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Group protests growing pothole epidemic

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A group has come forward and said they're fed up with the state's pothole epidemic and they're blaming Governor Rick Snyder for failing to fix the roads.

It's a growing problem that is hitting Michigan drivers in the pocketbook, according to Lon Johnson, head of the Michigan Democratic Party.

The political party said they want to rename the potholes, Snyderholes. They are placing signs around town, blaming Governor Snyder for the damage potholes cause your car.

Of course, they are not suggesting the governor dug the holes himself but what they are saying is that Snyder has failed to do anything about the poor state of the roads. Instead, they said, he has helped out those who don't really need it. 

"He gave more than a billion dollar tax breaks to corporations," Johnson said.

Flint City Council President Scott Kincaid said his city is one of the worst in the state in terms of roads. Kincaid expects there will be closures of some roads this summer.

There will literally be roads closed off because they can't be fixed," Kincaid said.

Kincaid also said the state has drastically cut funding for road maintenance - another reason why he believes Governor Snyder is to blame.

State Representative Tim Kelly says this is nothing more than political posturing. He insists the governor does in fact have a plan to fix the roads.

"This is election time and this is the kind of thing you are going to hear," Kelly said.

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