Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, October 26, 2007

Quote of the Day

"There's a lot of people who go to Moscow to grocery shop, particularly those who have children, because groceries in Pullman are expensive. I hope Wal-Mart shows up. Their groceries are going to be cheaper than what you can buy in Pullman now."
- Pullman City Councilwoman Ann Heath as quoted in yesterday's Moscow-Pullman Daily News

The Daily News ran a three-part series this week on dempgraphics on the Palouse that dispelled the PARDners notion that Pullman is full of wealthy Ph.D.s and students from affluent west side suburbs flush with cash, yearning for something more upscale like Target or Nordstrom. The paper reported that while about 20 percent of people in Whitman County earn more than $75,000 a year, more than a quarter of families earn somewhere between $15,000 and $35,000 a year, according to U.S. Census data, with 16.6 percent living below the poverty line The median home price in Pullman is a whopping $207,000

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Michael said...

It would appear that we already have those "undesireable social elements" that PARD was so worried about.

Mattwi said...

Hey I work in an engineering position and I cannot afford a median priced home in Pullman... pretty sad huh!

About the only thing get grocery wise in Pullman is our WIC stuff, look up WIC in this area: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

There are a lot of people getting welfare here in Pullman...

PARD is a bunch of elitist dickheads!