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Why Do We Have Potholes?

September 3, 2014

To The Reader’s Forum: We should not have these potholed roads. Every year we have our roads deteriorate over the winter and we continue to do road building the same stupid way....

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Sep-03-14 8:47 AM

Years ago we had a water leak on our street. My neighbor and I watched the DPW employee in the hole making the repair. After a while my neighbor whom had done this kind of work elsewhere asked him why he was doing what he was doing instead of doing what my neighbor knew had to be done to make the repair correctly. The man looked up at my neighbor, smiled and said, "it's called job security sir. This is the way NYS chooses to do business. It's "legalized taxpayer rape" just like our absurdly wasteful welfare system.

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Sep-03-14 8:47 AM

job security, nothing else.

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Sep-03-14 7:48 AM

Mostly because of the salt and that is why as well buried pipelines are rotting away. Get rid of the salt which is also getting into aquifers.

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Sep-03-14 6:25 AM

Because government loves throwing OUR money away and giving the savings to ....

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Sep-03-14 5:44 AM

Great letter, good question!

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