Friday, November 14, 2008

Not That They'd Ever Take My Advice

We are a talking about, after all, a body of people who recently went to the polls and told their state government how much they love being taxed and lorded over by their benevolent, progressive rulers.

Turnpike board approves toll hikes

A debt-ridden Mass Pike is pushing the financial pain onto motorists who now face massive toll hikes that could take effect as early as March.

Hey, those pensions aren't going to pay themselves, you know.

Public hearings and a final vote are still needed, but $2 tolls at the Weston and Allston-Brighton booths and a whopping $7 fee at the Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels are coming down the Pike.

Seven bucks to crawl through the Sumner at rush hour?

Where do I sign up?

Now, to the struggling and oppressed minority population of Massachusetts [read: Massachusetts residents who are fed up with the cronyism and corruption that have spread across the Commonwealth like a Stage IV cancer, but have yet to pull up the tent stakes and GTFO of Dodge, for whatever reason], who have no choice but to drive through the airport tunnels, I have two words of advice.

Penny rolls.

UPDATE: Don't forget this blast from the past THREE MONTHS AGO.

BOSTON (WBZ) ― There was good news and bad news for drivers at the Massachusetts Turnpike Board meeting Wednesday in Auburn.

The good news is the board decided not to raise the cost of tolls for the next 12 months.

(exits chuckling)