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Government Playbook: Rename a Previously Rejected Tax, a ‘Green Fee’, and Try Again

rjosephs77 Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 8:29 PM
Sounds like ap lan dude.

When government and its agencies are running deficits they will pull out all the tricks to get their hands on your money. Today’s example comes from New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering adding on a 'green fee' on each new MetroCard to encourage riders to recycle their cards.

The proposal for the $1 surcharge was contained in the agency's preliminary budget for next year.

The aim is to reduce the number of cards that are printed and discarded.

The surcharge would produce about $18 million a year for the MTA.