By Robert McRoberts
March 09, 2009
I found out a long time ago
you are more careful with your own machinery when it's yours
and you know how much it costs to fix. If you felt your job was
unsafe, you could just not do it if you couldn't make it safer
- some one else would and it might cost more. I think of three
things as priorities: risk, experience and knowledge of what
your doing as well as what you charge for. All these unions have
gotten so strong and powerful with you're money. Maybe that's
why Obama talked so much about putting so much money out for
construction,. He is a friend of the unions and they know that
most big federal contracts will be union jobs and they will keep
putting that money in their pockets. The little small contractors
are not going to see very much. It's the same reason the state
will not break up the major jobs that need to get done. If they
were done on a smaller, steadier scale more smaller contractors
could afford to bid on them. Most smaller companies are not union.
If the union was really fair to its operators, as a example only
the more experienced operators would get top Davis-Bacon
wages and the guy who just spent the summer learning how
to push sand would be much lower scale. But that is just my opinion
All of southeastern Alaska would so much benefit from a road to Canada from the Bradfield Canal. We should be putting in many hydro power plants and selling it to the rest of the U.S. Power lines are cheaper than gas lines. We could use the gas in our state to power electrical and heat villages.
Seems like all we think about are tourists. That is why Ketchikan did not get a bridge. They were afraid the ships would not get under a more appropriate bridge at a lower cost. Let's see how many people come now.
Used to be in the past we came to Alaska for the work. now we just show every one how it used to be, not how it should be when you have so many resources to create jobs.
Received March 05, 2009 - Published March 09, 2009
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