No, the difference is that we (New Yorkers and the rest of the Tri-State Area), pay significantly higher taxes and fees to pay for all the "priveleges', while folks in the rest of the country insist on receiving these things for free.New York - "forget about it!" Too many loud mouthed blowhards for me. It's easier to excel where others have not when you have more money than you know what to do with. I'd like to see how they handle a real world budget. If DC is any indication it would just be huge deficit spending.
My wireless phone bill has gone up in each of the last several months. Close examination shows that the increase(s), were due to (1) increased 911 fees and (2), to subsidize wireless phone systems in rural areas. I'm tired of subsidizing the rest of the country, but "hey! it's New Yawk".