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Ten poorest U.S. Cities have one thing in common: Democratic mayors and administrations for at least the past 23 years!

Ken 2012/02/21 05:14:50
By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 cities must be insane!
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This one has been around, but in this election year it is timely to at least attempt to educate people as to their past mistakes:

TEN POOREST CITIES 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! And the Democrats love them! You can't help the poor by
destroying the rich. You can't strengthen the weak by weakening the
strong.






You can't lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You can't further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.[Yet Barack Obama is certainly trying!]






Abraham Lincoln said: "You can't build character and courage by
taking away people's initiative and independence. You can't help people
permanently by doing for them what they could, and should, do for
themselves."






And you, President Obama, are no Abe Lincoln!!
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  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/02/21 05:20:24
    None of the above
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +17
    There you go again...using facts....you know facts are so 80's we are into feelings and worshiping socialists like Idi obama

    regan There you go again

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  • johnny.guzman.583 2013/07/23 09:01:36
    None of the above
    johnny.guzman.583
    Let see you guys point to specific policies that would lead to the problems these cities face. Pick at least one city and go through it's history of policies and explain what specific problems those policies lead to.

    Since 1996 welfare has been run by the states and republican run states also provide welfare to it's residents. It's not a democratic or republican issue. It's not as if a democratic governor gets elected and all of a sudden they are handing out welfare to anyone who wants it. As a side note- when welfare was reformed in 1996 it was turned into Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). As the name states it's temporary. There are time limits and there are also work requirements. If recipients fail to meet work requirements they lose benefits. So this whole notion that people get to collect welfare and do nothing is simply false. You people need to educate yourselves. Also, it's not as if they determine TANF eligibility based on your voting record.

    http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=v...

    But lets look at some other fun facts similar to the one this article pointed out.

    - Foods stamps (SNAP) use is highest in red states.
    http://www.policymic.com/arti...

    -Blue states have the highest number of wealthy individuals.
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/492436...

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    Let see you guys point to specific policies that would lead to the problems these cities face. Pick at least one city and go through it's history of policies and explain what specific problems those policies lead to.

    Since 1996 welfare has been run by the states and republican run states also provide welfare to it's residents. It's not a democratic or republican issue. It's not as if a democratic governor gets elected and all of a sudden they are handing out welfare to anyone who wants it. As a side note- when welfare was reformed in 1996 it was turned into Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). As the name states it's temporary. There are time limits and there are also work requirements. If recipients fail to meet work requirements they lose benefits. So this whole notion that people get to collect welfare and do nothing is simply false. You people need to educate yourselves. Also, it's not as if they determine TANF eligibility based on your voting record.

    http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=v...

    But lets look at some other fun facts similar to the one this article pointed out.

    - Foods stamps (SNAP) use is highest in red states.
    http://www.policymic.com/arti...

    -Blue states have the highest number of wealthy individuals.
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/492436...

    -Of the 30 most wealthiest counties in the U.S. 22 are democratic/blue.
    http://www.city-data.com/foru...

    Do you want to talk about the true welfare states?

    -The majority of states that receive more federal aid then they pay into, are red states. The majority of states that receive less federal aid than then they pay, are blue states. In other words the blue states subsidies the red states. Do you republicans want the federal government to stop spending so much? Ok we'll have then stop sending federal aid to those republican states.
    http://www.motherjones.com/po...
    http://www.businessinsider.co...

    - 70% of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    http://www.businessweek.com/n...

    - The Top Ten Poorest States: 10. Oklahoma, 9. South Carolina, 8. New Mexico, 7. Louisiana, 6. Tennessee, 5. Alabama, 4. Kentucky, 3. Arkansas, 2. West Virginia, 1. Mississippi. All are red states with the exception of New Mexico which is a swing state.
    http://www.travelerstoday.com...

    - 8 of the 10 wealthiest counties voted for President Obama in 2012 election.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news...

    - The top 10 most educated states voted for Obama and 9 out of 10 worst educated states voted for Romney in 2012 election.
    http://thinkprogress.org/educ...

    -States with the highest number of non federal tax payers, are red states. So when Romney made that infamous 47% comment, he was actually talking about his voters.
    http://www.theamericanconserv...

    States with "Right to Work" Laws Have:

    Lower Wages and Incomes.

    -The average worker in states with "right to work" laws makes $1,540 a year less when all other factors are removed than workers in other states.

    -Median household income in states with these laws is $6,437 less than in other states ($46,402 vs. $52,839).

    - 26.7% of jobs are in low-wage occupations, compared with 19.5 percent of jobs in other states.

    Less Job-Based Health Insurance Coverage.

    -People in states with "right to work" laws are more likely to be uninsured (16.8 percent, compared with 13.1 percent overall; among children, it’s 10.8 percent vs. 7.5 percent)

    -They’re less likely to have job-based health insurance than people in other states (56.2 percent, compared with 60.1 percent).

