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America's ten poorest cities have been mostly Democrat controlled. Do cities become poorer under Democrats?

tncdel 2012/11/11 19:15:15
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The following ten cities have a great deal in common. The first thing is their poverty level. The second is that they mostly have been governed by Democrats over the years.

  1. Detroit, Michigan – 36.4
  2. Cleveland, Ohio – 35.0
  3. Buffalo, New York – 28.8
  4. Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 27.0
  5. St. Louis, Missouri – 26.7
  6. Miami, Florida – 26.5
  7. Memphis, Tennessee – 26.2
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio – 25.7
  9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 25.0
  10. Newark, New Jersey – 23.9
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  • mustangluver 2012/11/11 19:15:56
    YES [comment as you wish].
    mustangluver
    +6
    Romney said 47% of the ppl would not vote for him and he was completely correct. Ppl wanting hand outs, ppl already sucking on the govs teat, stupid ppl, minorities that think BO is a minority, women who want their sex life paid by tax payers and muslims and commies. No one of any intelligence would possibly have voted for him in 08 but to reelect him is pure insanity..
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-...

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  • Bolrog 2012/11/12 09:03:35
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Bolrog
    Just as 95% of blacks voting for Obama isn't racially motivated or racist; so is the observation that blacks and other minorities tend to abuse drugs and be lower income. So it follows it is not racist to observe the effects of blacks saying "We would rather be with our own race." black chicago
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/11/12 06:01:16
    YES [comment as you wish].
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    ALL formerly great cities until the cancer of the "Gimme Dat" termites came in and took over both government and residency.

    detroit photos
  • Chief 2012/11/12 04:12:29
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Chief
    Republicans control the 10 poorest states. Do states become poorer under Republicans? So what's your point!
  • Cat 2012/11/12 03:49:17
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Cat
    In general Democratic administrations spend too much on non-necessities and bankrupt their cities.
  • Cliff 2012/11/12 03:45:06
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Cliff
    Big cities have always been attractive to shady characters, which is basically what the Democrats are all about. Whenever you have shady characters running things, you are much more likely to see rampant poverty.
  • Jeffrey Hardin 2012/11/12 03:42:22 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Jeffrey Hardin
    +1
    The 10 biggest welfare and Non ID "Identification" States are those listed below marked with an [X] as an example of how Obama might have won those states.

    All welfare States listed are Democrat States but for one, Tennessee, which is marked with either a [D] Democrat or [R] Republican to represent who dominated that state in the elections…



    Every single State listed below are either Northern, Midwestern or Western States!



    All Non ID Required States That are also Welfare States are Marked with an [X]

    All States by Party Line represented with either a [D] or [R]



    Top 10 Welfare States

    01) Oregon [D]

    02) Pennsylvania [D]

    03) Michigan [X] [D]

    04) Rhode Island [X] [D]

    05) Indiana [X] [D]

    06) New Mexico [D]

    07) Washington [X] [D]

    08) Minnesota [D]

    09) New York [D]

    10) District of Columbia [D]

    11) Vermont [D]

    12) Massachusetts [D]

    13) Tennessee [R]

    14) Main [D]

    15) California [D]



    All Non ID Required States That voted Overwhelmingly Obama Marked With an [X]

    All States by Party Line represented with either a [D] or [R]



    Non ID Required States
    These states show excessive voter fraud in favor of Obama, with turn outs up to 145% (?)

    Colorado [X] [D]

    Idaho [R]

    Indiana [X] [D]

    Kansas [R]

    Michigan [X] [D]

    Montana [R]

    North Dakota [R]

    Ohio [X] [D]

    Rhode Island [X] [D]

    South Dakota [R]

    Utah [R]

    Washington [X] [D]
    The 10 biggest welfare and Non ID "Identification" States are those listed below marked with an [X] as an example of how Obama might have won those states.

    All welfare States listed are Democrat States but for one, Tennessee, which is marked with either a [D] Democrat or [R] Republican to represent who dominated that state in the elections…



    Every single State listed below are either Northern, Midwestern or Western States!



