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  •  well, where to start. (0+ / 0-)

    first of all yes, nebraska is a conservative state. I never said it wasn't. that's why they elected three baggers in 2010. But so did a lot of places. even a few less conservative ones.

    as for people's "feelings" about wall street: you aren't suggesting that there isn't a marked difference in how that dissatisafcation ins being expressed today (post-OWS) than it was in November 201, are you? I hope not.

    As for walmart. the reality is that people love it and hate it as the same time. and YES many of the people in small towns love it (as in need it) and hate it at the same time. Look, I own a home in a red county in central florida. There are NO JOBS in that town of 15,000. Like 35% of the population is earning less than 20-some thousand a year (family of four). The only things in that town are walmart, grocery stores, drug store fast food. the downtown is a ghost town - everything goes there to die. If you can get a job, you'll be lucky to ever earn more than 10/hr. in your entire career. The people go to walmart because it's the only game in town and frankly its all they can afford. Walmart have been a huge black hole in these communities and it isn't just liberals who know that anymore. THese same towns folk (many of whom grew up there and had parents who did the same) see first hand how many of their neighbors and friends businesses shut down after walmart came in. They see it first hand but how do you fix it? When a town is poor, you can raise taxes without problems. My property tax has gone DOWN for three years in a row. So I expect the schools will be in the shitter for some time. How will they attract modern businesses without people who can read and write? There are no factories setting up there - 6.25/hr gets to 10 employees in china. So where and how does it end? Walmart has become a necessary evil in many many towns across america and again, it's not just liberals who know it.

    I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

    by mdmslle on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 06:18:57 PM PST

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