Monday, March 02, 2009

The Granite State Stimulus Package Rolls On

Never before, in the history of our great state, has one man done so much to bolster the economy of New Hampshire.

In the same month that Logan International Airport hiked its parking rates by $1, Governor Deval Patrick is asking for another $2 parking "carbon fee" [Hey, quit laughing! He's serious. - ed.] as part of his transportation overhaul filed this week.

It's not a tax.


It's a common sense, planet-saving carbon fee.

You're not (gasp!) ANTI-PLANET, are you???

The carbon fee, described on page 137 of Patrick's 141-page bill, would that mean a 20- or 30-minute trip to pick up a relative at Logan could cost $6 in parking alone, not including tunnel tolls, which could rise to as much as $7 if legislators fail to pass Patrick's other proposal to raise the gas tax. Three hours in a Logan garage would cost $18; all-day parking in a garage would run $26.

I really hope he gets this passed.

Go, Deval, go!!!

Long-term parking at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is $10 a day. Getting in and out is a breeze - no smog-filled tunnels, no $7 tolls. Fill your tank with cheap gas, and load up on tax-free goods, and no deposit-required beverages while you're here.

(link via reader Jim, who will whine like a six-year-old girl if I don't give him credit here)