Friday, August 03, 2007

Tragedy in the Twin Cities

A bridge collapsed over the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities. To be honest I am shocked. I often joke about Minnesotans being socialists and commies and the sort because of their support for high levels of taxation. But having lived in Minnesota I understand their faith in government and their support for higher levels of taxation and their misplaced hope in the federal government. Minnesotans get considerable value for their tax dollars. Roads are well maintained, schools are good, higher ed is good. So more than anything I find this tragedy suprising.

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