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  • carchandco51 carchandco51 May 8, 2012 6:36 PM Flag

    A construction hypothesis

    So working at Starbucks would be a permanent job? That is the nature of construction work-finish and hopefully move on to another. A pipeline such as Keystone has dozens of compressor stations that require full time employees. In addition it would generate many millions in tax revenues to states,counties, and schools and other taxing entities as long as it is in operation. Morticians and tax collectors, now there are two "permanent" jobs.

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    • [carchandco] > So working at Starbucks would be a permanent job?

      A qualified "yes" -- more permanent than the crane operator and concrete finishing jobs that stopped (were un-created, maybe) when the project was completed and turned over to its eventual owners.

      Maybe permanent isn't the right word. How about on-going, or post-construction?

      > That is the nature of construction work-finish and hopefully move on to another.

      Agreed. What if there isn't another to move on to? And when there is, would you count that next project as another job CREATED?

      > A pipeline such as Keystone has dozens of compressor stations that require full time employees.

      Do you have any data on how many of those jobs will go to Americans? Remember, the builder/owner is a Canadian firm.

      > In addition it would generate many millions in tax revenues to states,counties, and schools

      I'd REALLY like to see some hard documentation for that. Are you actually saying that every school district that such a pipeline goes through taxes the oil somehow? Any idea how much? I'm really curious to know more of that, please.

      > Morticians and tax collectors, now there are two "permanent" jobs.

      Ooh, I LIKE that, I'll use it in the next version!

      Peace,
      DeeDee Z.

 
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