As the Mississippi kept on rising, Haley Barbour saved his furniture and told the poor to sink or swim

MS Governor to Poor Residents Facing Historic Floods: Good Luck, You’re Basically on Your Own
By Lauren Kelley, AlterNet
Posted on May 13, 2011, Printed on May 13, 2011

Let’s say you’re the governor of a state that’s about to face near record-breaking floods, and those floods are expected to disproportionately affect one of the most poverty-stricken areas of the United States. What would be on your agenda? Mobilizing an evacuation plan, pehaps? Or maybe preparing to offer state assistance to flood victims?

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