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10 Poorest Cities in America

Posted on 03/23/2012 11:21:57 PM PDT by Mier

10 Poorest Cities in America

VERY INTERESTING ALL THE WAY TO THE END....

AND THAT'S THE "TRUTH"

10 Poorest Cities in America and how did it happen 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%

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

And yet this president and the democrats continues to do the same-------------


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1 posted on 03/23/2012 11:22:05 PM PDT by Mier
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To: Mier
If you go downtown Cincinnati for dinner at a nice restaurant you'll find
that it takes plenty of police to protect the areas where people spend money.
The police have to patrol constantly to keep the rabble out of the dinner and
club areas at night. Just don't get caught sleeping in your car after the night ends
or you might never wake up. The thugs there are very organized, I know from experience.
2 posted on 03/23/2012 11:29:47 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Mier

Awesome with facts .....


3 posted on 03/23/2012 11:31:23 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Mier

Also add to the list of final sayings:

“It is impossible to tax yourself into prosperity.”

“Socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money.”

“Success for Republicans is getting more people off welfare. Success for Democrats is getting more people on welfare.”

“When another citizen takes something from you against your will, it’s called ‘stealing’. When government takes something from you against your will, they call it ‘redistribution’.”

“Liberals believe there isn’t anything that can’t be fixed by more government in everyone’s lives. Conservatives believe almost all problems people have are BECAUSE of more government in everyone’s lives.”

“Ask a liberal for solutions to today’s problems, and they always propose more spending of other people’s money, more intrusion of government into other people’s lives, and more restrictions on other people’s freedoms. Ask a conservative for solutions to today’s problems, and they will say stopping liberals from imposing their ‘solutions’ on everyone else’s lives.”


4 posted on 03/23/2012 11:46:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

BUMP...


5 posted on 03/23/2012 11:51:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Mier
Detroit

Obama votes - 325,534 McCain votes - 8,888

6 posted on 03/23/2012 11:57:22 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Mier

bfl


7 posted on 03/24/2012 12:14:28 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Mier

Until I saw the part about the population over 250,000 I wouldn’t have placed El Paso on that list. It’s got a huge military presence that is going to be growing over the next few years, but it is on the border, and a lot of the folks that could moved from Juarez to El Paso to get away from the violence.


8 posted on 03/24/2012 12:16:25 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Mier

What do these cities have in common??

Democrat-run El Paso had to work HARD to get on this list, Texas is one of the few places adding jobs and all those illegals working cheap should be a boon, right??


9 posted on 03/24/2012 12:32:51 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mier

bookmark


10 posted on 03/24/2012 1:34:25 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: LadyPilgrim

Ping


11 posted on 03/24/2012 1:50:59 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Mier

What is the authoritative source for this list? Someone just make it up? I can believe it, but not until someone cites the source.


12 posted on 03/24/2012 2:54:24 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: af_vet_rr
El Paso is one of the safest cities in the US. It is about 80% hispanic, 14% white and 2.6% black. Maybe poverty isn't the biggest factor in crime?

Source: http://www.city-data.com/city/El-Paso-Texas.html

13 posted on 03/24/2012 3:11:54 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Darren McCarty
"Detroit

Obama votes - 325,534 McCain votes - 8,888"

I find these numbers unbelieveable and question their accuracy. More than a few hundred people living in Detroit voted for McCain. Gimme a break! Then again, maybe that town is finally starting to see the light.

14 posted on 03/24/2012 3:24:08 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: Mier

These cities have been messed up for a long time, but they keep electing the same folks. That says a lot about the voters, but you cannot argue it hasn’t been a success for the Democrats. The politics of envy and class and race based grievances seem to work in the sense the Democrats keep getting reelected. So long as the government checks keep coming, I don’t see it changing anytime soon either.


15 posted on 03/24/2012 3:27:02 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Mier

Cincinnati is not poor.

I know this because the City just gave $1,000,000.00 to a black scoflaw named Liz Rogers to open up a “greens and beans” soul food place downtown.

The City is rolling in the money.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120313/NEWS/303130085/Mahogany-s-owner-faces-new-court-date


16 posted on 03/24/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT by anton
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To: Mier

Source? (I’ve seen this before somewhere).


17 posted on 03/24/2012 3:54:43 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: MaxMax

Detroit doesn’t even have enough police. If you get robbed they tell you that you don’t belong down there anyway.. An old man was car jacked and the cops never showed, he got a ride home from a customer at the gas station..


18 posted on 03/24/2012 4:12:18 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: anton

I would love to see the Grant Application.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 4:24:55 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Secret Agent Man
The free lunch is the most expensive meal of all.

A little Marxism is like a mild, temporary case of AIDS.

When you come for my guns, I'll give you the ammunition first.

Over 100 million people were murdered by their own Marxist governments in the twentieth century. Modern Marxists are sure they can top that.

The most valuable slave is the one who hammers his own leg irons.

Marx got his mentally retarded housekeeper pregnant. Lenin died of syphillis. Stalin slept with teen-aged girls. Mao slept with even younger children. Those are mere coincidences.

Skin color is about a sixteenth of an inch deep, which makes it several times deeper than racist thinking.

Just because you can lead a mixed metaphor to water doesn't mean you can make it take off like a rocket.

