More losses for the red midwestern states
Now it's time for the midwestern states, primarily the red states who voted for Bush, to have their turn. Of course, Bush and the Republicans never were friendly to the rural midwestern states, but 2008 has been especially an atrocious year for the midwesterners.
1) Tornadoes do massive damage to midwest, Bush cuts natural disaster relief aid
It's been a really rough year for the midwest, with numerous tornadoes killing scores of people and doing untold amounts of damage. Too bad for you that Bush and the Republicans have higher priorities to place desperately needed disaster aid into other agendas of their own.
2) Gas prices rise to record levels, hurting rural areas the most
Gas prices rise to record levels, but who suffers the most? It's the sparsely scattered areas in the midwest, where people must drive much farther distances to accomplish their tasks, thus burning more fuel.
But don't look to Bush and the Republicans for relief from high oil prices, as they receive way too much money from big oil companies.
3) Food prices rise to record levels, but rural areas don't profit.
Food prices are also increasing, also caused by the record high gas prices. But are midwestern farmers profiting? No, they are still losing out as revenue go toward higher gas prices. Not only that, but Bush and the Republicans have done an effective job reducing agricultural funding that would help many midwestern farmers.
4) Health care costs are hurting poor rural areas
As health care costs continue to increase, some hospitals must close down as they are becoming a financial drain. All too often, it is the small hospitals in poor rural areas that become most cost effective to shut down, as they are too sparsely scattered to justify their existence. High gas prices also place a far greater strain on rural hospitals because they are located too far out.
Midwestern red states, welcome to the world of politics. You placed Bush and the Republicans into power, now live with the consequences.