All this talk by President Bush of lowering taxis is bad news. We should fight this.
- It is dangerous. Lowered taxis means worse visibility by taxi drivers. It makes it harder for other drivers to see taxis too.
- It is a local matter. The Federal government shouldn’t interfere with state regulation.
- It is expensive. Auto mechanics have enough to do without adjusting thousands of perfectly working suspensions.
- It is an unfunded mandate. Taxi companies must pay for the retrofit.
He says this is an economic stimulant. Lower taxis won’t boost ridership, certainly not enough to create new jobs. On the other hand, it will shorten taxi cab life, boosting car sales.
Another Republican cover up? Something’s going on…[a klog apart]