Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Poor Democrats; they keep voting themselves in

City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit , MI

2. Buffalo , NY

3. Cincinnati , OH

4. Cleveland , OH

5. Miami , FL

5. St. Louis , MO

7. El Paso , TX

8. Milwaukee , WI

9. Philadelphia , PA

10. Newark , NJ

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

And then, we put our COUNTRY in their hands.................thunk, thunk, thunk.....



shoprat said...

There is also a politically incorrect term for people who do to mental deficiency are unable to learn. I wonder if it applies here.

shoprat said...

due to mental deficiency

stupid typos.

Ducky's here said...

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats---yet they are still


Is that some sort of Republican logic?

Look at the states with the lowest per capita incomes. Democratic voters? I don't think so.

Now just why have many of our cities declined so drastically? Rather than talk about that we can just throw around ridiculous quips about "mental deficiency".

Look at the damn progress we've made. Well, as long as this polarization spreads things are just going to get worse.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Unbelievable. But you know what, there is an exception, Chicago - despite its Dumocrat Mayor Daley, Chicago and the poor are thriving. Go figure.

Z said...

Shoprat, it's clear something's matter how you spell it!

Ducky...ya, that's pretty darned logical, most peoples' opinions.
Would that the leftwingers would give the right a chance, and we honestly COULD get around the horrid divisiveness which I don't think we'll ever got over.
Look, America's got a constitution, we used to live by its laws.
That's what keeps most countries together, some kind of common goal...but you let people like Van Jones in and who knows who else, and you've got problems. They are FINE, let them go to a communist country, NO PROBLEM, but we have no room here.
There's one thing to dissent and disagree, to bring socialism to this country's that's suddenly so full of weaklings is scary...WHY couldn't you people stop with the indoctrination like GAY PENGUIN BOOKS, LESBIAN STUDIES< and whatever else and let our kids learn to READ or do ARITHMETIC? We're now #24 in the world......think that's a conservative's problem? Think the teacher's unions are full of conservatives? Ya, right.

It'll take a while to dig out from the leftist damage because it took so many Americans so long to see what was being sneaked upon us, but we will. We're STRONG, we love this country and, hopefully, good America-loving Democrats (who are starting to wake up HURRAH!) will help.

Italy's had something like 43 govt's since WWII, they don't have this divisiveness..Germany doesn't, French are still French (no 130 languages offered at their DMV, I assure you)...these countries are succeeding and thriving and not falling apart at the seams.

Funny, that the lib press this morning didnt' mention GERMANY among those countries whose economies in Europe are picking up, huh? Maybe it's because Germany didn't do a ridiculously overscaled STIMULUS, ya THINK?

Reese...the poor are THRIVING? only the poor in spirit...the expectant hand-outers.

Always On Watch said...

Sorry to be off topic....

ACORN arrests for voter fraud today!

Tom said...

I'm presuming that the "thunk, thunk, thunk" is someone's head repeatedly banging a wall somewhere...

Michigan is a poor state? Well, now, yeah - 15%+ unemployment. But there were a lot of Union jobs here as well - often demonized as "greedy Union thugs"...

G-Man said...

Check this post of mine out. Not only do they have the highest poverty levels... They also have the highest crime rates as well. So is there anything these numb skulls are good at other than producing annoying nasal whines and lots of frothing agitprop?

Ducky's here said...

Look, America's got a constitution, we used to live by its laws.


What are you talking about? The last refuge of the far right.

Constitution blah, blah, blah and they never say anything.

Now just what does this have to do with the loss of jobs and investment in inner cities?

Ducky's here said...

WHY couldn't you people stop with the indoctrination like GAY PENGUIN BOOKS, LESBIAN STUDIES< and whatever else and let our kids learn to READ or do ARITHMETIC? We're now #24 in the world...


You people? Now, I will repeat. The state of Massachusetts, you know the state where kids stare at nude gay pix all school day, took the math and science tests that are used to grade national ranks.

We came out NO LOWER than #rd IN THE WORLD in all grades.

Nothing wrong with the education here.

G-Man said...

"Nothing wrong with the education here."

Wow... So I guess you & your happy band of idiots can stop clamoring for money for education then... I mean since we spend more than any other industrialized nation on education and all... Of course since we spend the most... why aren't we 1st in those tests? Perhaps there is room for cost reductions there... Too much tax money spent for union dues perhaps?

commoncents said...

Great post! I really like your blog!!

ps. Link Exchange???

FrogBurger said...

Is that some sort of Republican logic?"

No that's the number logic and the facts, Puky Ducky!

Something you don't like

beamish said...

Check out the correlations between city crime statistics and local Democrat leadership.

