Last week’s poll asked if we should have more toll roads in MN and the overwhelming response to that question was “no”. While many cited concerns about double taxation, there was a great discussion on the number of accidents which may be caused by the speed differential created by MnPass lanes and the need to leave the far left lane and head to the exits on the right side. Definitely an interesting question and one that would never be proven as MnDOT is way too interested in funding projects with these dollars.
This week’s poll comes following a recent survey done by a local website which handles traditional graduation party invitations. According to their survey the average family spends nearly $1000 on graduation parties and over 1/3 of respondents had done a home improvement project to ready their property for the event.
I haven’t been to many graduation parties in Minnesota, only one actually, so I cannot comment on the amount of money I have seen spent at these parties but when I graduated from high school I know that we didn’t do any home improvement projects in preparation and we did a lot of the cooking ourselves (or had friends/family help) to offset some of the cost. However, knowing how much a regular old summer BBQ for ~40 people costs, I don’t see $1000 being all that astronomical for a party of near 100 people.
What do you think about graduation party costs? Do you think that people should be paying ~$1000 or should they be doing it for less? How about the 37% of people who have done house improvements prior to the party. Is that something that you think is important either for others or your own home prior to a party? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on below and vote on the sidebar. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.