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Mon May 9, 2016, 04:45 PM

67. My mother supports herself as the owner of a taxi permit

she and my father both worked double jobs in the 1970s to buy a cab permit. The permit cost as much as a house at the time. I'm sure you completely understand how long it would take a taxi cab driver and his wife working double jobs to purchase a house/ cab permit.

then uber comes along and anyone with a car can drive and my mom, who is now almost 80, has a taxi permit that she bought intstead of a house. That's my problem with uber. You got to make my $93 yesterday while the value of a taxi permit in an uber city plumets to nothing and three taxi drivers driving 8 hour shifts can't make a living now.

and while an uber driver gets to drive whatever, a permitted taxi has special insurance, special driver's license, meters, etc. so they cannot compete if they follow the law while uber skirts them.

nothing against uber drivers, you're doing the same job as the taxi drivers i grew up with, but the playing field is making the owners of uber rich while they do nothing, while the permit holders and taxi drivers lose everything.

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