How blue is your state? I know mine is definitely hurting, and a lot of folks around here are quite blue about it.
(Snarky aside--I love how blue is used to indicate poverty. Terribly appropriate. I'm just amazed some smart leftist graphic artist didn't select red. I mean, we all know that the Republicans are out to hack the "social safety net" *gack* into little bitty pieces, just so they can create more poor folks to exploit as labor in their sweatshop factories, where small furry critters are abused just to make obscene profits.)