The people often forget just how good they have and what our taxes have built. I will give you a prime example of what lower taxes can do for you at the State level. The state of GA has not raised its tax on gas since the 70s and it is stuck at 7 cents per gallon while other states in the region collect at least three times as much. We had to robbed from Peter to pay Paul in order to maintain our highways and byways, and at one time, we have the best roads in the world, but lack of funding has cause issues such as this:
CBS Atlanta Asks GDOT Tough Questions About Clogged Interstate Storm Drains
ATLANTA -- CBS Atlanta is asking tough questions about the massive backups and flooding on the highways after Tuesday night's storms.
GDOT told us they don't have the money or resources to maintain interstate storm drains as often as they'd like.
As a result, it caused a dangerous travel situation during yesterday's heavy storms.
Traffic moved swiftly along Georgia's interstates today, but yesterday was a different story.
Calvin Cunningham said he was stuck in traffic for nearly two hours at Spaghetti Junction after heavy rain and debris clogged storm drains and caused the interstate to flood.
"It was total chaos considering the water overflowed and cars were stuck back to back and some cars flooded out," said driver Calvin Cunningham.
The flooding happened at the ramp from 85 South to 285 west, but it was not the only trouble spot.
The road was completely flooded under an overpass near Spring Street in Atlanta.http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/25976430/detail.html?taf=lnta
I work near street and I can tell the surface street were packed. I am so glad that i take transit because I often go that way when i do drive in.