Census puts poverty rate in Buffalo at 28.7%, one of highest in nation

Aug 27, 2008 Full story: www.buffalonews.com 49

Detroitís poverty rate of 33.8 percent was the highest among cities with more than 250,000 people, followed by Cleveland, at 29.5 percent; Buffalo; El Paso, Texas, 27.4; Memphis, 26.2; Miami, 25.5; Milwaukee, 24.4; Newark, 23.9; Philadelphia, 23.8; and Cincinnati, 23.5

More than one out of four people in Buffalo are poor, according to the latest estimates by the U. S. Census Bureau.

Full Story
First Prev
of 3
Next Last
erg

Orlando, FL

#48 Aug 28, 2008
Jimmy wrote:
NO ATTACKS ON AMERICAN SOIL SINCE 9-11.
You don't consider Anthrax mailings to Congress and attack or American soil huh?
Big companies PAY lots of taxe and lots of money to their workers.
Big companies also get lots of perks in the form of tax breaks, like GM in Tonawanda gets cheap power from Niagara Falls and you pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country. GM in Tonawanda also gets nice property tax breaks while yours go up every year.
If you have no companies, you have NO jobs, no taxes and no revenue for the government.
So are you incapable of employing yourself? OR starting your own small company and hiring someone else?
Liberals always pose/attack big companies as the bad guy.
And idiots always give them a pass while they are bending over.
I guess, if you'd rather sit of you lazy asses and collect welfare from hard working, blue collar Americans that work for big companies that your choice.
Let's see, that amounts to about 1 in 25 people these days. Clearly you are confused since the vast majority of work in Buffalo is governmental or subsidized by government.
Ecomonics 101 you "don't" rasie tarxes during a ecomonic slow down.
Really? So what's the problem in Erie County?
Obama has poor judgment and lacks character and expierence.
So what? It would still be an improvement over what we have today.
erg

Orlando, FL

#49 Aug 28, 2008
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
You can go back 45 years, start with, "The Great Society".
How about we go back 100 years and start with the 16th Amendment?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#50 Aug 28, 2008
erg wrote:
<quoted text>
How about we go back 100 years and start with the 16th Amendment?
Works for me.

“Enough Drama”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#51 Aug 28, 2008
Detroit needs condoms wrote:
<quoted text>He covered all those when he mentioned boyfriends, dogshiner.
ruff ruff stop trying to pick on the poor periord if you are not gonna do anything to help them.

Since you are all out of condoms becareful! Cause last I heard Aids is still on the prowl, whose poor now?
whitey

Wellsville, NY

#52 Aug 28, 2008
Bama Yankee wrote:
So..... what happened to those 170,000 jobs Hillary promised to bring to New York if she were elected senator there?
I thought it was going to be 200,000 jobs

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#53 Aug 28, 2008
whitey wrote:
<quoted text>I thought it was going to be 200,000 jobs
I came from a state (Illinois) that LOST over 270,000 manufacturing jobs, a lot of which were during Obama's terms in the senate there.

I'm not going to quibble with you over a mere 30,000 jobs.

By the way, having been a resident of Illinois, and nearly a life long factory worker there is why I will not vote for Obama. Not saying I'd vote for McCain, but I will not vote for Obama.
Transplant

Phelps, NY

#54 Aug 30, 2008
Excuse me. Did you ever happen to notice that those cities listed ALL have one thing in common? A DEMOCRATIC local government. Why do DEMOCRATIC local governments seem to ALWAYS top the list of the highest poverty/crime/unemployed??? The only cure will be for the populace to wakeup someday and boot these wealth transfering DEMOCRATS out of office.

“Liberty is Contagious”

Since: May 08

Richardson, TX

#55 Aug 30, 2008
Transplant wrote:
Excuse me. Did you ever happen to notice that those cities listed ALL have one thing in common? A DEMOCRATIC local government. Why do DEMOCRATIC local governments seem to ALWAYS top the list of the highest poverty/crime/unemployed??? The only cure will be for the populace to wakeup someday and boot these wealth transfering DEMOCRATS out of office.
That's very interesting! We all know when you subsidize something you get more of it. Thus subsidize socialism and welfare, get more in return.
erg

Wimauma, FL

#56 Aug 31, 2008
Transplant wrote:
Excuse me. Did you ever happen to notice that those cities listed ALL have one thing in common? A DEMOCRATIC local government.
Buffalo and Erie County government's have been operating under -R appointed Control Boards for some time.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Cleveland Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
snitch of the beach 1 hr Conklincolt 5
Joel G (Aug '13) 20 hr Conklincolt 13
Meth lab busted in Sylvan Beach as house deemed... 22 hr insider 55
Bridgeport fly fisherman wins 'Fishin' with Fig... 23 hr gear 1
Josh Stimpson Autumn Schneider (Feb '14) Tue ashleymarie 27
Cash Tue conklincolt 10
swingers convention (Feb '12) Mon Conklincolt the r... 16
Cleveland Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Cleveland People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Cleveland News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Cleveland

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 7:59 am PST