    All Non ID Required States That are also Welfare States are Marked with an [X]

    All States by Party Line represented with either a [D] or [R]



    Top 10 Welfare States

    01) Oregon [D]

    02) Pennsylvania [D]

    03) Michigan [X] [D]

    04) Rhode Island [X] [D]

    05) Indiana [X] [D]

    06) New Mexico [D]

    07) Washington [X] [D]

    08) Minnesota [D]

    09) New York [D]

    10) District of Columbia [D]

    11) Vermont [D]

    12) Massachusetts [D]

    13) Tennessee [R]

    14) Main [D]

    15) California [D]



    All Non ID Required States That voted Overwhelmingly Obama Marked With an [X]

    All States by Party Line represented with either a [D] or [R]



    Non ID Required States
    These states show excessive voter fraud in favor of Obama, with turn outs up to 145% (?)

    Colorado [X] [D]

    Idaho [R]

    Indiana [X] [D]

    Kansas [R]

    Michigan [X] [D]

    Montana [R]

    North Dakota [R]

    Ohio [X] [D]

    Rhode Island [X] [D]

    South Dakota [R]

    Utah [R]

    Washington [X] [D]
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  • James 2012/11/12 03:00:57
    YES [comment as you wish].
    James
    +1
    I've been to all these cities and have to comment that yes they're run by Democrats. All of them have high taxes, stifling regulations, along with an anti-business atmosphere.
  • uguess 2012/11/12 02:50:38 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    uguess
    +2
    JUST LOOK AT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ! AND THEY DON'T CARE, THEIR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE, CITY-COUNTY-STATE IS CONTROLLED BY THE REBRANDED COMMUNIST PARTY aka (the progressive party) !

    CHICAGO IS BROKE AND MOST OF THE BASTIONS OF THE PROGRESSIVES ARE BANKRUPT, JUST LIKE GREECE! WHEN THEIR COMMY CULT FOLLOWERS CAN NO LONGER GET MONEY FROM THEIR LEADERS, THEY WILL CERTAINLY TURN ON EACH OTHER AND BEGIN TO FORAGE OUT OF THEIR CITIES LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO PILLAGE, RAPE AND MURDER. HISTORY SHOWS US THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS AND ITS COMING TO A STREET CALLED AMERICA. SEE WATTS RIOTS,
    SEE, HARLEM, SEE Cabrini green. THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

    PROGRESSIVES HAVE TO STEAL OTHERS WEALTH IN ORDER TO GIVE FREE STUFF THEIR CULT FOLLOWERS. WHEN THE STEALING (TAXES ARE SO HIGH THAT THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO GET) THE PROGRESSIVE LEADERS WILL START A WAR AND THEN STEAL THE WEALTH OF THAT NATION. RUSSIA AND CHINA WILL NOT LIKE THAT UNLESS THEY ARE IN ON THE DEAL. BUT THE USA, WILL GET NUKED BY SOME COUNTRY THAT WON'T BOW TO THE OPPRESSIVE, FILTHY, STEALING, A- MOREL PROGRESSIVES. (BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING? THAT MIGHT BE A WAY TO HAVE PLAUSIBLE DENI-ABILITY FOR THE MASSIVE KILLING OF THE WELFARE CLASS, IS TO HAVE ANOTHER COUNTRY NUKE SOME MAJOR CITIES AND KILL MOST OF THOSE ...
    JUST LOOK AT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ! AND THEY DON'T CARE, THEIR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE, CITY-COUNTY-STATE IS CONTROLLED BY THE REBRANDED COMMUNIST PARTY aka (the progressive party) !

    CHICAGO IS BROKE AND MOST OF THE BASTIONS OF THE PROGRESSIVES ARE BANKRUPT, JUST LIKE GREECE! WHEN THEIR COMMY CULT FOLLOWERS CAN NO LONGER GET MONEY FROM THEIR LEADERS, THEY WILL CERTAINLY TURN ON EACH OTHER AND BEGIN TO FORAGE OUT OF THEIR CITIES LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO PILLAGE, RAPE AND MURDER. HISTORY SHOWS US THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS AND ITS COMING TO A STREET CALLED AMERICA. SEE WATTS RIOTS,
    SEE, HARLEM, SEE Cabrini green. THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

