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Hastings needs to produce more

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To the editor,

I was reading the Star Gazette and happened upon the section regarding the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. As a town, we don't make anything here. We buy stuff from Target, Ace and Walmart, but if we really want to get out of our economic woes, we need to produce. As a town, state and country, we need to ask ourselves, "What is my workplace environment condition worth to me in order to put food on my table."

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With Workers Com, OSHA, EPA, MPCA, unions, Americans with Disabilities Act, and ECT regulating industry, is it any wonder we don't have any jobs? If we, as a town and country, do not address these issues, the police state we have set up will blossom. Lee Iacocca's chilling prophecy that the United States will someday become a hollowed out shell of a once successful country that has been reduced to suing each other and selling each other hamburgers will be true, unless we start an honest dialogue.

Mark Bullis

Hastings

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