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10 Poorest Cities in the USA

Will Advocate of PHAET 2011/04/21 15:44:58
















THE TEN POOREST CITIES IN THE USA


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%
6. 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 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

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  • otey5 2014/08/10 15:56:18
  • Mike W 2014/03/17 02:57:39
    Mike W
    Stats, reality and history don't lie.... Democrats DO
  • John 2014/03/09 20:10:09
    John
    +2
    You are trying to pull the magic trick of, "watch this hand, not that hand" This basically is verification that most cities have Democrats for mayors. Out of the 51 cities with over 250000 people in them, Only 9 have Republican mayors and of those 9 about half were just elected and replaced a more Liberal mayor. This is a deliberate attempt to mislead. Of the Top 10 RICHEST cities, 8 of the Mayors are Democrats and 2 were just recently elected Republicans in the last election. Hardly enough time to make a city a top 10 wealthiest in about a year. So what? Does that mean that Democrats are MUCH better at making Rich cities? No. Does YOUR fact mean they make BAD Mayors? No. If Anything, you can say that MOST cities do NOT have Republican Mayors. This seems to be true. You could also say that SOME cities have more wealth and others don't. Your post is designed to LET those people that WANT to use the basic law of averages (almost all cities are run by NON Republicans, so probably MOST poor cities will be too, sooo. we just show them that) against people that want you to or are lazy. If you look at ALL cities and not just major ones, you see that it is a MUCH more even spread of Republican's and Democrats in office. Worst city of all poverty wise is run by a Republican. Does that prove ANYTHNG? No. Too many other factors.
  • This is W³ 2012/09/18 16:20:37
    This is W³
    +1
    There are many Democratic mayors in North & South Carolina that have brought prosperity to their cities. For example, Democratic Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. of Charleston, SC has been in office since 1975 and that city has grown by leaps and bounds over the decades.

    Your list lacks merit.
  • Will Ad... This is W³ 2012/09/18 16:26:13
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    It's not my list:

    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?
  • This is W³ Will Ad... 2012/09/20 06:10:35
    This is W³
    +1
    Isn't that rather dated?
  • Will Ad... This is W³ 2012/09/25 14:03:45
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    I suppose so, but then that's the way all things government work. Ha!
  • This is W³ Will Ad... 2012/09/26 05:32:29
    This is W³
    +1
    Is there a more up-to-date list after 2006?
  • Will Ad... This is W³ 2012/09/26 13:22:37
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    I don't know. I suppose you could google, "U.S. Census Bureau", and see what they have.


    U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey
  • John Will Ad... 2014/03/09 20:14:11
    John
    +2
    You may want to look up that years TOP RICHEST. Also run by Democrats. MOST cities that size are run by Democrats So It makes sense. Like saying 100^ of Women that are POOR are women. Connect the dots people. It is a law of averages. Nothing more. Either that, or you are calling Americans Stupid and you are anti American and Anti Democracy.
  • John Will Ad... 2014/03/09 23:02:57
    John
    +3
    Is there a reason you didn't list the top most prosperous cities and their mayors? Is it because they are ALSO run by Democrats? How about listing all 51 of the cities in this size category. Most of which are run by Democrats. OR listing the MANY cities that are FAR more poor but smaller cities and run by republicans? Are you TRYING to be deceptive or is it simply obtuseness?
  • JimmyColeman 2011/05/26 16:35:30
    JimmyColeman
    +1
    So if electing Republican mayors in poverty stricken cities will turn these cities into utopias lets do it.
  • Rore73 2011/04/23 04:16:13
    Rore73
    +2
    Detroit on top - Surprise Surprise! After all the Great Society money poured into that city, it should be made of gold!
  • John Rore73 2014/03/09 20:16:04
    John
    +3
    I think you are talking about the Auto Bail out which didn't go to Detroit, it went to the automakers who have proceeded to pay back almost all the money, keep millions of jobs, add millions more and are thriving world wide. Yeah. you tell em Rore!
  • Michael 2011/04/22 19:22:56
    Michael
    +2
    Class hatred is the total platform of the left. Unfortunately, it is working.
  • John Michael 2014/03/09 20:17:05
    John
    +3
    You mean the hatred of people that are poor and those in need? That class? I don't really see the Left as hating these folks. But, Tomato, tomato
  • WshngMchn 2011/04/22 05:43:48
    WshngMchn
    +1
    "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    I believe that's also the definition of conservatism. Like, literally.
  • Will Ad... WshngMchn 2011/04/22 13:07:21
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    Cute.
  • enlightened one 2011/04/22 02:23:28
    enlightened one
    +2
    Great post! And so true!
  • Rick 2011/04/21 22:20:16
    Rick
    +2
    Looks like my town is number three. We can't vote for Mayor in the suburbs. But what would you expect from a City that once had Jerry Springer for Mayor?

