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  •  While I might agree, that would mean the (3+ / 0-)
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    people from the town will no longer have their chief means of employment.  The CEO's and management team will be fine - they can just move and start another company.  The folks left behind with their lives there, their mortgages and the rest will be in a industrial blight area if the company doesn't rebuild.

    And the way Texas operates I'd have to expect the state government is already figuring out how to give tax breaks to other companies to build there - giving out all the aid to the corporation rather than the people whose houses and property were ruined by the blast.

    •  Not true? (4+ / 0-)

      I have seen reports that only 20 people were employed at the plant - therefore at most 60 people would be affected (the others being staff at local restaurants and shops whose jobs result from serving workers and other services directly for them). I believe the population of West is @ 1500 so the economic effect on the town should hopefully be negligible. Short and medium term the repairs and rebuilding might even have a positive economic effect on the town.

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 03:28:38 PM PDT

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