Merrillville wishes to keep the cost low for its new labor union park, so it's squeezing the locals for volunteers and donations while maintenance will be handled by inmates.
So a park dedicated to honor union workers is to be constructed and maintained by not paying prevailing wages because it’s too expensive. What unfathomable hypocrisy.
And nix the playground equipment as this will be a place for “reflection." Visualize an exhausted plumber getting off work, foregoing a cold one, and heading to the park where he can sit and reflect on sewerage.
Deep thoughts come easy with no laughter of children nearby. He sees an inmate working and reflects on why his union supports local Democrats and ponders whether to bring a blow-up rat to Merrillville City Hall.
- Tom DeVries, Crown Point