    number vote mayor suburbs expect city jerry springer mayor Jerry Springer show
  • Cain 2011/04/21 21:45:28
    Cain
    +1
    Very interesting, it would be nice to see how the crime statistics came in to play for the mentioned cities compared to the rest of the country.
  • Mike W 2011/04/21 21:42:43
    Mike W
    +1
    Got that right, Been watching the democrats in Milwaukee and Wisconsin turn their cityinto the next Detroit for years now, with a heavy heart, because I grew up in Milwaukk and it saddens me to watch liberal democrats flush a once proud working city down the toilet with expansion of socialist programs, handouts and an overburdening of the working tax payer and tax payer job providing businesses
  • John Mike W 2014/03/09 20:19:54
    John
    +1
    well, have no fear, These are old stats from 2006 and they don't mention the fact that almost EVERY city of this size is run by a Democrat at that time. Including the top 10 richest. So. you are in luck. looks like all this proves is that large cities, rich and poor, tend to have democrats as mayors
  • Charles R. Anderson 2011/04/21 21:37:56
    Charles R. Anderson
    +1
    An excellent post!

    The anti-business, anti-wealth campaign Obama is embarking on for re-election promises that the Democrats will continue down this road to self-destruction. They are better at destroying America than themselves, since too many Americans are still fooled by Obama the con man and the many like him in "leadership" positions in the Democrat Socialist Party. The Democrats are notable demagogues and flim-flam men. To be sure, the Republicans have some considerable capability in that regard among their leaders too, but at least they lean more toward ending class warfare and toward understanding that what is good for business is good for most people. It is business that provides the jobs, goods, services, and many of the ideas we want. Business is just the way we associate with others to voluntarily exchange the economic values we want. Government substitutes force for voluntary decisions and must therefore be kept minimal or we lose the freedom to cooperate with one another.
  • kevracer 2011/04/21 20:48:29 (edited)
    kevracer
    +5
    linking the poverty level to Democratic leadsership is statistically invalid; that is similar to linking the poverty level to the average number of days of sunshine over the same period
  • Will Ad... kevracer 2011/04/21 20:58:06
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    Haven't heard from you in a long time, Kevracer. Thanks for your input.
  • earl 2011/04/21 19:45:56
    earl
    +1
    Sound right!!!
  • imokay 2011/04/21 18:56:10
    imokay
    +6
    You wanna play this game? Fine by me:

    Empirical Evidence That Proves Conservatism is Destroying America:

    http://current.com/news/93100...

    Conservatism is bad for middle-class income
    10 poorest states with the lowest median household income

    State Income
    Montana $40,627
    Tennessee $40,315
    Kentucky $39,372
    Louisiana $39,337
    Alabama $38,783
    Oklahoma $38,770
    Arkansas $36,599
    West Virginia $35,059
    Mississippi $34,473

    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for your health:
    States with worst health-care systems:

    39 Texas
    40 Arkansas
    41 Kentucky
    42 West Virginia
    43 Georgia
    44 Tennessee
    45 Nevada
    46 South Carolina
    47 Louisiana
    48 Alabama
    49 Oklahoma
    50 Mississippi


    Republicans don't care about improving the lives of average Americans.

    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for your marriages.
    States with the highest divorce rates:

    1. Nevada
    2. Arkansas
    3. Wyoming
    4. Idaho
    5. West Virgina
    6. Kentucky
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Alaska
    9. Florida
    10. Maine

    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for teenage pregnancy rates:
    States ranked by rates of live births among women age 15-19 (births per thousand):

    1. Mississippi (71)
    2. Texas (69)
    3. Arizona (67)
    4. Arkansas (66)
    5. New Mexico (66)
    6. Georgia (63)
    7. Louisiana (62)
    8. Nevada (61)
    9. Alabama (61)
    ...









































    You wanna play this game? Fine by me:

    Empirical Evidence That Proves Conservatism is Destroying America:

    http://current.com/news/93100...

    Conservatism is bad for middle-class income
    10 poorest states with the lowest median household income

    State Income
    Montana $40,627
    Tennessee $40,315
    Kentucky $39,372
    Louisiana $39,337
    Alabama $38,783
    Oklahoma $38,770
    Arkansas $36,599
    West Virginia $35,059
    Mississippi $34,473

    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for your health:
    States with worst health-care systems:

    39 Texas
    40 Arkansas
    41 Kentucky
    42 West Virginia
    43 Georgia
    44 Tennessee
    45 Nevada
    46 South Carolina
    47 Louisiana
    48 Alabama
    49 Oklahoma
    50 Mississippi


    Republicans don't care about improving the lives of average Americans.

