New York State is terrific at it. Now our governor and the brilliant minds in the state legislature are proposing:
… new license plate fee is on top of the 25 percent jump in drivers’ license and registration fees that were included in the budget and are already in place – fee hikes that especially hurt upstate New York where we rely on our vehicles for work.
At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet and businesses are forced to cut jobs or leave the state, out-of-touch Albany politicians passed a budget with $8.5 billion in new taxes and fees, including the license plate scheme, to pay for billions in new spending – and no property tax relief. Now we’re seeing the result: a $3 billion deficit.
My reading of the new law is that everyone MUST purchase new license plates. Hey, it’s just another $25. Who can argue with that? It’s for the common good, right? Let’s think again of what happens when a company is struggling. It tries to reduce its costs, lower prices or deliver a more competitive product. Let’s think about what happens when the thugs state legislature is struggling: they raise costs, lower quality, and force unwilling taxpayers to purchase more of that stuff at the same time.
Remind me again what that social contract thingy said.