I'm sure just about everyone has their own opinion about what's worst about Michigan. Some feel it concerns politics, the economy, the seasonal weather, lack of employment.....but according to the Excellent Town site, the Number One thing is bad roads. The site claims “it’s evident that every other mile in the state is plagued by deteriorating road conditions.”

I think a lot of us can agree with that, to a point. There are so many bad streets full of potholes, cracks, and crumbling edges, that it is very difficult to even drink a cup of coffee as you travel without spilling it on yourself. Well, it is for me, anyway. It's impossible for me to drive down my own road and even take a small sip...one bump and it's all over the place.

What many Michiganders find confusing is when they see many roads being “repaired” that seemingly don't need it, while others remain in terrible condition. The site goes on to say “Michigan consistently ranks at the bottom when it comes to road infrastructure spending, allocating just $174 per person annually, the lowest per capita spending compared to other states.”

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While many of us agree that Michigan has some beautiful landscapes that rival those of most anywhere in the United States, we know the roads that lead us there can be really crappy as we find our way. Excellent Town also states “for residents navigating these rough roads daily, it’s a testament to the dire need for infrastructure improvements.”

They vaguely suggest that we Michiganders should get ourselves SUVs to make our traveling these bumpy roads easier. If we had money to pay for these gas guzzlers, sure. But for those of us who don't, we'll have to tolerate the bumps, jolts and vehicle repairs.

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