Ladies and Gentlemen, at the end of September, 2010 our current Federal Highway programs will expire. The administration that is now in Washington D.C. and all of it’s supporters are pushing for a meager 18 month under funded bill. This short sighted “let’s just get by” mentality is unacceptable. In the wake of our sister state Massachusetts electing republican Scott Brown – that’s right this is not a typo, MA elected a republican state senator for the first time since Ed Brooke in 1972. If that is not a wake up call to the people in Washington, then I don’t know what is. We are heading into a long slow climb out of the state that we are in and it will take a lot of hard work to stay afloat in this atmosphere. I always ask contractor’s “how did you do last year?” and “what do you think this coming year (2010) will bring?” I get a variety of responses as you can imagine. One of my friends told me today “Joe if you answered the phone between 2002 and 2005 you got the job.” There simply was not enough contractor’s to meet the demand. I am not telling anybody anything they don’t already know. I urge you to go to www.startusupusa.com and do something about the current situation we are in. Sign the petition on the front page, go to “take action” and send a letter to your state representative, I did and it felt great.
- Joe Elliott -