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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

 

Say Goodbye To VDOT Support For Rural Roads

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Roanoke Times, 7-6-2015, Pg 1, 5:  Taking politics out of transportation spending
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Apparently, taking politics out of the VDOT plans will simply mean counting the cars on the highways of Virginia every Monday morning and Friday evening and then allocate the VDOT budgets to the highest numbers.
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What’s wrong with that picture?
Looks just like Democracy, one car one vote.
Doesn’t look like a Republic, representation for all not just the majority
Back to why the Founders added the Bill of Rights and why Senates are constituted different from Assembly’s!
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Apparently, the Founders foresaw George Carlin’s quote:
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
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Removing politics from VDOT plans will ultimately result in the representatives from Rural Virginia no longer being participants (or even relevant) in the negotiations to obtain services for their constituents. 
This begs the question; why not use this method for all government services?
How about the state funding for K12 education?  Just count the kids and then send the money to the beltway and tidewater schools; those country bumpkins don’t need all that “learnin” anyway.
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This strategy for allocation of resources is just one reason why NYC and Albany look reasonably OK while most of upstate NY looks like the 1930’s-depression with high unemployment, stagnate or declining populations and “ massively deferred-maintenance” almost everywhere one looks.  How sad for a once thriving “Empire” State.
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This is just the start of Virginia’s Hope and Change under the Democrat control of  Governor, Lt. Gov, AG, and both US Senators.  The real BIG Changes will come when they control the State Senate and House.
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How can Virginians look at NY, California, DC, Chicago and Detroit and then vote Democrat?
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