Taxing Catholic Schools Out of Existence

The metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax (MCTMT) is a new tax imposed on certain employers including Catholic School and self-employed individuals engaging in business within the metropolitan commuter transportation district MCTD (the counties of New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Nassau, Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester.) This tax ($.34 for every $100 of payroll) means that in the Diocese of Brooklyn almost $500,000 has to be redirected from children in classrooms across the Diocese to fund the MTA. And while the state is making up the shortfall this will create in Public Schools, children of working class parents in Catholic Schools are once again ignored!