Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What do the ten cities with the highest poverty rate have in common?

Sean sent in this one (as usual, the "progressives" won't like it).

What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Democrat leadership.

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 disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats --- yet are still disadvantaged.

Snopes doesn't list it yet, so it's gotta be true!

Linked by: Wolf Howling. Thanks!


pst314 said...

"Milwaukee, WI (8th)... since 1908"

From 1908 to 1960 it was mostly socialists. (Milwaukee may not be as screwed-up as Berkeley but it has more than its share of brain-dead leftists.)

Thomas Brown, RoadScholar said...

Multiple fallacies:

1. Appeal To Authority - No evidence of scientific consensus was supplied.
2. Misunderstanding the Nature of Statistics - (see: "How to Lie with Statistics" by Darrell Huff)
3. Burden of Proof - Where are the sources for the "TOP 10 POOREST CITIES" and "hasn't elected a Republican mayor?"
4. Appeal To False Authority - Einstein did not theorize that the disadvantaged are insane.
5. Straw Man - Democrats do not cause cities to be poor.
6. Confusing Correlation and Causation - Correlation does not equal causation.

(Right; if only those cities had Republican mayors, they'd all be paradises!)

If you really want to look at something eye-opening, look at the state level for the percentage of Poverty. The top 15 are:

Mississippi 20.6
Louisiana 18.6
New Mexico 18.1
Arkansas 17.9
Kentucky 17.3
West Virginia 16.9
Alabama 16.9
District of Columbia 16.4
Texas 16.3
Oklahoma 15.9
Tennessee 15.9
South Carolina 15
North Carolina 14.3
Georgia 14.3
Arizona 14.2

The vast majority of these are Republican dominated and have been for some time. 13 of 15 entries voted Republican. I have seen numbers sometime back which point out that some of the Reddest States have long been supported economically (welfare at both an individual, regional, corporate and state level) by the Bluest states.

Also: The richest cities in US:

1 San Jose, CA
2 Anchorage, AK
3 San Francisco, CA
4 Virginia Beach, VA
5 San Diego, CA
6 Anaheim, CA
7 Raleigh, NC
8 Seattle, WA
9 Washington, DC
10 Honolulu, HI

All with a strong Dem voting history. Imagine that.