They didn't build that, but they get to charge for it. Is Bush era socialism sweeping Chicago?
Topic: They didn't build that, but they get to charge for it. Is Bush era socialism sweeping Chicago?
December 12, 2019 / By Thea Question:
Private corporations are in charge of the parking meter's in Chicago. And while they didn't build the street, or the meter's or even pay for enforcement (the local tax payer pays for the policing) they do get to collect the money.
What are your thoughts?
And is this a microcosm of a bigger issue, where the cost of production is moved to the tax payer while the private corporation makes the profit?
"For the fifth year in a row, the private managers of Chicago's parking meters are gouging us with another rate hike, and we've retained the title of the most expensive parking meters in the U.S. As if that isn't bad enough, the 2013 price surpasses that of Vancouver's, making Chicago's the most expensive parking meters in North America.
"On-street metered parking rates will increase in 2013 to $2.00 per hour for 82% of the city, $4.00 per hour near downtown and $6.50 per hour in the downtown area," a spokesperson for Chicago Parking Meters, LLC told Chicagoist. The transition will start downtown and move outward with all meter prices rising by the end of February."
"Bush has been out of office for nearly 4 full years, he has NEVER been in charge of Chicago, but that has never stopped you Leftists from blaming him for whatever doesn't sit right with you!"
So by "Bush era" I meant the era that Bush WAS President. Sorry if that was unclear.
Additionally, I never said Bush had anything to do with this, (other then he popularized the concept of inverted socialism).
I think you should re-read the question.
You and the Obama Zombie's need to talk.
They say I blame EVERYTHING on Obama, and now you are saying I blame nothing on Obama.
On how many occasions have I called Obama either "bush with a tan", "disappointment in chief", or a "horrible fraud"?
I've called him a "horrible fraud" but I'm still too soft on him?
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Rosamond | 1 day ago
You aren't paying private corporations for what has been built. Parking meters are a way of trying to solve the problem of parking spaces being private goods (in that they have the features of rivalry). More people may need to park than there are spaces, so the economic way to try and deter people from parking is to put a price on the space.
So, in short, you are paying for the use of the parking space, although granted some of that money could in theory be hypothecated toward the maintenance of the roads/parking spaces.
The price which is charged isn't really based on anything but the guesswork of economists.
How much money should be charged for the pollution created getting to the space, for the use of the space, for how long it will be used. Oh and inflation.
Because of this, it can be quite easy to simply make false figures in order to make the price extortionate, especially if people have no choice but to either pay, or not park (and therefore maybe not drive at all).
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Originally Answered: IS IT LEGAL for GMAC Mortgage Co to charge us insurance for last year that we didn't know about ?
Well, I read that you weren't advised that you didn't have adequate insurance for 2008/09 until they advised you that you needed more insurance for 2009/10 also ? Am I reading this right ? And only then only when you went out to get your own insurance at half the cost ? Right there ? So they didn't come up with this cost for 2008 until they found out that they couldn't get you for the 2009 year. That really smells rotten to me !
It sounds to me that when they didn't get you for the 2009 year that they went back to get you for the 2008 year, and that is just not legal to charge you now for insurance that didn't happen then. They would have had to advise you at that time. Call your lawyer.
Chicago is crammed with democrats. So its probably a democrat gouging different democrats. think of roughly it. Obama defended a slum lord in Chicago. I paid $40 to park in New Orleans final week. $2.00 an hour is actual no longer that undesirable in a huge city. Democrats prefer one and all to apply their motorcycles or take the bus, yet in any different case to gouge the vehicle vendors in this u . s .. this is a democrat difficulty. do no longer blame Bush.
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Chicago is packed with democrats. So its in all probability a democrat gouging different democrats. think of roughly it. Obama defended a slum lord in Chicago. I paid $40 to park in New Orleans final week. $2.00 an hour is incredibly no longer that undesirable in a super city. Democrats desire one and all to apply their motorcycles or take the bus, yet in a distinctive thank you to gouge the motor vehicle proprietors for the duration of this usa. it fairly is a democrat difficulty. do no longer blame Bush.
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Bush has been out of office for nearly 4 full years, he has NEVER been in charge of Chicago, but that has never stopped you Leftists from blaming him for whatever doesn't sit right with you!
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You lost me at the opening because I already thought you were an idiot then but knew it when I read further. I love how its always "Bush's fault" for 'whatever' but then NOTHING IS OBAMA'S. Seems to me that in this instance, its at least (MAYOR) RAHM EMMANUAL'S!
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Originally Answered: How do Democrats respond to Obama saying small business owners "didn't build that"?
It's pretty obvious that Obummer is no friend of Business in general, and small business in particular.
Small business is the backbone of the middle class and the core of the American economy. To achive the socialist state Obummer espouses, they must destroy the middle class. You do that by driving small business into the ground.
Look at the tax plans, look at the medical plans. All heap the load on the small business owner and make it unprofitable to stay in business.
So they close their doors
Which is what Obummer and his cronies are after
Vote in November
Throw the bums out