Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Wednesday, June 07, 2006 :::
Deval Patrick, the Democratic-convention-endorsed candidate for Massachusetts Governor, recently made a statement about a proposal to raise fares on public transportation.
"At a time when gas prices are through the roof, we should not be raising fares," said Patrick, who will testify at a public hearing on proposed fare increases this afternoon at the Boston Public Library.
I'm not quite sure I understand this. Is he saying bus and subway fares should stay down because they cost more to operate? Or is he saying they should stay down because their main substitute is more expensive?