A lot of people are angry over Donald Trump’s oversized sign on the Taconic Parkway which signals the “Donald J. Trump State Park” which of course only exists as a state of mind.
Trump donated 400-plus acres for the park in Yorktown, but the park has not been created and it probably won’t be ready for public use for many, many, months. And yet, there’s the sign with the familiar brand, “Trump,” but with nothing to offer. Seems symbolic, doesn’t it.
I have a proposal– in exchange for the sign, Trump ought to be compelled to sign onto the Adopt-A-Highway program. According to the state Department of Transportation, approximately 5,000 miles of New York’s highways are under the program with 2,400 agreements in place. Any business or organization can adopt a highway, and Trump is nothing if not a business.
His responsibilities would include picking up litter along a two-mile stretch of the Taconic. He can also plant flowers along the road and mow the grass.If he wants, he can pocket the money collected for recyclable trash…What a deal!