Democrats have never managed to figure out how to run a city effectively. It's rather beyond retarded to think they could run a country.

And speaking of retarded, check out the correlation between Democrat local majority areas and the risk of of lead paint chip consumption / inhalation.

Elmers Brother said...

So is there anything these numb skulls are good at other than producing annoying nasal whines and lots of frothing agitprop?

They like to navel gaze.

Elmers Brother said...

the public schools still score well below homeschooled children on standardized tests

Elmers Brother said...

Massachusetts is one of two remaining states where local school officials have the authority to "approve" or "reject" a home education proposal. The other 48 states prevent secular school officials from exercising discretionary authority over homeschoolers. Therefore, Massachusetts is one of the two places in the country where you may be compelled to meet with a school official in order to obtain "permission" to teach your own children in your own home. of the free and home of the brave.

heidianne jackson said...

i posted on this a while ago, z - and it seems that little has changed in the past 12 months. sad, isn't it? i find it extremely disingenuous when some here try to make it sound like this is merely coincidental.

ducky said: "Now just why have many of our cities declined so drastically?"

could it be that we teach people in languages other than english and so they don't have the english skilled necessary to facilitate a good paying job? could it be that we are more worried about making certain children have "high self-esteem" rather than teaching them that if they learn and excel in school or in sports or in music that they will have high self-esteem as a bi-product? maybe it's that we spend more time teaching political correctness instead of actual facts and stop worrying about hurting people's feelings. maybe it's because we are raising whole generations on welfare and removing all requirements for people to be self-responsible and accountable for where they live, what they wear and what they eat. nahh, guess it couldn't be any of those things, could it ducky?

ducky also said: "Look at the damn progress we've made. Well, as long as this polarization spreads things are just going to get worse."

as to the first part of that statement, what progress? please give me facts and sources that show we have fewer people living in poverty than any other time - and you cannot count those people who are living off the sweat and muscles of other people - if you're living off the government tit, you're not contributing, you're not above the poverty line because your income is not your own. it's just another form of slavery and it's disgusting. even fdr was against it.

as for the second part of that statement - wtf are you talking about?

and finally, ducky said: "Now just what does this have to do with the loss of jobs and investment in inner cities?"

oh i don't know ducky - how about the fact that if we adhered to the constitution we would have few people who were living off the government tit because that tit wouldn't be hanging out there to be suckled by anyone with an open mouth. how about the fact that if we adhered to the constitution we would have a lower crime rate because - as in switzerland - it would be expected that all people and households have guns and therefore people would be less inclined to attack or rob or rape or... how about the fact that if we adhered to the constitution we'd have money that was tied to a gold and/or silver standard, we wouldn't have a fed, we wouldn't have fannie or freddie and the list goes on and on and on.

Anonymous said...

"Look at the states with the lowest per capita incomes. Democratic voters? I don't think so."

Ducky, what's the cost of living in those states? These two factors are usually commensurate with each other.

Now that you've tried your usual smoke and mirrors, why not address Z's post for a change?

Polarization? Yeah, why are you so contrary and stubborn? You're welcome to leave the dark side and join the bright side anytime.


Z said...

Always, I know, but ACORN's using Alinsky and suggesting THEY asked for the arrests from what I'd heard. The left is SO much more cunning ... got the THUNK perfectly! I wasn't sure if anybody would! Thanks

Ducky, who cares? I'm worried about the whole country, not your state being #rd in the the way, what's #rd? Where did YOU go to school? :-)

commoncents? YOU LIKE MY BLOG? Geeez, I'll bet you say that to ALL the girls (in fact, I KNOW YOU DO!! :-) Bot Bot Bot!

Heidianne and Pris...thanks, I've had a hell of a day and you saved me from going to the trouble. Good responses to Ducky...actually, to ANYONE. Smart people telling the truth. LOVE IT!

Chuck said...

Duck, while your rattling on about the Dims controlling states that are succesful, consider my home state of Michigan. The economy was in the toilet while Blanchard (a Democrat) was Governor. Then we had Engler (a Republican) and the economy was good, employment was strong, we had jobs moving into Michigan. Now we have Granholm (a Democrat) and we also have the worst economy and the highest unemployment in the country. Quite a coincidence.

As far as Detroit Z, they not only have this poverty rate but they also have a 50% drop out rate for high school.

In other words, high drop out rate = the uneducated = Democratic voters. It's a simple equation really.

Elmers Brother said...

duhkkky forgot to let go of the 'shift' key...should've been a 3

duhkkky's shifty

Z said...

wow, chuck..pretty darned hard to deny there's a LOT of truth in this post when I read your information..and Americans have to ignore FACTS because they don't live up to their leftwing dreams!?