    -Only 50.7 percent of employers in states with these laws offer insurance coverage to their employees, compared with 55.2 percent in other states. That difference is even more significant among small employers (with fewer than 50 workers)—only 34.4 percent of them offer workers health insurance, compared with 41.7 percent of small employers in other states.

    Higher Poverty and Infant Mortality Rates.

    -Poverty rates are higher in states with "right to work" laws (15.3 percent overall and 21.5 percent for children), compared with poverty rates of 13.1 percent overall and 18.1 percent for children in states without these laws.

    -The infant mortality rate is 15 percent higher in states with these laws.

    Less Investment in Education.

    -States with "right to work" laws spend $3,392 less per pupil on elementary and secondary education than other states, and students are less likely to be performing at their appropriate grade level in math and reading.

    Higher Rates of Death on the Job.

    -The rate of workplace deaths is 36 percent higher in states with these laws, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    http://www.aflcio.org/Legisla...

    I can keep going but I think you get the picture
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  • Ken johnny.... 2013/07/23 16:55:31
    Ken
    Sorry, but it is a liberal problem and a problem of their union allies. It isn't only the welfare that drives these cities to bankruptcy, it's the politicians (most often liberal Democrats) who give plush contracts to city employee - allowing for early retirement and large retirement pay and medical benefits. It's the tax policies that are required to help satisfy those labor contracts, which drive businesses out of the cities.

    You can't accept the reality of what liberal management does to cities, and states, when it becomes entrenched. In California Democrats have become so entrenched in power that they now have a super-majority in the state legislature and are able to pass any tax bill they want, driving more and more businesses out of the state - as a result the state has teetered on the brink of bankruptcy for years.

    Detroit, which is now declaring bankruptcy, was once the 4th largest city in the U.S. with the highest per-capita income in the nation. Liberal policies and the Democrats' labor-union allies, in power for over three decades, have driven auto manufacturers from the city, which now has a fraction of its former population and areas of abandoned, vacant homes that have been vandalized and burned, so that areas look like they have seen urban combat.
  • redneck 2012/10/28 16:59:31
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    redneck
    +2
    Backin the day most of these cities were major manufacturing hubs as well as shiping and or rail road transporting goods around the country.Now the libtards have destroyed them,thanks to nafta and the epa and bad policies.The free hand out with welfare the fake war on drugs and section 8 housing,led to higher taxes and alot of people left.You do fine for a while,but when you run out of other peoples money to spend,you have to make it up some where.Noone wants to live in these cities because of high taxes and low paying jobs,the unions also had alot to do with the demise of these cities as well.
  • Ken redneck 2012/10/28 17:23:51 (edited)
    Ken
    You are right - Democrats and their union supporters did them in - the autoworkers' unions priced themselves out of jobs as all new manufacturing plants in the U.S. were opened in the South, mostly in right-to-work states.
  • lark 2012/10/28 14:30:03
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    lark
    +1
    This is what happens when you have more people on the take then working. Liberals at work.
  • SteveMarine- JLA 2012/10/28 13:51:09
    None of the above
    SteveMarine- JLA
    +1
    Sounds about right.
  • Farnsworth 2012/10/28 11:38:45
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    Farnsworth
    +2
    yes indeed, the residents are insane
  • GoDucks5 2012/10/28 08:53:12
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    GoDucks5
    +2
    Taxing the hell out of people and spending as much as you can doesn't work. Can we use common sense, Democrats?
  • Transquesta 2012/10/28 08:02:10 (edited)
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    Transquesta
    +1
    I don't understand why anyone would be shocked by this. Democrats are a cross between vampires and pushers. They thrive by making people dependent on them. Once thus enslaved, the poor, huddled masses are 'milked' for votes every two years or so. The really sad part is that conservatives blame the poor for this when they're the Democrats' biggest victims (apart from taxpayers, of course).

    Show you're REALLY against drugs. "Just say no" to the government fix.
  • By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +3
    The Progressive policies are why these cities don't prosper like they should!!

    einstein definition of insanity
  • loudelk99 2012/10/28 05:22:32
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    loudelk99
    +3
    Democrat administrations tend to drive out businesses and industry in their drive to "help" the poor.
  • shadow76 2012/10/28 05:13:11
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    shadow76
    +2
    Proves the Dem way is the wrong way!
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/06/01 03:52:58
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    Charles R. Anderson
    +1
    Just a small correction, Ken. George Voinovich, Republican, was mayor of Cleveland from 1980 through 1989. At this time, we are 22 years and 5 months down the Democrat Socialist pike for Cleveland. These Democrat Socialists are fairly efficient destroyers. Also, the term of office for a Cleveland mayor has been 4 years since a 1981 law changed it from 2 years, so Voinovich was not elected in 1989.
  • Ken Charles... 2012/06/01 04:46:05
    Ken
    +1
    I apologize for the seven month error!
  • McCate 2012/02/24 02:13:03
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    McCate
    +2
    Seriously....are you surprised by this?!?!
  • Ken McCate 2012/02/24 05:13:28
    Ken
    +3
    Not at all. Communal systems always fail.
  • McCate Ken 2012/02/24 13:44:04
    McCate
    So, does that make it right?
  • Ken McCate 2012/02/24 23:59:31
    Ken
    +1
    Not at all. Progressives "ideas" aren't progressive at all, they go back to Rousseau's time in 18th century and have never produced a viable economy because they go against human nature and make individuals indentured servants to the "State."
  • bluejacket 2012/02/22 14:34:32
    Undecided
    bluejacket
    +4
    Another demonstration that the left cannot put the puzzle pieces together properly.

