Uber Could Owe California $7.6M By The End Of The Day

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The California Public Utilities Commission is voting today on whether Uber will be suspended for 30 days and fined $7.6 million for failing to meet data reporting requirements.

By the end of the day, Uber could be banned from providing rides to residents in California for 30 days and be on the hook for a $7.6 million fine. That is, if the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decides that the company failed to provide required data to the state and treat customers fairly.
 

TechLarry

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This has shit to do about customers, and everything to do about taxes/the state getting it's cut.

Lets not kid ourselves.
 

tylertoast

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Lets hope it does not get banned, currently uber is employing alot of people full time, and im sure they're busy down in cali.
 

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As many people that are employed by Uber, I think they deserve every bit of this. They are slimy and unethical.
 

sean.b

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I think the IDEA of Uber is great, and why so many people are quick to defend it. I'm quick to defend the idea, which is what is under attack from the states.

But, on the other side, if you read about people's experiences as Uber drivers, its not all rainbows and unicorns. Nobody's criticizing the parts worthy of criticism, and instead are attacking the theory behind the business as a whole. I think thats where a lot of the online disagreement comes from.
 

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Uber is a business and has to play according to the rules governing business. They don't get a free pass because they have a different business model.

If you wan't to play, you have to pay.
 

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Uber is a business and has to play according to the rules governing business. They don't get a free pass because they have a different business model.

If you wan't to play, you have to pay.

So we agree that the poor should be denied welfare and services right ?
 

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Uber is a business and has to play according to the rules governing business. They don't get a free pass because they have a different business model.

If you wan't to play, you have to pay.

Sure, lets take old, outdate tax laws and twist them to apply to current business models. Maybe we can also fine them for not having enough horse stalls available.
 

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So we agree that the poor should be denied welfare and services right ?

If the service breaks the law, then yeah. They are denying uber the ability to operate period, not telling them they cannot provide services to people who make less than $xxx
 

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Sure, lets take old, outdate tax laws and twist them to apply to current business models. Maybe we can also fine them for not having enough horse stalls available.
It's not even about tax laws. It's new regulations that were put in place specifically for companies like Uber and that required them to provide information to California about their rides, such as when and where they occur and driver safety.
 

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This has a lot more, possibly everything to due about monopolistic taxi company's buying politicians so that they can continue their monopolistic ways. Uber, and other pick up services are a direct and possibly "life ending" threat to taxis. They are going to do everything in their power to stop them, plus there's always the greedy government trying to get as much tax revenue as they can so that they can continue to provide welfare to the low income voter class which keeps them in office. This is essentially the content provider argument. Big cable can't afford for people to dump them for streaming service. Taxi services can't afford for people to not use them and instead use uber.
 

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To keep this all in perspective here, they did fine them but didn't shut them down. Gee, that's real altruistic of the government no matter what perspective you have. Either they are in violation of law and should be suspended or they aren't in violation of law and shouldn't be fined. Ever notice how California likes to have its cake and eat it too?
 
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