Brownsville ranks poorest in the nation

Brownsville ranks poorest in the nation

There are 79 comments on the The Brownsville Herald story from Aug 29, 2007, titled Brownsville ranks poorest in the nation. In it, The Brownsville Herald reports that:

“We've got to get people's attention on this”

The Census Bureau ranks Brownsville as the most impoverished city in the nation, according to the bureau's 2006 American Community Survey released on Tuesday. via The Brownsville Herald

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Since: Mar 07

El Paso, TX

#1 Aug 29, 2007
But just think -- the price of lettuce must be $0.10 a head. So they don't need much money -- all those dirt cheap houses built by illegals, all that really inexpensive food because illegals brought the prices way down.

And Brownsville must be doing very very well with it's very large tax bases. All those "immigrants" who pay so much taxes we're always told anyhow.
meee

Brownsville, TX

#2 Sep 11, 2007
malamute wrote:
But just think -- the price of lettuce must be $0.10 a head. So they don't need much money -- all those dirt cheap houses built by illegals, all that really inexpensive food because illegals brought the prices way down.
And Brownsville must be doing very very well with it's very large tax bases. All those "immigrants" who pay so much taxes we're always told anyhow.
i find that effensive malamute. dirty cheap houses? f you u cunnt.

Since: Mar 07

Moulton, TX

#3 Sep 12, 2007
meee wrote:
<quoted text> i find that effensive malamute. dirty cheap houses? f you u cunnt.
Do you not speak English? Dirt cheap isn't the same as "dirty cheap". Illegals are being brought over to be cheap labor for the developers -- and so obviously an area in the USA with many Mexicans is going to be very poor.

“Born in Zion”

Since: May 07

Caruthersville, Mo

#4 Sep 16, 2007
meee wrote:
<quoted text> i find that effensive malamute. dirty cheap houses? f you u cunnt.
I find your use of non-words offensive. Not "effensive" it's "offensive"
I am being unamericanly censored by not being allowed to correct your second typo--please look up the "c" word you used at the end.

Have a Jesus-filled day ;)
CLAUDIA CAMACHO

AOL

#5 Sep 27, 2007
what is there to do in brownsville?
CLAUDIA CAMACHO

AOL

#6 Sep 27, 2007
i am thinking of moving to brownsville...but am afraid ill get bored....i live in earthquake country...
CLAUDIA CAMACHO

AOL

#7 Sep 27, 2007
my sister moved to bro. last year and wants me to go there...maybe she is bored and wants some company :)

Since: Mar 07

United States

#8 Sep 28, 2007
CLAUDIA CAMACHO wrote:
what is there to do in brownsville?
Help deliver Mexian anchor babies. Help their young mothers fill out welfare forms.
Amused in S Tx

Mcallen, TX

#9 Sep 28, 2007
malamute wrote:
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Help deliver Mexian anchor babies. Help their young mothers fill out welfare forms.
El Paso is as bad as any town in this part of Tx. The major differance is there is more crime there.
American

Mount Vernon, MO

#10 Sep 28, 2007
America fast becoming a ungodly third world cesspool.
valley pride

Edinburg, TX

#11 Oct 4, 2007
dude you don't know a damn thing bout the valley so shut up y don't you look at how messed up your city is punk pele mela verga pinche racist...
malamute wrote:
But just think -- the price of lettuce must be $0.10 a head. So they don't need much money -- all those dirt cheap houses built by illegals, all that really inexpensive food because illegals brought the prices way down.
And Brownsville must be doing very very well with it's very large tax bases. All those "immigrants" who pay so much taxes we're always told anyhow.
Vegan

AOL

#12 Oct 4, 2007
The mayors of Bronsville, Del Rio and El Paso are trying to keep the Federal government from building a border fence. Do they want to keep the illegals in or out of the country?

Since: Mar 07

United States

#13 Oct 4, 2007
Vegan wrote:
The mayors of Bronsville, Del Rio and El Paso are trying to keep the Federal government from building a border fence. Do they want to keep the illegals in or out of the country?
No -- they don't. Most are in cahoots with the elite of Mexico. Plus the elite on the USA side of the border want their cheap live-in nannies and yard boys. There's also money -- drug money, bribe money -- along the border the mordida rules both sides.

