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Forum Post: What do the top 10 cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Posted 10 years ago on April 22, 2012, 9:26 p.m. EST by tep22 (1)
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What do the top ten cities 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;

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 always expecting different results.”

It is the disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats -

And they are still disadvantaged after all these years and all the subsidies…




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[-] 3 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 10 years ago

Another question you may wish to consider is under which presidencies did the greatest booms in the American economy occur?

I would have to include the presidencies of FDR and JFK. FDR brought us out of the great depression by reorganizing the banking system and rebuilding America's infrastructure and its manufacturing sector. These changes made America the most powerful country in the world and allowed us to help defeat the Nazis in WWII.

JFK developed the space program which produced over ten dollars in terms of economic development for every dollar invested. It produced an entirely new industry, the aerospace industry, which provided lots of high paying white and blue collar jobs, and made America the world leader in science and technology.

Admittedly, the prominent democratic leaders of today are a far cry from these individuals. Mostly they are servants of the Wall Street financial network. We need democratic leaders who will take us back to making money the old fashioned way - by earrrrnnnning it.

That is by doing what JFK and FDR did, but perhaps in a combined way, that is, a high-tech, space aged, crash public works program to give America the world's most advanced energy and transportation systems, along with rebuilding our manufacturing sector.

[-] 2 points by MachineShopHippie (216) from Louisville, KY 10 years ago

Hear hear!