A license to kill New York’s economy

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    Read more: Overregulation kills New York jobs—Erica Smith - NYPOST.com

    Interesting article. NJ probably has even tougher requirements.

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    I'm quelling surprise as I type this.

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    no really, I'm stunned

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    The union plates on cabs cost over $100k or more.

    Imagine how many people could be cabbies if just that was tossed.

    http://torontotaxiprices.blogspot.com/2010/05/toronto-star-taxi-plateleasing.html
    90k

    http://the-riotact.com/on-why-taxis-cost-so-much/13199
    The ACT govenment wants too much out of a taxi, that’s why it is “expensive”. The taxi rego costs about $8,000 a year which only cost about $2000 in NSW. The taxi plate leasing costs around $20,000 a year, and the insurance costs another $10,000(for vechile & driver). And all this still not include the running cost. Taxi Opereator needs to pay taxi base bout $1,300 each month for the base radio fee as well. If you want to put a car on road to do the business, you need to pay $1600 to fit all the equipments in and all of that cost a lot. There is a camera rental fee cost $1,280
     
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    My husband is a plumber. These are the requirements in NJ:
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    Yet Manhattan is chock full of cabs..go figure..
     
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    There may be a licensing exemption for people with 16 vowels in their name. :lol:
     
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    Alot of these requirements are wanted by the business community. One example is the food carts and trucks. Restaurants want them nowhere near their establishments. They have lobbied, successfully, to keep them away.
     
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    Shot down by reality..

    Sucks..
     
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    New York has been chasing people out of the state for decades,they wring their hands wondering how to bring jobs and money back ,but will do what ever it takes to crush any real opportunities,Nature Gas is a perfect example. Albany and down state are a mill stone around the rest of the states neck.
     
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    How many independent owners?
     

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