Dann757 wrote:I'm surprised it took a few days for somebody to bring this latest outrage to our attention here. Exactly, he let his mask slide off his face on that gaffe. I take major offense at it as a small small business owner myself.
I hope it backfires on him, I know it has annoyed a lot of people that have worked for their own American Dream.
I don't think most Americans mind paying taxes for infrastructure. I'm always grateful for infrastructure, but it's the work of the ambitious that paid the govt. in taxes to implement the road and bridge building in the first place!
They just re-paved about a half mile of road right off my lane in town here. I'm working on the next side road down, so I've had to go around during the process, or ask the town worker if I could get through. A few times I was able to go down the freshly milled pavement. I noticed a street sweeper they use to clean the milled road before they lay the new asphalt. The guy went up and down the street about ten times, wasting taxpayer's money! All in all, it was a quick and decent job though. However, the hill that comes down off the church property has some major runoff from rainwater. A church member dug a swale up on the pastor's house land to prevent the constant washing out of the unpaved driveway. I'm the guy that pointed out this solution. Now the runoff has been diverted to the same road they just paved, over the last year. The runoff started coming out of the wooded lot onto the street and puddles formed there. The town came by and dug the shoulder a little bit, to get the runoff to reach the damn storm sewers they put in a few years ago! There's three of them along the road and another one at the end of my lane. They don't maintain the shoulder on my lane, and rainwater washes across the lane every time.
Now, we'll see how the freshly paved road directs the runoff, I suspect that since the hill now meets the road directly with no thought put into the shoulder or the drains, the same rapid deterioration of the road will occur again!
Sorry for the novel here, the point is, that's the govt. in action, throw money at problems without efficiency. Yep, I didn't build that road and i do need it to get to the job. I just would have made it right in the first place.
no one is perfect, from the mayor of your town, the road master, to the shovel operator. waste is inevitable, now greed, laziness, ignorance, bribes, that is a crime.