5 cities where poverty is soaring

Here are five cities where residents are struggling to maintain the bare essentials.

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Dec 18, 2013 2:05AM
What is really sad is the billions & billions our government gives away in foreign aid when it is needed right here in the United States!!!
Dec 17, 2013 7:25PM
One country where poverty is soaring.   USA
Dec 18, 2013 7:39AM
Dec 18, 2013 10:06AM
Should be titled: 5 Cities where you will find the most Obama voters
Dec 18, 2013 1:49AM

It is only going to get worse. The food stamp President has encouraged employers to cut hours from 40 to 30 because of Obamacare. This will cause middle and low wage earners to make less, and the result will be more poverty.

The democraps have decimated blacks by relying on more and more welfare. Have bastard children and get more benefits. .

Dec 17, 2013 7:55PM
The so called "War on Poverty" has been an abysmal failure in most people's eyes, but those mired in it continue to vote for those that will keep the gravy flowing; the Democrats.  Brilliant plan by the liberals as it ensures them constituents for life.  Benjamin Franklin was spot on when he said:  "When the people find they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic."  We are there now with the 47% leading the charge......
Dec 17, 2013 8:57PM
It's all Obama's fault--all talk and no show from a lowly Chicago political stooge.  But then again, who are the "poor" and how do they live??   You ever see a skinny welfare mom--they are almost all obese.   Why work (and become "not poor" when you sit on your azz all day and get a good welfare check, food stamps, assisted housing, free school lunches for all your kids, free food at food banks, free food on holidays, etc. etc.   Actually most are fat cus they don't work.  
Dec 18, 2013 11:52AM

The war on poverty will never be won until those living in it, WANT to get out from under.

You continue to throw money at the problem and it only escalates.

When Martin Luther King had his "Dream" 70% of black babies were born into 2 parent households

Today over 70% of black babies are born to single mothers.

2/3's of all babies born to women under 30 in this country, regardless of race, are born to single mothers.

Dec 17, 2013 9:36PM

Meanwhile, somewhere in Illinois, they are asking: "where is our village idiot"?

Dec 18, 2013 9:56AM
You  don't have to read article to know they are democratic cities do you?
Dec 18, 2013 8:43AM
In case you all don't know what is beginning to happen in the media lately.... Obama's numbers are in the 30's.  He got caught up with all of the leftist socialist agenda falling to pieces as it always does.  He is done, and out.  What the leftists are now doing with their controlled media is to speed up the subliminal turning of americans against their government and economic system.  They are slowly coming to a point out of desperation where they are pretty much overtly pounding the U.S. systems and ways of life, and our free market economy.  If you look at a page like this you will see no news about Obama or any of the failed programs or corruption activities of the past seven years... only negative articles about government, success, personal liberties, personal freedoms.... Little articles about the government needing to force people to save, the government needing to control your health care and personal information, the government failing to do things that people have always been expected to do themselves, the removal of common sense... and most of all, articles that give americans an untrue feeling of hopelessness and desperation.. leading them to so many feelings of insecurity and not being able to take care of themselves... they will be all the faster to turn themselves over to the control of what will be presented as the new world order caretaker government.  It doesn't work people, socialism does not work, giving up your liberties and rights does not work.   You must invest time to determine your government in this construct of ours... you cannot simply read propaganda driven headlines, or listen to a teacher with their own hidden leanings and believe they are giving you all the information you need for an informed decision.  And those decisions of how government will operate to preserve your liberties, freedoms, and individuality itself require an effort on your part to find the truths.  Have a great day.

Phrases associated with Democrat:


mismanaged money

unable to follow rules and regulations

hatred for all that is good and moral

distain for the Constitution

enemies of Freedom of Speech

enemies of the armed forces

enemies of the American people in general

haters of God or even the concept of such

lovers of chaos

lovers of confusion

lovers of themselves

lovers of deception

insatiable liars

the means justify the ends no matter who gets hurt

haters of citizens who like to protect themselves with guns

abortion: murder on demand

lovers of poverty

haters of success


The list goes on and on, unfortunately I'm limited to 10 trillion characters on this post so I'll just stop here.


