So, for those of you who don't know me really well, I am VERY conservative - politically speaking (and probably most other ways, too). However, as right winged as I think I am (or as right-winged as my husband says I am) I find I am on the far left compared to my family. We can't quite figure out where this conservative-ism came from (after all for the first 13 years of my life my dad was a card totin' union labor member - but Mom, well, that's a different story...her first national election had her voting for Nixon over Kennedy)...But I guess when the govenrment taxes the heck out of you things gotta change. Anyhow, my brothers, sister and I are proud of saying that we've voted in every national election and just about every local election, too. Harry Reid knows my email address (and probably deletes any message with my name on it). I even did some work for the Republican Party, receive Christmas cards from George and Laura, AND I have the "6" and "0" candles from Mitt Romney's birthday cake (he celebrated his 60th birthday at a fundraiser here in the valley. How I got them is a long story and involves my stake president - kind of- but I guess they're not worth much since he dropped out of the presidential primaries). OK, long blog short...here's some interesting facts to think about (especially if you're not sure who you're voting for in November)
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 expecting different results.
*It is the disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats - yet remained disadvantaged
What makes America Great is NOT government, it is the hard working people and the constitution.
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