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Comments made by Tgris

Shadow Market For Taxi Permits Lucrative For Some, Hardship For Others

Are we really still talking about this? It seems to me that the "owners" are playing by the rules that are set forth. If the conditions of leasing the cab are so terrible, there would not be such an overwhelming demand from drivers and the rates would not be what they are, right? Is that not one of the basic premises of capitalism?

The tax issue is legitimate, but is that not the domain of the IRS and the tax board? I agree with JCortez about the weight being put on the SDSU “study.” I would love to see how they arrived at the $4.45/hr. figure.

June 11, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Considers Taxi Industry Overhaul Amid Reports Of Low Wages And Unsafe Cabs

I am sorry, but who is forcing these cab drivers to lease the cabs and work as independent contractors!? This low wage argument is completely absurd. If the drivers are not happy with their earnings, they are more than welcome to seek other ways of making a living. Obviously, the owners are charging the market rate, otherwise there would not be so many willing takers, keeping the lease rates “high.” It is simple example of supply and demand in action.

Thank you city of San Diego, KPBS, ect. for wasting resources and time on this complete non-issue.

May 31, 2013 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )