With a downturn in the economy, it is not just the tax providers who are suffering. The tax eaters in government are feeling the pinch as well. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a story of a 51-year-old woman who lost her car while operating a free-market taxi service. In the past year, she lost her job at a construction company, her $1,300-a-month apartment, and a new truck.
The state bureaucrat excuses their tyranny by claiming to protect the common good.
Of course, the real reason for the law is to protect the priveleged existing cab companies. They wouldn’t want to have their prices undercut by increased compitition. I would suspect that someone responding to a CraigsList ad would not be under those assumptions anyways. Caveat emptor, buyer beware.