Dec 18, 2013 10:29AM
Bill Board! YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!  The only thing I can add to that is, you democrats need to wake up before we lose everything that makes this country the greatest country on earth. 
Dec 17, 2013 9:33PM

The war on poverty has to be an individual endeavor and has to start from the years of youth. One can not continue to blame society, our parents, the fact that we happen to be the middle child, not affluence for sure, nor any other common excuses. Pigs get used to the sound of the trough as it gets filled to get up to eat, when that happens to the homo sapiens and their famously developed brain poverty sets in for years on end.

The keys: Work, Education, Early mornings, Go against the grain, and Make every day count. Of course, there are many more, but these are my favorites when posting a rant.

People keep themselves poor. CASE CLOSED!!! The only people you have to blame are yourself and your parents. You created your own situation. If you don't like it, do something about it besides crying "it's not fair"!!!!

First ask yourself if these cities are run by Democrats, then you'll have your answer and know why they are poor.

You know why cities run by Democrats are poor along with their people?  Because Democrats believe in spreading the pain and misfortune equally among its people and concentrating the wealth within themselves and their voting base.  I'm not sure where they got that mentality from or where they even thought that was a good thing. 
Dec 17, 2013 10:57PM
Cities that end up in harsh times are those who taxed the hell out of there citizens. Look in separate cities, the neighborhoods that are in disrepair "ARE" because of the local property taxes, that's used for more cops and fire etc. It sucks money from people who would have used that money to maintain the property.  The laws that the cops chase around are the ones that have a fine attached to them.  A robber busts up your house ,the cops go look for speeders to make money.  If you ask how search for robber is going they say were working on it.
Dec 19, 2013 8:38AM

Ladies and gentlemen, I think a vast majority of your comments while entertaining are somewhat misguided.  The fact that nearly all, if not all of you identify the problem as a leftist, or democrat induced issue.  Sadly until you can truly realize that both parties are corrupted to the same degree we will truly never be free.  Our government was hijacked by big money long ago. Both party chairs are essentially business partners.  Let that soak in.  To get on either ticket Republican or Democrat you have to be elected by the party.  You only get elected by the party if you are willing to work for the party.  The party is run by and funded by multi-billion dollar people and companies/corporations.  Also we don't even have a free election process..... you never get to hear the opinions of all the nominees.  Only the democratic parties nominee and the republican parties nominee. The free debate process was hijacked in the early 80's when both the Republican party and the Democratic party signed a contract in secret to take over the debates.  What used to be random questions asked of ALL the candidates we now have scripted shows. 

All of your media sources such as newspapers, television, and radio are owned by 6 corporations.  No diversification, you never see more than two fairly bad opinions of situations.

All of the food you eat is owned by ten corporations.  Research into GMO's is non existent and they have been incorporated into our food system by the corrupted FDA.

The military of this country is operating in 70 countries at this time.  We targeted kill "targets" that usually turn out to be unreported or misreported civilians.We have intentionally killed a US citizen in a foreign country and then weeks later killed his 16 year old son.

Huge percentages of US corporations are sending manufacturing work overseas to countries with no labor laws or pollution regulations.  We can't compete with this cheap slave labor on any level.  Did you know 99% of this countries shoes are foreign made in China?  Think of 12 year old Chinese girl who works 70 hour weeks next time you put on your Nike's.  China fundamentally hates us yet we send high technology jobs to China daily.  Keep this in mind.  We won WWII because we could out manufacture our enemies.  Yet we send our manufacturing sector to our Communist antagonist. 

I could keep going, but I feel I've said too much already.  Essentially people we are on a collision course with disaster.  The rich are milking this country dry in a horrible game of who can get more money.  Meanwhile our jobs and civil liberties are becoming more and more endangered.  We are losing our lively hood and our freedom.  This is because of both parties people!  Their objective was to get you to blame one another and never agree, they've split what is important to people down the middle.  50% 50% and that's exactly what this country is.... half blue and half red.  Until we all wake the hell up on the same day we are entirely screwed.  We are being chopped up and parted out folks.  We've had the wool over our eyes long enough.

Research this stuff yourself, you'll see what I'm saying is sadly very true!

Dec 18, 2013 3:57PM
Its even worse since Obama gives fed money to minorities having children from 10 different men!!!!!
If we told those people they would not recieve any money over 2 children if they are unemployed the world would be a better place!
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