Today the Huffington Post ran a slideshow of the richest state's in America. New Hampshire actually topped the list with a median income of $66,303 and a 7.1% poverty rate, which is the lowest in the country. New Hampshire also has the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the country, checking in at 5.2%. New Hampshire has money, but very little of it is paid to the state universities. You know, the places where our students go to be educated before working, many of whom will get jobs right here. UNH isn't getting any money because, to put it quite simply, the state's republicans don't want to and anyone who has ever picked up a copy of the Union Leader with a front page editorial blasting UNH (which seems to happen about once a week) knows that the people at the UL will do anything to make UNH look bad. It's the "number one" paper in the state and as one of my literary heros Hunter S Thompson once put it, it's the "worst paper in America."
New Hampshire residents have money, the governor wants to give it to us, but the state senate won't let that happen. Because of all this, I think President Huddleston needs to adopt a new theme song for UNH. I think this would be appropriate: