Committee votes to eliminate New Mexico locomotive fuel tax

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

United States

#1 Feb 24, 2011
Oh, thats right, give the train companies a tax break and take it out on whom? Fair is fair! This smells of the rich continue to get richer and the middle class, pedo on you!
Art

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Feb 24, 2011
Why limit this to the rail companies? Repeal the fuel tax for every vehicle and stop giving breaks to big business which pays a very small percentage of taxes as it is!
Robert C

Dallas, TX

#3 Feb 24, 2011
Cheech and Art, perhaps you can explain why LOCOMOTIVE fuel should be taxed to pay for roads?
Robert C

Dallas, TX

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Cheech wrote:
Oh, thats right, give the train companies a tax break and take it out on whom? Fair is fair! This smells of the rich continue to get richer and the middle class, pedo on you!
Union Pacific is a RAILROAD - not a train company. A railroad owns and maintains their own track and facilities. A train company simply runs trains.
Robert C

Dallas, TX

#5 Feb 24, 2011
Art wrote:
Why limit this to the rail companies? Repeal the fuel tax for every vehicle and stop giving breaks to big business which pays a very small percentage of taxes as it is!
There's just one problem: Roads are funded by a pure Socialist model. Cut off the tax revenue and the system quickly dies. The facts is that even with all the fuel taxes, the highway trust fund would go insolvent without annual bailouts from the general fund (ove $30 BILLION in your tax dollars since 2008 alone).
railman

United States

#6 Feb 24, 2011
Those aren't new jobs those are transfers from El Paso
Radaitor Springs

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Feb 25, 2011
Sure, lets pass some more of them tax breaks when the state is facin' a $450 million defecit. Trickle down economics is a farce. How we ever goin' to close that defecit if we lower the amount we're bringin' in ?

Someone is gonna have to make up the difference - any guesses whose that gonna be ?

Here's something for y'all in the legislature... stop givin' tax breaks, stop legislating counterfeit chile, and fix the state pension funds !
The Ghost Rider of NM

Sandia Park, NM

#8 Feb 25, 2011
Give the Truckers a tax break on the diesel. They are the ones keeping the state alive. Lower the taxes on all the fuel. Gasoline and diesel is already out of reason. Lower our prices on Food, Utilities, and Gasoline.

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