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How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit
FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert

Posted on 03/05/2013 5:46:11 AM PST by SJackson

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How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit

Posted By Arnold Ahlert On March 4, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 61 Comments

Last Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, announced that the state will proceed with a takeover of Detroit’s Democratic city government. “The current system has not been working. We have not stopped the decline,” said Snyder. “This is time for us not to argue or to blame, but to come together as Detroit, Mich., not Detroit vs. Michigan, and bring all of our resources to bear.” Snyder may not want to point the finger, but it is obvious that decades of Democratic rule and economic policies have brought this once great city to its knees.

The move, one step short of declaring municipal bankruptcy, means Snyder will be appointing an emergency manager with sweeping powers similar to that of a bankruptcy judge. Such powers include the ability to toss out unaffordable contracts with public employee unions and vendors, put city assets up for sale, consolidate or eliminate government departments, make further service cuts, or recommend municipal bankruptcy–all of which can be implemented with little to no input from local elected officials.

Democratic Mayor Dave Bing has a 10-day window to request a hearing on the decision. If he does the hearing will take place on March 12 in Lansing. If the appeal is denied, Snyder will appoint the manager. As of now that person hasn’t been identified, but the Governor says he has someone in mind. After 18 months, the emergency manager would be subject to review by local officials, at which time he could be removed or replaced.

Mayor Bing sounded like he was leaning towards appeal. “The Governor has made his decision, and it was his decision alone to make,” said Bing. “While I respect it, I have said all along that I do not favor an Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit. I will look at the impact of the Governor’s decision as well as other options, to determine my next course of action.”

Democratic politicians and civil rights organizations in a city where the population is 82.7 percent black were far less sanguine. “For one individual to be able to wipe out the duties of our duly-elected officials, that’s more or less a dictatorship, and it’s against everything that America is supposed to be about,” said the Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the local NAACP.

The “dictatorship” meme was echoed by other Democratic officials. State Rep. Brian Banks, who represents parts of northeast Detroit, contended the Governor should not have the largest voice when deciding what’s best for Detroit.” State Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Highland Park) characterized the appointment of an emergency manager as “a death in the family.” Activist minister Malik Shabazz claimed that the “governor and the right wing in Lansing are destroying democracy and moving us into plutocracy.” And Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, president of the Detroit Chapter of Rainbow-PUSH, claimed the development “will add to the growing tension in Michigan.”  “We wait to see if austerity will trump democracy and prosperity,” he added.

What prosperity? Detroit’s downward spiral has been legendary. Once the fourth largest city in the nation, and home to its largest industry, Detroit’s population has been cut in half, from 1.5 million in 1970, to less than 700,000 in 2012. Median household income is $27,862 compared to the state median of $48,669. The poverty level is 36.2 percent compared to a statewide level of 15.7. The murder rate is 11 times that of New York City, and the unemployment rate is above 18 percent, more than double the national average. Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have been under emergency management since 2008. In late February, the state review board revealed that the city faces a short-term cash $327 million budget deficit and an estimated $14 billion in long-term debt, primarily driven by unfunded pension and retirement health care obligations.

As a result, the city can’t provide basic services. The Detroit Fire Department is so short of critical resources, rotating ”brownouts” of fire companies are required. Forty percent of the city’s street lights are broken. For the past two years, the Bing administration has slowly adopted a city “triage” system, best described by the Detroit Free Press. “Infrastructure improvements, demolition activity, outdoor maintenance and development incentives will henceforth be concentrated in a relatively small number of neighborhoods that boast the high numbers of owner-occupied homes and little evidence of residential and commercial blight,” it reports.

To accord with this plan, the city’s 139 square miles have been broken down into four categories by Detroit’s Planning and Development Department: “steady,” as in little blight and a high number of owner-occupied homes; ”transitional,” as in a neighborhood on its way up or down; “varied” as in some streets are stable and others are not; and ”distressed” as in large amounts of blight, and few amenities, such as grocery stores.

Detroit residents have responded in kind. A staggering 47 percent of the owners of Detroit’s 305,000 properties didn’t pay their property taxes in 2012. Homeowner Fred Phillips illuminated the frustration many of those residents feel. ”Why pay taxes?” he asks. “Why should I send them taxes when they aren’t supplying services? It is sickening….Every time I see the tax bill come, I think about the times we called and nobody came.”

Yet it’s even worse than that. Detroit has some of the highest big city property taxes in the nation, and property assessments remain overly inflated, amounting to as much as ten times the market price of the property, according to recent research compiled by two Michigan professors.

This has led to another phenomenon. Property owners are allowing themselves to be foreclosed upon, and then re-buying the same property at a reduced price, legally eliminating their outstanding debt in the process. Six hundred properties were repurchased in this manner in 2012, triple the number that occurred in 2010.

