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  •  A-men, Brooke! Many folks PO-ed in Houston (1+ / 0-)
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    from having their retirement investments evaporate.  One is reminded of South Park "A-a-a-nd...it's GONE!".  But definitely NOT funny.

    The connections Phil had with Tom Delay and Texas House speaker Craddick, with re-districting, with Enron, etc.  Was he connected with the " $8 billion Stanford Financial Group Ponzi scheme", as The Nation
    's Lee Fang called it (in reference to Rmoney's son, Tagg)?

    There were other scandals, money-laundering, dishonesty, etc. I've not remembered right now.

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 08:21:18 AM PDT

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    •  This disgusting scam (0+ / 0-)

      There is no they, We will sink or swim together.... We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness

      by GDbot on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 08:25:13 AM PDT

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      •  Ah yes! The "bet against techers dying" scam. (0+ / 0-)

        I should have remembered this one.  It strikes a familiar chord in my house when growing up, when then-Governor Ronald Reagan tried to balance the state budget using the California State Teachers Retirement Fund.  I say this as the son and brother of public school teachers.  I would only point out that it didn't succeed, and my just turned 93 year old mother continues to enjoy a healthy happy retirement near Santa Barbara, collecting her teacher's pension.  And Ronald Reagan is...dead.

        We should remember that Perry tried this same maneuver in Texas with the state public retirees pension fund.  What IS it with these guys?  And in this case, was Gramm in on it, too?  Or did he just suggest the idea to Perry?  They certainly think a lot alike.

        I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 08:59:51 AM PDT

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