The Poorest Cities in America

Some interesting thoughts revisited.

City & State
% of People Below the Poverty Level

1.   Detroit , MI
32.5%

2.   Buffalo , NY
29.9%

3.   Cincinnati , OH
27.8%

4.   Cleveland , OH
27.0%

5.   Miami , FL
26.9%

5.   St. Louis , MO
26.8%

7.   El Paso , TX
26.4%

8.   Milwaukee , WI
26.2%

9.   Philadelphia , PA
25.1%

10.   Newark , NJ
24.2%

U.S. Census Bureau, 2006
American Community  Survey, August 2007

BUT . . . .

What do these top ten cities,
over 250,000 with the highest
poverty rate, all have in common?

Detroit, MI

(1st on the poverty-rate list)
hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961.

Buffalo, NY (2nd)
hasn’t elected  a Republican mayor since 1954.

Cincinnati, OH (3rd)
hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1984.

Cleveland, OH (4th)
hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1989.

Miami, FL (5th)
has never had  a Republican mayor.

St. Louis, MO (6th)
hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1949.

El Paso, TX (7th)
has never had  a Republican mayor.

Milwaukee, WI (8th)
hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1908.

Philadelphia, PA (9th)
hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1952.

Newark, NJ (10th)
hasn’t elected a  Republican mayor since 1907.

Einstein once  said,
”The definition  of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats…
yet they’re still POOR!

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity  by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man
by inciting class hatred and class envy.

You cannot build character and courage
by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently  by doing for them,
what they could and should do for themselves.”

Abraham Lincoln *

And, Mr. Obama…
you are no Abe  Lincoln!

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