BEHOLD … AN HONEST-TO-GOD ROAD MAINTENANCE PROJECT!
Despite an elegant sufficiency of taxpayer funds, South Carolina’s network of roads and bridges has gone to hell over the last few years/ decades … the result of greedy politicians wasting money/ chasing federal matching funds for non-essential projects while they have habitually ignored long-overdue maintenance and repairs.
But we’ve addressed all that (in all sorts of detail) previously …
Believe it or not, though, there’s one road that’s actually getting a fresh coat of asphalt this week … an honest-to-God maintenance project!
No, we’re not talking about Interstate 85 in the Palmetto Upstate … we’re referring to the entrance to the S.C. State House parking garage, which lawmakers, lobbyists and other insiders will use on November 5 when a budget panel of the S.C. House of Representatives convenes to figure out ways to pump still more money into the same old broken system.
Seriously … at a time when lawmakers are bitching and moaning about not having enough money to fix crumbling roads and bridges, there’s apparently plenty of money available to do some resurfacing on the roads around the S.C. State House.
Take a look …
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Talk about political prioritization: Woefully maintained roads and bridges were literally washed away earlier this month during the “Floodmaggedon” disaster, but God forbid state lawmakers come back to their capitol parking garage without a freshly surfaced road to travel on!