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Wait – it costs $23 just to use the GW bridge? And there's a $15 surcharge if I want to go downtown? Are they on drugs?

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How to read this map - everything south of central park will have a $15 surcharge just to enter. All the Broadway theaters. The Brooklyn Bridge. The Lincoln Tunnel. Half the city. No fooling! See link at bottom.

This is the best of times, this is the worst of times. (Literary alert – this is the opening line from “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens.)

It will now cost you $38 to enter NYC. $23 to cross the GW bridge, and another $15 to go downtown. Double that if you're a delivery van (think Amazon). When you want to leave it's $23 to cross the bridge again. There's no exit fee to leave the congestion zone - yet. So . . . $61 round trip. Well, to put that in perspective, it IS less than a one-day pass to Disneyworld. That costs $109. Disney wants to sell you a 5-day pass. But it's so complicated – there are at least 5 different pricing plans. If you stay overnight in park, or someplace else. Whether or not you upgrade to the “no lines” elite status. If you DON'T upgrade, today's wait time for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is one hour and 15 minutes. A strolling vendor will sell you pretzels and sodas while you wait, so your kids don't lose their minds. Then you can get in ANOTHER line and repeat the process. Okay – then you DO want the “no lines” upgrade? Good idea. Walt Disney may be rolling in his grave, but his descendants are rolling in money.

Back to NYC. They are NOT rolling in money. It's not just the bridge tolls, congestion fees, 9% sales tax, city income tax, state income tax, and property tax. There's also a hotel room tax of 15%, PLUS a flat fee of $3.50. Don't ask me what the $3.50 is for. And don't even try to book Airbnb ℠. That's going to become illegal. What's the fine if you get caught using Airbnb? A city that charges a $61 admission fee will certainly have diabolical plans for Airbnb scofflaws. The good news - NYC is about to inaugurate door-dash style marijuana delivery. There's already booze delivery. This is a city that understands the weaknesses of the human soul, no? Pirates of the North East . . .

The entrance fee to Rome is currently ₤2. About $2.50 American. And that includes admission to the Parthenon! Of course, Rome is missing some of NYC's most famous attractions: 60,000 homeless migrants, and narcotics delivery guaranteed within an hour, or you get 50% off your next fix.

Tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NYC) are free, once you make it inside the city gates. Stephen Colbert's The Late Show (NYC) is also free. New York City provides “incentives” (tax and fee rebates) to CBS and NBC to encourage the networks to keep those shows in the city, and NOT move someplace else. The New York Stock Exchange IS threatening to move – either to Texas or Florida. Maybe the congestion surcharge to reach downtown offices will be the straw that broke the camel's back. Don't tell people to "just use the subway". Someone is getting pushed onto the tracks almost every day. The National Guard is now patrolling the stations.

Okay, there IS a point to all this. If the dirtiest, most dangerous city in America has taxed everything it can possibly get away with - and is now picking the pockets of wage slaves and commuters – but STILL hundreds of millions of dollars short of making ends meet, maybe it's game over. Remember what happened when Rome fell (476 CE)? Their population crashed by 90%, from nearly 2 million to nearly nobody. Followed by over one thousand years of ruin. It wasn't until around 1900 that things really started to pick up again. I hope this doesn't happen to NY. I still have friends there.

I'm just sayin' . . .

'Just too unstable': Kevin O’Leary slams this blue state's new 'congestion tax' — warns of 'very inflationary' consequences (msn.com)
 
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RickWA

Snagglesooth
How to read this map - everything south of central park will have a $15 surcharge just to enter. All the Broadway theaters. The Brooklyn Bridge. The Lincoln Tunnel. Half the city. No fooling! See link at bottom.

This is the best of times, this is the worst of times. (Literary alert – this is the opening line from “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens.)

