The poor New Mexico oil and gas industry. They are so picked upon that they are spending millions on TV along with their national counterparts saying that if they get taxed they will just take it out on you.(Don't forget they paid no windfall taxes when gas was $5 a gallon.) I am as weary of those commercials emceed by unemployed busboys as I am of this constant Apolo Ono thing on the Olympics.
Now the acting director of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is quoted in the Albuquerque Journal as saying "people are getting very wound up right now" and the "Obama administration should be more sensitive." Or what?
Otero Mesa in Southern New Mexico by the Interior Department. This place is considered to be one thing by New Mexico oil and gas people. A profit center. And they want it. No matter that it is mostly public land owned by all Americans. They always will fall back on the line that (even though all Americans own it) they know better as New Mexican oil and gas guys how it should be used. And they scream once they get these resources that they get taxed to much even though it isn't really theirs in the first place.
Once again the state's republican party, led by oil and gas magnate Harvey Yates, is attacking the Obama administration because they don't bend over like the bush administration.
I am frightened that many folks fall for this paid oil and gas infomercial drivel. It sounds like it makes sense. But it is all a lie.