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Jason George

Apple Valley, MN
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2 years 51 weeks

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Posted on 11/17/11 at 03:48 pm in response to Obama administration to lawmakers: Work out a deal on St. Croix bridge

I don't want to jump in the middle of this, but had to say something. I support the bridge for a few reasons:

1. Jobs - this project will create much needed construction jobs. Construction workers pay a lot of taxes, which is good for MN because our state needs the money. And anyone that doesn't understand that construction workers and their families are desperate for work right now hasn't talked to one in the last 3 years.

2. Safety - the current bridge is in bad shape by...

Posted on 11/18/11 at 02:57 pm in response to Obama administration to lawmakers: Work out a deal on St. Croix bridge

William,

I respect your opinion especially as a resident. But we are just from two different worlds here.

In my world, Americans need jobs. They need them now. Construction workers especially. People are losing their houses, lots of them.

In my world we need good roads and bridges not just light rail because in my world cars aren't going anywhere, they aren't evil and not everyone in MN wants to bike to work. We need good roads because businesses need to move goods...

Posted on 11/08/11 at 06:24 pm in response to Kline wades into growing labor spat

I just moved to Apple Valley a few months ago so I am a constituent. And it sickens me to know that a union buster is my Congressman.

I'm so sick of people like Kline playing games. Wasting my time as a constituent and a taxpayer on trying to give even more power to companies as if they needed it. The unions in this country are so powerful that you need to spend my time trying to limit them? Really? When is the last time you looked at the union membership in this country?...

Posted on 11/09/11 at 03:41 pm in response to Kline wades into growing labor spat

Dennis,

Whether or not workers want to form a union is their choice, and should be their choice. If only 12% of workers in this country want to have a union then that's the way it is, and it should be accepted.

What is at issue here is that isn't the case. Poll after poll will show you that 50% or more of workers want a union at their place of work.

There is the problem with Mr. Kline and the point you raised. A major reason, not the only reason because even a trade...