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Letter to the Editor:

It sure looks like the Republicans don’t care about the environment as they pass the new mining bill. They only revised it slightly to please the Democrats, but it doesn’t go far enough to protect our lakes, streams and wetlands.

They say it will create 70 new jobs, but at the expense of our beautiful God’s country up north. I guess the governor doesn’t care about clean water because he probably drinks bottled water like Marco Rubio.

And now he is turning down federal money again for Medicaid expansion. He turned down $80 million once before for high-speed rail and Illinois and California gladly took our money. He has no foresight like Ike (President Eisenhower) had when he built the Interstate freeways.

And Wisconsin could be fully funded for three years and then 90% by 2020 with the Affordable Health Care Act. That’s about $20 billion in funds for 10 years and Wisconsin could save $66 million in the first three years. This would also create 10,000 new health care jobs and it has the full backing of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

This is what’s called cutting off your nose to spite your face, because he doesn’t like the president and wants him to fail. We sent people to Washington to govern and not to be the party of “no.” The election is over and President Obama was re-elected. Get over it and start to earn the money we are paying you. Compromise and get something done. This se­quester wouldn’t be happening if they did their job.

The governor’s plan will cost Wisconsin $250 million more and 10,000 jobs. He should do the math if he plans to create 250,000 jobs by 2015 like he promised. The financial considerations should far outweigh politics when it comes to helping the people of Wisconsin pay for their health care.

I prefer my clean water from the tap. We enjoy that in northern Wisconsin now. Will it last if they start mining without the proper environmental controls?

Darlene Goldschmidt

Eagle River

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:55 PM


-34 #10 Frank Gabl 2013-03-12 06:39
An 8th Grade Teacher Exposes Indoctrination, Bullying of Teachers and the un-American Vision of a President:

“As a teacher, it is such an honor to teach America’s children about freedom and patriotism. However, over the past few years, I began to learn about a new education reform initiative called Common Core Standards. The very freedoms we celebrate and hold dear are in question when I think of what Common Core means for the United States.

My research of Common Core Standards kept me awake at night, because what I discovered was so shocking. When I sit in faculty meetings about Common Core, I hear “curriculum specialists” tell me that Common Core is here to stay and I must “embrace change.” I am forced to drink the kool-aid.

These specialists don’t tell us to search for facts about Common Core on our own, they simply tell us what the people paid to promote Common Core want us to know.

Cont. below:
-32 #9 Frank Gabl 2013-03-12 06:34

I am told that I must embrace Common Core and I infer that resisting the changes associated with Common Core will label me “resistant to change.” Teachers across America are hearing similar stories about how they should “feel” about Common Core. This is a brainwashing bully tactic.

I was crushed at the realization that if we do not stop Common Core and preserve the United States educational system, the philosophy of our government tomorrow will not be the America we know and love.

-32 #8 Frank Gabl 2013-03-07 13:57
K-12 Indoctrination

Darlene stated: “He (Walker) doesn’t like the president and wants him to fail."

For those who are determined to save the original “American idea” for their children and grandchildren, there is no option - Barack Obama must ultimately fail.

I just came across this comprehensive video presentation summarizing the information I posted a couple of weeks ago pertaining to Common Core State Standards in education. In addition, evidence directly linking Bill Ayers to Obama’s national education curriculum, was included.

The link below is Part 1 of 5. Each part is separate so just find the next video in the right-hand column. This analysis is the perfect tool to send to the uninformed and Part 5 presents various methods in which anyone can take action. Don’t skip a minute. Total time – only 33 min.

Cont. below:
-30 #7 Frank Gabl 2013-03-07 13:54

Note: The links in this and the post below are for reference as well as a crash course in Common Core. I suggest at least skimming through them in order, before watching the videos above.

Bill Ayers:

Cont. below:
-29 #6 Frank Gabl 2013-03-07 13:50

Wisconsin Common Core and NPSD:

-28 #5 Frank Gabl 2013-03-07 00:14

For the record and according to the front page article, “Gogebic says the mine would directly generate approximately 700 jobs, but would have a trickle-down effect on other industries.”

That “minor” gaffe of 630 jobs, assuming it was your error, would make Monica and Jim’s comments 10 times more meaningful.
-15 #4 2013-03-06 21:29
Not to mention the fact that ancillary jobs and median income will rise for the people up there.

It might be 70 direct jobs working at the mine, but you need support personnel to also get the job done.
-27 #3 2013-03-06 18:41
Darlene, while you claim only 70 jobs will be created, these 70 people will pump revenue into Iron County.

I know you don't care about the poor citizens there, you only look at how a proposal benefits or hurts you personally, but I am sure there will be at least 70 grateful people in Iron County when the bill finally passes.

Also Darlene, won't your 70 people need equipment to work with? I wonder how you think equipment gets to a mine, does it just magically appear? No actual people who depend on new and expanding mines produce the equipment.

I am sure you wouldn't mind if all these people were not making this equipment or mining the land, but we as taxpayers are grateful they have jobs to support themselves instead of depending on the government(taxp ayer) for their sole means of support.
-29 #2 Frank Gabl 2013-03-06 13:46

Hi-speed rail systems in the U.S. are a proven financial failure, not to mention inefficient.

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare was ruled unconstitutiona l by the Supremes last summer, thereby, presenting individual states the opportunity to govern with their taxpayer’s financial interests in mind, rather than under the control of federally funded promises, which include printing, borrowing or reneging.

And, any detrimental effects from Budget sequestration are simply a consequence of this president’s chronic political conniving, which finally backfired for everyone to clearly see.

Fortunately, America has weathered many storms more perfect than what an "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic" individual is capable of unleashing on this resilient nation and those who resist the brainwashing.

You’re working for the wrong side.
-31 #1 2013-03-05 20:23
It looks like Darlene and the Democrats don't care about the unemployed of this State.

While the bill protects our lakes, streams, and wetlands, just as it does in other states where mines are running and people work at them, the 70 jobs it creates is not important to Darlene or the Democrats.

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