Poverty In Our Cities

Posted: October 7, 2009 in Barack Obama
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I received this in an email the other day. Quite interesting. Inner cities notoriously vote Democrat in this country. In statistics, they call this a correlation. I am not assessing blame here but I think the data speaks for itself. I am thinking there is more than a correlation. The below poverty statistics come from the U..S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007.

City, State % People Below the Poverty Level
Detroit, MI 32.50%
Buffalo, NY 29.90%
Cincinatti, OH 27.80%
Cleveland, OH 27%
Miami, Fl 26.90%
St. Louis, MO 26.80%
El Paso, TX 26.40%
Milwaukee, WI 26.20%
Philadelphia, PA 25.10%
Newark, NJ 24.20%
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 one since 1954;

Cincinnati , OH (3rd)…since 1984;

Cleveland , OH (4th)…since 1989;

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

St. Louis , MO (6th)….since 1949;

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

Milwaukee , WI (8th)…since 1908 (three mayors were from the socialist party!);

Philadelphia , PA (9th)…since 1952;

Newark , NJ (10th)…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 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. By the way, Mr. Obama, you are no Abe Lincoln
City, State % of People Below the Poverty Level
Detroit, MI 32.50%
Buffalo, NY 29.90%
Cincinatti, OH 27.80%
Cleveland, OH 27%
Miami, Fl 26.90%
St. Louis, MO 26.80%
El Paso, TX 26.40%
Milwaukee, WI 26.20%
Philadelphia, PA 25.10%
Newark, NJ 24.20%
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