Monday, March 13, 2017

WI roads decay to 2nd worst from 4th

Because right-wing WI Gov. and road-builder puppet Scott Walker has spent years diverting tax revenues and borrowings heavily into major highway expansions regardless of need, much of Wisconsin's road grid is literally crumbling beneath state motorists.

Flat tire

Wisconsin's roads were ranked 4th worst in America, but now The Wisconsin State Journal - - On, Wisconsin! - - tells us that US News and World has moved us up to 2nd worst:
"The bad news about Wisconsin’s transportation system last week piled up like a multi-vehicle crash.  
On Monday, U.S. News & World Report ranked Wisconsin 49th out of 50 states for the quality of our roads."
In 2003, Wisconsin's roads ranked #22.
Reminds me of Walker's 'success' as a jobs-creator: 

* For example, there's this evidence

Wisconsin drops to 33rd in job growth
*  And there's more:
More than six years ago as a candidate for governor, Republican Scott Walker promised that if he was elected, the state would add 250,000 private-sector jobs in four years.
For all of 2016, state reports show that employers added 17,200 jobs, by far the lowest annual tally since Walker took office in January 2011.
The total number of jobs created since Walker took office is 185,208, or 64,792 short of Walker's goal of 250,000.
See the pattern? 

On, Wisconsin! 


Unknown said...

James Rowen said...

Which story?

joerossm said...

This lengthy seven-year-old article seems to say "Both sides do it (raiding the transportation fund), but in the end, as with everything that's gone wrong under Scott Walker, it's Jim Doyle's fault."

Anonymous said...

They have had 7 years to fix this. What are they doing while in session?

Unknown said...

I am from Minnesota and i drive to college in Wisconsin. It snowed days ago and there is black ice everywhere. The worst part: as SOON as you cross that GD border the roads are SUMMER DRY!! Its shameful. Im afraid to drive to class. Im under the impression that the plow has not been invented yet in Wisconsin. Scott Walker sucks so hard. Just a terrible person. Screw you, dude.