The Largest State Park
With all the Mill Industries and Tobacco and other companies leaving North Carolina every day, not to mention the Taxes that keep going deeper into already thread bare pockets, pretty soon North Carolina will be the Largest State Park in history. I mean, just how many can afford to earn a decent living here anymore. There are twenty middle class homes on the market in less than a square mile of my home. Many have been through more than one realty company with no luck. Others are foreclosed and still others just sit vacant because people without jobs can not afford to buy a home or keep one. I know of four people who have lost their jobs just since December and more business closings are still to come. And then the President of the US of A comes to visit just one company doing well at the moment and tells us all the economy is growing stronger. Who's he kidding with his story telling? That's like going to the desert and stopping at the only store for a 500 mile radius and calling it a boom town. Bush didn't bother to go and see all the large closed Plants and shuttered business's in the area. Sure a tractor company or a differential company can keep pumping out their products and stock pile hundreds of thousands of them. But when there is no one to sell them too they'll be another boarded up vacant property. Then I guess the President will come back and stop at the last remaining Mini-Mart next to the closed Industries and proclaim:
"See the economy is growing and doing great in North Carolina. Look how the shelves are fully stocked up."
I can just see the sign for the park now: " North Carolina State Park. The largest ghost town in American History." Heck, it might even be named "George Bush State Park."