I'd happily help kick start the economy here by traveling all over Thailand, but not at double fares and increased rates. It's just barely a good value at the previous fares and rates, double that, no value for me. The government can use some of their submarine money to help the economy. Should be entertaining to see how the pinheads spin this.
I won't be paying nearly double the price for bus or air travel. The government can step up and use some of their submarine money.