Wow - a break for commuters

Wow - a break for commuters

There are 70 comments on the New York Daily News story from Jan 3, 2013, titled Wow - a break for commuters. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

A little salve for wounded wallets, courtesy of Sen. Chuck Schumer : Buried deep in the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress is a fix for transit commuters that will save many riders hundreds of dollars a year.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#1 Jan 3, 2013
Just more PORK. Lets fix the budget and pay down the dept instead of spending more and more money that we do not have.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2 Jan 3, 2013
A teabagger AGAINST a tax break?

Oh' it's for working people and not corporations, so it's PORK.
pogue mahone

West Sayville, NY

#3 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
A teabagger AGAINST a tax break?
Oh' it's for working people and not corporations, so it's PORK.
The cacksucking Dems will just vote to raise the MTA tax on taxpayers, even those who never intend or will ever use mass transit.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#4 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
A teabagger AGAINST a tax break?
Oh' it's for working people and not corporations, so it's PORK.
You are so full of BS - do you go buy a new TV when you do not have money to buy food to feed your kids. Get real. You seem to be in agreement to bankrupt America, well all of us do not feel that way.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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You are so full of BS - do you go buy a new TV when you do not have money to buy food to feed your kids. Get real. You seem to be in agreement to bankrupt America, well all of us do not feel that way.
The legislation lets employees set aside part of their pretax earnings to pay for public transportation to and from their jobs — rather than paying with out-of-pocket, already taxed cash.

Didn't teabaggers want this brilliant idea for social security?

Now it's crazy, because a democrats doing the same damned thing for something else.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#6 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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You are so full of BS - do you go buy a new TV when you do not have money to buy food to feed your kids. Get real. You seem to be in agreement to bankrupt America, well all of us do not feel that way.
Seems you're the one full of B.S.

Evidently you don't read the articles?

It has nothing to do with a tv or feeding your kids.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7 Jan 3, 2013
pogue mahone wrote:
<quoted text>The cacksucking Dems will just vote to raise the MTA tax on taxpayers, even those who never intend or will ever use mass transit.
Another illiterate teabagger who can't read or comprehend what words they try to.

The MTA will still get it's money.

That means less taxes.

Poor teabagger.
pogue mahone

West Sayville, NY

#8 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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The MTA will still get it's money.

Poor teabagger.
Yup. Off the backs of the taxpayer.

Poor scumbagger
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 Jan 3, 2013
pogue mahone wrote:
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Yup. Off the backs of the taxpayer.
Poor scumbagger
You are one dumbshit teabagger.

The legislation lets employees set aside part of their pretax earnings to pay for public transportation to and from their jobs — rather than paying with out-of-pocket, already taxed cash.

Have the kids that take the "short" bus explain it to you.

Poor illiterate teabagger.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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You are one dumbshit teabagger.
The legislation lets employees......BLAH,FART,BLAH. ....
No, oh deluded leftist ass YOU are the dumbshit like you've been told many times in real life. Go do something productive today and stop your non-stop fart in a windstorm comments.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#11 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Seems you're the one full of B.S.
Evidently you don't read the articles?
It has nothing to do with a tv or feeding your kids.
Poor teabagger.
You do not understand what you are reading. IT IS ABOUT DEBT. Buying stuff you cannot afford. That must be your way of life but not people that pay our own BILLS and WORK for our own money and have to BALANCE OUR BUDGET. I thought you might be able to associate buying and paying bill with the difference between nice to have and FOOD and that was my mistake. Same thought process as Obama - I will spend and pass out freebies until America is BANKRUPT.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#12 Jan 3, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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No, oh deluded leftist ass YOU are the dumbshit like you've been told many times in real life. Go do something productive today and stop your non-stop fart in a windstorm comments.
Poor mycro dyck,

The only productive thing you do is change alias's and come up with more comments to prove how stupid and illiterate YOU really are.

