While everyone can appreciate the dire financial straits this city is in, squeezing the remaining pennies from the public isn’t the answer, and quite frankly, you can’t get blood from a stone.
Installing tolls on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro bridges places a burden squarely - as well as unfairly - on the citizens of Brooklyn and Queens.
It is precisely this war on the working class that has forced scores of fed-up, picked-clean New Yorkers to flee to more affordable states, such as New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, for the past three decades.
We are already the highest-taxed citizens in the nation with the highest rents and the highest cost of living. Simply stated, the public can’t bear any more abuse.
In addition, the possibility of double-digit increases in subway and bus fares adds insult to injury.
Is there no respite for the working class?
And once again, it is a crisis surrounding Wall Street that is the reason everyday New Yorkers will be asked to pay more while receiving less.
These thoughtless “solutions” to the bleak economy take a reprehensible stab at the pockets of those who work the hardest for this city.