De Blasio's Lame 'Tax the Rich' Fix for the Subway
By the New York Post Editorial Board
Just to confirm that he’d rather play political games than help get the subways fixed, Mayor de Blasio over the weekend dropped a “plan” to tax the city’s rich to get the MTA more cash.
Naturally, it’s something he can’t actually do himself: The Legislature and Gov. Cuomo would have to change state law.
And never mind he’s been claiming the subways aren’t his responsibility, or that he utterly ignored them (including never riding the trains) until the crisis struck — and then went into blame-everyone-else mode.
Or that he’s now contradicting the main argument he’s been making, namely that the city is already covering its fair share of the MTA’s budget, since the new revenue would come entirely from the five boroughs.