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Interesting…..Poverty in Our 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) has not 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.”

Abraham Lincoln

………….and  Obama, you are no Abe Lincoln

Thanks to JoelS

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Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

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