How unfair you are, how biased, how, how, birther. All those cities used to be hubs of industry, industries that worked with disappearing coal, industries that had to endure competition from emerging countries, and I'm thinking steel, electronics, clothing and vehicles. Cities that attracted more than their share of the poorer and unaffordable, it turns out, citizens from the south and less-endowed regions of the United States, adding to the financial strain of those cities. Another mortal blow was the transplantation of factories to the non-unionized minimum-wage deep south etc. The downturn of these companies that have more retirees on pensions than actual employees, victims of top échelons and gov'ts that refused to listen to actuaries who warned them of impending mass retirements of the baby-boom workforce. Upping pension and social security contributions would've meant slight increases in prices of copanies' products and NOT a popular move for politicians having to raise municipal, state and federal employee contribution. So, companies either went under or moved.It should be noted that Jacksonville, FL went from being the 13th most populated city in 2000 to being the 11th largest in 2010 all during that time they had Republican mayors!!!
Meanwhile Detroit went from 11th to ...... 18th with Democrat mayors!!!
Democrats Run America's Ten Poorest Cities
By Onan Coca / 25 September 2013
What do the top ten cities 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 always
expecting different results.”
Read more at http://eaglerising.com/1912/democrats-run-ame...
Your conclusions are biased and yellowed by partisan sentiments, plus, you don't know what you are talking about.