We stopped on the Mass Pike to fill up today on the way home from a delightful Mother’s Day weekend.
Regular was $2.93 a gallon. $2.93! Keep going into Connecticut, and the first price I saw was $3.07. Turns out Connecticut’s gasoline tax is 41.9¢ a gallon. Massachusetts chews up 23.5¢ a gallon.
Which got me to thinking. (Not always a good thing.)
All of these candidates who say they want to run the state like a business? Fine. If you really want to run the state like a business, why not look into a merger? Really. Could Connecticut and Massachusetts become Connachusetts or Massanecticut and save money by consolidating services and eliminating an entire state government? Or, to borrow the name of a favorite local band, would that lead to MassConnFusion?
Who says there has to be 50 states? Huh?