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View Diary: OH-04: Konop, Kerry show surprising viability (77 comments)

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  •  And also for the Medicare stuff (none)
    I grew up in adjacent Indiana.  This part of Ohio and its people are representative of those being screwed most by the Bush policies.  They are net producers of wealth that is then transferred out of state to the South and Southwest.  It is an older population, and they are just now looking at premium increases that will not be matched by any increase in income.  The children all leave.  I don't think any conventional effort to attract industry will work - a soybean factory, which would be a natural there, just started building in my area on the East Coast in spite of enormous taxes and community opposition.  I think they would be open to something unconventional.  I actually think this is the kind of place Teresa Heinz Kerry could do well in - it's not that dissimilar from rural Western PA.  

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