    Additionally, the same stupid idiots on this site supporting Obie, and not knowing what their talking about, only listening to leftist talking points, and don't consider what they see happening in front of their faces. Total denial.
  • Ken bluejacket 2012/02/22 22:30:56
    Ken
    +3
    You should see the spin some of them attempt to put on the facts set forth here.
  • bluejacket Ken 2012/02/23 15:14:34
    bluejacket
    +4
    I have and it encourages me to stay away more than I used to. The one thing I noticed is that it is not a "majority" of liberal idiots, it's the same small group spreading their propaganda, I might even suspect paid by Washington to spread mis-information everywhere.
  • Purple ... bluejacket 2012/02/23 18:32:35
    Purple Pinto ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    You must be a carpenter!!

    hit the nail on the head
  • bluejacket Purple ... 2012/02/24 02:53:22
    bluejacket
    +2
    "carpenter" (winky, winky)
  • princess 2012/02/22 06:28:19
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    princess
    +4
    As they've proven over & over again, all things controlled by Democrats ALWAYS result in dismal FAILURE & DESTRUCTION.
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/02/22 02:19:53
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    TruBluTopaz
    +4
    And now we have a president who demonstrates those same loser qualities.
  • claireaz1 2012/02/22 00:07:26
    No, it's all Bush's fault!
    claireaz1
    +2
    Thank you for bringing this information to light again.
  • Ken claireaz1 2012/02/22 00:23:04
    Ken
    +3
    As we approach election time, there is a lot of information about left-wing failures that needs to be reemphasized.
  • Andy 2012/02/21 22:27:31
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    Andy
    +4
    When you 'give away the farm' you eventually have NO MORE FARM!!
  • zbacku 2012/02/21 21:50:44
    No, it's all Bush's fault!
    zbacku
    +4
    LOL. I just had to answer for Obama.



    Unions and Liberals have destroyed those cities. I lived in Detroit and believe me, it is a DEAD city.

    detroit slums ...
  • Ken zbacku 2012/02/22 00:00:39
    Ken
    +3
    I know - in the early 1990s I represented Chrysler in cases in San Diego and had to occasionally travel to their HQ in Detroit - the surrounding area looked like a war zone!
  • zbacku Ken 2012/02/22 03:50:08 (edited)
    zbacku
    +3
    My old neighborhood looks like a war zone all right, most homes are burned to the ground.
  • Purple ... zbacku 2012/02/23 18:40:50
    Purple Pinto ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    That is beyond sad. That beautiful Queen Anne style and the 3rd photo down. Look at the detail in those places, just rotting.

    Not to mention the people who used to live in them. Their lives destroyed. Damn this makes me mad. Why isn't this bigger news? Why do we have to see this on youtube from Steven Crowder??

    Thank you, Ken. Thank you for keeping it out there.
  • lark zbacku 2012/10/28 14:34:45
    lark
    +1
    What a shame for this city to fall the way it has.
  • Ken lark 2012/10/28 17:32:52
    Ken
    In the late 1980s to the early '90s I represented both GMC and Chrysler, defending lawsuits in San Diego County, so I had occasion to visit Detroit quite often. The offices I visited GM's lawyers and engineers were away from the center of town and not too bad. However, Chrysler's facilities were near downtown, and the neighborhood surrounding the complex looked like it had been involved in door-to-door warfare, with burned out houses on nearly every block and run-down ramshackle homes with dead shrubbery and plants. Chrysler's complex looked like a military installation, with an 8 foot hurricane fence topped by barbed wire! We always stayed in a hotel in the suburbs, never venturing to the downtown area of Detroit.
  • Sherlock Dog BL - a Gazillion 2012/02/21 20:32:30
  • Jesse 2012/02/21 19:42:39
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    Jesse
    +3
    You will never become rich, by depending on the government to feed and provide you shelter.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/02/21 18:45:35
    None of the above
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    They will be the ones to think they should get something for notheing just as the politicians promise and keep voting the same jerks into office even though their situations don't get any better.
  • Cliff 2012/02/21 18:33:12
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    Cliff
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/02/21 17:49:39
    None of the above
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    This does not surprise me at all.
  • mustangluver 2012/02/21 17:39:33
    By Einstein's definition, the majority of the population in each of those 10 ...
    mustangluver
    +5
    Obviously ppl are satisfied with their status quo...One has to remember that dems are not the brightest of ppl..they have proven it all throughout history..what this proves is they don't know any better and don't care and they will vote BO...Newark was a beautiful town at one time..it went completely down hill after the 60s...

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