Monday, September 22, 2008

Piracy on the high seas

Ferry users from down on Waiheke island are angry that a transport operator seeks to recover costs in true user pays fashion to maintain a profitable business. A captive audience these yuppies from the island backwater that need to commute to service their large mortgages and lifestyles.

Commuters are now looking for other Jafaland ratepayers to stump up for their chosen isolationist lifestyle. They want a subsidy from the ARC - Orklund Robbery Co. To hell with that, I believe the only choice would be that all public transport, including that on the mainland, was fully funded by the user, not the ratepayer cash cow.

If you can't afford the cost of transport, do not live on an island. Commuters may liken the charges to piracy, but I say the true cost of your carbon footprint is rightly being sheeted home.

Harden up, u
ser pays is the only way to go.


Oswald Bastable said...

Two words-

Diesel Prices

PM of NZ said...

Nice to have you visit Oswald.

And I did see your succinct commentary on the subject. Totally agree.