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Unemployment causes struggles in Indiana

The New York Times reported that residents in Elkhart, Indiana are struggling due to unemployment.
The city recently passed a law to limit the number of garage sales to one per month for each home, which was a way that many residents have been making their money recently.
Many residents have recently lost their jobs at factories that produce R.V.s and mobile homes due to rising gas prices.
There is a large number of homes that are for sale, because residents can not afford to keep them.
There has also been a rise in the number of robberies that have taken place in the past two weeks.
Many people are flooding the unemployment office as their last resort.
Interviews and lawn signs suggest that the town is basically split between McCain and Obama.
Some people are reluctant to vote Republican again, but others feel that race will be an issue for this election.