As a Classical Liberal, I have long been accused of wanting to send America (and the world) back to the olden days of the 19th Century and earlier. Apparently a civilized society and limited government cannot go hand-in-hand. Ironically, as a result of too much government spending, some Michigan counties have had to give up what are normally a basic government provision: roads.
As a result of lowering tax revenues, some Michigan counties are turning once-paved streets into gravel roads in order to save money. A normal paved road costs $100,000 per mile to pave whereas a gravel one is one-tenth that. So far 20 of our 83 counties have gone with gravel instead of pavement.
– Jarrett Skorup