Monday, July 02, 2012


I'm actually not nearly as anti-other-people-driving-cars as some of you probably think, but I do not like this kind of thing.
In a gratuitous snub to people who rely on mass transit, tax deductibility for transit expenses is being set at half the maximum for parking. For a while, both maxed out at $240 per month. Now they will be $125 for transit and still $240 for parking.

If I ran the zoo I'd require participating employers to just hand over $x in cash to people tax free and then require them to pay market rates for parking or transit or jetpack or whatever. Employers would give tax free cash benefit for commuting costs, and people could use it any way they wanted to. Including booze.