Data on poverty

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by satellite66, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Interesting Data on Poverty

    Interesting Data on Poverty in the Cities.
    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

    Who was the American who once said:

    "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
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Very interesting 66, very interesting.

    Thanks for posting this.

  3. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    The part that struck me were the Lincoln quotes since Obama and the media fancy Obama as Lincoln. Yet he is doing the opposite of what the quotes say.
  4. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    What really strikes me as strange is that any one can fancy obama
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