Simple: He goes and asks the OTHER parent the same question in the hopes of a different answer.
This is what Uber is doing across the country. When cities in America say “no” to allowing Uber to ply its streets for profits, Uber gets mad and decides to take its case to the state legislatures. It has done this Arizona, Washington, Oklahoma, Maryland, Tennessee and now Florida. In so doing, it hopes to circumvent local elected officials in cities, officials who know what’s best for their communities. They want to circumvent home-rule. State and federal officials would be crazy to be a pawn in Uber’s game.
The ‘Who’s Driving You?’ campaign just posted a fact sheet exposing the dangers of unwanted state intervention. In short, special statewide legislation in states that would allow Uber free reign in cities would be disastrous. There is no one-size-fits-all set of regulations for every city in a state. That’s why, for decades, every city has had the ability to determine what rules it wants to set in place to provide transportation services and protect passengers. Imagine if New York City and Albany had the exact same set of regulations. It wouldn’t work. Those cities are vastly different.
This battle will be highlighted on Monday when Sen. Marco Rubio visits Uber’s office in DC for a discussion on “the importance of American innovation.” Florida happens to be one of the states where Uber is pushing for a statewide law that would allow it to operate with impunity from Jacksonville to Key West. Getting Rubio as a speaker is designed to sell Uber’s self-serving message back home in the Sunshine State.
Before Tallahassee lawmakers decide to “save” local officials from themselves, they should consider that a recent poll found Floridians overwhelmingly believe Uber should be regulated in the same careful manner as the taxi industry.
Don’t be fooled by Uber’s chronic use of the word “innovation.” This notorious company’s real goal is to bypass city leaders and flood their streets with thousands of uninsured and unsafe Uber cars--whether the city wants it or not.