Patrick Center March 21, 2014 | WGVU “I’m sick of the potholes. Did you know that they’re beginning to call them ‘Snyder Holes?’”
Printed in construction barrel orange, Joe Anne Peterson of Kent City holds a tongue-in-cheek sign “thanking” Republican Governor Rick Snyder for the potholes.
“He is our leader, supposedly. He can’t even get our potholes filled?”
“You and your party control Lansing. Get it done” demands Lon Johnson who chairs the Michigan Democratic Party.
“We’ve got over $900 million in surplus over there. Over $900 million sitting in state coffers. Fix these roads now.”
At Grand Rapids Calder Plaza a dozen or so Michiganders gathered sending the message. Johnson points out that while Governor Snyder says he wants to fix roads and bridges, he’s cut $1.8 billion from the budget benefiting corporations during his first term.
I asked Johnson if he would you be OK with raising the gas tax? Would he be OK with raising fees to get it done?
"Not at all. This governor is talking about a gas tax we already pay a hidden tax in auto repair, over $300 annually per driver.”
A reference to damage caused by the worsening condition of state roads.
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