De Blasio’s Answer To NYC’s Outrageous Subway Problems? Higher Taxes [VIDEO]
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said the solution to fixing the city’s subway problems is to raise taxes on the wealthy, Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The state of New York controls the MTA. But we are going to all work together to try to address this. I think in the end we need a reliable revenue source that bluntly, politically there has not been a commitment to achieving in past years,” De Blasio said.
“I believe a tax on millionaires and billionaires is the best way to do it. I think that gives us a renewable, reliable source that we can put into the core needs,” he continued.
In addition to technical problems and frequent delays, the subway system in NYC is faced with hundreds of homeless people taking up residence in the underground stations.
According to a New York Times report, mentally ill passengers and drug addicts are taking refuge in the subways for the round-the-clock heat and reliable shelter from the cold weather.
The same report found a 40 percent increase in the number of homeless people living in New York from the year before.
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