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  •  Insurance = $1 million (5+ / 0-)

    That's not even a drop in the bucket. And his other land and business holdings are pretty minor, not to mention he probably won't outlive the duration of the law suits. He's effectively ruined already.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:05:30 PM PDT

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    •  And no one should be held accountable for this? nt (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Held accountable, sure (3+ / 0-)
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        But you aren't going to get any spectacular revenge scenes, perp walks, or what have you. You are going to get a ruined old man dying in a few years (or sooner)

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:41:00 PM PDT

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      •  I would like to see the state of Texas (6+ / 0-)

        held accountable, in that I would hope that rules will be changed to require an appropriate amount of insurance and to upgrade safety requirements and inspections (in both quality and quantity). There are clearly multiple failures here.

        The reality is that the insurance is essentially zero. That can't be changed.

        The reality is that the owner's assets are on the same order as the insurance - too small to come near to covering even a tiny bit of the damage.

        The reality is that the people of West are screwed and the only possible relief is if the state finds it in its heart to step up and make these people whole financially. Whether that's likely I can't say. The taxpayers in some sense will be on the hook for at least the schools I would think.

        As for the guy who owned it - this is his community and his neighbors. He knew the people who died, and who were injured, and who had losses, personally. I am sure he is horrified by what happened. I doubt he will live long, or prosper. He won't be able to walk away from this in any sense.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:56:33 PM PDT

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      •  Governor Perry should be held (1+ / 0-)
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        accountable, ffs. He should be forced to resign in utter disgrace.

    •  and IMNVHO, Catte Nappe, it's the damn insurers (3+ / 0-)
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      and Li'l Ricky who should be sued out of office and existence over this.
      Never happen. Too much crooked money changing hands in Austin.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:30:33 PM PDT

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