Poverty in cities
The top ten cities with populations over 250,000 have the highest poverty.
In the country with an average of 27.3 percent. The only Texas city involved is El Paso with a 26.4 percent poverty level and it was ranked seventh among the top ten. El Paso and Miami have never had a Republican mayor, No. 1 Detroit has not had a Republican mayor since 1961, No. 2 Buffalo N.Y., has not had a Republican mayor since 1954, No. 3 Cincinnati Ohio since 1954, No. 4 Cleveland, Ohio, since 1989. No. 6 St. Louis since 1949, No. 8 Milwaukee since 1908, No. 9 Philadelphia since 1952, No. 10 Newark, N.J., since 1907. What can this fact possibly tell you? It is the poor who election after election elect Democrats yet these people are still poor. Is their a correlation or not? What do you think?
I heard my first political jokes and limericks during the Al Smith and Herbert Hoover presidential election in 1928. I was 8 years old at the time and we kids knew them all. Here is a current joke someone sent me on the Internet.
A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.
B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.
C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.
D. The punch line: In three generations, their will be no Democrats.
What do you think?
William J. Kelly is a Weatherford resident and regular contributor to Viewpoints.