Politics & Prejudices
Republican Tax Cut Insanity
Whatever you think of him, at least Snyder gets infrastructure.
Published: February 5, 2014
Idea for Mark Schauer: Try telling the voters that if they elect you governor, you’ll make those who use the roads pay to fix them. Then, people might remember your name.
Column Milestone: This is, according to my count, my 1,000th Politics and Prejudices column. It began as a biweekly column in April, 1993, became weekly in September, 1996, and I have never missed a week since.
My very first column here was called “The State of Oakland County,” and talked about Brooks Patterson and the fact that Oakland not only had more people than several states, it had a mentality all its own.
OK, some things don’t change much. On the other hand, the Dow-Jones stock averages were about 3,300 when I started writing this column, and, as I write this, are nearly 16,000.
Naturally, I think I can take credit for that, as well as the deaths, since I started writing P&P, of Pol Pot, Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew, the Pontiac Aztec, and lots of other bad guys, terrible products, and rotten ideas.
Megalomania aside, I want to say sincerely that I appreciate everyone who has read me over the years, whether they’ve agreed with what I had to say or not.
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