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  •  Locust capitalist has its charms but (2+ / 0-)
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    Gowrie Gal, judyms9

    Santorum's "Vulture capitalist" did it for me.  The guy oozes Randian cultural insensitivity.  The cookies episode is classic elitist behavior.  I would never criticize anything offered to me for free, I might not eat it but to say anything at all against it would be ultra boorish.

    Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

    by J Edward on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 01:37:48 PM PDT

    •  Watch for Romney to decline food or drink from (0+ / 0-)

      untrusted sources.  There's a touch of paranoia in the guy, which makes him poor material for the role of Commander in Chief.

      Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Island"s, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

      by judyms9 on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 02:31:21 PM PDT

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    •  I use locust... (2+ / 0-)
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      sharman, Calamity Jean

      because vultures eat carrion. They wait for you to die.

      Locust captialists buy going concerns. It's important that they be relatively healthy in order for the locust capitalist plan to work. They buy companies with good credit, put themselves on the boards of directors, and then direct the companies to max out their credit lines, using the cash either to buy still more companies, or to pay bonuses to executives. Then, when the loans come due, they start laying off the workers, closing plants and raiding pension funds to cover them. And when that runs out, they close up shop.

      Vultures swoop in and victimize the weak. Locusts look for green shoots, and eat the living.

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