Poverty In America

 


This was recently sent to me and I’d like to share it here.



City, State, % of People Below the Poverty
Level
 
1. Detroit , MI
32.50%
2. Buffalo , NY
29.90%
3. Cincinnati , OH
27.80%
4. Cleveland , OH
27.00%
5. Miami , FL
26.90%
5. St. Louis , MO
26.80%
7. El Paso , TX
26.40%
8. Milwaukee , WI
26.20%
9. Philadelphia , PA
25.10%
10. Newark , NJ
24.20%

 


Source: U.S.
Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007

So what is the one thing 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

There is a pattern at work here and education in our public school really needs to change if this cycle of poverty is to change.  People in poverty keep voting for those that only perpetuate the problem instead of freeing people to make it on their own.  You are a product of your environment to a large degree and dependency begets more dependency.  When more people vote to not place so many obstacles in front of the most productive among us, a rising tide will raise all ships


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