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"Suicides Get Taxi Drivers Talking: ‘I’m Going to Be One of Them’"

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Samarov
1448 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Six NYC cabbies have killed themselves recently: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/nyregion/suicides-taxi-drivers-nyc.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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    donbon
    85
     3 years ago

    Wow, this is so depressing.

    "Mr. Singh, who is 62, owes about $6,200 a month on the taxi medallion he bought in 2000. "

    Over 6k a month! That is 3 times my mortgage.

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    drivenmad
    134
     3 years ago

    The deflation of medallions is a real issue right now. I mean this is the same as the stock market crashing and all the wall street big wigs commiting suicide. These cabbies invested their life worth into these medallions. It was a retirement plan and now they are worthless.

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    blackandyellow
    147
     3 years ago

    This really is sad as these cabbies must feel so hopeless. The govt really failed them here. I hope some of these bills pass to help them out. It is only right.