*** STOP PRESS *** NYC Congestion Pricing Canned!


#1

One in the eye for all the pompous tree huggers.



Time to open that bottle of plonk methinks.



Gloomy Bloomy is probably blubbing to his pal Red Ken Livingstone as I post…


#2

2% rule.

Tester


#3

2% as opposed to say… 6% alcohol?


#4

slurp…that’s about right.


#5

What are you talking about? It must be an inside joke for New Yorkers.


#6

I’ll post no judgement. But the thread should get entertaining.


#7

Um, Scudder, have you ever actually driven in NYC???


#8

Well that’s good news. Don’t forget there are more ways folks can think of to tax people than stars in the sky. You always have to take a look behind the scenes and see who will benefit from the money. Now if they didn’t allow so many high rises in one place, there wouldn’t be a congestion problem. But that would reduce the tax base and they don’t want that.


#9

Yep. I work in Manhattan.

I sincerely hope your point isn’t that increasing an individuals taxation by $8 a day is the right thing to do.


#10

Absolutely not. While it would probably reduce congestion, I find the notion obscene, even more so than the bridge tolls.


#11

I agree, I’m originally from London and was there when that little Hitler Ken Livingstone foisted this on the british public. Nothing to do with congestion or pollution and it hasn’t changed a thing other than part people from more of their hard earned cash. It’s just a tax.

Part of barmy Bloomie’s justification was the millions in cost to commerce due to traffic congestion.

Okay, then why not make the LIRR & MTA free to daily business commuters and save those millions ? if that doesn’t persuade people to take the train nothing will.

Or are finances too tight after spending $410 Million on hand scanners ?