And -- when you have no other economy, all the Medicaid, food stamps, education grants and so on from Washington DC adds up to some very big money. The mayors along the border have become nothing but poverty pimps. Slum lords.
JoeLiberty

Brownsville, TX

#14 Oct 10, 2007
There are some decent restaurants (Uchi and la Pampa). But I don't "Live" there, thank god. Heh heh...
albert

Austin, TX

#15 Oct 10, 2007
Education is the great equalizer, however, I'm saddened to say that many here don't value education as they should. That's a huge problem. The high dropout and teen pregnancy rates are also huge factors. After dropping out or getting a G.E.D., people's choices are limited, such as working in the service sector, which is apparently the majority of available jobs in the area. No health insurance + no overtime + no retirement plans = no future. But then again, army recruiters in Brownsville don't have any problem meeting their recruiting goals. As one recruiter told me, it's because we have the most patriotic people in the country here. Oh, is that real reason? Uh-huh, yeah.
albert

Austin, TX

#16 Oct 10, 2007
CLAUDIA CAMACHO wrote:
what is there to do in brownsville?
It's a great place to raise kids. More and more attractions for kids are opening up. Also, we have the Island and Matamoros within short distances. I've been out of the club scene for some time so I can't help you there. We've got our university and a growing business community. The Valley happens to be majority Hispanic if that appeals to you. It happens to be my home and where my family is so I love it and wouldn't move for the world. It's got its problems like anywhere else, but I think nothing that can't be addressed by a conscientious community.
JoeLiberty

Brownsville, TX

#17 Oct 12, 2007
albert wrote:
Education is the great equalizer, however, I'm saddened to say that many here don't value education as they should. That's a huge problem. The high dropout and teen pregnancy rates are also huge factors. After dropping out or getting a G.E.D., people's choices are limited, such as working in the service sector, which is apparently the majority of available jobs in the area. No health insurance + no overtime + no retirement plans = no future. But then again, army recruiters in Brownsville don't have any problem meeting their recruiting goals. As one recruiter told me, it's because we have the most patriotic people in the country here. Oh, is that real reason? Uh-huh, yeah.
"Education" is a cottage industry in the Valley. It is one of the main reasons there is such ant-"Wall" sentiment; because schools get funding based on "Head count" alone, not citizenship. The illegals increase the funding, the funding builds more secondary schools, the schools/ISD octopus hires more people, and so on and so on. The military is a good option. I got tons of training, and do very well here (As a citizen).
Rosemary R

Helotes, TX

#18 Oct 22, 2007
I am a Brownsville native currently attending the University of Texas at San Antonio. It is a terrible place to raise kids because the public education available does not meet any standards but its own. I graduated in the top ten percent of my class and when I got to college I realized that my public education there didn't prepare me for much. I value my education, and that is why I can tell that the public education there is not even half as good as what North side San Antonio offers their kids. Of course, income also plays a big role in the poor education factor. You can ask any one who has ever left the city to further advance their education. There is hope and it is up to all those who left to give at least a little back.
ALSO:
Everyone there is also underpaid and still pays the same for a head of lettuce.
JoeLiberty

Brownsville, TX

#19 Oct 23, 2007
I totally agree. When I posted "Education" as a cottage industry in the RGV, I made no mention of "Quality". A more fitting term would be Cronyism ;)
south texas mexican

Edinburg, TX

#21 Oct 31, 2007
malamute wrote:
But just think -- the price of lettuce must be $0.10 a head. So they don't need much money -- all those dirt cheap houses built by illegals, all that really inexpensive food because illegals brought the prices way down.
And Brownsville must be doing very very well with it's very large tax bases. All those "immigrants" who pay so much taxes we're always told anyhow.
Okay you don't live down here so u sir should shut the hell up ok we have descent people down here and we built thisplace from the ground up and plus look at where you live and for your information we do pay taxes

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