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At the end for the roads

Minnesota group wants something to be done soon about state’s deteriorating roads and bridges

March 11, 2014

MARSHALL — Crumbling roads, subpar bridges, potholes....

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Mar-17-14 12:31 PM

Our Forefathers contributed to form the most extensive & reliable network of public infrastructure & services of anywhere in the world. Tea Party Republicans would prefer we sell our roads and bridges to private businesses and pay fees or tolls.

Current funding issues stem from the false notion that tax cuts are good for our economy. Thanks to Reagan’s trickle down economics, we have been living off the generosity & sacrifice of past generations. Putting more money in the pockets of Taxpayers spawned consumerism that helped grow foreign economies but eliminated the fundamental resources public entities need to maintain our infrastructure. We either pay to maintain our road & rail network or pay to fix the damage caused by potholes and derailments.

Middle and lower income Americans have not benefited from tax cuts. Its time we recognize that a failure to adequately provide funding to maintain our infrastructure is a sign of inept governance, not shrewd fiscal policy

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Mar-17-14 8:15 AM

Costs have increased. The same money doesn't go as far.

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Mar-11-14 8:36 AM

So when do you want to pay for roads, when we are broke? When the roads cost 3 times as much to fix because they are beyond repair? Do you let your roof on your house leak until the insulation and rafters are shot, or do you fix the roof before it gets to that point? So sick of excuses why we don't get things done. I am sick of driving on these roads that need fixing. Wake up!

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