Healthy Roads

Former State Senator touches on real reason for continuously expanding Michigan budget.

Pat Colbeck opines on the compromises being paved in Lansing.

“What didn’t get much notice a few years back is that within months of passing a $600 million gas tax hike to ostensibly fix the roads, the state quietly passed a budget “supplemental” bill which transferred $400 million in general funds from the transportation budget to backfill potholes in Medicaid Expansion (aka Healthy Michigan or Obamacare expansion).

You see, the gas tax increase was never truly about our roads. It was about leveraging what is a hot button issue to voters (i.e. the lousy condition of our roads) so that they could have more “walking around money” for other priorities aligned with so-called “special” interests. “

Backfill for healthy Michigan.

Apparently, Medicaid expansion in Michigan is on life support.  And now a great big gas tax is needed to move some more road monies into a transfusion bag.

Should we be at all surprised?

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  4 comments for “Healthy Roads

  1. Corinthian Scales
    August 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Which leads us to this scumbag...

    Senator Mike Shirkey smiles to applauds as he admits to Big Healthcare donors that he had something to do with Medicaid Expansion at Michigan State University in November of 2017.

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  2. Sue Schwartz
    August 30, 2019 at 10:14 am

    This is a no-brainer even for those with no brains. P.S. AG Barr found the entire ACA unconstitutional. Why does any aspect of it continue?

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  3. Corinthian Scales
    August 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Speaking of scumbags, on cue, here's another...

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  4. Corinthian Scales
    August 30, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    If these alleged "sonsofbititches" her words, allegedly are in charge then a compromised SML, and not so in the House. Interesting times.

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