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The Obama economy strikes again (hopefully for the last time).   Ringling Bros. circus to close 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ringling-bros-circus-shutting-down-20170114-story.html

Ticket sales were down over the last ten years,  but bottomed out when the elephants left the show. 

Some 500 people perform and work on both touring shows. A handful will be placed in positions with the company's other, profitable shows — it owns Monster Jam, Disney on Ice and Marvel Live, among other things — but most will be out of a job.

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Ticket sales were down over the last ten years,  but bottomed out when the elephants left the show.

A classic demonstration of what happens when one allows the Left to bully one.  How many of the Left ever went to the Circus for a first-hand view of the supposed animal cruelty?  Few if any.  And none ever had an intention to go after the elephants left; they just wanted their demands met, whether it wrecked the subject/object of their screaming or not.
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