Maybe the railroad should pay a fulll tax on their fuel!
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Submitted by Tired of paying outragious railroad fees! (United States), Aug 5, 2011 18:41
Before Mr. Rose makes a statement about raising the federal fuel tax he should consider the dyed off road fuel that locomotives use. I believe that this is given a large tax break. It is also a dollar a gallon cheaper than an on road vehicle uses. With BNSF having record profits why should the consumer of non dyed fuel be taxed more for fuel than Mr. Buffett's railroad, which will benefit greatly..........with continued tax breaks on fuel. Maybe an extra tax dollar (that the consumer pays) for each gallon of dyed fuel that Mr. Rose and Mr. Buffett approve for rail travel would greatly improve the economy @ 4000 gallons per locomotive. At this stage the railroad is saving billions on state and highway taxes by using dyed fuel. Maybe if Mr. Rose was really "interested" in this statement "Rose stresses the need to invest in the critical roads, railways, and waterways that facilitate commerce." as CEO of BNSF Mr. Rose should put his wage where his mouth is and only accept $50,000 a year wage with no stock options or bonus and donate the rest towards improvements!!!!!!
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