Brilliance – Part 2

The 10 Poorest Cities in America  (How did it happen?)

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%

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 pop.) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

  • Detroit, MI – (1st on poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961
  • Buffalo, NY – (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954
  • Cincinnati, OH – (3rd) not since 1984
  • Cleveland, OH – (4th) not since 1989
  • Miami, FL – (5th) has never had a Republican mayor
  • St. Louis, MO – (6th) not since 1949
  • El Paso, TX – (7th) has never had a Republican mayor
  • Milwaukee, WI – (8th) not since 1908
  • Philadelphia, PA – (9th) not since 1952
  • Newark, NJ – (10th) not since 1907Einstein 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.

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