John Lindsay Implements New Taxes For New York City

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Mayor John Lindsay

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Mayor John Lindsay speaks the day after implementing a city tax for residents of the city of New York as well as on commuters who earn their income in the city. He justifies the added burden, saying it is necessary to ensure continued city services and dismisses the protests of commuters.

Question and answer session follows - related to the Welfare Department.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70882
Municipal archives id: T754