Poor rural counties in North Carolina that once fought over attracting manufacturing facilities for the south's formerly thriving textile industry, are now fighting over other people's trash.
According to the Charlotte Observer:
Waste companies, said one industry official, are looking for large tracts of land with good transportation networks "and as few voters as possible."
As it turns out, that would be Richmond and Scotland counties in NC, both [temporarily] gorgeous areas in the heart of the 8th District, that desperately need the income now.
What's free trade got to do with it? Ask Rep. Robin Hayes: