Friday, September 17, 2010

Good Ideas

Yes cities should figure out how to soak commuters who do use many city services but who do not pay much in the ways of taxes. Some cities do have a commuter tax of one sort or another, but many more are prevented from doing so. Like any attempt to tax there is a risk that it discourages the kind of behavior you actually want to encourage (like coming downtown and spending money), but there's a lot of employment in downtown DC that isn't going to go anywhere pretty much no matter what.