    PROGRESSIVES HAVE TO STEAL OTHERS WEALTH IN ORDER TO GIVE FREE STUFF THEIR CULT FOLLOWERS. WHEN THE STEALING (TAXES ARE SO HIGH THAT THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO GET) THE PROGRESSIVE LEADERS WILL START A WAR AND THEN STEAL THE WEALTH OF THAT NATION. RUSSIA AND CHINA WILL NOT LIKE THAT UNLESS THEY ARE IN ON THE DEAL. BUT THE USA, WILL GET NUKED BY SOME COUNTRY THAT WON'T BOW TO THE OPPRESSIVE, FILTHY, STEALING, A- MOREL PROGRESSIVES. (BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING? THAT MIGHT BE A WAY TO HAVE PLAUSIBLE DENI-ABILITY FOR THE MASSIVE KILLING OF THE WELFARE CLASS, IS TO HAVE ANOTHER COUNTRY NUKE SOME MAJOR CITIES AND KILL MOST OF THOSE POPULATIONS ! LOL WOULDN'T THAT BE JUST LIKE HISTORY TO REPEAT THAT. J STALIN DID IT TO HIS PEOPLE AND FOLLOWERS, BY THE MILLIONS.!!! SO DID THE REST OF THESE WONDERFUL WE THE PEOPLES ARMY LEADERS ! READ HISTORY ! evil leaders
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  • kaZappoo 2012/11/12 02:37:42
    YES [comment as you wish].
    kaZappoo
    +2
    it seems this delema becomes a new norm & becomes status quoe ,,and the dems . represent to less fortunate ,, they they vote in the dems cause that dont know any better or are afraid of a change for the better ..but the repubs want big business profits and lower wages for the worker ...so were in a bad delema ,,

    were in essence in a depression ,,the economy has stagnated for 40 mos or more at over 8.5 % unempolyment ,,only difference being we have disability / unemp . soc sec ,retiriement / food stamp prog . they didnt have then ...

    the factions dont know how to create jobs .dont know how to entice BIG businesses back / and sent those big paying jobs to china ,,,GE for instance ,,,so ? ,,another delema !!

    their promoting job but where ?

    sustainable wage jobs ,$ 20.00 hr ..is sustainable ,,, $ 30 in some areas ,,and with inflation 2.00 $yr gains !..to stay with inflation !

    where are they ???
  • Tic-Toc 2012/11/12 02:14:53
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Tic-Toc
    +2
    Numbers don't lie.
  • A Founding Father 2012/11/12 01:23:10
    YES [comment as you wish].
    A Founding Father
    Republicans control the allocation of funds which support the ten largest cities that are governed by Republicans. Simple, Watson, just simple facts.
  • Ol'Dave 2012/11/12 00:55:07
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Ol'Dave
    +3
    The Democrats, in general, have BIG HEARTS! But they just don't seem to have the BRAIN to figure out WE CAN'T AFFORD 'whatever' !
  • Bolrog Ol'Dave 2012/11/12 09:08:01
    Bolrog
    I agree. Even Jesus replied to the avaricious Judas when he objected to the spikenard ointment being applied to Jesus head. "The poor will always be with us." the poor will always be with us jesus said
  • redhorse29 2012/11/12 00:50:51
    YES [comment as you wish].
    redhorse29
    +1
    Not only cities. Many of the liberal progressive controlled states are deeply in debt if no borderline bankrupt. Most of the damage done spending on projects with no possibility of any financial return on equity.
  • A Found... redhorse29 2012/11/12 01:25:34
    A Founding Father
    The blue states sometimes run deficits owing to the manner in which they support the red states, all of which are "debtor" states, taking more than they contribute.
  • Bite my shiny metal ass 2012/11/12 00:41:38
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Bite my shiny metal ass
    they have been poor for the longest of times
  • Leprachaun999 2012/11/12 00:12:11
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Leprachaun999
    The Ten poorest States are republican?
    http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn...
  • EdVenture 2012/11/11 23:28:52
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    EdVenture
    +1
    Take a look at the 10 poorest states and make a comparison.
  • Georgia50 EdVenture 2012/11/11 23:49:28
    Georgia50
    +1
    The 10 poorest cities and the 10 poorest states have this in common: concentration of blacks. Neither party has lifted a finger for the black community. The Democrats believe blacks will vote for them regardless, so they don't give a damn. Republicans believe blacks won't vote for them regardless, so they don't give a damn.
  • EdVenture Georgia50 2012/11/11 23:59:11
    EdVenture
    I'm sorry don't agree. respectfully, ed
  • Leprach... Georgia50 2012/11/12 00:13:19
    Leprachaun999
    +1
    sorry the ten poorest states are Republican.
    http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn...
  • Georgia50 Leprach... 2012/11/12 00:25:51
    Georgia50
    Did I somewhere say otherwise?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/11/11 22:19:06
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    JCD aka "biz"
    Or maybe the poor vote for the Democrats.

