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El Paso plans how to get a piece of stimulus

There are 35 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 22, 2009, titled El Paso plans how to get a piece of stimulus. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Although El Paso has avoided much of the fallout from the global economic meltdown, local officials hope stimulus plans proposed by President Barack Obama and Congress will improve living conditions in the ...

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PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#21 Jan 22, 2009
Concerned wrote:
So they want to build a new bridge so more of our jobs would go to illegals...How about we use the American money for...get this, AMERICANS!
SHUT UP WITH YOUR WHINING!! Get back to your coffee Old Man and let the rest of us get back to work, so back off and SHUT UP!!
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#22 Jan 22, 2009
64navyvet wrote:
New bridges will make it easier for the wounded narcos to get to Thomason and smuggled their poeple and drugs. How about bulldozing downtown (starting with city hall) as a shovel ready project?
SHUT UP WITH YOUR WHINING!! Get back to your coffee Old Man and let the rest of us get back to work, so back off and SHUT UP!!
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#23 Jan 22, 2009
The City and County of El Paso, Texas ought to lay-off government employees too. We need to reduce our ad-volerum taxes, seeing as how our property values have continued to increase. The City and County need to cut at least 40% of the current employees. It's not fair that private business has to make such drastic cuts while simultaneously squeezing every ounce of productivity out of every extra hour that we have to work just to make the remaining ends meet. Meanwhile, the government employees are wasting their time and our money, laughing at the private industry, feeling that the City or County can't possibly lay them off anyway. This is as bad as the CitiBank executives throwing their lavish parties. Somebody get the ball rolling on this.
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#24 Jan 22, 2009
BULL wrote:
Maybe the city of El Paso has been spared the economic meltdown, but us citizens have been devastated by it!
The city continues to collect high fees and taxes of all types, while we continue to struggle financially!
How dare you imply that "we", have been spared!!
You incompetent buffoons at city hall made sure you would get your dirty hands in our pockets, by assuring that the CAD contnue to unjustly increrase our propety values when all across this nation there is a recession!
You filthy, dirty, scum government leeches!
Give us the relief we deserve!
I agree completely!
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#25 Jan 22, 2009
Romosexual wrote:
El Paso is asking for 211 million while Albuequerque is asking for over 2 billion, what is wrong with this picture
Agreed. El Paso should shoot for "out-of-the-box" projects, the problem is that our local TxDOT people are such winnies that they have not properly planned ahead for at least 20-years, that we don't really have any "ready-to-go" projects. All we have are concept plans that--with $4.14--will get us a latte.
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#26 Jan 22, 2009
Just info wrote:
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Looks like the City Government is whats wrong with this picture.
It's not just the City Govt., it's the County, TxDOT, the MPO. The truth of the matter is, that the EPWU, is better at planning than these other morons. The EPWU may not be the best, but it looks like they have a few projects ready to go.
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#27 Jan 22, 2009
Concern wrote:
What about widening the Border Freeway. The traffic is tremendous on I-10 and the Border Freeway. Making more lanes at the Border would alleviate some of the congestion and would eliminate the state or city trying to get the taxpayers to pay for a toll road in the future. Let's try some "change". This is an opportunity for the city to actually do "something" for the taxpayers!
Excellent idea, but how about we get people out of cars altogether and implement mass transit? That way the freeway is "un-loaded" from local traffic and then interstate traffic remains with some local traffic.
PROUD EL PASOAN

Seminole, FL

#28 Jan 22, 2009
Concern wrote:
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I agree. The city has "enjoyed" thinking of all sorts of ways to get the taxpayers, especially the property owners. I have to give them credit, they have absolutely "focused" on how to get us and they have, through the police dept., property taxes, toll fees, storm water fees, etc. They continue to come up with amazing ways. I call them the "pack rats" with "queen rat" at the top. They absolutely get every "crumb" from every individual they can. When passing bonds they use the "for the children" slogan; brilliant, for whomever came up with that idea, he or she probably got a "bonus" for that one.
That is why they have not felt the "meltdown", only "we" have and they continue to spend, spend, spend...
Listen, the Stimulus money is GRANT MONEY, not loan money, so stop trying to hinder progress with your stupid notions and acusations. Move out of the way and push the people in power to move hard on this. This is the only chance that we're going to see in our lifetime, so let's not screw it up. So SHUT UP and get out of the way!!!

“Ma0 BaMa THE GREAT DECEIVER”

Since: Mar 08

somewhere i BELONG

#29 Jan 22, 2009
lets guess, pretend you are going to use it to guard the border better?

“Ma0 BaMa THE GREAT DECEIVER”

Since: Mar 08

somewhere i BELONG

#30 Jan 22, 2009
Ben wrote:
Why does'nt El Paso just ask Mexico for money since El Paso is more Mexican than American. Use that drug money for something, like building another hospital to service more illegals.
better yet, use the money so the reserves and national guard can patrol the borders with live ammo.

we are being invaded by socioeconomic terrorists.
Bill

El Paso, TX

#31 Jan 22, 2009
More jobs to people of EL Paso? Rrrright, just like the fence that is being built. Most of the people are Mexican residents with a temporary work permit. These new bridges and other infrastructures are going to supply US citizens with few jobs, and tons of jobs for Mexicans.

Lowest bidder...humm
Ruben Diaz DeLeon

El Paso, TX

#32 Jan 23, 2009
Stupid article and poorly researched. Economic crisis is HERE in El Paso and people are hurting right now. One more example of media mind control.
suggestion

San Antonio, TX

#33 Jan 23, 2009
JOHN DOE wrote:
I wonder what the city will plan to do....cause the city reps. dont want improvement in the city. If they wanted improvement they would fix the highways, bring a sixflags, fix the parks, built a rail system, raise min. wage pay. But, the City Reps. are to dump to improve the city.
Next time you call somebody 'dumb'..you may want to spell it correctly.
Usucker

United States

#34 Jan 23, 2009
just saying wrote:
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Have you been to querque? Its really nice up there, when have you said that bout paso? and then theres also the fact that they have an educated job base, they tax incoming industries, and have a fair tax scale for their homeowners. they dont give all their tax money to the self proclamed needy, or make up jobs to (employ brothers and sisters) duplicate existing services. this does help, ya know.....
You need to get off Cook knobb and realize that were are also in trouble. We don't need a new bridge and those crooks at city hall need to go!
an opinion

United States

#35 Jan 23, 2009
Why not use some of this grant money to pay off some of bonds the city has recently passed WITHOUT voter apporval, such as the new bus terminal that is scheduled to soon begin. Help the taxpayers by deferring this money to pay past bonds and pet projects.

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