Reagan In The Ditch


“Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.” Ronald Reagan

In the spirit of Ronald Reagan, Indiana is pondering finishing a broke and incomplete local Ronald Reagan Parkway by swapping it for a state road. Indiana would pay for the Parkway, while local government would take over maintenance on state highway 267.

Hendricks County was trying to Cargo Cult it [“Build the Runways and the Planes Will Come”], launching the road with no money, but a dream. Despite tapping federal earmarks, they’ve failed to persuade even smaller governments to pick up the tab, and now propose collapsing into the arms of the state.

Indiana is already home to the Ronald Reagan Expressway, Interstate 469, part of the nation’s ever growing number of people, places and things named for the beloved former leader.

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