commented on Yet Another Democrat Defects to GOP
Most of the state is much further to the right than the People's Republic of King County. What may very well work in Seattle doesn't work in the rest of Western Washington, let alone in the east.
commented on Calls for Taxi Deregulation Ignore Seattle's History of Failed Taxi Deregulation
"Taxis serve people without smartphones, without credit cards, and who pay with cash or scrip. The TNCs do not."
The intersection of the venn diagram of people that are too poor to have a smart phone or a credit card but are rich enough to pay for a taxi is really small.
This being said if there isn't sufficient demand for this that service will go away, but I don't think it will. You're just shilling for a special interest that can treat customers like shit and provide awful service because of your beloved "regulation".
"Taxis also pick up hailing passengers." "Are you suggesting that unregulated drivers in unmarked cars should be stopping to pick up hailing customers?"
Make it legal and somebody will. We already let people drive cars, this isn't a marginal decrease in safety.