You get what you vote for and leaders in New York City are getting ready to launch a lockdown tax because of budget shortfalls.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City is facing a budget shortfall, mainly because New York City leaders don’t have a clue how to handle a pandemic.
As a result of their poor management, people and business are fleeing the city. Aside from California, New York City residents have been dealing with some of the strictest coronavirus restrictions in the country.
Under a new proposed bill, New York City residents will be required to pay a $3 surcharge on packages they order online.
Yup, the wizards of smart that are locking down businesses forcing people to order online are now going to tax residents an extra $3 to have those packages delivered to them because local businesses are forced to be closed.
NBC 4 reports:
Under a new proposed bill, New York City residents would be required to pay a $3 surcharge on packages they ordered online, with the exception for medicine and food.
Assemblyman Robert Carroll, who proposed the bill, says the online shopping fee would raise more than $1 billion a year “to fund the operating costs of buses and subways in the city of New York.”
In a joint Daily News op-ed with John Samuelsen, the International President of the Transport Workers Union, Carroll (D-Brooklyn) said the MTA cannot rely solely on a federal bailout.
They argued that the surcharge would incentivize New Yorkers to support small local businesses instead of buying from corporations like Amazon or Walmart.
“A delivery surcharge will also undoubtedly encourage consumers, and the Amazons of the world, to more regularly consolidate multiple items into a single package for delivery,” they wrote.
Only liberals would lock people down and then tax them because of it.
If you live in the city of New York, get out, get out now.