by Jeff Wilfahrt
Jun 13, 2014, 12:05 PM

It might be cheaper than mining

There’s a lot of mumble and rumble over the Polymet mining issue. It centers around jobs for the local economy.

It occurs to me that it might be cheaper in the long run for Minnesota to take the Polymet job promise and have the state simply distribute money now to the number of households to receive these jobs. Let’s say a million bucks per household.

Somewhere along the line there was a number bandied about concerning 250 jobs or in that neighborhood.

Let’s buy the defecting Dems up there off, peel $250M out of the state budget and let the woodland be. Its been raped twice already, first for timber, then for ore. Can’t hardly believe the third time’s the charm.

Given the history of hard rock mining in Montana and Wisconsin we’d probably be getting off cheap this way.

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