So the Narrows Bridge toll just went up from $2.75 to $4, and the TV announcer said that that was to keep up with inflation and expenses.
OK, let’s see: a $1.25 hike is a 45 percent increase. I guess that means my house bought in 2007 for $200,000 is now worth $290,000. Gas that was $3.50 a gallon should now cost $5.07. Mortgage rates that were 6.2 percent should now be 9 percent.
Expenses? Has the price of labor gone up 45 percent? Concrete and steel?
My two questions: Who’s doing the math? And has tar and feathering gone out of style?