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29323: Pershing (reply) Re: 29318: Durban (comment) re 29309 Raber on Gov't Vehicles (fwd)
in actuality, it's usually businesses, special interests or self interest that
gets roads paved in nascent democracies (old ones as well). Lobbying elected
officials to focus on such interests is often best done by trade associations
etc. Pulling the people onto the street, general strikes and the such are
usually derived from such groups of powerful people- remember the General
strike last winter against the insecurity and , essentially, MINUSTAH? The
people, (the eventual voters) made it impressive but the leadership was a few
wealthy PaP individuals with a bit of radio media savy.
So, if the 89 yr; old Patriarch doesn't like the potholes he should place a few
phone calls (well, place a few dozen so a couple get through) and bend some
air. And BTW- get the elected officials cars ( but I liked the option on the
list to finance cars for them) and maybe they'll want better roads, traffic
lights (they do work) and a bit of urban planning- T.