    Iamthemob, a few posts below, has a different answer: the ten poorest states voted for Romney.
  • Michael McFascist 2012/11/11 21:59:22
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Michael McFascist
    +1
    What "i am the mob" said.
  • john.newell.771 2012/11/11 21:59:06 (edited)
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    john.newell.771
    +1
    It is a fact that is proved over and over again. Liberalism is too costly to sustain itself. Crack dealing, gang-banging, political paybacks and fart powered vehicles do nothing for local, state or federal economies.
    This should have been a yes - maybe some liberal will read it that otherwise skips anything they disagree with.
  • FeedFwd ~POTL 2012/11/11 21:54:21
    YES [comment as you wish].
    FeedFwd ~POTL
    +1
    Not always, but there is a strong correlation. Be careful, because correlation is not proof of causality. Do they become poorer because the wealthy leave or because poor are encouraged to locate there or do people simply become poorer. I suspect there is a multitude of factors in play, but I suspect liberal policies to redistribute wealth and liberal corruption have a lot to do with it. Saw it in New Orleans. But I live in liberal Austin, which is clearly an exception as are places like liberal Boulder, CO.
  • tom C 2012/11/11 21:36:26 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    tom  C
    +2
    they drain the working people of all their money...until thay cant take any more...then they move.....

    leaving people wanting freebies..with no one to pay for them..

    note all those cities listed have a very storng UNION presence...
  • EdVenture tom C 2012/11/11 23:33:27
    EdVenture
    They also had huge industrial bases before they sold out for off shore profits
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/11/11 21:24:16
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +5
    MOST cities are Democratically controlled.

    Therefore, the fact that the poorest cities are generally Democratic means nothing, as the majority of the RICHEST cities are also Democratic.

    If you look at it on the state front, well...8/10 of the RICHEST states are Democratic...whereas 10/10 of the POOREST states are FULL RED.

    So...what do the statistics prove then?
  • Jay iamthem... 2012/11/12 00:25:06
    Jay
    I dont know where you get your statistics but "MOST cities are Democratically controlled" is not even a true statement
  • iamthem... Jay 2012/11/12 15:36:26
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    Yes it is. Around 80% of them are. It's historically been recognized that there is a standard urban blue/rural red divide in voting behavior.

    http://www.worldstatesmen.org...

    http://www.worldstatesmen.org...

    Where's your data to the contrary?
  • Maria R 2012/11/11 21:17:42
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Maria R
    +1
    The statistics speak for themselves
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/11/11 21:17:17
    YES [comment as you wish].
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Honestly I am not sure about the effect it may have in those cities. But looking at the Mayor of Los Angeles a local magazine characterized it this way:

    anthony villariagosa los angeles magazine cover
  • Theresa 2012/11/11 21:17:03
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Theresa
    +4
    Detroit is a good example of how mismanagement causes their downfall.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/11 20:59:37
    YES [comment as you wish].
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    History PROVES it.
  • evangelism_vision 2012/11/11 20:52:04 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    evangelism_vision
    +3
    MY...MY...MY.... Look at those names of States ... Hey they went to Obama... Well, then they should be very happy for the next Four years...... AFTER ALL.... They will get what they wanted...



