In Union Square this morning. The MTA is making millions off that extra buck you pay for a new metrocard. We've got reaction
— kristen shaughnessy (@kshaughnessy2) May 13, 2013
Each Metrocard costs the MTA about six cents to make. Since March, they've charged you a dollar for each one, because it's not "green." Because… that's your fault. That they make Metrocards. Yeah.
So the other 94¢ the MTA makes on each card goes to planting a baby tree in Queens. Because that'd be GREEEEEN. Just kidding, it's all profit. The idea of this having to do with the environment is as fake as the scammy carbon [...]
Are you losing your mind over the "everyone goes to work sick because otherwise they don't get paid" article? I am! You should be! It is pretty revolting that in America you have to go wait tables with the swine flu so you don't become homeless. Here is how Randel K. Johnson, the "senior vice president for labor at the United States Chamber of Commerce," downplays America's lack of sick leave: "The problem is not nearly as great as some people say. Lots of employers work these things out on an ad hoc basis with their employees." Here's how the Times follows up his claim: "According to the Bureau [...]