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New Yorkers Taxed (Again) for Not Owning Cars

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MetroCard machines aren't the only place where the price of transit is going up. Reader Steven O'Neill points out that New Yorkers who sometimes rely on rental cars are now being hit with an additional five percent "bailout" tax, bringing the total tax for renting close to 20 percent. Says Steven:

This means that I, a very occasional driver who basically only everrents a car if I'm going somewhere outside of the city, am being forcedto pay exorbitant taxes so that daily car commuters can be allowed tocontinue to drive into Manhattan for free. And it feels like a kick inthe teeth.

Eric Adams, I'm pissed off at you personally about this because youare my Senator. If the Senate still exists by the next time you are upfor election, I plan to help give you the boot.

Bravo to Steven for channeling his frustration in the right direction. Any daily reporters out there care to talk to an informed MTA customer?

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