.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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%
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."
-Often attributed to Abraham Lincoln but the quotes were actually published in 1942 by William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian minister. He released a pamphlet titled Lincoln On Limitations, which did include a Lincoln quote, but also added 10 statements written by Boetcker himself-

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home