20 posted on 03/24/2012 4:28:10 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Mier

Bump


21 posted on 03/24/2012 4:52:27 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Mier

bump


22 posted on 03/24/2012 5:04:08 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Mier

This is a forwarded E-mail


23 posted on 03/24/2012 5:07:27 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Mier

Interesting list (% of people below the poverty level). Thanks for posting. Having lived in SE Michigan (Detroit, metro Detroit) my entire life, it doesn’t surprise me that Detroit is #1. 45 years later and it hasn’t rebounded from the 1967 riots...and in many ways it is much worse off. It is a perfect example of the failure of corruption/socialism. Hopefully with Kwame a couple of years removed it has finally turned the corner...but then there’s Ficano...

Cronysim, Corruption and Convolution...

http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2011/10/oped_cronyism_corruption_and_convolution


24 posted on 03/24/2012 5:29:30 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Darren McCarty
Obama votes - 325,534 McCain votes - 8,888

wonder how the romney vs conservative numbers went?
25 posted on 03/24/2012 5:30:16 AM PDT by jjw
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To: Mier

Look...I think that most of us already agree that there is a significant and logical link between poverty and liberalism. But when you post a list like that without even posting the source of the list, itself, you make your post very questionable.

Is this the Forbes’ list, the Business Week list, the list from Money and Business? Is it the list of cities with populations over 250,000? What year is this list?

How about filling in the gaping holes here so the information is at least somewhat useful to those to read it...?


26 posted on 03/24/2012 5:34:46 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RavenATB

Disregard the previous question about the populations. I see you’ve provided that. But please fill in the rest of the gaps.


27 posted on 03/24/2012 5:36:27 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Mier

Where did Memphis rank....they are the welfare capitol of the state of TN along with being the highest crime rates.


28 posted on 03/24/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: RavenATB

It’s a forwarded e-mail - just search the title and a bunch of the same posts pop up all over message boards on the net.

Other message links have the links to the information - from 2007. I think I saw one from snopes too (didn’t click onto it)


29 posted on 03/24/2012 6:04:01 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

I actually did do a search on this phrase: “10 poorest cities”

I got one thread...the one I just posted that request on.


30 posted on 03/24/2012 6:17:49 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RavenATB

http://www.google.com/search?ix=seb&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=10+Poorest+Cities+in+America

There’s a bunch of them (link above)

I was immediately curious too and looked a bit more for current stats - these are old numbers - most are liberal sites stating that the poorest states are republican.


31 posted on 03/24/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

I was searching FR... Did you find any report on Google/Yahoo where the list matched the one this guy posted?


32 posted on 03/24/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Darren McCarty

Hey, but the Government Motors (Chrysler) commercials say that Detroit is making a comeback! / sarc


33 posted on 03/24/2012 7:12:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Mier

New Santorum ad: Welcome to Obamaville

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/birthermania.html


34 posted on 03/24/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: RavenATB

Yes - click the link on post #31


35 posted on 03/24/2012 7:21:41 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Hey, but the Government Motors (Chrysler) commercials say that Detroit is making a comeback! / sarc

Yep, with cars built in Canada with parts made in Mexico.


36 posted on 03/24/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: Mier

American cities were already declining in the fifties and sixties, but forced busing, in my opinion, was what finally killed them. The white middle class started leaving in droves.


37 posted on 03/24/2012 8:10:06 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Mier

Thanks. Emailed it out to be passed on. Just like demo. presidents, huh!


38 posted on 03/24/2012 9:02:22 AM PDT by wizr
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To: Mier

bfl


39 posted on 03/24/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: righttackle44

What is the authoritative source for this list? Someone just make it up? I can believe it, but not until someone cites the source.

It’s called e-mail, take it for what it’s worth...But I believe there’s a lot of truth there! What part don’t you believe? I wish F.R. had a special place to post political e-mail and people could read and forward them on if they wanted to? F.R. wouldn’t have to be responsible for the content. But they don’t and that’s why I put it here for lack of a better place. There are tons of good political e-mails out there. (IMHO) I think this e-mail is really putting it mildly!!The liberals who are running cities and towns all across this country are running them straight into the ground.Some through ignorance some by design to further the cause. Liberals love to be in control and have power over others.But more often than not are clueless behind the wheel.


40 posted on 03/24/2012 11:14:47 PM PDT by Mier (Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent!! "Jim Quinn")
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To: Mier

If I use this information to bolster my argument for any purpose, and the person I am talking to asks, “Who says so?” and I have to tell him or her, “Well, it’s e-mail,” he or she is going to believe that I have a screw loose. You owe it to us to tell us who sent the e-mail, or who originated the data contained in the e-mail. Otherwise we have no way to verify the truthfulness of your information. Why should we believe you? That’s why information such as this has to be verified according to source. You hadn’t heard this before? I hope your weekend is going well. I spent part of mine re-watching “Cowboys and Aliens.”


41 posted on 03/25/2012 12:07:55 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Mier

Did Lincoln really speak of “class hatred” back in the 1860s? Do you have a source for these quotes?


42 posted on 03/25/2012 12:13:00 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Mier

it’s not because they haven’t elected a GOP mayor

lots of rich white cities full of pasty libs haven’t either

it’s cause these cities are heavily minority in the city proper


43 posted on 03/25/2012 12:14:11 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: LZ_Bayonet
I find these numbers unbelieveable and question their accuracy.

The voting numbers in most liberal cities are often exceed the number of eligible voters.

44 posted on 03/26/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Mier

This information is not current (i.e., in 2009). The rankings may change in the year 2012.


45 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:05 PM PDT by eddietclam
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