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Jon Halsey: Wonders how military bases skew numbers

Comments re article 89475 Wallethub Link Kentucky most Federally Dependent State in US

Jon Halsey writes:
I can''t help but wonder how Ft. Knox, the largest military installation in the United States along with Ft. Campbell home to the 101st Airborne and the large Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond factored into these findings. Unfortunately, the article the Methodology section is abysmally short on details. One is left to assume that the Federal dollars flowing into the State in whatever form as a direct result of these three entities has skewed the numbers sufficiently to preclude any practical application or decisions based on this data.

Reviewing the analysis, it appears to me that the main benefit of this report, like so many others, was to provide aid and sustenance to the 5 authors.

- Jon Halsey

Jon Halsey - Good points. But when I had read the story, I assumed that might be possible - realizing that often times, Kentucky's Congressional Delegation may have been able send defense dollars our way, just as Sen. McConnell facilitated so many funds for this area over the years. I found it valuable. - EW

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