Pothole on Sly Park Road large enough to swallow a Prius - Opinion
There’s a pothole on Sly Park Road large enough to swallow a Prius. I know because I fell into it on my mountain bike one beautiful drought ridden winter afternoon.
At the bottom of that pothole is soil that carbon dates back to another time period, a time where road taxes and fees were used to build and maintain roads, not to pay for slow speed trains to nowhere, tunnels transporting what little water we have left to SoCal, or tunnels giving traveling deer road crossing options. Tunnels here, tunnels there. Instead we’re doing all of the above while attempting to give undocumented immigrants out-of-state college tuition, raising taxes on all and increasing regulation on business even to the point of giving unwed mothers a raise for every additional child they conceive.
Our state legislature, thinking they have a budget surplus except for those billions in unfunded pension mandates they don’t seem to want to acknowledge, continues their “pro job growth” policies like suggesting to double the vehicle registration fee (again). That went well for Gray Davis, huh?
Instead, why not take said mom with her lightning fast texting skills honed to perfection no doubt on her “free” Obama Phone and award her a position as a data entry technician at the NSA? There she can assist in tracking down her deadbeat sperm donor through phished conversations and cell phone pings. He could then be prosecuted and subjected to a hefty fine substantial enough to overlay one mile of pavement for every unsupported out-of-wedlock child he helps create. In addition, he would be sentenced to several weekends on a paving crew eventually landing him a high-paying union job with benefits. Bam, infrastructure and job creation problem solved.
Doesn’t this sound like something we Californians could get behind? Furthermore, the sort of fast train to nowhere could be reconstructed to another direction, say east-southeast. It would surely find easy profits speedily transporting the refugee corporations and entrepreneurs out of California faster than you can say “tax-free business relocation incentives.”
In addition, the hoard of undocumented immigrants flooding southern California to have their babies and take advantage of the Dream Act could all be trained to construct desalinization plants. L.A. would have limitless water. Eventually it could be pumped statewide using wind, solar and pedal power, thus reducing pollution, creating jobs and curing obesity and maybe, maybe, even creating world peace.
We Californians are known for thinking outside of the box. Let us keep our reputation as leaders in common sense solutions to difficult problems and the rest of the country will follow.