Thursday, April 3, 2008

McCain's Blind Eye In Meridian Mississippi

I have some familiarity with Meridian Mississippi as I attended A school there during my own Navy career. What I found sad, and very frustrating about McCain's visit there, is the blind eye he turned towards this town's real economic woes, the same woes said town exhibited during my own time there some 30 plus years ago. Instead of speaking on the plight of those living in the community, addressing the financial disparity of the area, he instead chose to talk about his own SUPPOSEDLY GLOROUS life, speak on the glorious service to country of his family. In short, this approach, the refusal to address the real problems and issues of the community shows us John McCain's cold callous heart when it comes to America's lower and middle class. Below are the financial statistics for the town...they are NOT PRETTY, and have not been pretty for decades, a community of haves and have nots.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,085, and the median income for a family was $31,062. Males had a median income of $29,404 versus $19,702 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,255. About 24.6% of families and 28.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

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