State Assemblyman Robert Carroll is pushing a $three tax on bundle deliveries as a jab at Amazon’s energy. But it will imply large bother for many different companies, too.
Sure, the Park Slope Democrat would exempt meals and “essential medical supplies” — however plenty of different corporations at the moment are seeking to ship, and few can afford to swallow the price as Amazon may. Plus, numerous small companies depend on receiving every day deliveries.
Certainly, as one native tweeted at Carroll: “I’m a small biz proprietor making an attempt to remain afloat in NYC & your proposed tax would damage me WAY b4 Amazon feels even a pinch.”
Neither is it solely the “rich” getting deliveries nowadays — and only a few of these $three charges would hit low-income New Yorkers fairly onerous.
Carroll’s claiming his plan would convey at the least $1 billion a yr for the MTA. However he’s been pitching it since lengthy earlier than the “existential crisis” he’s now pointing to. The transit company may nicely want new devoted revenues — however not this one.