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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by KENENT1, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Beloit, WI
    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%

    5. 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 2008

    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 (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;

    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

    Abraham Lincoln

    ...........and you, Mr. Obama, are no Abe Lincoln

    As the saying goes; it is what it is!
  2. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    A couple of years ago I canvassed a largely minority area on behalf of my daughter, a Republican candidate of City Council. Many of the prople I spoke to said that they had always voted Democrat and always would. When I asked how long they had lived in the same house, many of them said all their lives. Some of these places were really squalid so I asked, "How has that worked out for you?" They didn't get it.

    My daughter walked the neighborhood regularly and her constituents had her phone number and called regularly. She was always available to help in any way she could. Two elections later, they voted in a Democrat. At the last election, several of these residents approached my daughter at the election location where she votes and asked her to hepl with a number of specific problems. She referred them to their Democrat Councilman. They said that he never did anything for them and that they didn't even know how to reach him - but they went into the booth and still voted Democrat!

    Does anyone wonder why the country is in this condition?
  3. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Milton Freedman said it best. "If you want to keep a certain segment of society poor and repressed simply give them money".
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