With two GOP-faithful Senators and seven of thirteen Representatives pledging allegiance to the Leader, it's safe to call North Carolina a red state, at least as far as national politics goes. Me, I'd like to see them all replaced with good progressive fighters, but the one silver lining to this otherwise putrid cloud should be better treatment under a Republican administration. I mean, part of the reason we send these folks to Washington is to bring home the bacon, right? Well, they suck at it.
The [National Forest sale] proposal is skewed against the South,
which has relatively little national forest land, a fast-growing
population and increasing demand for backcountry recreation, yet
would receive disproportionately fewer funds from the sell-off.
For example, both North Carolina, with a total of 1.25 million acres
of national forest, and Oregon, with a total of 15.55 million acres,
have about 10,000 proposed for sale. Yet under the funding formula
currently used, North Carolina would get just $1 million in 2006,
while Oregon would get almost $163 million.
Southern Environmental Law Center