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  •  Even when the rain doesn't fall (1+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice

    L.G. and Linda can just pump their free groundwater, so it's all good. They've essentially controlled what would normally be the #1 risk in agriculture. Now they can get the government to control their downside financial risks.

    Who among us couldn't survive in a small business with that kind of ironclad safety net?

    Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

    by cassandracarolina on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 11:49:59 AM PDT

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    •  It's all about 'Privatizing the Profits, (1+ / 0-)
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      Socializing the Losses/Risk", always has been for the 1-5%'ers...
      I've been a SOB on these type issues since before there were any proto-teabaggers, but no matter how you might refute them, they do not get it.
      Sorry to hear about your layoff, hope it wasn't influenced by your politics.
      At least things are still booming around here, San Antonio/Austin even more than Houston. All this talk about real estate cratering elsewhere and RE market and tax valuations around here are still going up 5-10% per year.

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

      by Bluefin on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 12:10:27 PM PDT

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      •  You're right about Texas booming (1+ / 0-)
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        Sorry to hear about your layoff, hope it wasn't influenced by your politics.
        If my politics affected my employment, I'd have been gone decades ago ;-)

        The event is much more traceable to Bain, who provides "management consulting" services to the global corporation that laid me off along with many others.

        Unsurprisingly, Bain's previous advice hasn't led them to the financial Promised Land, so their advice now? Fling more people into the volcano. While things were going fine in their Texas operations, the pain must be shared by all.

        It's about the only "fix" they know and as you can imagine, it's not working.

        Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

        by cassandracarolina on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 02:40:35 PM PDT

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