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  •  Do you have any evidence that OSHA was staying (0+ / 0-)

    away because Texas does not like them?  Perhaps evidence that there are fewer OSHA inspections in Texas than in other states?

    Otherwise I think you're just farting flying monkeys out of your arse.

    What went wrong is the virulently anti-Federal-government attitude of our state "leaders". The last inspection was in 1985, I've read.
    You know..."OSHA interferes with your rights, costs jobs, and us macho Texans can take care of our own..."
    If OSHA is at fault for not inspecting they almost certainly are solely responsible.
    •  I'm not a detective... (0+ / 0-)

      and like most media consumers don't have a bit of evidence about anything, just draw some conclusions from the mass of un-footnoted information that I find.
      You are right, though, the state might hate OSHA but it is the fault of legislators in DC who have un-funded it to the point where "it is said", that it would take 137 years to inspect all facilities in Texas, at the current rate.
      Wish I could footnote that...

      I buy and sell well trained riding mules and American Mammoth Jack Stock.

      by old mule on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 06:10:52 AM PDT

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