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Old 01-12-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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thanks to ga dot i lost money again today. i work for fed ex and i go from atlanta to al everyday. our runs got canceled again today. why dont they brime the roads before the storm gets here. like nc sc tn does. it would cost a whole lot less to clean up if they did but this is government at its best. ga dot you screwed me this week ive got bills to pay thankyou much. sorry folks just a rant here.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Gotta love how the Governor refuses to answer any questions about it and all he can say is "Right now, we just don't know". I have a feeling we are going to hear those words a lot in the next 4 years.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:25 AM
 
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What do you expect? Everyone wants to cut taxes and cut spending. When you do that government services suffer.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, I think it's inexcusable for 285 to be shut down this long.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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yes im a fan of cutting taxes and spending look at my name but it would cost much less to brime the roads before hand than what they are dealing w/ the last couple of days. pre treating the roads work go to tn or nc the last couple of days and you would see that, and its much cheaper than what ga dot is doing right now
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Would it cost much less to purchase, house and maintain the brine and equipment to lay it down and have crews ready to do this work, all winter every year for years and years of no/minimal snow? Unlikely.

I'm a liberal so I don't have knee-jerk support for cutting taxes and spending, but I am for sensible use of public resources. It annoys me when people who normally complain about "big government" and taxes start complaining that there should be more public services the moment they are personally inconvenienced. You can't have it both ways.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Would it cost much less to purchase, house and maintain the brine and equipment to lay it down and have crews ready to do this work, all winter every year for years and years of no/minimal snow? Unlikely.

I'm a liberal so I don't have knee-jerk support for cutting taxes and spending, but I am for sensible use of public resources. It annoys me when people who normally complain about "big government" and taxes start complaining that there should be more public services the moment they are personally inconvenienced. You can't have it both ways.


Not that any of those said people will ever admit that though...
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Would it cost much less to purchase, house and maintain the brine and equipment to lay it down and have crews ready to do this work, all winter every year for years and years of no/minimal snow? Unlikely.

I'm a liberal so I don't have knee-jerk support for cutting taxes and spending, but I am for sensible use of public resources. It annoys me when people who normally complain about "big government" and taxes start complaining that there should be more public services the moment they are personally inconvenienced. You can't have it both ways.
+1 for you. That is the post of the day.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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This sort of storm happens how often? 1 out of 10 years at the most? In order to prepare for a storm like this you need a lot of resources (more than the state currently has). How many plows does the state have? How many do they need for a storm like this? In order to plan for this sort of storm and be fully prepared for it we would have dozens of plows sitting around for the 5-10 years between this and our next big storm. Poor use of resources. If we have to deal with this once every 5-10 years, so be it. I'd rather do that than tie up millions of dollars a year in resources that aren't used.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Would it cost much less to purchase, house and maintain the brine and equipment to lay it down and have crews ready to do this work, all winter every year for years and years of no/minimal snow? Unlikely.

I'm a liberal so I don't have knee-jerk support for cutting taxes and spending, but I am for sensible use of public resources. It annoys me when people who normally complain about "big government" and taxes start complaining that there should be more public services the moment they are personally inconvenienced. You can't have it both ways.
Perfectly stated.
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