Sunday, April 22, 2007

Nanny Bloomberg does it again

I have to wonder about the people who voted this guy into office.

Saying that he would not spend his final term in office “pretending that all is fine,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made a series of Earth Day proposals today to improve the environment of New York City, including charging a new congestion fee’ to drivers who come into parts of Manhattan during peak hours during weekdays.

The proposal that is sure to attract the most attention, and possibly objections, is one to impose the $8 fee on car drivers, and $21 for truck operators, to drive in Manhattan south of 86th Street.

Sounds to me more like a way to squeeze more money out of people, without having to call it a tax.
Not only will they have to pay to drive there, but they will have to pay more for items that are shipped there, since the tax fee affects commercial transportation, also.
Let's see, he runs illegal arms investigations, bans smoking, bans trans-fats...what is next? Tax Charge a fee for the amount of air people breathe? Seems like he is aiming for a nicely regulated socialist society.

No thanks, I'll stay out west where there is still a little bit of freedom left.


Hammer said...

Reminds me of some bad post apocalyptic movie.

GUYK said...

The hell of it is that there are a majority of people that would put the same kind of restrictions on all of us..

Anonymous said...

Vote Reid, Pelosi and their ilk out, then we can be more free

SpeakerTweaker said...

I'll tell you who voted him in. Same folks that put his Daddy, Giuliani, into office before him.

Let him pull his RINO crap someplace like Texas and see how far it gets him. Likely, some burly ranch-type fella with an diesel-powered F-350 with gun rack in the back glass and a Browning logo on the giant diamond-plate bumper rolls right past and flicks a lit cigarette but into Bloomberg's lap.

I think the rise to power of folks like this was touched on in some detail in Revelations.

I know. Creepy.

Nice post, Bob.


Little Blue PD said...

I think Mayor Nanny Bloomie is a very arrogant man. I also highly doubt he rides the subway that much. He's the mayor, I want someone driving him around so he can work and make calls and stuff. New Yorkers shouldn't want him wasting all that time on the subway.

We all have to wonder what Bloomberg is really thinking of with this congestion pricing tax scheme. Maybe he mostly just wants a new tax. Just wrap it up in ‘concern for the environment’, and then people can just demonize those who oppose it.

If he cares so much about traffic jams, congestion and air pollution, why does he let Park Avenue be blocked off? Why doesn’t he do anything about that?

It's true, Pershing Square Restaurant blocks Park Avenue going South at 42nd St. for about 12 hours a day/5 months of the year! This Causes Massive Congestion and Air Pollution!

But apparently it does not bother NYC’s Nanny-in-Chief Mike “Congestion Pricing Tax” Bloomberg?

It certainly supports his claim that the city is hugely congested.

Check out the map! Tell your friends!

Check it out!


Little Blue PD