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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) 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 observed, '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

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Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Obamas communistic ideas of making the "successful" people, that actually went to college and worked hard all their lives, pay a higher tax percentage, sends the wrong message.

Cut the freaking welfare list by half! Kick all the illegal aliens out! Unemployed? You NOW work for the state asshole. No more freebies... Get to work!!! It works in lots of other countries...

I went to college. I got a good job. I save and invest my money wisely. I have much to show for my effort. The bottomfeeders of society deserve what they get!
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^ tired.

The "welfare" (read "niggers") scapegoat doesn't work anymore, update your playbook:

Welfare Reform

And fuck your "communist" bullshit, you fucking liar.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Top Ten Poverty Centers......

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^ tired.

The "welfare" (read "niggers") scapegoat doesn't work anymore, update your playbook:

Welfare Reform

And fuck your "communist" bullshit, you fucking liar.
I don't "play that" homie.

Buy your own fucking crack for a change...

Get a fucking job! Welfare my ass! Please feel sorry for me I'm black or brown! Screw that! What color is the president asshole? That shit just don't play anymore! Time to put the crack pipe down and start serving up the frigging McNuggets. Even you're probably smart enough to work at Taco Bell if you really study hard.

I went to college. I got a good job. I save and invest my money wisely. I have much to show for my effort. The bottomfeeders of society deserve what they get!
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Save your nutball shit for the Michael Savage show.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Being black just doesn't play "it's the white man's fault I'm a failure" anymore.

Time to own up. Good old Obummer took away your black excuse for blaming everyone but yourself for failure. No more blame-game homies! Can I up-size those fries?

I went to college. I got a good job. I save and invest my money wisely. I have much to show for my effort. The bottomfeeders of society deserve what they get!
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^ Seriously?


Hey, Sly, has racism ceased to exist in any way, shape, or form, now that we elected Barack Obama?
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