I went to my local news website to check out the weather for today and happened to see a news item that will be a blow to Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.
According to a review of US cities by 24/7 Wall St, Syracuse ranks as one of the worst US cities in which to live.
From the story:
The website says it reviewed data on 551 U.S. cities with at least 65,000 people and chose what it deemed the 50 worst based on things such as crime rates, employment growth, attractions, educational attainment and housing affordability.
And Syracuse made it all the way to number 31. Which means only 30 cities in America are worse than we are.
Now, to me, this isn’t news. Frankly, I thought everyone already knew this.
Well, everyone except our Minor Mayor.
The story goes on to quote this survey:
An economic powerhouse in the industrial era, Syracuse has been in decline for decades. Today, some 31.0% of Syracuse residents live in poverty, roughly double the New York state poverty rate of 15.4%. The high poverty rate is likely fueled, in part, by a struggling job market. The city’s annual unemployment rate of 6.6% is well above the statewide unemployment rate of 5.3%. Total employment in the city fell by about 1% between 2013 and 2015, even as employment nationwide climbed 4% over the same time period.
Often indicative of less desirable places to live, property is relatively cheap in Syracuse. The typical area home is worth only $93,100, less than a third of the statewide median home value of $293,500.
They missed one thing.
The high poverty rate is also fueled by the large influx of so-called “refugees” from Somalia and parts of the Middle East.
In 2015 a study revealed that Syracuse had the highest ranking of extreme poverty among blacks and Hispanics. We even beat Detroit!
We’re number one!!!
When the study was released, Syracuse’s commissioner of neighborhoods Paul Driscoll said:
“Roughly 10,000 refugees have moved into the North Side since the year 2000, most of whom are probably with very little means.”
Mayor Miner also entreated the Obama Administration to dump on Syracuse “unaccompanied minors” pouring over our border. She actually sent the former President a letter begging for these poverty-stricken “children” to be shipped to us.
And when the Trump Administration announced that they would be cracking down on Sanctuary Cities, the Miner Mayor doubled-down — declaring us a Sanctuary City and vowing not to cooperate with ICE.
So of course Syracuse is ranked as one of the worst cities to live.
Like I said. None of this comes as a surprise to me.
Our feckless Mayor has gone out of her way to ignore the citizens of this city while pandering to illegal aliens and so-called “refugees.”
And she’s super proud of it too.
Just take a look at the Minor Mayor’s Facebook cover picture:
Please drag our economy into the toilet! Further burden our public services, schools and welfare system!
After all, there are still 30 cities that are worse than us. And Stephanie is determined to make Syracuse number one!
What’s terrifically sad to me is though Stephanie Minor’s time as Mayor will be coming to an end this year, knowing the idiots who populate this city, another Democrat will be taking her place.
And we will remain one of the worst cities in America to live in.
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