Monday, October 20, 2008

Appalachia and the Bush

So our very lame duck Bush has redrawn the boundries of Appalachia to shake some of the poorest folks in our country out of a few more needed dollars. Is this a plot to add a few more Ohio and Kentucky counties to tip the States to his side for the McCain drive for the White House?

It seems a little late in his game to play like this. I guess we will see soon enough if it makes matters worse.
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 2:23 PM


Well, crap.
Not unexpected but still not cool.
Blogger Newscoma, at 3:20 PM  
Odd that such a big area get such a small amount of money. 87 mil is a bunch of bucks, but that surly is a lot of area to cover. I wonder how much is given when it's divided up?
On a more important note... How's the pumpkin coming?
Blogger Basegasket, at 8:48 PM  
Re helping the poor without re-drawing boundaries. Capitalism has come up with a foolproof way for the poor to help themselves. Open a bank, give all your money away to other poor people then hold out a begging bowl or wait to get nationalised. This doesn't apply if you owe the bank money of course.
Blogger Richard, at 10:02 AM  
Ka-ching! Buying the vote. And I can testify that two of those counties in Western Maryland and two in the Eastern Panhandle do NOT need more federal aid!
Blogger Anne Johnson, at 9:39 AM  

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