The Campaign Spot

Government Fees Increasing 20 to 42 Percent!

Government services are already getting more expensive under Obama . . . anywhere from 20 to 42 percent!
Well, at least one of them will. The U.S. Geological Survey will increase prices for their following products:

(1) 7.5 minute 1:20,000-scale, 1:24,000-scale, 1:25,000-scale,1:63,360-scale, and 7.5 minute x 15 minute 1:25,000-scale, 1:63,360-scale, 1:100,000-scale and 1:250,000-scale primary series quadrangles from $6.00 to $8.00 per quadrangle.

(2) Thematic maps and small scale National Park maps from $7 per sheet to $9 per sheet.

(3) National Earthquake Information Center maps bearing private sector copyright from $10 per sheet to $12 per sheet.

(4) Large format and poster maps from $7 per sheet to $10 per sheet.

Okay, it’s the first time prices have gone up since 2002, so maybe the price hike was due. And recession-impacted map buyers can get their maps at the old prices if their orders are postmarked by March 2.

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