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  •  I did the same thing. (8+ / 0-)

    My partner and I started our business 21 years ago with a couple thousand bucks we managed to scrape up while I had two little kids and was looking to buy a house.

    We're still in business, thriving, even. But there were some lean years, too. That said, I wouldn't trade all the hard work and uncertainty for a corporate job ever. Hated working for others with that threat of layoff hanging over my head.

    The last time I got laid off was 22 years ago. Started my business and never looked back.

    That bullshit about "job creators" make me want to throw up. And when I hear the GOP blabbermouths yapping on about "small businesses" I have to laugh. They don;t know the first fucking thing about small businesses nor do they care. They help their paymasters at the top of the heap, period.

    As I wrote back in April:

    But now it's all about "job creators." "Job creators" must be given every imaginable break. They must be freed from burdensome environmental regulations that protect our food and water supplies. They must be spared any regulation that ensures they're acting not only in their best interests, but in the interests of their customers and society, at large. They must get "tax relief" so they can create even more jobs!

    And many folks without so much as the proverbial "pot to piss in" buy this line of bullshit, hook, line and sinker (to mix metaphors).

    It's The New Feudalism. Those of us not at the top of the income/land ownership scale wait outside the castle/estate walls to catch whatever crumbs are so generously tossed our way by the elite lords of industry. Even worse, we pay our tithes to these masters in hopes of getting a small portion of our tithing returned.

    It makes me sad that so many people without so much as the proverbial "pot to piss in" buy this line of bullshit.

    Watch Rex, Political Dog give hell to Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and various rightwing lunatics on Twitter.

    by Bob Johnson on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 03:54:07 AM PDT

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