June 18 - June 22, 2018

Domino's last week announced a plan to fund road repairs in towns that apply for its help. Should a pizza shop be in the business of fixing infrastructure?


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Sure, if they think it makes sense for their business. Thanks, Domino's! 78%
No, I'd rather not have a pizza logo imprinted on my street. 14%
Other (please explain in the comments section). 8%


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Tagged categories: Program/Project Management; Roads/Highways

Comment from Steve Brunner, (6/18/2018, 9:19 AM)

In Canada private companies take care of some of the infrastructure, so I have no problem with Dominos taking the lead on this project.


Comment from Michael Halliwell, (6/18/2018, 10:47 AM)

Subcontracting to private companies for roadway maintenance is one thing, but it's a very sad day for infrastructure when the pizza outlets decide that they have to fund road repairs.


Comment from Regina Montgomery, (6/18/2018, 5:18 PM)

Isn't that what taxes are for?


Comment from BRAD BOSTON, (6/19/2018, 9:21 AM)

Motor fuel taxes are collected to fund road, that's true. But not enough money is collected. Revenue is inadequate. Raise the gas tax!


Comment from Michael Halliwell, (6/19/2018, 11:04 AM)

Brad, it's somewhat ironic to hear you say that..."I pay gas tax" or "I pay road tax" are some of the things I often hear when I'm cycling. General tax revenue builds roads...the gas taxes barely scratch the surface. Add to it there is only one tax payer (and multiple levels of government squeezing for more tax revenue) and the whole situation starts getting absurd pretty quickly.


Comment from Peter Kenimer, (6/19/2018, 5:30 PM)

agree with a proper road usage tax that taxes based on miles driven. this would mean that whoever uses the road more has to pay more than those that barely drive. this would also make it so people who drive electric or hybrid cars have to input money in the system. (i drive a tesla, and i'm all for this)


Comment from Tony Rangus, (6/20/2018, 10:09 AM)

Fixing potholes is definitely NOT rocket science, so who care who does it. I seriously doubt there is an extensively detailed "pothole fix" procedure when using asphalt. About road, gas etc. taxes - why is this part of the discussion? I pay all of this but I live in a private development where all the roads are collectively owned by the property owners. We do repairs ourselves as a community & if we need a major re-chip seal we hire a private contractor and each property owner pays an assessment to cover the cost. Nobody complains or mouths off, it is just done!


Comment from Michael Halliwell, (6/20/2018, 11:25 AM)

Tony, the sheer fact that Dominos feels it has to set up an infrastructure repair fund to help communities fix their roads should be something to care about. Sure, pothole repair isn't rocket science....but when you're paying 30-50% of your earnings in taxes (between all levels of government), you'd think the government would be able to spare enough change to keep the roads drivable. I shouldn't be ordering pizza and hear "So, to confirm, that's 1 medium cheese pizza, 1 medium deluxe, an order of wings and one road repair."


Comment from Chad Laubenthal, (6/21/2018, 8:31 AM)

Taxes are getting ridiculous. Governments are getting better by the day at taxing more and providing less. 7% sales tax, $0.42/gallon fuel tax, state tax, federal tax, FICA, social security, tax your house, school tax, unbelievable all the taxes paid today. Government gets way, way, way too big of a share of private citizens wages. Most people don't realize that government is getting more of their wages than they do, and they don't get a lifetime pension when they retire at 55!


Comment from Tony Munson, (6/21/2018, 9:53 AM)

Our government needs your money and even more of it to pay for the laundry list of things that it will never, ever publicly state how much money is being spent on...just take a look at what is going on at the southern border as a good example.


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