Extortion And …

potholeseasonSo what does a government do when it lacks popular support for raising taxes?

It provides more basis for support by allowing all the bad things those taxes would supposedly end, to happen. From the Detroit News:

Deteriorating road conditions have “gotten a lot more attention in Lansing” than other issues in recent weeks as this year’s harsh winter winds down and pavement cracks and holes begin forming, said Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation.

“I think, finally, they’re realizing what we told them is going to happen is actually going to happen,” Steudle said Wednesday at a conference of county road commission leaders.

The great big “I told you so” is coming out in an effort to raise taxes and license fees, rather than keep existing road generated monies in the roads.  You were warned, and the holes in the roads will serve their intended purpose of proving you need to pay more.
And funny that we haven’t heard or seen Steudle comment on the $41 Million already spent on this, (when it was not supposed to cost us a dime) nor on the efficacy of pumping another $250 million into a bridge project that is merely punishment to a Michigan business, and a giveaway to a foreign nation.
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  5 comments for “Extortion And …

  1. March 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I should add: H/T to CS

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    • Corinthian Scales
      March 7, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Indeed, J-man.

      Yannow, 33 years ago when I moved from South Lyon, I could foresee the Citiot mentality beginning to migrate there. Unfortunately, this resident demonstrates that South Lyon has in fact gone from just Citiot, to Full Retard.

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  2. KG One
    March 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Look, if the republicans want to hand the Michigan Legislature and Governor Office to the democrats; go ahead, propose those tax/fee hikes.

    We've already had one lost decade.

    Wanna shoot for two?

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    • March 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

      I am going to have to get a vote up comments thing figured out for this. You are absolutely correct.

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    • Corinthian Scales
      March 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

      KG, I suppose it all comes down to what one considers a Lost Decade, and whether or not one would be shooting for two with the current MI-GOP Majority in control of every lever of power in Lansing, anyway.

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