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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