Open your eyes…

Poverty  in Our Cities  (the top 10 list)

City, State, % of People  Below the Poverty  Level …

1. Detroit , MI
2. Buffalo , NY
3. Cincinnati , OH
4. Cleveland , OH
5. Miami , FL
5. St.  Louis , MO
7. El  Paso , TX
8. Milwaukee , WI
9. Philadelphia , PA
10. Newark , NJ

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 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  themselves.”

-Abraham Lincoln

2 comments to Open your eyes…

  • This is horrible on so many levels. I wish that our elected officials do the right thing by the people that put them in their positions. But we all know that money and influence often talk much louder than doing the right thing.

    I wonder how many of our elected officials, if forced, can see themselves in the Scrooge role, you know the one of person with no heart or no soul and no true friends in the world, just people who want something from them.

  • It’s all about money and power. Whoever has the power controls the money and visa versa.

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