In short, Detroit is a city on the brink of ruination. At the center of that ruination is 50 years of Democrat rule. The last Republican Mayor the city had was Louis C. Miriani, who lost his reelection bid in 1961 and ended up spending 10 years in prison for tax evasion. Incoming mayor, Democrat Jerome Cavanagh, brought the “Model City” program — fashioned after Soviet Union centralized efforts to transform entire urban areas at once — to a nine-square-mile section of the city. Using a commuter tax and a new income tax as his vehicle, Cavanagh promised residents “the rich” would pay for it all. Yet because people were being told by government how to run their businesses and their lives, in exchange for government goodies, the program ended up failing spectacularly.

In 1967, after police broke up a celebration at an after hours club, an enraged neighborhood began to riot, igniting the worst race riot of the decade. Black-owned business were looted and burned to the ground. Forty people were killed and 5,000 were left homeless, and the “white flight” out of the city center, totaling 140,000 people over an eighteen month period, ensued. The city was never the same.

An unbroken series of Democratic mayors followed, all of whom had a hand in implementing the full panoply of progressive policies, highlighted by the giveaways to public service employees. Their outlandish salaries and benefit packages, coupled with highly inefficient work rules, killed the golden goose: the auto industry, and its attendant industrial community headed South, where lower taxes and right-to-work rules kept their businesses afloat.

The same swath of progressive policies destroyed the public school system as well. Perhaps nothing illustrates the corrupting influence of those policies better than the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ success in scuttling a $200 million offer by businessman and philanthropist Robert Thompson to build 15 charter schools in the city in 2003. Ten years later, the Detroit Public School (DPS) system remains a cesspool of failure, corruption and bankruptcy, all of which is chronicled here.

Considering some of the men who have run this city, Detroit’s descent into socialistic ruination should surprise no one. From 1974 to 1993, Coleman Young, who was subsequently revealed to be a member of the Communist Party, was mayor of the city. He failed to stem Detroit’s descent into chaos, and in 1992 his police chief was convicted of stealing $2.6 million from city taxpayers, even as Young defended him. Michigan’s hard-left U.S. Senator Carl Levin was Young’s chief supporter, serving as Detroit City Council president.

Kwame Kilpatrick, who served as Mayor from 2002 to 2008, represents the epitome of corruption. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to two felonies and no contest to a third one, receiving a sentence of 120 days. In 2010, he received a five year sentence for probation violations stemming from his obstruction of justice conviction. Currently Kilpatrick, along with his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and his longtime contractor friend Bobby Ferguson, who got millions of dollars in city work, are awaiting a jury verdict on racketeering, bribery and tax charges that could send them all to jail for 20 years.

All of these polices and politicians have had their effect. In 2012, Forbes Magazine rated Detroit the most dangerous city in America. A Detroit News poll revealed that “Detroit’s crime crisis” has gotten so bad, a staggering 40 percent of its residents intend to leave the city within five years. Another two-thirds say the city is on the wrong track. The poll also found that all of Detroit’s public officials were held in low esteem, except for Police Chief Ralph Godbee–who retired due to a sex scandal after the poll was taken.

Now one might think that those living in the epicenter of Democrat-inflicted misery for fifty years might consider changing course. One would be completely wrong. On Nov. 6, Barack Obama received 98 percent of the vote. On the same night Detroit voters elected a convicted felon, Brian Banks, to serve in the state legislature. Other election results show overwhelming margins of victories for Detroit Democrats as well.

Thus, the self-inflicted misery continues, even as it is almost certain that Detroit’s Democratically-dominated city government will resist the efforts of Gov. Synder, and the Republicans who run the state legislature, to keep the city from going under. It is also likely that much of that resistance will be framed in racial terms, a theme that has already been stoked by U.S. Rep John Conyers (D-MI), who has represented Detroit for 47 years. “How come all of the jurisdictions put under emergency management are majority African American? Has anybody noticed that?” he wondered. Here’s what some people have “noticed,” Mr. Conyers: the top ten most dangerous cities in the nation are each led by a Democrat mayor.

Gov. Snyder frames the issue correctly. ”There’s probably no city that’s more financially challenged in the entire United States,” he said. “We need to start moving upward with the city of Detroit.” Eric Lupher, director of local affairs for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, put it even more bluntly. ”The city could stop doing all of its current operations today–no more police and fire, no more garbage collection, no more street lights–and the city would still have billions of dollars of debt and promises made for future payments that it would have to pay.”

Detroit residents have had fifty years to fix their own problems. They’ve elected Democrat after Democrat, bringing the city to the brink of bankruptcy. It is hard to imagine an emergency manager could do worse.



