Thursday, January 22, 2009

Will Obama reach out to PWAR (Poor White Aging Rural) areas?

The executive director of The Kentucky League of Cities implores President Barack Obama to reach out to areas of the nation known as PWAR — poor, white, aging and rural.

Not all 100 or more million new Americans who will be here by 2050 will head for the eight supercities. The vast majority won’t find work that will allow them to settle in the so-called “creative” hotbeds. Many will head for small to mid-sized towns with more affordable lifestyles, and perhaps more durable values. Perhaps others will begin to believe in the old adage that we can live and work anywhere and will do so, taking the opportunity to bring change to our communities.

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