Thursday, November 20, 2008

I hate Toronto's new PVT

City hall apparently thinks that no one in Toronto needs a car. Most car-owners will effectively see their annual registration / licensing fees increase by 80%.* Bad car owners! Bad! Don't you know that the TTC will magically transport you anywhere you want to go, in a 100% stress-free environment? The TTC never goes on strike, and its operators are hardly ever unpleasant. BAD CAR OWNERS! BAD! And when you're not taking the TTC, you can walk. The weather is never inclement. Or hey, ride a bicycle! You won't be breathing in any pollution or particulate matter, because the public transit system is so efficient, hardly anyone drives! Heck, they're eventually going to rip down the rest of the Gardiner Expressway. We're on the verge of using matter-energy transport. Or flying carpets. Who needs cars? Bring on the $60 annual Personal Vehicle Tax! That'll learn them right-wing, conservative, car-drivin' rednecks up real nice! (They're probably from out west, anyway.)

FUCK YOU.

* in southern Ontario, the current annual cost to renew licence plates with the province is $75. Adding the $60 municipal tax brings your real cost to $135.

11 comments:

tornwordo said...

I wouldn't have anticipated this reaction from you. Reality check: When I left California 8 years ago, my registration was over $400 per year.

Snooze said...

Don't we pay more in northern Ontario? I can't remember, but I seem to remember paying more in Suds.

madamerouge said...

torn: despite that high cost, Californians are still avid car-drivers. This is my point: if the intent of high registration costs is to deter people from driving, it's not working. It seems to me that it's just a cash grab under the guise of something else (i.e. progressive environmental policy, city-friendliness, etc.)

snooze: it's cheaper in northern Ontario ($37) according to the MTO website

Jack said...

I'm sorry, man. I bet they're putting the money towards something that doesn't benefit you, too.

Butchie said...

Pretty soon they are gonna take away your right to carry hadguns. Those bastards.

ty bluesmith said...

you make my peepee itchy when you get all political

Brice said...

If everyone decided to use the TTC, it would cripple the city. The system is already too crowded!

Salem said...

Jeez, they're making 'Snowstorm' Mel look good.

mistipurple said...

i knew you from somewhere.. LOL!

merry christmas and a great 2009 to you, madamerouge!
i shall hop by again next christmas, haha.

Jason said...

Stop making my planet so hot.

your judgemental aunt said...

if the ttc wasn't there some people wouldn't be able to have have sex in ttc buses with the driver on their way home from work.