TOPICS: Editorial; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; democratutopia; detroit; fraud; liberals; michigan; progressives
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1 posted on 03/05/2013 5:46:15 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Surely, the Democrats destroyed Detroit, but the people of Detroit will never figure this out. And the people of MI as a whole merely encouraged the whole destruction.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 5:53:12 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SJackson

If the people keep voting in the democrats, the state should just leave Detroit alone and let it crumble. Why should the rest of the state waste valuable tax dollars trying to fix the unfixable. Stupidity on parade.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 5:54:41 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: SJackson

The Democrats did to Detroit what Hitler couldn’t.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 5:55:36 AM PST by allendale
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To: SJackson

I have worked with people who have had relatives work for the City of Detroit. They are PROUD to describe how you got to ‘work the system’ and get a LOT of money - “under da table”...

They admit, it’s been that way for years, ever since Coleman Young got in and ‘Turned things around’. Much like what obama is doing to us nationally. He’s opened the doors for those who feel it’s “Their Turn Now” to “Get theirs while the gettin’s good”.

I am only repeating what has been told to me by co-workers. But the truth of it is astounding.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 5:56:17 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: SJackson

wow... I had no idea that Detroit was 83% black. How in the heck did that happen??


6 posted on 03/05/2013 5:59:18 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SJackson

The white people who built Detroit have left.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 6:01:16 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: SJackson
Unless there is drastic change in Washington, what is happening in Detroit is the future of America.

Detroit is a huge success for the Democrat Party. It votes about 99% Democrat. It is the reason Michigan has Democrat Senators and votes Democrat in presidential elections.

The problem with socialism is that you run out of other peoples money. That is what happened in Detroit. They ran out of other peoples money. That is what is happening in the U.S. as a whole.

The only difference between Detroit and America is time.

8 posted on 03/05/2013 6:02:24 AM PST by detective
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To: Last Dakotan

Zimbabwe West.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 6:08:02 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Theodore R.
“the people of MI as a whole merely encouraged the whole destruction”

The people in Michigan outside of Detroit have made great efforts to try to prevent the destruction of Detroit. Billions in tax dollars has been taken from people in Michigan and wasted by Detroiters. Ford, Gm and other companies have invested billions in Detroit. They built the Renaissance Center and other developments in Detroit. There have been numerous government programs financed by non-Detroiters who attempted to improve the situation in Detroit.

The simple fact is the majority of Detroiters are parasites and thieves. They destroy everything they touch.

10 posted on 03/05/2013 6:10:28 AM PST by detective
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To: SJackson
Anyone who Gov. Rick Snyder appoints to "fix" Detroit will fail unless,

... all federal and state regs are waived,

... all agreements with public unions are canceled,

...and all upper managers are let go.

...otherwise, de- certify it as a municipality & sell it to the highest bidder.

11 posted on 03/05/2013 6:12:45 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: detective; All
Quoting detective above:

The only difference between Detroit and America is time.

12 posted on 03/05/2013 6:15:04 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: TexasFreeper2009
wow... I had no idea that Detroit was 83% black. How in the heck did that happen??

When they started electing militant Socialists and black activists as Mayors, every white resident who could possibly afford to hightailed it out to the suburbs north of 8 Mile Road. They turned that into a virtual "line in the sand". About 15 yrs. ago the Detroit News analyzed census numbers and could only find 3000 black families living in the eight largest northern suburbs with a combined population of 500,000. Meanwhile the City of Detroit was over 80% black. Those are South Africa-type numbers.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 6:17:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: B.O. Plenty

Anyone Gov. Snyder appoints to “fix” the problem will fail because his or her efforts will be derided and attacked as being “racist”.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 6:19:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SJackson

There is no solution to the problem. The blacks have produced a concentration that will never be diluted because there is no economic incentive to do so. The toxic black political corruption must be eliminated.

The Governor must be governor to all his constituents, even those in Deeetroit, and forcing and end to the destructive practices must occur. There is no way out except a continuation of the withering on the vine. The controlled withering is the only way forward.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 6:20:50 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: SJackson
How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit...New Orleans, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles (ah, Kalifornia in general), Denver, Seattle...This list is longer I'm sure!
16 posted on 03/05/2013 6:20:59 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: bert

One more thought....... Deeetroit is Rhodesia


17 posted on 03/05/2013 6:21:56 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: SJackson

I can’t think of a city that the Demnocrats haven’t destroyed...


18 posted on 03/05/2013 6:22:26 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: B.O. Plenty

“Anyone who Gov. Rick Snyder appoints to “fix” Detroit will fail”

Well, it will have to be someone with huge stones for sure. And, it would help expedite the process if this person should be black, if such a person could be found - that is.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 6:23:22 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: detective

Quite a change from 1962 when I went into the Navy. Back then the nineteen year old recruits from Detroit would look down their nose at anyone from the South and proudly proclaim that they were from “Detroit, Michigan”. They had the attitude you might have expected from someone saying, “My family is royalty”.


