Monday, May 28, 2007

Anniversary of repeal of Commuter Tax

Michael Schenkler and Henry Stern double-teamed last week in calling out the members of the assembly who voted to repeal the commuter tax years ago, costing NYC billions of dollars:

We’d Still Like To Understand Their Votes

The cost of that vote to the City of New York, was as Henry explains, some $4 billion over the past eight years and will increase by $500,000,000 – that’s $500 million — each and every year.

And oh my god, they did it for politics.

Photo from Queens Tribune


Anonymous said...

Bring it back! It should have never been repealed anyway. What were they thinking?

Anonymous said...

In the Assembly, few members vote with their conscience. The Speaker decides what gets passed and when. Any member who disagrees with the Speaker risks losing their committee positions, lulu stipends, and other perks.

Albany is a triumvirate, and individual Assembly and Senate members have little power to stand up to the triumvirate.

Anonymous said...

The cowards should've been thrown out of office.

Anonymous said...

They all voted the way Silver told them to vote. Now we should vote them out.