Last month, our illustrious Gov. Whitmer made many stand up and cheer as we were told she would float a $3.5 billion road bond that would fix the roads, and not cause more taxes. Great right? Only now we’ll pay this off over 20-plus years, costing us $1.25 per dollar in interest cost payback. But if you can’t sucker the opposition into going for a $.45 per gallon tax increase, you take your marbles and go home and act as any good Democrat and shake the people down another way.

Most sadly, all the $3 billion plus in bond money will go to state trunk line roads with nothing for local roads where it is most needed. So again the road bond looks good outside, but there is no meat in it. Our local roads will not be fixed. So much for “fix the damn roads.”

—David Naeyaert,