Whoa, scatterbrained libtard!<quoted text>
Sure Carol, NYC hasn't had a Democratic mayor since David Dinkins, 20 years ago. Before you go picking on NYC let's take a look at other metropolitan areas with even higher poverty levels.
Brownsville Harlingen, Texas ; Poverty rate: 36.3 percent
McAllen Edinburg-Mission, Texas; Poverty rate: 33.4 percent
Tallahassee, Florida; Poverty rate: 25.7 percent
Pine Bluff Arkansas; Poverty rate: 24.4%
Fort Smith Arkansas-Oklahoma; Poverty rate 22.6%
Aren't all these areas in red states run by Republicans? Let's look at some other cities.
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts; Poverty rate 10.07%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont California; Poverty rate 11.9%
Bridgeport-Norwalk- Stamford Connecticut; Poverty rate 8.9%
Aren't these blue areas run by Democrats?
If you look at individual states you'll see that some of the poorest areas are in red states like Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Carol was talking about NYC, not all your cherry picked cities.
The mayor in NYC is not a dictator like Obama tries to be.
The Council comes up with the final budget just like everywhere else and they have a large council: