amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Gov. Patersons tax plan is the easy way out
Re No escaping guvs tax plan, Dec. 17: How very thoughtful and imaginative of him. Tax everything! Gov. David Paterson has shown that in hard times you dont need to think of ways to eliminate wasteful spending, just tax an already-taxed New Yorker. He then has the gall to make it seem like its a hard choice to make, when in actuality its probably the easiest way to deal with a states financial problems. Way to find creative solutions.
Memphis Aguilar, Bayonne, N.J.
Fare hike unacceptable
The MTA has increased fares several times over the past few years and the service got worse. They recently announced their latest fare increase, and it is absolutely insane. Paying more than $100 for a monthly card? No way. I would like to propose a weeklong boycott of the system by all New Yorkers. Monopolies sometimes forget about the publics purchasing power.
Ricardo Ruiz, the Bronx
Caroline Kennedy is a New Yorker
Re Tom Les letter, Kennedy shouldnt get Clintons Senate seat, Dec. 17: Caroline Kennedy has spent her entire adult life in NYC; Hillary parachuted in from Illinois or Arkansas and stole the seat from Nita Lowey. Go for it, Caroline!
Jim Dillon, Long Island City