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January 05, 2004

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mark

why why WHY would you love this insane bullshit tax? it's now actually going to cost me MORE to work here than when i lived within the city limits and paid that god-awful 3% wage tax that mr. murphy and his council cronies squandered.

it's called taxation without representation. i'm sure you've heard of it.

the ways in which the city government has been mismanaged (for decades, it's not just a recent thing) are astounding...so much so that i don't have the time or energy to get into them right now. but suffice it to say, though i am not the type of knee-jerk "no new taxes" kind of guy that most people 'round here are, i am STAUNCHLY against this one on many levels.

Sarah

Oh, I just believe that suburbanites should be taxed to the max for making so much sprawl and gross Wal-marted landscape full of heinous housing developments when there is pre-existing infrastructure in the city (which is taken advantage of but not paid for by suburb-dwellers). Live in the city you work in, people, and leave the countryside as country! Sprawl, boo-urns.

And seriously, a $10 commuter tax is all you all have been paying up til now? Cry me a fucking river.

Of course, none of this applies to you, kitten, just to the other Starbucksheads. Kiss!

mark

Live in the city you work in, people, and leave the countryside as country!

ahem...you live where? and you work where?

good. i'm glad we cleared that up.

Sarah

Hey, man, I am talking about an ideal here! Plus, as we have established, I am being held captive!

And, also, for the record, I would gladly pay a commuter tax! Especially if that would help them, you know, clear the fucking snow off the roads!

R

so, mark, it makes sense for people that work in the city and live outside the city to contribute just $10 per year to the upkeep of the city? really? even though we have all the good hospitals, all the corporate headquarters, all the sports stadiums, museums and libraries? do you think cranberry would exist if pittsburgh did not exist? i agree the city should tighten its belt, and watch motznik and peduto make it happen on city council - they will.

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