Over the past few weeks we have been bombarded by the media on the proposals and finger-pointing by Democrats and Republicans over the massive problem we have on funding and fixing Michigan roads. Like most of you, I’m just one of the commoners, the peasants, you know, one of the little people. I think we’re smart enough to understand most of what we hear, and we’ve been around long enough to know that, one way or the other, we are going to get stiffed by the myopic minions of malfeasance that gave us this problem over the past 20 years.

Oh, and for those of you of the political class who don’t have a clue, malfeasance means failure to act, to do what ought to have been done long before now. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants a 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase. Let’s see, if you’re like most folks, you probably fill up your tank at least once a week, especially if you have kids and a job. A lowball estimate would be a minimum of 10 gallons per fill-up, or an additional $4.50. With four weeks in a month, you’d pay an additional $18 a month, or $216 a year.