Congestion pricing is a tale of the “haves” and “have-nots.”
The “haves” are people who have the money to pay $13 a day to go downtown and do whatever they want.
Most government offices are downtown. Our politicians get a free ride with their EZ Pass and pass the cost onto us. MTA board members of the MTA and FDNY and NYPD officials have free EZ Passes.
These people can use their EZ Passes to go to Broadway plays, hospitals that are downtown, enjoy a meal in Little Italy or Chinatown and get to the Lincoln and Holland tunnels for free. And they do not even have to think about paying the $13 to do it.
What about the rest of us New Yorkers who do not have the means? We are forced to take the subways. Will the fares on the buses and subway go up just as the “have-nots” are forced to use them to get to our jobs downtown?
The “have-nots” are working-class stiffs who cannot afford $13 a day to drive downtown. We will to forced to take the filthy and delayed subways with the homeless.
When the tunnels are under water, the working-class stiffs will have to sit there and wait, while the “haves” are driving in a car.
This is just another tax on the working class. Do not let this happen.