    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for your marriages.
    States with the highest divorce rates:

    1. Nevada
    2. Arkansas
    3. Wyoming
    4. Idaho
    5. West Virgina
    6. Kentucky
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Alaska
    9. Florida
    10. Maine

    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for teenage pregnancy rates:
    States ranked by rates of live births among women age 15-19 (births per thousand):

    1. Mississippi (71)
    2. Texas (69)
    3. Arizona (67)
    4. Arkansas (66)
    5. New Mexico (66)
    6. Georgia (63)
    7. Louisiana (62)
    8. Nevada (61)
    9. Alabama (61)
    10. Oklahoma (60
    .
    -----------------------------...

    Conservatism is bad for education
    States with the fewest college graduates:

    1. Arkansas
    2. West Virginia
    3. Nevada
    4. New Mexico
    5. Oklahoma
    6. Alaska
    7. Arizona
    8. Texas
    9. Tennessee
    10. Mississippi


    -----------------------------...
    Conservative presidents are bad for balancing the budget:


    "Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957.
    Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001.

    During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.



    -----------------------------...



    Conservatism is bad for news information:
    TV outlet with the most ignorant viewers.
    "Study: Fox News Viewers “Most Misinformed” Of All News Consumers

    "Researchers at the University of Maryland have released a study of news viewers entitled, “Misinformation and the 2010 Election” (.pdf) and found news viewers often get the wrong idea on major stories, and–according to the study–Fox News viewers are the “most misinformed” of them all."



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  • CUDDLY ... imokay 2011/04/21 19:04:08
  • Nisa Pi... imokay 2011/04/21 19:05:05
    Nisa PinkySwear(*~*)
    +3
    I was thinking about that. Comparing cities instead of states is not really accurate.
  • Will Ad... Nisa Pi... 2011/04/21 19:27:23
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    Comparing cities to states isn't. As unfortunate as it is, large cities usually carry the states votes in elections.
  • Nisa Pi... Will Ad... 2011/04/22 15:07:32
    Nisa PinkySwear(*~*)
    +1
    what about states with multiple population centers like cali or texas or PA?
  • Will Ad... Nisa Pi... 2011/04/22 16:42:48
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    I would say, whatever is working well, leave it alone. If it's not working well, change something. The economic health of big cities is very important to the rest of the state and the country on the whole. The cities listed above are failing, and they have done nothing for decades to change that. That is my point.
  • Will Ad... Nisa Pi... 2011/04/22 16:53:12
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    I would say, whatever is working well, leave it alone. If it's not working well, change something. The economic health of big cities is very important to the rest of the state and the country on the whole. The cities listed above are failing, and they have done nothing for decades to change that. That is my point.
  • Will Ad... imokay 2011/04/21 19:23:36
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    Quite a data list you have there, and I love your assuptions. Ha!! Not quite sure what that has to do with mayors, but appreciate your response.
    BTW, I have lived in a number of those states over the years and would choose any one of them over the cities that I had listed earlier.
  • imokay Will Ad... 2011/04/21 19:30:14 (edited)
    imokay
    +2
    You know, when it comes to assessing the impact a certain ideology has, a bigger sample size is always better than a smaller one. An isolated city tells a lot less than the general condition of the state.
  • Will Ad... imokay 2011/04/21 21:00:35
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    I believe the higher you go in government, the less real impact you get. The mayors of cities have the best chance to actually make changes. Just my opinion.
  • imokay Will Ad... 2011/04/21 21:27:54 (edited)
    imokay
    +2
    I get what you're saying, but I think since we're talking about economic issues, the overall policy of the state will have a bigger impact than the mayoral one. I mean look at the unemployment rate by state, and how conservative vs liberal they are:
    issues policy bigger impact mayoral unemployment rate conservative liberal
    issues policy bigger impact mayoral unemployment rate conservative liberal
    (I'm struggling to find any kind of correlation between political ideology and unemployment btw)
    Now, I think that Blue states are more likely to have Democratic mayors, so if Democratic mayors do a worse job, does that mean that the liberal states with low unemployment have Republican mayors, or that Red states with high unemployment have Democratic mayors? Because individual cities add up to the overall condition of the state...
  • Will Ad... imokay 2011/04/22 13:15:05
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    There are very rich cities that are doing well and have Dems for mayors. I would say to those cities, keep doing what is working for you. But the list of poor cities that have had Dem mayors for decades, they should look at trying something different. That is all I get out of these statistics.
  • earl imokay 2011/04/21 19:51:46
    earl
    +1
    I don't know that your information is valid!

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