What Do The Top Ten US Cities With The Highest Poverty Rate All Have In Common

This is fun to look at (the statistics) but I have no more trust or confidence in the GOP than I do the Democrats.

The democrats couldn’t do what they do without the HELP of the GOP. Take a good look at Newt’s 104th Congress, Contract ON America and what Clinton was able to put thru with the FULL assistance of the so called Republican Revolution Congress. Each and every one of those laws enacted in the 104th Congress were under the Clinton watch but it was Newt Gingrich who did the dirty work and BJ only had to sign his name to it. If you aren’t aware of *some* of the many laws Newt pushed thru then I strongly suggest you read Claire Wolfe’s “Landmine Legislation” which gives a good overview.


We need to eliminate all political parties and return to the INDIVIDUAL running for office – that would make and KEEP that person ACCOUNTABLE to the constituents and not to the lobbyists and Political Party hacks. If you contribute one cent to a political party then you are part of the problem. Find a candidate that stands for the same principles you do and support that candidate – ignore the party labels – they are false at best.

Jackie Juntti WGEN  idzrus@earthlink.net

Ten Poorest Cities over 250,000 population http://tinyurl.com/26k5x7x 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!

“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

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