The Ten Poorest Cities--This May Surprise You

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    TEN POOREST CITIES
    % 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



    What do the 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, and expecting different results.'---:cuckoo:

    It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats, yet they are 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. 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
     
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    WTF.........WHY THE FUCK am I not surprised ???????
     
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    They need the poor to remain poor, so they can promise to help them over and over again and gain their votes. By the way, do you have a link to this?
     
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    A different form of slavery.
     
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    If this data is accurate, the GOP should start to get the word out.

    It is very revealing.
     
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    Isn't Ahnald a Republican?

    How's california doin'?

    Now, are you done with the sad partisan hackery? Are you ready to discuss real solutions?
     
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    It seems like minorities are especially hurting.

    Population statistics by race:

    1. Detroit: White 12%, African American 82%, Other/Mixed 5%
    2. Buffalo, NY: White 54%, African American 37%, Other/Mixed 7%
    3. Cincinnati, OH: White 53%, African American 43%, Other/Mixed 2%
    4. Cleveland, OH: White 41%, African American 51%, Other/Mixed 7%
    5. Miami, FL: White 67%, African American 22%, Other/Mixed 10%
    5. St. Louis, MO: White 44%, African American 51%, Other/Mixed 3%
    7. El Paso, TX: White 73%, African American 3%, Other/Mixed 22%
    8. Milwaukee, WI: White 50%, African American 37%, Other/Mixed 9%
    9. Philadelphia, PA: White 45%, African American 43%, Other/Mixed 8%
    10. Newark, NJ: White 27%, African American 53%, Other/Mixed 19%

    I'm sure Obama is on top of this problem.
     
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    What's Ahnold have to do with it?
    Or California?
    None of those cities are in California.
    Proof that while the state is an economic cluster fuck, it's because of out of control spending by the State...not cities abilities to generate revenue.
    Ahnold did screw up. He let the Democrat controlled legislature run wild vs. stomping on their necks.
     
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    California was trashed years ago. Arnie has not helped the situation any as he did not reign in the spending either.
     
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    Its more complicated I think.

    Many of those towns have no industry at all, and they elected progressives who promise perks & jobs which never materialize.
     
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