Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11.11.15 Bee-otch of the Day: Rick Snyder

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Name: Rick Snyder
Age: 58
Occupation: beancounter
Last Seen: Ann Arbor, MI
Bee-otched For: once again pissing off the middle class

Well, at least our roads will start to look a little nicer.

Too bad that it's coming out of the pockets of our state's working class.

Yesterday afternoon, the turd of a governor signed the new $1.2 billion roads bill that would help to fix the state's failing, pothole-induced roads. Under the new law, if you pay $100 for vehicle registration, it will go up $20 and the state's 6% sales tax will now be applied to gasoline as well. A sad situation considering that Michigan as-is has some of the highest gas taxes in the country.

True, our roads need to be fixed, and it will create jobs in road construction, but there's a lot of families here in Michigan who cannot afford to pay higher taxes, especially when they live far, far away from their jobs. Growing up, my mother worked at a factory in Traverse City and we lived 30 miles away in Torch Lake, a 60-mile round trip. A lot of times, I would ask my mom if we could go to TC for a movie or what-not and she refused. True, this was when gas was one buck per gallon, but imagine if this was today. Bear in mind that TC is not a cheap place to live. About 12% of all people who work in the Cherry Capital even live there.

Same goes if you live out in the sticks. Yes, living out in the country is nice, but it costs money to make a trip into town, especially if you work and your shitty job don't pay you much. I live in the city and while it's nice living near work and shopping, the noise can be bothersome. Hell, I woke up in the middle of the night a few weeks ago because there was a fire in the apartments down the street from where I live. Plus there's little bastards screaming everywhere.

But let's face it: we have a Republican governor who ran a successful computer company into the ground. He's a beancounter and not a people person. If Virg Bernero or Mark Schauer were our gov, I think a more sensible roads bill would pass by simply funneling it from the wealthy in this state, namely the Devoses. But this is Rick Snyder we're talking about here, an asshole who's butt buddies with the rich and will do anything for them. Keeping their taxes low means more donations to the Republicans while the middle class gets more and more screwed over.

But hey, don't look at me! I didn't vote for the guy.
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