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are you kidding, let the state government pay their share of tax, they use the roads just like everyone else. I'm about to pack up and head to a better state as it is, this will just push me over the edge.
I've lived in a lot of states, Huff...... Stay where you are!!
No they aren't, I am but not right now; you are in a state of confusion and we won't miss you. Goodbye, don't let the door hit you in the...
Do we have a choice?
I guess Huffman feels his choice is to leave for a "better state", and I for one hope he exercises that right, and soon too.
Michigan has faced declining revenues for several years now, and one would have thought the irrefutable and chronic need for road repair money would have entered into the equation when our current legislators so cavalierly cut the corporate tax rate in half, in one swell swoop, resulting in about $1 Billion+ less in tax revenue.
Fixing the roads is NOT a revenue problem....it is a management problem! Have you ever seen MDOT fill a pot hole? You know, when they pack our tires full of hot asphault/tar and hope we run over the next hole in the road!
No, I am not willing to pay a per-vehicle tax to fix Michigan's roads. Your average suburban street is too wide, fire engines are too wide. Too much curb and gutter. Just too much extra road infrastructure using up the landscape. We need more efficient roads, not more road. There is way too much pavement laid that is hardly used.
Whenever we travel across the states and enter Michigan - we ALWAYS know we're back in Michigan by the condition of the roads - BAD. Especially driving from Holland to Grand Haven. Yup, we're back home in Michigan!
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