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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deval Patrick to Hike Gas Tax

Massachusetts residents will be receiving a stimulus package this year. Yep - a gas tax hike of anywhere between 5 and 29 cents/gallon. It is likely that Massachusetts residents will soon be paying the highest tax in the country.

Some may be thinking - this is great! More people should be taking public transportation anyway. Well, if this is the thought, fuggedaboutit. MBTA payroll increased by 14% last year, and losses totalled $160 million. Don't worry, to solve this, prices will have to rise here too.

Laying off workers? Come one - this is the new America, where all government organizations get bail outs. Obama should be proud of his little buddy in Massachusetts.