So 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.