GOODER AND HARDER: New Yorkers May Have to Pay Package Delivery Surcharge to Help Fund MTA.

via nbcnewyork:

With the Metropolitan Transportation Authority facing a budget crisis, New Yorkers may have to dig into their pockets to help out.

Under a new proposed bill, New York City residents would be required to pay a $3 surcharge on packages they ordered online, with the exception for medicine and food.

Assemblyman Robert Carroll, who proposed the bill, says the online shopping fee would raise more than $1 billion a year “to fund the operating costs of buses and subways in the city of New York.”

Found via Karol Markowicz, who tweets, “I don’t want to overuse it but this does go back to the pajama divide. If you’re working from your couch (like I am!) then you can go to the store and buy what you need whenever you want. If you’re going into work, and don’t have time for strolls and shopping, you’ll be punished.”

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Punished? Joe Biden says you spelled “patriotic” wrong.



h/t Ed


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