is the largest investers in Gas Speculations in the USA and it's his investments that control gas prices and it's his investment company that uses fear to up fuel prices.
He has already been convicted twice before for doing this in France and in the UK.
<quoted text>
George Soros is the king pin of trying to get all drugs legalized also, he is a big money hungry, power hungry, Socialist. This is one of the ways he is trying to get control. Look Out. http://www.elpasoezads.com
Hugh Jorgan

Durham, NC

#19 Feb 25, 2011
BNSF will no doubt appreciate the locomotive diesel tax removal at their Belen, NM fuel rack. This is a win-win for everyone involved!
Studley DoRight

Capitan, NM

#20 Feb 25, 2011
Hugh Jorgan wrote:
BNSF will no doubt appreciate the locomotive diesel tax removal at their Belen, NM fuel rack. This is a win-win for everyone involved!
Best in the West!
Let those hotshots roll on the Transcon.....!!!

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