Three of the top ten in the country. Top ten in poverty. One (Muncie) is at the heart of the 6th district. Here are the best and the worst from the US Census and the AP.
Three of the top ten here in Indiana.
That statement alone is bleak – staring at the number of poverty stricken cities that make up the top 10 in the country and 3 of them are in Indiana.
It is depressing, it’s humiliating, it’s like a hard stinging slap on the side of one’s face.
What is worse, is that there would be so many more towns in this district but they are not big enough population wise.
I am Sherri Welsh, my husband is Barry Welsh, Indiana’s 6th Congressional Candidate and I write using my other name – Congressional Candidates Wife.
To hear that one’s congressional district has 1 of the top 10 poverty stricken cities in the Country is very discouraging. This is a direct reflection of our current representation in Congress today. The incumbent Mike Pence has squandered the future of our children by insisting against ALL good judgment and common sense by keeping lock step with George W. Bush. Indiana has paid dearly for such a lack of discernment, irrational basic "pig headedness" and blatant disregard for the interests of others. This is exactly one of the reasons Barry needs to win this seat! Barry was born and raised in this district and has continued living here because he loves it here, I love it here and our kids love it here. We live here because it’s our home. It is heart breaking to see so many people in a situation of having lost their jobs, losing their homes and not being able to afford to put their kids through college. The future looks bleak from the kind of perspective these people face. I don’t like to talk about it, but I have to drive 75 miles each way myself to Covington KY for a living wage and benefits, and I am thankful we have them.
The economy has been taking a nosedive since 2000, and Congressman Pence threw us an anchor. The number of jobs available in this state have shrunk, there have been little to no lasting or renewing economic development and the current representation appears oblivious. Oblivious would seem an understatement after his assessment of Iraqi markets, comparing them "like any Indiana market in the summer time". Oh, there is more – this is just a very sobering example of his many oblivious responses to Indiana’s 6th District pleas for help.
The response is very definitely shifting in Barry’s favor. Barry Welsh has the strategy to help Indiana be more competitive, innovative and economically lifted and we need to make sure he get’s there. ALL of us need Barry in Congress, his honest and honorable representation is needed in Washington and your support is needed.
This is my diary and it’s unvetted by the Campaign. This is my perspective of a Congressional Campaign from the inside out.
Thank you for taking the time to read my diary and your comments are always welcome.
Congressional Candidates Wife