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We have our junior reporter with Fox News Channel Patrick Manning.
Joining us and we're talking about how this New Year's Eve we have the seventy ninth.
-- nice Super Bowl in El Paso, Texas but if you want to get there.
Sun Bowl I think -- -- -- if you wanna get there you have to pay -- when your car and so pumped.
Explain this after.
Gaylord it's good to see you know a lot of us on cars and you know how sometimes out.
We're checking -- you see that total number of taxes on the side here holds pretty hefty.
If you look real closely to -- card here in El Paso was a 5% -- tax.
It's been an effect for about fifteen years and done.
In order for that tax to be on there was voter approved for some people who live here say -- that tax is not fair wide foot the bill on consumers.
-- others say you know what it's -- -- to stumble a sustainable and you know keep it going here.
There's no problem at all take a look.
People -- local pastor's -- -- convict car renters for keeping that 79 year old tradition alive.
A 5% car rental tax which was voter approved fifteen years ago in El Paso goes straight to fund the -- -- association.
Had that car real -- actually not been approved.
I kind of dealt with -- we'd be in business at all.
The association uses much of the cash for expensive team payouts.
This year it's costing them four million dollars to get Georgia Tech -- USC to play in the sponsored pulled this New Year's Eve.
These kinds of -- taxes exist in over forty states.
In Las Vegas he went towards building a performing arts center and in Dallas car -- taxes helped funded American Airlines Center.
Another car accident a few weeks ago which put my car in the shop and -- in this rents all.
-- during the time that -- is going to be over 1000 dollars and fifty bucks and that is going to go straight to the stumble association.
-- some experts say that's not fair for consumers.
Reap the benefit of many of these events in fact many consumers can't afford to go on these events.
But when they rent cars.
They are being expected to pay these astronomical prices some travelers were in shock to hear -- these excise taxes.
I think it's ridiculous for something that's a commercial enterprise where you have corporate sponsorship.
Where you have people have to pay to attend the event.
Where I have to pay an extra 5% on my car rental and.
I'm not going to be here for it others who live here say they're not a bad thing if it's going to help keep the Sun -- going and allow El Paso to grow but it.
It's just kind of the norm and how progressive cities across this nation operate and I think that it's time for a passage to embrace what it takes to back.
Really show our city on.
And unless voters were to ever choose otherwise.
This tax stays in the game will go line.
-- -- if you're sitting back play and -- -- any of those holiday bulls.
Over the holidays in the next several weeks you might just.
Helped fund put on that ball game or perhaps the -- We're stayed in place that deal.
Patrick a couple of questions for you we have some time so feel free to elaborate.
On dude through rental car -- help pay for anything else any other sports teams -- -- what do they use money for.
Yeah you know that's it's really good thing you brought their Lauren actually assemble association when they realize you know we need to have some kind of -- tax to help.
Make sure that we -- good teams to come play here and it'll attract.
Fans to come -- -- that they actually modeled the tax.
After something that was put on an Arizona to help fund I believe this stadium for the Arizona Cardinals.
OK -- it's -- I guess being well spent you know how many people come twelve passing week each year -- -- We don't really depends on the team -- a few years ago Notre Dame isn't your -- I believe those two years ago.
They had thousands and thousands of fans come -- but on average about 8000 fans -- El Paso.
-- you know that's a dozen people eating at restaurants renting cars.
-- hotel rooms so yeah -- just bringing revenue into the city where you found.
Originally in Florida drama right outside Portland organ of the lovely suburb Lake Oswego.
RA and how did you get into the cracks and I you okay.
If the car accident -- at least three South Ossetia on the way to this story is a few days afford the election.
And I was on -- interstates ten and and a bunch of -- slowing down.
Real quickly in front of me and so I stopped in time -- -- rear -- anybody but unfortunately.
Zelman following me did -- stop in time he rear ended me.
And I damage looks fairly minor.
Credited to this -- But the -- that a man he really got underneath there's the car -- this offer over three weeks that he actually had the invoice right here.
-- and has over 1000 dollars.
A good fifty bucks of that like I said in the story will be going right to the Sun Bowl which is playing in the -- stadium are right behind me here at the University of Texas El Paso on new years itself anyway I'm glad -- could go to.
Go to -- good cause.
You know when people think that expert to death.
Can tell you are anticipating your own story as buzz.
I suppose I haven't decided yet from going to be attending the -- yet I've put your two years I probably should get them.
They -- and -- you -- now sorry.
It's not like no I -- did and now -- -- -- Georgia Tech band called the seawall in the end -- beginning of this segment.
I call it something better than this -- that's OK yes they that's just goes to show how much I love about sports this.
I don't know where the -- rules happening this year.
I'll be honest I'm not -- his -- of myself but -- -- really it was -- rubles happenings that we've been -- but you know the fall of story we can see what kind of rental car taxes -- hotel taxes and it would be.
Going straight to the Super Bowl.
-- -- lawyer on it I do know wait and see guys aren't happening I -- -- an end and that MetLife stadium that's and I.
Apple find out chatting viewers do you guys know I know let's sit up I just can't remember that his and that raises stand OK Patrick Manning with Fox News.
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