JIMMY McMILLAN SAYS “THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH” AND SO DO NEW YORKERS!!!
In recent weeks, candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino made headlines with accusations, shocking remarks and on ongoing political banter. But it wasn’t until this weeks 2010 Gubernatorial Debate held at Hempstead, Long Island‘s Hofstra University that the public found out what McMillan issues were. As the ring leader in a circus act of candidates, including former “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis (who allegedly supplied former Governor Spitzer with call girls) McMillan stole the show as he focused on one issue and one issue only, which was: THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!!! Never mind the AWESOME facial hair that reminds me of a black version of KFC’s Colonel Sanders, it was his strong view on what New Yorker’s are paying in rent. Sure there are more important issues to cover and most political followers chalk this up as publicity and farce, but you have to admit, where he stands on this issue is both intriguing and entertaining. On his website therentistoodamnhigh.org there are illustrations of rent prices, Paypal donations and T-Shirts. Whether this is serious or not, it made me ask,
WHAT ELSE IS TOO DAMN HIGH IN NYC???
MTA FARE: TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
Just in time for Christmas New Yorker’s will be faced with ANOTHER fare increase! With the MTA doing away with 1 day passes and Bi-Weekly Metrocards in addition to the monthly getting increased to $104 bucks, it makes me say MTA THE NYC FARE IS TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
THE PRICE OF CIGARETTES: TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
Now I’m not a smoker (nor will I ever be) but I wonder why in the hell are cigarettes at least $10 bucks a pack? I remember as a kid an individual cigarette “loosey” as we called them in the hood, were 25 cents. Now stores are charging a dollar or more just for the cancer stick! An expensive habit I am PROUD to not have! If your lucky enough, you’ll catch your local bootlegger by the subway or laundry mat in your area to avoid the inflation, but at any rate CIGARETTES ARE TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
MOVIE TICKETS: TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
When I was a teenager I remember $50 bucks being enough to take your date to get something to eat and catching a flick at your local cinema. These days New York City ticket prices are anywhere between $11-13 bucks for admission while 3-D and IMAX will wound your pockets between $15-18 bucks! It’s OUTLANDISH what movie goers are paying these days just to catch the newest film hitting theaters. Teens will have to depend on a part-time job if they want to go out with friends or catch the bootleg because Movie Tickets ARE TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
JETS AND GIANTS TICKETS: TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
The reason why I have never been to a football game are because of the prices and with the construction of a new stadium and some still dealing with the effects of a recession, Football tickets are TOO DAMN HIGH!!! Please tell me why it is necessary to charge the average fan $114 bucks a game? Personally I’m not a fan of outdoor stadiums sipping on Hot Coco in 30 degree whether, I’d rather watching it in the comfort of my home. FOOTBALL TICKETS ARE TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
CABLEVISION: TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
It sickens me knowing that I pay close to $200 bucks a month for the Triple Play option received from Cablevision. With my only option being to move, I have no choices but to receive the shotty cable provider service as there is no Fios and Satellite available in my area! For the 3rd time this year Cablevision is involved with a contract dispute. Previously it was The Food Network, then ABC, and now FOX!!! This upsets me GREATLY because if the Yankees make the World Series this year, I will be forced to be a NOMAD traveling from bar to bar, house to house trying to watch my Giants and Yankee games! CABLEVISION, your prices are TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
PIZZA: TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
Purchase your pizza anywhere Mid-Town and expect to pay up to $10 bucks for 2 slices! Just the other day I ordered 2 slices of pizza to be floored when the cashier told me $8 dollars.
$8 DOLLARS!!! :Throws Hands Up:
It wasn’t that long ago I remember slices being $1 dollar $2 dollars MAX with toppings! This tasty cheesy treat will cost you about the same as a plate at any fast food joint in the city, and THAT’S WITHOUT THE DRINK! I’ll just stick to my $5 dollar pies in the hood because NYC Pizza is
TOO DAMN HIGH!!!
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