If you want to see the poster child for the failure of American liberalism, look no further than Detroit.
Motor city was once a hub of the American economy. It was a poster child for American economic dominance. Today, it is a ghost town. In the last decade, a quarter of the population has left. Parts of the city are simply uninhabited. Wild life is moving back into quarters of the city where people have fled. One of the hottest tickets in Detroit, perhaps the only hot ticket, is something called Urban Exploring. This is where intrepid souls venture into the wreckage that used to be Detroit in its heyday. These buildings they go into include the old train station, old schools and hospitals.
The Democrat Mayor of what is left of Detroit and the Republican Governor of Michigan are currently in a fight. Detroit has an economy that makes the Greek economy look like it was run by Dave Ramsey.
Mayor Dave Bing does not want the State to take over Detroit. The Republican Governor of Michigan Rich Snyder wants to do that because Detroit has been so badly managed.
Since the 1960’s Detroit has had its hand out for every Federal Government handout that has come down the pike. The result has been the total destruction of what was once one of the most prosperous cities in America.
By fighting the Governor on the take over, Mayor Bing wants to perpetuate the failure that has been Detroit for the last fifty years. Detroit has not had a Republican Mayor in 51 years. One Democrat after another has raided the city coffers and bankrupted the city.
Unfortunately, Governor Snyder wants to perpetuate failure too.
It is time to admit the truth.
Detroit is dead. Let’s pull the plug on Detroit and let it die.
Michigan needs to revoke the charter for the City of Detroit and let it pass into history, with other dead cities, like Pompeii. Similar to Pompeii, Detroit has been buried by an avalanche of progressive volcanic ash.
As Detroit dies, we need to be warned that it is but the canary in the mineshaft.
Every city has the same problems Detroit has. Perhaps not to the same degree but every city does.
Every major city relies of federal grants and other tax dollar bailouts to keep the city afloat. Liberal Democrats, who keep promising greater benefits to the core constituencies that keep them in power, run every one of these major American cities.
Many cities have already driven away a significant portion of their tax base by constantly increasing the taxes the city imposes.
One of the ways we can cut Federal Spending is by cutting these block grants and other transfers to the cities. Cities need to be able to run on their own tax revenues and not have bailouts from the government.
The problem with bailouts is that they never work. All they do is mask the problem and allow the politicians who caused the problems to escape the responsibility of fixing them.
It is time we the people started saying no to the incompetent city hall politicians who believe the city treasury exists only to serve their reelection needs. It is time we stop feeding failure.
Let Detroit die.
Something will replace it. Something better. Something that will work and will not cost the taxpayers millions or even billions of dollars.
Let Detroit stand as a warning for everything that is wrong with liberalism.
Let Detroit’s epitaph be, “Created by the free market. Destroyed by liberals.”
Detroit is Dead..really Dead.
My brothers & I have been trying to settle our parents estate, which includes the home we all grew up in (Westside of Detroit built in 1947)..for the last 4 years..A nice house all brick..no buyers..not even a low ball offers that would pay legal fees..The city is still trying to collect property taxes @ $ 120,000 value..and won't even foreclose for the back taxes. Their reply is they have enough of them..in the 8 mile/Southfield RD area a lone..you can buy blocks & blocks of vacant houses...for peanuts..But no one is interested..there is nothing there anymore..I'm glad I left out of there in the late 60's... I feel sorry for the loved ones left behind..
The city has been ran by the Democrats for DEcades..and they can thank..Mayor Coleman Young, the people's choice for getting the ball rolling years ago.
And if obama has his way, all our cities will go the way of Detroit. I say let Detroit be the "poster child" for bankrupt cities the liberals have perpetuated.............
That money went into someones pocket, not into any neighborhood's that for sure..I know one City Agency, bought $200,000 dollars of new office furniture.. go figure !!
Office furniture is crucial....
What a sin!
An educated population makes a difference. For decades, many students in Flint and Detroit were mainly interested in "going into the shops" in order to do 30 and out. They complained about the "golden handcuffs," but wanted the wages, union protection, benefits, and retirement at age 48. About thirty-five years ago, a teacher once asked her class, "what would you do if GM weren't here one day?" They literally hooted and replied, "that will never happen." Live and learn - the key word here is learn.
True. But the "hooters" were in a suburban, nearly all-white school in Flint. And we all know how many plants are left in Flint...Detroit inner-city schools are basically non-existent.
I have been saying this for the last 30 years. Going back to Coleman Young and up to Kilpatrick the mayors and their goons have raided, pillaged and raped the good citizens of their money , dignity and morals. Nothing left to squeeze, I liked Mayor Bing when a basketball star and was hoping he would help his city become prosperous again, but he is taking bad advice from some so called friends on the left. Let it die and when it does we will bury and build a new future upon its garbage and hope the new leaders will be more responsible. Shame on you Mayor Bing I thought you were a smart person.