Uber releases video slamming Mayor de Blasio for proposed cap on cars

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NEW YORK — Uber drivers are slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio and his push to cap new for-hire cabs to study the growth of car services.

"The public has a right to know what's behind the Mayor's push to cap Uber and to hear directly from real Uber drivers about the economic consequences of his proposal," an Uber spokesperson said. "The real story here is campaign contributions not congestion."

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"Typical Uber, its using a lot of sound bytes to mask the actual truth, and its really offensive because an Uber has a clear agenda to make a lot of money and monopolize service," said executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Bhairavi Desai.

Desai says that the amount of for-hire cabs on the streets, are making it incresingly harder for other taxi drivers to make a living. She also says that with 250 lobbyists nation wide,  Uber is not a victim to any political lobby.

PIX11 News has reached out to the Mayor's office for comment but has not heard back at this time.

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