Bluestem's always a sucker for folksy analogies when the underlying logic of the comparison is a strong one.
In Carolyn Lange's piece in the West Central Tribune, Dayton reiterates proposal: Governor promotes 600 transportation projects; says he understands cost to residents of state; calls out Chamber, includes this gem:
Kandiyohi County Commissioner Harlan Madsen, a farmer from rural Lake Lillian, drew a comparison between farming and funding for transportation.
Madsen said he could save money by skimping on fertilizer a couple years but the long-term results for his yield would be disastrous, and he said trying to make his milk cows more “efficient” by not feeding them is exactly what’s been happening to the state’s roads.
Madsen said the state’s transportation system is the “common bond” between unique communities that has a “profound effect on our prosperity.”
Madsen said a coordinated and collaborative investment in infrastructure is needed to end the state’s trip “on a road of potholes, dangerous curves and dead-ends” that has cost lives and lost economic opportunities.
We like that one.
Photo: Bovines coming home; or where the cow hockey hits the road.
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