It will now cost you $38 to enter NYC. $23 to cross the GW bridge, and another $15 to go downtown. Double that if you're a delivery van (think Amazon). When you want to leave it's $23 to cross the bridge again. There's no exit fee to leave the congestion zone - yet. So . . . $61 round trip. Well, to put that in perspective, it IS less than a one-day pass to Disneyworld. That costs $109. Disney wants to sell you a 5-day pass. But it's so complicated – there are at least 5 different pricing plans. If you stay overnight in park, or someplace else. Whether or not you upgrade to the “no lines” elite status. If you DON'T upgrade, today's wait time for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is one hour and 15 minutes. A strolling vendor will sell you pretzels and sodas while you wait, so your kids don't lose their minds. Then you can get in ANOTHER line and repeat the process. Okay – then you DO want the “no lines” upgrade? Good idea. Walt Disney may be rolling in his grave, but his descendants are rolling in money.

Back to NYC. They are NOT rolling in money. It's not just the bridge tolls, congestion fees, 9% sales tax, city income tax, state income tax, and property tax. There's also a hotel room tax of 15%, PLUS a flat fee of $3.50. Don't ask me what the $3.50 is for. And don't even try to book Airbnb ℠. That's going to become illegal. What's the fine if you get caught using Airbnb? A city that charges a $61 admission fee will certainly have diabolical plans for Airbnb scofflaws. The good news - NYC is about to inaugurate door-dash style marijuana delivery. There's already booze delivery. This is a city that understands the weaknesses of the human soul, no? Pirates of the North East . . .

The entrance fee to Rome is currently ₤2. About $2.50 American. And that includes admission to the Parthenon! Of course, Rome is missing some of NYC's most famous attractions: 60,000 homeless migrants, and narcotics delivery guaranteed within an hour, or you get 50% off your next fix.

Tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NYC) are free, once you make it inside the city gates. Stephen Colbert's The Late Show (NYC) is also free. New York City provides “incentives” (tax and fee rebates) to CBS and NBC to encourage the networks to keep those shows in the city, and NOT move someplace else. The New York Stock Exchange IS threatening to move – either to Texas or Florida. Maybe the congestion surcharge to reach downtown offices will be the straw that broke the camel's back. Don't tell people to "just use the subway". Someone is getting pushed onto the tracks almost every day. The National Guard is now patrolling the stations.

Okay, there IS a point to all this. If the dirtiest, most dangerous city in America has taxed everything it can possibly get away with - and is now picking the pockets of wage slaves and commuters – but STILL hundreds of millions of dollars short of making ends meet, maybe it's game over. Remember what happened when Rome fell (476 CE)? Their population crashed by 90%, from nearly 2 million to nearly nobody. Followed by over one thousand years of ruin. It wasn't until around 1900 that things really started to pick up again. I hope this doesn't happen to NY. I still have friends there.

I'm just sayin' . . .

'Just too unstable': Kevin O’Leary slams this blue state's new 'congestion tax' — warns of 'very inflationary' consequences (msn.com)
Those of you who are waiting for good governance can just keep on waiting. It is the very least among us who “govern”. Those of you who don’t care about “good” or “poor” governance…so long as it is badged under preferred party (by FAR the PJ majority) - - well, you got what you want. Even at bureaucratic and administrative levels, you have the government you sought and chose. A few years ago in NY, NFL player Plaxico Buress went to prison for accidentally shooting himself in the foot…(carried a prohibited firearm). The killer of that NY cop whose wake was this weekend was arrested and released 21 times - and in some of those arrests he had a firearm. It’s a different time. We now have the governance folks sought.

So yes, expensive bridge tolls and punitive taxation/user fees. No cash bail. Commuted sentences. Refusals to prosecute. Reduced police force headcount. Increased police restrictions.

Build. Back. Better.
 

Zam-Zam

Senator
How to read this map - everything south of central park will have a $15 surcharge just to enter. All the Broadway theaters. The Brooklyn Bridge. The Lincoln Tunnel. Half the city. No fooling! See link at bottom.

This is the best of times, this is the worst of times. (Literary alert – this is the opening line from “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens.)

