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Question: If KFC offered this to your financially-strapped town, you'd vote:
Yes, please! Potholes suck and it would keep us from having to raise property taxes. - 74 (83.1%)
No way! Advertising is bad! Our town can pay higher property taxes! - 5 (5.6%)
No opinion either way. - 9 (10.1%)
Potholes on a motorcycle are loads of fun! - 1 (1.1%)
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Topic: What do you think of KFC's plans to fix potholes? (yes, that KFC)  (Read 7987 times)

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« on: March 27, 2009, 06:11:15 pm »



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KFC's proposal: First pot pies, now potholes
KFC wants to help patch the nation's potholes

Tribune staff report
1:09 PM CDT, March 27, 2009

Everybody needs a little KFC. But maybe not Chicago.

The fast-food chain has sent off a letter to the nation's mayors, offering to patch their potholes for free. The company will leave behind a stenciled brand on the patch informing people the road has been "Re-Freshed by KFC."

"In honor of our "Fresh Tastes Best" campaign, we want to come and Re-"Fresh" your roads!" KFC president Roger Eaton says in the letter. "Every patched pothole comes with the Colonel's very own stamp of approval."

But Brian Steele, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of Transportation, which is charged with repairing the city's potholes, said "We don't allow any type of printing or advertising placed on a city street or sidewalk."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-090317pothole-kfc-story,0,406116.story

I'm sure you all know it, but even if you rent, the property taxes are paid by your landlord (as taxes go up, so will your rent).
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 08:27:29 pm »

Hell yes!  If private enterprise wants to do it, let em.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 08:39:51 pm »

And when in six months KFC decides not to continue this promotion?  Or when they go under and quit paying the subcontractor?

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 08:41:59 pm »


And when in six months KFC decides not to continue this promotion?  Or when they go under and quit paying the subcontractor?

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I don't understand.  The government wouldn't stop providing the service.  KFC is just doing this above and beyond what the government is able to provide given their budget.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 09:47:53 pm »

Why not?  If they can patch potholes as well as they clog arteries, it should be a win-win for everyone.  Lol
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 09:58:45 pm »


This is a pretty sweet idea...

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 01:00:15 am »

We cannot allow this.  What if it spreads?  What if all our roads end up being repaired and maintained cheaply and efficiently by private enterprise?  Do you realize what that would do to the egos of those poor government bureaucrats?

(Anyone want to tell me again how "if it wasn't for government we wouldn't have blah blah blah?"   Lol )
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 01:58:27 am »


Why not?  If they can patch potholes as well as they clog arteries, it should be a win-win for everyone.  Lol


 rofl

I am thinking they are looking for cheap ways of disposing of their spent transfats.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 05:06:13 am »

I'm all for it.  I have to stay in the left lanes around town whenever possible because the busses murder the right lane.  It's a very ugly place.  Sad
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 09:05:25 am »

Pot holes get fixed for free! Municialities could then spend the money on, say... NOT laying off firemen! or something like that...

As long as they are "up to code", what's the down side?
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 12:00:28 pm »

Daley already sold the parking meters, the skyway, and all kinds of other city assets, so I don't see what the big deal is.  He wants to privatize the whole city, this is just another step in that direction...
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 03:32:10 pm »

Our KFC only sells drugs (seriously - the drive-thru is a well known crack supplier around here).

That said, we need something to patch our roads in this town! I say go for it.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 03:46:44 pm »

Yeah, they don't allow any printing on city streets my ass!

Here's two examples of printing on the streets I'm pretty sure they have, even in Chicago

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 04:35:18 pm »

So what's next - is the colonel going to provide police and fire troops? Are they going to repair bridges and buy books for schools. Are they going to open KFC neighborhood healthcare clinics? Something is indeed wrong with this picture if corporations are swimming in cash and the government is broke. Could it be that corporate taxes AREN'T too high? Maybe all the whining about high taxes is just a ruse? Headscratch
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 04:39:30 pm »


Pot holes get fixed for free! Municialities could then spend the money on, say... NOT laying off firemen! or something like that...

As long as they are "up to code", what's the down side?


TANSTAAFL.

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 07:27:42 pm »


So what's next - is the colonel going to provide police and fire troops? Are they going to repair bridges and buy books for schools. Are they going to open KFC neighborhood healthcare clinics? Something is indeed wrong with this picture if corporations are swimming in cash and the government is broke. Could it be that corporate taxes AREN'T too high? Maybe all the whining about high taxes is just a ruse? Headscratch


Or maybe private enterprise can always do things cheaper and more efficiently than government.  Ask yourself why.
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 07:35:47 pm »

We could use KFC to fix potholes in Pennsylvania!  Bigok
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009, 07:41:20 pm »




Or maybe private enterprise can always do things cheaper and more efficiently than government.  Ask yourself why.

Well, if the government would stop buying $25,000 hammers it might be a step in the right direction.  Crazy
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Well, if the government would stop buying $25,000 hammers it might be a step in the right direction.  Crazy


Son, that's Black Ops money.  Think about it.  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2009, 06:15:33 am »


Something is indeed wrong with this picture if corporations are swimming in cash and the government is broke. Could it be that corporate taxes AREN'T too high? Maybe all the whining about high taxes is just a ruse? Headscratch


Totally wrong thinking, my friend.

Government is broke because it doesn't produce a product people will pay for.  So, it resorts to taxing and levying fines over stupid things to stuff the coffers.

Government is also fully of inept people who wouldn't last 2 years running a business in the open market.  They love to spend, spend, spend, but never ask them to stay within their means or to lay off people they don't really need on the payroll.

Corporations have an incentive to be cost effective, government doesn't know the meaning of the word.

Corporations that can't turn a profit go under.  Governments that can't stay solvent just steal more of our money to stay afloat.
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