Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Question of the Day

If congestion pricing really will work all the miracles Mayor Bloomberg promises -- fewer cars; cleaner air; less global warming; cures for AIDS, cancer, and racism -- why is he now declaring the plan "dead" simply because New York City has fallen out of the running for a $500 million bribe?

In the context of a city budget approaching $60 billion, $500 million is chump change -- indeed, Bloomberg could probably find it between the cushions on his Lear jet.

Please tell me he wasn't about to impose this unwieldy, invasive tax scheme -- which, I should add, is hated by New Yorkers -- simply to bank $500 million in free cash.

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