VonMises

VonMises 1 year, 6 months ago on City targets illegal cab operations

I agree with several of your points. For one, things are alot different today and not always for the better. You are also right that you can not have two sets of rules. I do not see why ANY taxi company needs to pay fees and registrations. Driving a taxi is not brain surgery. Anyone who can safely drive a car can do it. We already have a test for that. I don't claim to be an insurance expert, but my insurance covers my passangers. I would assume that there are similar plans availalbe for commercial vehicles. I would recomend you watch John Stossel's special Illegal Everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBiJB8... The secion about Taxi's begins at 12:40

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VonMises 1 year, 6 months ago on City targets illegal cab operations

This is a perfect example of local regulations shutting out entrepreneurs. In the early 1900's European immigrants coming to this country would simply slap a sign saying "TAXI" on their car and instantly they were a self-employed businessman. In the 1930's New York City implement a medallion system to limit competition in the taxi industry. What NYC did in the 1930's was pushed by large taxi companies to remove these self-employed taxi operators. In these hard economic times we should be encouraging the kind of self reliance these enterprising citizens demonstrate. Instead, Covington increases regulations and fees. This will not improve the local taxi system as which Turner said did not have a problem. This measure will put desperate people attempting to provide for themselves out of work.

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