Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pigou in MA

The Pigou Club is not doing well in my home state of Massachusetts. Two days ago, the Boston Globe reported:
A special state commission is expected to call for a 9-cent a gallon increase in the gas tax and reinstatement of tolls that had been eliminated in Western Massachusetts and in West Newton, according to two panel members.
The political reaction, reported the next day, was disappointing:
Gubernatorial candidates Deval Patrick [Democrat], Christy Mihos [Independent], and Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey [Republican] yesterday came out in opposition to a gas tax increase being considered by a state commission studying transportation needs in Massachusetts.
I have to keep reminding myself that Sisyphus is my role model.