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    They make it up on volume

    They make it up on volume

    The reaction of the left to the Wisconsin loss reminds me of the old joke about the businessman who loses money on every sale, but makes it up on volume.

    Via Newsbusters (h/t Tim Blair):


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    “…who loses money on every sale, but makes it up on volume.”

    Isn’t that the tenet, underpining Democratonomics and Big Gubmint? Why the Preezy of the United Steezy, two days running, made an impassioned plea for more $$$ for his public sector (union) peeps?

    Specially the teachers. They so richly deserve it (ever more $$$). Based on their results, of course. 50 years later, trillions invested, and we’ve gone from having the best educated children in the world, to barely staying in the top 25.

    Big Gubmint. Mint. Like that “mint” at the bottom of a urinal. It looks like it’s providing a useful function. But it’s waste in, waste (over and) out, ….. but it doesn’t smell quite as bad. To hera the teachers (union) tell you.

    LukeHandCool | June 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    “They make it up on volume.”

    Of course, there are two meanings to “volume” here.

    The left is still convinced that if they keep upping the tantrum ante, the other side will forfeit for fear that things are getting too ugly.

    Who wants to win a point in a tennis match when the opponent goes John McEnroe ballistic after each point?

    Just for giggles l checked out E. J. Dione yesterday on the off chance if there was anything of lefty thought out there he might be it. He made some good points but as usual with the left his post was littered with holes of factors ignored. l believe that is the lefts biggest problem. A growing # of people are becoming aware of this logic gap lurking in the lefts dogma & message. At the same time they have been lieing to themselves for so long they are blind to it.

    OcTEApi | June 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    You would think that the Newsbusters story on Reuters noting that OWS is now on its deathbed… while the Tea Party is thriving would have hit the blogosphere radar.

    …suppose those stories don’t bring the million hits to our blog volume .. err aren’t hit the freakin tip jar worthy.

    Samuel Keck | June 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    …the old joke about the businessman who loses money on every sale, but makes it up on volume.

    And those of a certain age, Professor, will also recognize that that meme was already greatly advanced even as it was included in Joseph Heller’s widely-read, 1961 novel, Catch-22.

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