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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:39 AM

23. I know the town of Chisago...

It's quite a lovely small (borderline "up north" town, with lakes, woods, lots of natural recreation. It never has had an industrial base (that I know of); more likely farming, recreation, and now a bit of a bedroom community to Mpls./St. Paul. The only sizable business that caught my attention was the hospital.

If Mr. Gulbranson is native to the area, I'm surprised that he expects to make more than $49k a year printing t-shirts and making jewelry. Perhaps the temporary housing boom that sent conservative and blue collar city people north for cheaper housing and an escape from "urban problems" left him with unrealistic expectations. The boom is over and so are the construction jobs. Isn't the Rethuglican/Tea Pots answer to his dilemma that he should pull himself up by his bootstraps?

How can he accept so much help from the government and still "don his Gadsen snake t-shirt?" Knowing how that area has changed in the last two decades, I imagine he's just trying so hard to fit in that he can't face his hypocrisy.

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