The concrete sound-attenuation walls along I-235 just aren't pleasant to look at. The project probably includes long-run plans for beautification, but in the meantime, they remind me of Detroit -- a city that's having some serious budget problems. Detroit, of course, isn't alone -- budget shortfalls are more common than brown eyes. But it's rare to find anyone willing to tell the truth about it: Relying on the Federal government to cover our bills isn't a long-term solution.
Keywords in this show: budgets • Detroit • Federal spending • I-235 • sound-attenuation barriers