amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Pollution tax would solve many transit problems
A rather simple plan to help the MTA and avoid tolls on bridges, subject to lawsuits, potentially long and costly, is a pollution tax on all vehicles in the state not operated by a state or municipal agency. State vehicles, and those that come into the state regularly, would get a computer card to put in the window. Any one-time visitor would buy a day pass.
Â Rayner Colton, Brooklyn
Let shareholders vote on bonuses
AIG, Citigroup and other companies have been giving bonuses for years. They are not looking after the shareholder. Even now while the markets goes up, they are planning on their bonuses while the company is worth less, and they are laying off employees to maximize profit. Let the shareholders vote on
bonuses. That way they cannot be surprised when the company collapses.
Â Luis Perez, North Arlington, N.J.
Mayors comment shows ignorance
Mayor Bloomberg seems to think that the state attorney general should not divulge the names of the people who got huge bonuses when their corporations were bailed out. Once these thieves came hat in hand and accepted taxpayer bailouts, secrecy is gone. His comment is yet another foot in the mouth for the man who doesnt understand the hardships that regular taxpayers face.
Donald Cannon, Manhattan