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Gilbert B Norman
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Eminent domain for one.....Power to tax is a powerful tool. We tax individuals and corporations to bend them to the will of government all the time. If they chose to thumb there noses at the concenpt of greater public good, they are taxed into comformity......The real question is WHO in Washington has the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the corporations like UP and CSX?

Patrick

Patrick, I hope you have a few issues in mind other than failure by the Class I industry to openly embrace the operation of additional passenger trains over their lines (not that I personally "buy into" such, but how about discriminatory rates towards small shippers?), to support your position that their rights of way be seized, through confiscatory taxation, "in the public interest'.
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