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    Tag: Math

    When The Costs Go Up

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:11:28 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Poison, Rick Snyder, Dric, International Bridges, Tolls, Fares, Math, Hearings, Government (all tags)

    So Does the Rate.

    While private enterprise for the most part has been able to hold costs and effects of inflation in check, in many cases through efficiencies and watchful management, government does no such thing.  An infrastructure operation that is run by government hasn't the same incentives, or mechanisms that allow increased costs to be aggregated along side found savings.  The Price will always go up. And the announcement of rate increases over one international bridge?

    "The Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority (SSMBA) today reminded International Bridge customers of public hearings next week in Michigan and Ontario to review a proposed toll rate increase.

    The proposed increase was prompted by the SSMBA Board of Directors' review on Aug. 15 of its long-range financial plan that details the operational and capital improvement project needs of the bridge for the next 30 years. The proposed toll increase (in U.S. dollars) includes an increase in passenger vehicle tolls from the current $3 per trip to $3.50 per trip on April 1, 2014, and from $3.50 to $4 on April 1, 2019."

    Is foreshadowing for what will happen for another several hundred miles south.

    The math in easy to understand terms has been done before

    This type of hearing could be expected several times in only the first few years for a new crossing that won't even open with operating capital.

    Comments >>

    MEA Proves Need For Freedom To Work - A Lesson

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 09:36:33 AM EST
    Tags: Class is in session, MIGOP, FTW, Gretchen Whitmer, Randy Richardville, FORCED UNIONIZATION, Right-To-Work, Michigan, MEA, Labor, Republicans, Math, Science, Reading, writing, Snyder, RTW (all tags)

    Class is in session.

    I know public teachers who are Republican.  Quite a few in fact.

    So what, right?

    The point should not be lost that in any organization, there are political preferences that vary.  In any work environment, there are ideas that are different, and in the teaching environment, contrary to the wishes of progressives who would wish to program each generation of children with all manner of degenerate reasoning and backward analytical skills, there are conservative REPUBLICANS who simply wish to work , and teach and fill the minds of those children with what schools are for.

    Math, Science, Reading, and writing.  And maybe a little competition training through sports and debate.

    Unfortunately, those things, that are not enough for the progressive activities of the teachers unions, specifically the MEA, take a back seat to the unproductive pursuits of political goals by over zealous leftist activists within those unions.  The MEA and others like it, utilizing dues forced from Republicans within their membership work counter to the wishes of those members.

    And no further evidence of this is needed than what has been presented recently by the Michigan Republican Party


    (23 comments, 882 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Snyder Bridge Post Draws fire

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 01:51:50 PM EST
    Tags: Ambassador, Bridge, credits, Detroit, NITC, DRIC, federal, government, highway, MDOT, private, public, tolls, traffic, Windsor, Math (all tags)

    And rightly so.

    The image below the line is just the first salvo from both sides of the bridge issue.

    Its good to see the arguments made from the different perspectives. Plenty to be said about whether or not we actually pay for it in one way or another, but surprisingly no one yet doing what will ultimately provide the most accurate answer.

    The math equation.

    20,000 Crossings a day now.  Unless the Ambassador bridge is FORCED to close, then the traffic would split.

    Average ticket of $6 Gross $120,000/day (if the ambassador is FORCED to close) $44 Million a year

    Debt service (interest only) of $30 Million a year. Then add to this the cost of operations, ongoing liabilities (you know those pesky benefits) and maintenance.   An additional $30? $50 million? A year?  

    My goodness So who DOES pay for it when it doesnt even pay its bond?  mmmm?

    Its a math question..  Not even a difficult one.

    (8 comments, 175 words in story) Full Story

    All Tags

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 10:51:19 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Snyder, DRIC, NITC, $5.5Billion, $3.8Billion, $2.2Billion, $1.025Billion, $550Billion, 20000 Daily Fares, $8 Truck Fares, $4 Car Fares, Maintenance, Employees, Debt Service, Canada, Unions, Math, More Math, Taxpayers, Liability, 100 years, Taxes (all tags)

    There is enough right there.

    The post writes itself.


    (3 comments) Comments >>

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