Jess said...

those are interesting numbers, why do you have to make me THINK so much early in the morning? LOL!

Ducky's here said...

G-Man, we did finish first in several categories.

Field stripping a Kalashnikov wasn't one of them so I can understand your jaundiced attitude but things are a little different in New England.

highboy said...

Yeah, ducky fails to mention that while the blue states may have a higher rate of income they all also have the highest budget deficits in the entire country, the highest taxes, and highest rate of poverty. Don't let facts get in the way though duck man.

Ducky's here said...

Yo, highboy ... from Reuters today. Believe what you will:

There’s no good news in today’s data from the Census bureau. Unless you’re the kind of person who worries about inflation, that is: in that case you’re probably reassured that real median household income fell 3.6% between 2007 and 2008, from $52,163 to $50,303. That’s a drop of over $1,800: real money.

Naturally, the pain was concentrated in the poorer parts of the US: incomes in the South fell by 4.9% to $45,590, while incomes in the Northeast were unchanged at $54,346.

Oh, and the number of people in poverty increased by a whopping 2.5 million, to 39.8 million: 13.2% of the population, the highest poverty rate in over a decade. How poor do you need to be in order to be counted as living in poverty? Very poor:

As defined by the Office of Management and Budget and updated for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, the weighted average poverty threshold for a family of four in 2008 was $22,025; for a family of three, $17,163; for a family of two, $14,051; and for unrelated individuals, $10,991.

The poverty rate for children under the age of 18 is now an eye-popping 19%: basically one child in every five is living in poverty in the US. And even if a slow economic recovery is beginning to take hold, I can’t see that number declining much in the foreseeable future. Which is unconscionable, in the richest country in the world.


No unless you think the Northeast is "red" I'd pick the Northeast. Yes we do pay more taxes, we have higher incomes. Duh!

Elmers Brother said...

duhkkky too bad the definition of poverty level in the US is flawed

Census Bureau poverty reports vary little from year to year. For the past decade, the Census Bureau has declared that between 31.5 million and 39 million persons were living in poverty each year. Last year, for example, the Census Bureau declared there were 36.5 million poor Americans--nearly 14 percent of the U.S. population. But a close look at the actual material living standards of persons defined as "poor" by the Census Bureau demonstrates that the Bureau's official poverty report is misleading. For most Americans, the word "poverty" means destitution, an inability to provide a family with nutritious food, adequate clothing, and reasonable shelter. But only a small number of the 36.5 million persons classified as "poor" by the Census Bureau fit such a description.

In fact, numerous government reports indicate that most "poor" Americans today are better housed, better fed, and own more personal property than average Americans throughout most of this century. Today, inflation-adjusted expenditures per person among the lowest-income one-fifth (or quintile) of households equal those of the average American household in the early 1970s. 1

The following facts about persons defined as "poor" by the Census Bureau are taken from various government reports:

In 1995, 41 percent of all "poor" households owned their own homes.

The average home owned by a person classified as "poor" has three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.

Over three-quarters of a million "poor" persons own homes worth over $150,000; and nearly 200,000 "poor" persons own homes worth over $300,000.

Only 7.5 percent of "poor" households are overcrowded. Nearly 60 percent have two or more rooms per person.

The average "poor" American has one-third more living space than the average Japanese does and four times as much living space as the average Russian. 2

Seventy percent of "poor" households own a car; 27 percent own two or more cars.

Ninety-seven percent have a color television. Nearly half own two or more televisions.

Nearly three-quarters have a VCR; more than one in five has two VCRs.

Two-thirds of "poor" households have air conditioning. By contrast, 30 years ago, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.

Sixty-four percent of the "poor" own microwave ovens, half have a stereo system, and over a quarter have an automatic dishwasher.

As a group, the "poor" are far from being chronically hungry and malnourished. In fact, poor persons are more likely to be overweight than are middle-class persons. Nearly half of poor adult women are overweight.

Despite frequent charges of widespread hunger in the United States, 84 percent of the "poor" report their families have "enough" food to eat; 13 percent state they "sometimes" do not have enough to eat, and 3 percent say they "often" do not have enough to eat.

The average consumption of protein, vitamins, and minerals is virtually the same for poor and middle-class children, and in most cases is well above recommended norms.

Poor children actually consume more meat than do higher-income children and have average protein intakes that are 100 percent above recommended levels.

Most poor children today are in fact super-nourished, growing up to be, on average, one inch taller and ten pounds heavier that the GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy in World War II.


Elmers Brother said...

well of course if you mean they'll only own one cell phone and no x-box then you're probably right duhkkky