The true meaning of potholes

Wouldn't it be easier just to fix the pothole? Driving around the country has become a hazardous experience. Our bridges and roads are in terrible shape. It doesn't take a genius to figure out where the money for infrastructure has gone. A few years ago I bought some beautiful hubcaps for a fifth-wheel I owned then. As I headed out west, I encountered horrible roads, and an occasional resurfacing attempt that amounted to 3-4 inch ridges across the road. When I stopped for gas later that day, only one of those beautiful hubcaps remained.  

Ever had a similar experience, or mourned the loss of sound infrastructure?