Just turn on FAUX, they'll tell you what the article meant to say because you'll never figure it out.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#13 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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You do not understand what you are reading. IT IS ABOUT DEBT. Buying stuff you cannot afford. That must be your way of life but not people that pay our own BILLS and WORK for our own money and have to BALANCE OUR BUDGET. I thought you might be able to associate buying and paying bill with the difference between nice to have and FOOD and that was my mistake. Same thought process as Obama - I will spend and pass out freebies until America is BANKRUPT.
Holy crap.

What article are you reading?

I doesn't mention ANY of that.

The legislation lets employees set aside part of their pretax earnings to pay for public transportation to and from their jobs — rather than paying with out-of-pocket, already taxed cash.

How difficult is that to understand.

It's about employees who work, paying for their own transportation cost to get to their job.

There are other threads about debt and Obama.

Teabaggers have to change EVERY thread to Obama and debt?

Pathetic.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Holy crap.
What article are you reading?
I doesn't mention ANY of that.
The legislation lets employees set aside part of their pretax earnings to pay for public transportation to and from their jobs — rather than paying with out-of-pocket, already taxed cash.
How difficult is that to understand.
It's about employees who work, paying for their own transportation cost to get to their job.
There are other threads about debt and Obama.
Teabaggers have to change EVERY thread to Obama and debt?
Pathetic.
Are you missing the fact that it's lost revenue?

Why should a commuter get the same break as a driver when the driver has the additional expenses of owning a vehicle?
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Poor mycro dyck,
The only productive thing you do is change alias's and come up with more comments to prove how stupid and illiterate YOU really are.
Just turn on FAUX, they'll tell you what the article meant to say because you'll never figure it out.
Poor teabagger.
Huh? Weak. Your failed life is not our fault, nor the governments job to fix.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#16 Jan 3, 2013
lost-cause wrote:
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Are you missing the fact that it's lost revenue?
Why should a commuter get the same break as a driver when the driver has the additional expenses of owning a vehicle?
Only the tax revenue.

Taking the bus or subway should be encouraged, it's expensive too.

7-Day Unlimited Pass
Cost:$29, reduced fare $14.50
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 7 days from day of first use.

30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
Cost:$104, reduced fare $52
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 30 days from day of first use. This card is protected against loss of theft when purchased at a vending machine with a creditor debit/ATM card.

7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard
Cost:$50, no reduced fare
Good for unlimited express bus, local bus, and subway rides until midnight, 7 days from first use. This card is protected against loss of theft when purchased at a vending machine with a creditor debit/ATM card.

JFK-AirTrain 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
Cost:$40
Good for unlimited JFK-AirTrain trips until midnight, 30 days from first use.

JFK-AirTrain 10-Trip MetroCard
Cost:$25
Good for 10 JFK Air-Train trips until midnight six months after first use. 1 trip is deducted for each use. Only accepted for AirTrain trips. On sale at AirTrain vending machines, JFK airport, and local merchants.

www.mta.info/nyct - Cached

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#17 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:

"Only the tax revenue."

Yes, all government revenue comes from taxes.

It's a bogus feel good ploy anyway... lets tax them an additional 2% and give them back $18 (based on 15% rate). They'll never know the difference.
pogue mahone

Oceanside, NY

#18 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Only the tax revenue.
Taking the bus or subway should be encouraged, it's expensive too.
Voting for liberals or democrats should be discouraged, it's expensive too.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#19 Jan 3, 2013
pogue mahone wrote:
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Voting for liberals or democrats should be discouraged, it's expensive too.
A lot less expensive than voting for ANY republican or teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#20 Jan 3, 2013
lost-cause wrote:
Wall Street Government wrote:
"Only the tax revenue."
Yes, all government revenue comes from taxes.
It's a bogus feel good ploy anyway... lets tax them an additional 2% and give them back $18 (based on 15% rate). They'll never know the difference.
They already have an existing program.

www.worklife.ny.gov/nysride/index.html - Cached

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