Why do people get so close to your car at a stoplight? You know in Northern Michigan, in the winter, the roads are slippery! Yet they run right up on your ass at stop lights. Really? I pay a shit ton of money for my vehicles, and I sure don’t want some dumb ass wrecking it. Back the f*** off!
Maybe if Michigan was an “At Fault” state for insurance and they had to pay to fix my vehicle when they wreck it, they would understand they can’t do that!
Since the state is the biggest customer for the paving/road building companies, why aren’t they setting the price that they will pay? That’s how the auto makers do it. If you want to do business with them, then you will accept what they are willing to pay. Without the State, none of these paving companies would be in business. There certainly aren’t enough drive ways to pave to keep them busy.
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Till next time…..
What will the state and counties do now that they failed to force more taxes on us during the last election.
My thoughts on this are…
- Let’s find out why it costs so much to fix the roads. These roads were all built when there wasn’t as much gas tax or sales tax as today. They were built with out the million $ pieces of equipment that we have today. They were built with people. Somehow we were able to build AND maintain them. Now we pay some of the highest gas tax in the nation and yet our roads are falling apart. Where is the money going? I would love to spend time reviewing the spending to see where. If our elected officials spent our money as if it was their own, I bet it would be spent much wiser.
- Why don’t the roads last longer? We pave a road and it seems like in a couple of years it’s falling apart. I don’t ever remember roads going to hell so fast. And I never saw a road disintegrate the way roads do now. But you know, they used to put stone in the pavement. That seemed to give it strength. My thoughts are this….if a paving company does a good job the roads last and they have less work. Do a crappy job and you get to do it again in a couple of years.
We need to let our elected officials know this isn’t acceptable. They need to do a better job managing these companies and force them to stand behind their work and if the road goes to hell, they need to fix it at their expense! I’m tired of working hard and watch others throw my money away.