Ravitch Commission Chairman Richard Ravitch did not hold back in responding to critics who immediately came out griping against some of the suggestions to fix the MTA's code red budget in Thursday's report. He told the Daily News, "Obviously, I have to assume they must know of some secret fairy godmother who has piles of money she is going to send and solve the problem. Otherwise, they'd better damn well explain how the system is going to be paid for." The Ravitch Commision's report had immediately drawn criticism from those in the outer boroughs who felt that putting tolls on all bridges coming into Manhattan put an unfair burden on them. Ravitch stands behind the plan that he says will hit drivers, transit riders and employers equally.
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