Minnesota union urges Wisconsin's incoming governor to approve train

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 17, 2010, titled Minnesota union urges Wisconsin's incoming governor to approve train. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Minnesota labor union is urging Wisconsin's Republican Gov.-elect Scott Walker to change his mind and allow a high-speed train to be built between Milwaukee and Madison.

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Pete Wendell

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Nov 18, 2010
Temporary union jobs. Yeah.

Sorry, but it's dead in WI.
Dont worry

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Nov 18, 2010
I'm sure Dayton will pay back his union cronies by building a line from Sanctuary City St. Paul to the Wisconsin border, just in case it ever gets built in WI. After all, do-nothing work with our tax dollars is just fine, as long as it is good, upstanding union workers doing it. If it can be used to bring in more voting welfare hags, then even better!
About time

Spring Valley, WI

#3 Nov 18, 2010
Its time that a politian thinks like the real people out here. No we don't need to spend anymore TARP money. If we are going to use it let it help the whole state NOT just the Madison and Milwaukee areas!!!!!!!!!! The rural areas need financial help as well as the city areas.
Ray

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2010
Sorry dont have the money for that. I it will spur so much job growth maybe a private company can do it.
g-del

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Nov 18, 2010
buy another bus or two--- the social engineering must stop -- it's time to get rid of the socialist once and for all ------ i dont know about you but i wasnt put here on earth to pay for my neighbors way in life or his dreams---- the duping is over---
A simple observation

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 18, 2010
The only employment the train boondoggle will create will be more people put on the government payroll at the tax payers expense and that's the only reason the unions are pushing for it, to date, the unions representing public employees are doing nothing more than straining the delicate economic situation the tax payers are faced with, we don't need more people put on the government payroll, we need to abolish many of the government jobs that currently exist and all public employee unions should also be abolished.
Europe

San Francisco, CA

#7 Nov 18, 2010
Half the population is below average. And as we saw in the last election, they are empowered and they are voting.
at gdel

San Francisco, CA

#8 Nov 18, 2010
"...it's time to get rid of the socialist once and for all:

Except your mom's medicare, right? And that football stadium.
UNIONS SUCK

United States

#10 Nov 18, 2010
F THE UNION COMMUNIST SCUM.

UNION MADE = OVERPRICED CRAP

Want to help America - take the union leaders out back... and, well... you get the picture.

DOWN WITH UNIONS!

Since: Apr 07

Fort Campbell, TN

#11 Nov 18, 2010
This is just another in a very long line of Union supported Democratic waste of taxpayer's money. After all the money is not coming out of the Union's money or the Professional Politicians pockets.

This is exactly the kind of wasteful spending we can live without.

My name is Jim Hayden and I AM your next President.
Frederick the great

Riverview, FL

#12 Nov 19, 2010
I have the ultimate solution to this dilemma. The state of Wisconsin should sell bonds, to finance construction of this rail line. The Union Pension funds, should then buy all the bonds. After the line is built, the State of Wisconsin should default on the bonds, leaving the union retires holding the bag. Just like funding Obama Care at the expense of the Senior, Medicare patients! After all, they are going to die soon anyway !
Voting Woman

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Nov 19, 2010
If you want to keep the unions employed...

Put them out if a field: half could dig post holes, the other half could fill them in.

Since: Apr 08

Osceola, WI

#14 Nov 22, 2010
If it is such a good deal, make the union pay for it. The taxpayers are tired of garbage like this.

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