Washington D.C. chickens have come home to roost in NYC.
According to CBS New York, the iconic neon billboards in Times Square must come down or the city will lose $94 million in federal highway funds. Under a 2012 federal law, Times Square qualifies as an arterial route to the national highway system, placing it under the 1965 Highway Beautification Act. That law limits billboard size.
“We’re going to let outsiders who sit in a cramped room and have nothing to do with our city as far as partaking in it on an everyday basis change something that means something to the whole entire world?” one man asked.
Why Yes. Yes you are.
It’s what you get when you embrace a monopoly system of government run by central planners in Washington D.C.