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  •  Put jobs back where people live. (1+ / 0-)
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    yet another liberal

    My husband commutes a hundred miles a day, fifty miles there, and fifty miles back, for $12.50 an hour and no insurance.

    At this point in his life, my father held a union job ten minutes' drive from the house he bought out in the country so he could have a large garden and shop. He had a really nice Blue Cross plan, the union protected his job if he got sick or injured, and it paid him about the equivalent of $20 an hour.

    If my husband had a job where we live, we'd be essentially doubling our income at this point, and able to use a lot less gas. But we don't make things in the US any more.

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