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  •  Didn't Reagan utter something (21+ / 0-)

    about welfare queens driving caddys from state to state to collect govt. checks? Sounds familiar here.

    A company in Cleveland has a sister company in Fort Wayne, Indiana that shut down recently to concentrate all it's production in Cleveland to increase profits. My downstairs neighbor is from Indiana and came all the way here to work for Lincoln Electric for some reason.

    Red state Indiana is losing people to Cleveland and we don't have enough jobs for ourselves here. That's why you can win a trillion electoral votes with a few blue states even though bigger territories are colored red. Nobody fucking lives there because Republicans don't give a shit about people working. Where are they gonna work? They migrate to places where they can survive if they can manage, otherwise, they're on welfare and unemployment.

    That's what galls me about the company picking up and moving after they've drained a city's coffers. They've left people on the hook with no job and with nothing but the govt. to turn to for unemployment benefits while they painfully search for a new job. That's a double blow to the economy.

    "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

    by GenXangster on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 02:22:31 AM PST

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