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Toxic Government by Democrats: Minneapolis
http://frontpagemag.com/ ^ | April 4, 2013 | John Perazzo

Posted on 04/04/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

-snip- Virtually all of America’s poorest cities have been led politically by Democrats for many years, even decades. In 2010, for example, not even one of the ten poorest large cities in the U.S. had elected a Republican mayor since the 1980s. In fact, 8 of the 10 cities had been led exclusively by Democrats for more than half a century.

The common thread running through each of these economically decrepit cities is a phenomenon that Harvard scholars Edward Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer famously dubbed “The Curley Effect,” after its prototype, James Michael Curley, who served four non-consecutive terms as mayor of Boston between 1914 and 1950. This phenomenon, Glaeser and Shleifer explain, is the strategy of “increasing the relative size of one’s political base through distortionary, wealth-reducing policies.” Forbes magazine puts it this way: “A politician or a political party can achieve long-term dominance by tipping the balance of votes in their direction through the implementation of policies that strangle and stifle economic growth. Counterintuitively, making a city poorer leads to political success for the engineers of that impoverishment.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: jamesmichaelcurley; minneapolis; minnesota; poverty; sourcetitlenoturl; thecurleyeffect
Democrats are a cancer
1 posted on 04/04/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss
Earlier.
2 posted on 04/04/2013 11:34:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 11:36:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BO Stinkss
Democrats are a cancer

Well, they're clearly parasites, sucking life out of their hosts to fuel their own growth.

4 posted on 04/04/2013 11:38:28 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: BO Stinkss
Cleveland has a real winner, and he keeps getting re-elected.

Frank Jackson: Problem is, we have a problem.
5 posted on 04/04/2013 11:40:48 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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