10 Poorest Cities in America
and how did it happen
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit , MI
2. Buffalo , NY
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL
6. St. Louis , MO
7. El Paso , TX
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
It is the poor who habitually elect
yet they are still POOR.
Einstein once said,
'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.'
"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."