This came to me on the net.  I personally don’t agree that this is a Democrat/Republican issue, it’s a fiscal responsibility issue…it just happens that so many Democratic mayors lack that quality.

10 Poorest Cities in America

10 Poorest Cities in America:

% 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%

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) no Republican mayor since 1949

El Paso, TX – (7th) has never had a Republican mayor

Milwaukee , WI -(8th) not since 1908

Philadelphia, PA -(9th) not since 1952

Newark, NJ -(10th) not since 1907

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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