Michigan Governor Gretchen Witmer holds her core constituents hostage in latest budget wrangling
I try to avoid political stuff. It just pisses off half the people. But sometimes I cannot resist.
Governor Witmer line-item vetoed transportation budget, for instance, in an effort to pressure legislature to increase spending. This used to be a sure-fire way to increase budget as MDOT would immediately close all of the highway rest stops. Now...there are fast food restaurants at every exit and it doesn't create as much...um...pressure on the drivers.
So how does it hurt her core constituents?
|Fence separating I-496 right-of-way from the residential neighborhood it runs through. I suspect that there are many other places where the fence needs attention. I-496 opened in the late 1960s and I suspect this is some of the original fencing.|
But, hey, African-American kids don't vote, neither do they make campaign contributions.