Let's say your state borders on the Gulf of Mexico. Let's say a large portion of your state was obliterated by a hurricane a few years ago - so much so that people's house aren't just gone, they are nowhere to be found. These people are living in formaldehyde riddled travel trailers, waiting for some money to help them rebuild both their homes and lives. If you are Mississippi, you take $600 million from the a grant earmarked for housing and spend it on a casino and a state-owned port. I follow the logic (sort of) that this will create jobs, but if there are no houses where do your workers live?
My take on this: Haley Barbour is a screaming jackass. And Yazoo City (where he's from) sucks.
"Better than I ever imagined" - Remember back in January when Mitch got the convention center to pay for a bunch of "anti-crime" stuff in the Quarter? There were a number of controversia...
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