It will now cost you $38 to enter NYC. $23 to cross the GW bridge, and another $15 to go downtown. Double that if you're a delivery van (think Amazon). When you want to leave it's $23 to cross the bridge again. There's no exit fee to leave the congestion zone - yet. So . . . $61 round trip. Well, to put that in perspective, it IS less than a one-day pass to Disneyworld. That costs $109. Disney wants to sell you a 5-day pass. But it's so complicated – there are at least 5 different pricing plans. If you stay overnight in park, or someplace else. Whether or not you upgrade to the “no lines” elite status. If you DON'T upgrade, today's wait time for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is one hour and 15 minutes. A strolling vendor will sell you pretzels and sodas while you wait, so your kids don't lose their minds. Then you can get in ANOTHER line and repeat the process. Okay – then you DO want the “no lines” upgrade? Good idea. Walt Disney may be rolling in his grave, but his descendants are rolling in money.

Back to NYC. They are NOT rolling in money. It's not just the bridge tolls, congestion fees, 9% sales tax, city income tax, state income tax, and property tax. There's also a hotel room tax of 15%, PLUS a flat fee of $3.50. Don't ask me what the $3.50 is for. And don't even try to book Airbnb ℠. That's going to become illegal. What's the fine if you get caught using Airbnb? A city that charges a $61 admission fee will certainly have diabolical plans for Airbnb scofflaws. The good news - NYC is about to inaugurate door-dash style marijuana delivery. There's already booze delivery. This is a city that understands the weaknesses of the human soul, no? Pirates of the North East . . .

The entrance fee to Rome is currently ₤2. About $2.50 American. And that includes admission to the Parthenon! Of course, Rome is missing some of NYC's most famous attractions: 60,000 homeless migrants, and narcotics delivery guaranteed within an hour, or you get 50% off your next fix.

Tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NYC) are free, once you make it inside the city gates. Stephen Colbert's The Late Show (NYC) is also free. New York City provides “incentives” (tax and fee rebates) to CBS and NBC to encourage the networks to keep those shows in the city, and NOT move someplace else. The New York Stock Exchange IS threatening to move – either to Texas or Florida. Maybe the congestion surcharge to reach downtown offices will be the straw that broke the camel's back. Don't tell people to "just use the subway". Someone is getting pushed onto the tracks almost every day. The National Guard is now patrolling the stations.

Okay, there IS a point to all this. If the dirtiest, most dangerous city in America has taxed everything it can possibly get away with - and is now picking the pockets of wage slaves and commuters – but STILL hundreds of millions of dollars short of making ends meet, maybe it's game over. Remember what happened when Rome fell (476 CE)? Their population crashed by 90%, from nearly 2 million to nearly nobody. Followed by over one thousand years of ruin. It wasn't until around 1900 that things really started to pick up again. I hope this doesn't happen to NY. I still have friends there.

I'm just sayin' . . .

'Just too unstable': Kevin O’Leary slams this blue state's new 'congestion tax' — warns of 'very inflationary' consequences (msn.com)
New York is losing people. New York is losing tax revenue. New York, unfortunately, is a city in decline.

Can it be fixed? Yes. Can it be fixed by insisting on the same polices that are in place now? No.

That's for the people who live there to decide. If they keep doing the same things over and over, they should expect the same results.
 
New York is losing people. New York is losing tax revenue. New York, unfortunately, is a city in decline.

Can it be fixed? Yes. Can it be fixed by insisting on the same polices that are in place now? No.

That's for the people who live there to decide. If they keep doing the same things over and over, they should expect the same results.
I'm not sure people are going to be allowed to decide. there seems to have been no voter input on being a sanctuary city, providing free room and board to migrants, city licensed marijuana deliver services, efforts to ban Uber and Airbnb . . .
 

RickWA

Snagglesooth
I'm not sure people are going to be allowed to decide. there seems to have been no voter input on being a sanctuary city, providing free room and board to migrants, city licensed marijuana deliver services, efforts to ban Uber and Airbnb . . .
Just one more signpost on the road to surrender of Western Civilization. We’re irredeemable colonialist imperialist racist dogs, and must be put down. So says academia, media, and leftist pols. The downstream adherents simply obey and vote accordingly. Open the borders. Open the prisons. Punish the productive and the law abiding.

Enjoy!
 
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