June 10, 2007

Bullshit article of the day.....

NEW YORK (AP) -- Traffic congestion and devastating pollution are among the "inconvenient truths" of our age and could be eased by imposing pay-to-drive fees on Manhattan motorists, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a legislative panel Friday.

Bloomberg, who normally takes the subway to work, told the lawmakers he got stuck in traffic three times on his way to the special hearing.

His remarks were greeted by a roaring ovation from supporters who included environmentalists in bright green T-shirts handing out fresh green apples before the hearing.

"The threats to our city, and our planet, are inconvenient truths that we can no longer avoid facing, and that we can no longer wait for Washington to confront," Bloomberg said, referring to the title of Al Gore's Oscar-winning global warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth."

Under Bloomberg's proposal, cars entering Manhattan south of 86th Street would be charged $8 per day, and trucks $21. Under a three-year pilot program, the fees would be collected only during the worst traffic hours, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two major roadways flanking the east and west sides of Manhattan, FDR Drive and the West Side Highway, would be exempt.

Tax the people that can't afford to live in Manhattan. Tax the small business owners that can't afford to live in Manhattan who:
-replace and install building windows
-clean building windows
-electric links
-create computer networks and resolve network issues
....and on and on and on.......
-run EVERY business that is not cost-effective to run outside of Manhattan
-etc. etc. etc.

Most businesses can't afford to be centered in Manhattan. Its way too expensive. Bloomie wants to tax these business owners, mosty of whom are NYC residents, as interlopers. Fuck him.
Bloomberg seems to be offended that the paupers from the outer boroughs seem to invade his little paradise. In his lil niche, the average price of an apartment is over $1 mil. Bloomie's answer to maintain their standard of living? Tax the people delivering their needs.


Blogger barista grazioso said...

Is he really that blue?? Holy crap batman! I'll betcha your mayor and my mayor got together and came up with this brilliant plan, because my mayor is getting more green by the day. He's getting so green he puts the blue Oompa Loompa's to shame. I swear these people are deranged and out of touch with reality. Literally.

Sun Jun 10, 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

LOL, the Oompa Loompas were lovable at least. Well in the original that is, not that acid trip starring Johnny Depp.

Fri Jun 22, 03:37:00 PM  

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