    obama




    DID OBAMA PROMISE YOU THAT HE WAS MOVING FORWARD? THAT IS THE ONE PROMISE HE WILL KEEP, BUT HERE ARE A FEW THAT HE DID NOT KEEP



    promises



    OBAMA...... SAME AS USUAL MOVING FORWARD TO THIS:





    FORWARD



    W E L C O M E_ T O_ T H E_ N E W_ A M E R I K A_ COMRADES
  • TheTruth1313 2012/11/11 20:51:56
    YES [comment as you wish].
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    The proof is right there for all to see. Liberalism and socialism are failed concepts that only succeed in weakening and dividing a community.
  • Ozzyboy 2012/11/11 20:47:26
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Ozzyboy
    +1
    They become more and more dependent on the taxpayers that actually do pay their taxes. Our rural tax money is given to the cities who then set up "free lunch programs" with no guidelines for the kids getting the free lunched. So a guy making $30,000.00 in the suburbs and paying around $5,000 in taxes is subsidizing the city kids no matter how wealthy the parents in the city may be. It is a very well planned scheme, one that the workers are losing.
  • chicago 2012/11/11 20:42:51 (edited)
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    chicago
    +5
    The 2012 list of America's poorest cities as listed by 24/7 Wallstreet is:

    Link to confirm: http://247wallst.com/2012/10/...

    1) McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Tex. -
    2) Brownsville-Harlingen, Tex.
    3) Valdosta, Ga.
    4) Albany, Ga.
    5) Gadsden, Ala.
    6) Monroe, La.
    7) Hot Springs, Ark.
    8) Jonesboro, Ark.
    9) Cumberland, Md.- W. Va.
    10) Morristown, Tenn.

    Another site lists many of the same, but switches out a few. Texas seems to be the "leader" for the state with the poorest cities in this one, having 3 of the top 10 :

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/p...

    Don't have time to do the Mayoral look up in these cities, some of them have pretty obscure, disorganized, websites (probably to be expected).

    I was intrigued to find out the 10 poorest states, they are (using the Governor's party as the litmus):

    1) Mississippi - Republican
    2) Arkansas - Democrat
    3) Tennessee - Republican
    4) West Virginia - Democrat
    5) Louisiana - Republican
    6) Montana - Democrat
    7) South Carolina - Republican
    8) Kentucky - Democrat
    9) Alabama - Republican
    10) North Carolina - Democrat

    So the 10 poorest states are run by....5 Republican governors and 5 Democratic governors. Another interesting fact, Obama did not carry a single one of these states in the last election.

    I guess Romney should have paid more attention to those 47%r's as he got the 10...
    The 2012 list of America's poorest cities as listed by 24/7 Wallstreet is:

    Link to confirm: http://247wallst.com/2012/10/...

    1) McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Tex. -
    2) Brownsville-Harlingen, Tex.
    3) Valdosta, Ga.
    4) Albany, Ga.
    5) Gadsden, Ala.
    6) Monroe, La.
    7) Hot Springs, Ark.
    8) Jonesboro, Ark.
    9) Cumberland, Md.- W. Va.
    10) Morristown, Tenn.

    Another site lists many of the same, but switches out a few. Texas seems to be the "leader" for the state with the poorest cities in this one, having 3 of the top 10 :

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/p...

    Don't have time to do the Mayoral look up in these cities, some of them have pretty obscure, disorganized, websites (probably to be expected).

    I was intrigued to find out the 10 poorest states, they are (using the Governor's party as the litmus):

    1) Mississippi - Republican
    2) Arkansas - Democrat
    3) Tennessee - Republican
    4) West Virginia - Democrat
    5) Louisiana - Republican
    6) Montana - Democrat
    7) South Carolina - Republican
    8) Kentucky - Democrat
    9) Alabama - Republican
    10) North Carolina - Democrat

    So the 10 poorest states are run by....5 Republican governors and 5 Democratic governors. Another interesting fact, Obama did not carry a single one of these states in the last election.

    I guess Romney should have paid more attention to those 47%r's as he got the 10 poorest states to vote for him!
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  • Al C. chicago 2012/11/12 02:59:36
    Al C.
    The two States with the greatest debt are Califirnia and New York and that's undisputed!!!!!!!

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