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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Workingman's Blues

Tom Edsall has a lengthy piece (and interview) up at the NYT site just now on a recent country music song "Cost of Livin'" about a plant shutdown by a singer, Ronnie Dunn, who backed Bush in 2004 and Obama in 2008 but is now on the fence.  The assumption is that folks like him may tilt the election.  In the song he sings of the sudden shutdown: "Took the shoes off of my children’s feet/The food out of their mouths/Yesterday my folks offered to help/ But they’re barely getting by themselves."

Here's the documentary-style vid:

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