Monday, April 30, 2007

Revealing news quote of the month

In an article about building on top of highways and railyards, Metro may have uncovered the real reason behind congestion pricing:

"Congestion pricing may keep construction costs down, according to Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York City. For example, the faster cement trucks can get to their work sites, the less likely they will be to lose money."

Read the rest and you'll feel as though you've woken up in the land of Oz.


Anonymous said...

Oh yes it's more important to keep costs for developers down and screw the little guy. You know if the city charged developers a tax of $100 for each new unit built, they could make a lot of money.

georgetheatheist said...

Keep movin', movin', movin',
Though they're disapprovin,
Keep them doggies movin, Rawhide!
Don't try to understand 'em,
Just rope and throw and grab 'em,
Soon we'll be living high and wide.
Boy my heart's calculatin'
My true love will be waitin'
be waitin' at the end of my ride.

Move 'em up, head 'em up,
Head 'em up, move 'em out,
Move 'em on, head 'em out, Rawhide!
Set 'em out, ride 'em in,
Ride 'em in, let 'em out,
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in, Rawhide!

Rollin', rollin', rollin'.
Rollin', rollin', rollin'.
Rollin', rollin', rollin'.

[R.I.P. Frankie Laine]

Anonymous said...

Rent control and Sanctuary City policies are what drive up the price of housing here in NYC.

Rent control is the artificial pricing of housing by bureaucrats. Eliminate it and watch landlords start competing for tenants. Then watch the competition by developers to provide attractive housing for all income levels in all boroughs.

Sanctuary city policies are the bureaucrats' technique to artificially inflate the population, and then inflate the cost of accommodating those uncounted millions.

Eliminate the sanctuary city policies, then enforce the immigration laws, and watch the statistics improve in a year. Crime, school overcrowding, high demand for free medical care, welfare spending, illiteracy will sink to manageable lows. At the same time, wages, health services, schooling, city finances will vastly improve.

The term "affordable housing" is Bloomberg Code for housing for the 400,000 or more illegal aliens he plans to invite and shield from the law.

Bloomberg plans for us working taxpayers to provide lavishly for all the parasites he will bring into the city.

Now, what would leftist Bloomberg get out of this chaos? C O N T R O L.!!

Leftists like Bloomberg keep stirring the pot. Dividing, confusing, and creating chaos.

Since we all really prefer peaceful lives, we would look for solutions. Leftists like Bloomberg already have the answers written.

Establish control. Central control. Regulate, control, tax and punish.

Answer this Bloomberg: Why is it up to taxpayers to cough up any money at all to build any housing at all, affordable or not, for anyone outside our own family?

What taxpayers contributed to the purchase or upkeep of my home? Of my kids' tuition? Or to my health care costs?

Nobody did. Nobody should have had to.

verdi said...

Thanks George....remember Clint Eastwood as trail boss Gill Favor?

Anonymous said...

Keep those cement trucks moving faster?

Somebody needs a pair of cement overshoes!