Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Alabama Senator Shelby and Louisiana Senator Vitter should take responsibility for their states' terrible economies
Both Shelby and Vitter are opposed to the loans to the Big 3 automakers and they will try to block this legislation. If they succeed it will likely result in another major blow to the U.S. economy.
One look at the horrendous economic ranking of the states represented by these senators should expose them for the hypocrites and liars that they are.
Gross State Product
-Alabama gross state product 25th in the nation
-Louisiana gross state product 24th in the nation
-Michigan gross state product is 9th in the nation, even with all the difficulties they are having.
Per capita earnings
-Alabama per capita net earnings $20,965 43rd in the nation
-Louisiana per capita net earnings $22,720 34th in the nation
-Michigan per capita net earnings $23,204 29th in the nation (even with the problems and layoffs)
But here's the real kicker...
Transfer payments received from the Federal Government (per capita):
-Alabama: 13th in the nation when it comes to receiving transfer payments per capita
-Louisiana: 12th in the nation
-Michigan: 20th in the nation.
So the residents of Mr. Shelby's and Mr. Vitter's states are more on the dole from the Federal Government than the people in Michigan! Outrageous!!!
Let them know how you feel. Their email is below:
Vitter email: http://vitter.senate.gov/?module=webformiqv1
Shelby email: firstname.lastname@example.org