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Uber and Lyft leave Austin
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Uber and Lyft leave Austin
On Saturday 7 May, voters in Austin voted down a proposition seemingly to deregulate Lyft and Uber. The biggest issue was that the city wanted to require fingerprinting of Lyft and Uber drivers. The proposition would have allowed them to operate without fingerprinting. Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin almost immediately after the loss.

I fully support the rights of businesses and consumers to engage in such transactions freely. So, I voted for the proposition. I wasn't surprised to see it voted down. I was somewhat surprised to see Uber and Lyft keep their word with regard to leaving Austin.

It actually gives me some hope. Instead of bowing down to non-productive bureaucrats and busybodies, Uber and Lyft got up and left town. It's hurt some people who drove for them, but I also see the big picture. Businesses would like to transact business without interference from third parties.

The reaction from the town's lefty establishment has been predictable. They are screaming like spoiled children that a business has actually left town and not consented to their regulations. It's almost painfully obvious that they wish that they could put a gun to the CEO's of Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, they can't do that; but it would show the true nature of their attitudes.
05-19-2016 10:59 PM
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Uber and Lyft leave Austin - puckerman - 05-19-2016 10:59 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - samsamsam - 05-20-2016, 12:05 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - AboveAverageJoe - 05-20-2016, 12:22 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - Fast Eddie - 05-20-2016, 05:28 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - DJ-Matt - 05-20-2016, 10:17 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - samsamsam - 05-20-2016, 10:31 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - heavy - 05-20-2016, 10:39 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Blaster - 05-28-2016, 09:29 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - Samseau - 05-20-2016, 12:04 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - samsamsam - 05-20-2016, 12:19 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - AboveAverageJoe - 05-20-2016, 12:29 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - puckerman - 05-20-2016, 12:48 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - AboveAverageJoe - 05-20-2016, 01:16 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - puckerman - 05-20-2016, 01:28 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - NilNisiOptimum - 05-20-2016, 01:12 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - El Chinito loco - 05-21-2016, 01:27 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - El Chinito loco - 05-20-2016, 06:06 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - Phoenix - 05-21-2016, 03:34 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Vaun - 05-22-2016, 08:23 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Samseau - 05-22-2016, 08:45 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - rpg - 05-21-2016, 06:30 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - samsamsam - 05-21-2016, 06:38 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Samseau - 05-22-2016, 07:41 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - storm - 06-11-2016, 12:08 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Foolsgo1d - 03-15-2017, 10:51 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - puckerman - 03-14-2017, 11:22 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - puckerman - 07-15-2019, 07:16 AM

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