So, I drove up to Connecticut, last night, from DC. Now, I'm used to being told to bend over if I make the mistake of driving through NYC because I have to pay a ridiculous amount for the privilege of driving over the George Washington Bridge, but now every state seems to be tapping me for more and more of my money just to use the roads. It costs four dollars to go over the fucking Tappan Zee Bridge (in New York state) when half of the lanes are blocked off?
Now, I get it. Roads and maintenance all cost money. And, to be honest, I don't have a problem with paying to use a roadway or bridge. What really pisses me off is that I am paying twice. The federal government is already stealing taxes from me to give to you for these infrastructure projects. Then, I have to pay you again at each booth?
Plus, most of them have doubled since the last time I took the ride (in July 08). And, finally, I have to fucking slow down and come to a complete stop to pay the moron in the booth who is so busy reading a newspaper they can't be bothered to offer me immediate assistance.
Considering that last part, isn't their some global warming argument to be made for getting rid of these booths all together? I mean, I paid more in tolls last night than I did for gas. Something isn't right, here.