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Disagrees with mayor’s remark about job losses

This is in response to the Caterpillar/Anchor Coupling consolidation story on May 9. 

Taxpayers of Dixon, take heed of Mayor Burke and his feelings about people in general. 

This shows just how much he really cares about the people and businesses in his community by saying that losing the jobs and business would not be “catastrophic” to the city economy.

Well, Mayor Burke, let me take your job as mayor away from you, and your real estate business, and say you have lost a job that you count on to pay your bills, feed your kids, put gas in your car, and let me know how it feels.

There are many people who work for Caterpillar who are husbands and wives, single parents, and single people, which means they will be losing all of their income. But oh, yeah, what do you care? It’s not your pocketbook it’s being taken out of.

I guess you forgot that some of us vote. What I have heard from people is that you have lost the vote, from here, by saying what you said. Maybe you should see what Sterling Mayor Skip Lee said about the facilities in his town before you said what you said.

You have angered a lot of people. I hope you are happy with yourself.

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