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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    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.

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    by grannynanny on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 02:35:27 PM EST
    article claims rumors are flying that Frank Beckman may run against Stabacow!!!!  

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    by KG One on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 08:18:27 AM EST
    I'll ask the same question.

    This is a great forum for the likes of Messrs. Nixon & Dillon (or even, gasp, Gov. Snyder)...hey I'll even take those carrying his water in the legislature to come here and present their arguments in support of this proposal.

    Let them present, in their own words, exactly what they propose to do, how they propose to do it, exactly where the money to pay for it is coming from and when everything is expected to be completed.

    For someone who is big on quantifying everything in state government (NITC dashboard, anyone?), his hesitancy in presenting a thorough, compelling argument should be an indicator that there are some major problems on the horizon.

    OK, another question (none / 0) (#7)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 10:06:34 AM EST
    If all this social media stuff is in question with its legality in regards to the State of Michigan, then what is our Governor doing with using it to peddle a taxpayer funded bridge?  Is that not his account displayed above?  Is it our governors surrogates?

    But because of legal concerns, he and administration officials aren't ready to put a link to that page, developed for the 2010 campaign, on the official governor's Web page at www.michigan.gov. Nor have they wanted to abandon the popular Facebook page -- which still receives regular updates -- in favor of a governor's page that would start from scratch in attracting followers.

    Snyder's Twitter feed, also developed during the campaign, is in a similar state of limbo. Though Snyder was never a prolific tweeter, even during the campaign, its more than 2,500 followers have received only 15 tweets since February.

    "We want to make sure ... we're following the letter of the law," Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher said. "We're still looking at the different scenarios and different options."

    Though Snyder's concerns relate mostly to possible conflicts between government and campaign activity, a host of other issues affect state departments in their use of social media.

    I'm asking this for the reason that I know almost nothing about any of those invasion of privacy networking tools.

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