Union Pacific tax bill to be signed i...

Union Pacific tax bill to be signed in New Mexico

There are 6 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 4, 2011, titled Union Pacific tax bill to be signed in New Mexico. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez today will sign a bill giving Union Pacific an exemption from paying state taxes on locomotive fuel.

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United States

#1 Apr 5, 2011
UPRR, like any corporation is always looking for a handout, but won't pass the savings along to anyone but its major shareholders. Look for this to take YEARS to complete. And don't get excited about new jobs, either.

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 5, 2011
Folks we see yet another republican governor gving away the state to big business!
Guess who is going to pick up the tab,(taxes that Union Pacific is not paying)?
These misguided politicians like NM governor Martinez, are doing their masters' will!
All these republican governors have now officially turned our government over to the wealthy and big business thugs and are now offically a plutocracy!
When will the masses rise up against these greedy avaristic goons?

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 5, 2011
What else is being given away?Is that private property out there or did the UP get BLM land for free to build on.The rail roads are exempt from most of the controls any other bussiness has to run by-ITS GOVERNMENT BACKED.Its a FEDERAL offense to do anything against them +the workers are under their own railroad pension that gets special privelegdes from taxes.3000 construction jobs? I highly doubt it.Watch this one-Jobe and Cemex get the work and use illegal aliens ( Its leagal to hire illegals to do manual work in TX-thats why a TX contractor will get the work)And when its up and running I bet there will be no more then 100 ne hires.Since the rail road cut the train crews to 2 many years ago-how many guys does it that to turn switches ( he is on the train ) put fuel in the engine ,and be traffic controler.Go down to the end of Hawkins and see how many are there-the even run remote control engines to cut man power.New Mexico-you just got a taste of big city capitalism at its best.

El Paso, TX

#4 Apr 5, 2011
They could have put the hub in Juarez, then what? Once the hub is built and more warehouses take hold in the Santa Teresa complex there will be less jobs for people from New Mexico and from El Pissso. There is a border crossing up there and people from J-town are already starting to take over the jobs at those warehouses. Santa Teresa is starting to turn into an extension of the maqu. industry in j-town. On the other hand all those getting out of j-town due to the violence will end up at Santa Teresa instead of El Pisso. They can get Drivers License's from there even if they are illigals and they can break that state. They will not be able to us UMC since they cannot prove they live in the county of El Pissso. Not a bad deal for us here at El Pissso. They (refuges) will end up there at Santa Teresa.

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 5, 2011
@us citizen; u may be correct about jobs going to illegals in the area, always have, however I dont believe they will be moving into Santa Teresa because property prices too high even for rent. Most likely the low income workers will live in Sunland Park much like they have for the past 100 years.

United States

#6 Apr 6, 2011
corporate welfare. class warfare. the middle class is too busy looking at pictures of palin.

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