20 posted on 03/05/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This Son of the Motor City is heartbroken. It hurts when I see the city of my birth and first 17 years ground into the dirt. It was a great place to grow up in the 40s and 50s. Not one of my old high school classmates lives in the city; most have moved to Livonia or downriver. Even my cousin and his wife, who had once been members of the “Save Detroit Coalition” have pulled up stakes and moved to Grosse Pointe, even though they both still work downtown. RIP, Motown.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 6:34:34 AM PST by Ax
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To: SJackson

There are plenty of cities like Pittsburgh, Austin, and Seattle that are Democrat and pro-Unioin but not Third world hell pits like Detroit. There must be some other factor involved. Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?


22 posted on 03/05/2013 6:36:37 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
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To: snoringbear

Actually this would appear to be the perfect job for Mitt Romney. Can’t imagine in a million years though why he would want it.


23 posted on 03/05/2013 6:38:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AppyPappy

Tikrit West...


24 posted on 03/05/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Move out of any DIMocRAT-run cities, if you can. It is worth the effort. Starve the beast. Let them wallow in their ignorance and corruption.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 6:41:10 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?................................... Coal, Oil, Iron???


26 posted on 03/05/2013 6:43:31 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who remembers Ty Woods, Sean Smith, and Glenn Doherty? Forgot already?)
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To: SJackson

Why haven’t Democrats destroyed Burlington VT, Portland OR, or Portland, ME? Why haven’t SOCIALISTS destroyed Windsor, ON, right across the river from Detroit?

What’s so special about Detroit that Democrats have had the magic power to destroy it?


27 posted on 03/05/2013 6:47:26 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Last Dakotan
The white people have had enough of the magic negro’s and the muslim dear leader doing all he can to pi$$ off all the people who built what he intends to destroy.
28 posted on 03/05/2013 6:48:14 AM PST by tiger63
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To: Go Gordon

Hell, they should dis-incorporate Detroit, break it up into small towns then bulldoze the empty spaces between them and sow ‘em with grass seed.


29 posted on 03/05/2013 6:48:58 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: SJackson

>Black-owned business were looted and burned to the ground

And yet they still blame Whitey for their own self-destruction and suicide while the democrats sing the same tune.


30 posted on 03/05/2013 6:49:58 AM PST by soycd
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To: SJackson

General William Hull had the right idea.


31 posted on 03/05/2013 6:51:25 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: SJackson

32 posted on 03/05/2013 6:53:05 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

“Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?”

The Democrats and liberals aren’t as far along in destroying Pittsburgh as they are in destroying Detroit. The Democrat goals are the same everywhere. Sometimes it just takes them longer.


33 posted on 03/05/2013 6:56:54 AM PST by detective
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Read the replies from the Freepers who lived there. Detroit is different because the good and decent people holding the city up got fed up and left. This is what Atlas Shrugged looks like in the real world.
34 posted on 03/05/2013 7:01:15 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: SJackson

Detroit needs to go to bankruptcy liquidation.


35 posted on 03/05/2013 7:01:31 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: detective

>majority of Detroiters are parasites and thieves

That’s about right. Now that the people who are willing to work and pay taxes have left they have their own Somalia.

It’s likely these boiling pots are why the DHS is arming up with lots of armor and bullets. Something is going to blow out soon.


36 posted on 03/05/2013 7:01:51 AM PST by soycd
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

In Pittsburgh the dirty little secret is that our black population is MUCH, MUCH SMALLER than the other cities commonly mentioned as hellholes. Even today 25% seems to be a fairly generous estimate. The iron grip that the unions had over employment in the steel industry just made it much more attractive to head to Chicago or Detroit if you were fleeing Jim Crow. Much more of the gainfully employed, socially stable white population has stayed within city limits as a result. Even though the city is Democrat our percentage of socially conservative practicing Catholics remains high.

However I see a distressingly fast growth in our “white trash” population that is suffering from all the same breakdowns that began afflicting the African-American community 4 or 5 decades ago.

Liberals have managed to wreck the city school system, which has accelerated white flight in recent years.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 7:02:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Noble
“Why haven’t Democrats destroyed Burlington VT, Portland OR, or Portland, ME?”

These cities only became controlled by liberal Democrats recently. They don’t have the long history of socialist programs and violence that Detroit has. The Democrat goals are the same as for Detroit. They just need more time.

38 posted on 03/05/2013 7:02:35 AM PST by detective
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To: TexasFreeper2009
wow... I had no idea that Detroit was 83% black. How in the heck did that happen??

Those who could get out, did. It was going downhill since Cavanagh in the 60's. Detroit in 1950 was the 5th largest city in the country.

Population 1950 - 1,849,568
Population 2010 - 706,585

39 posted on 03/05/2013 7:07:57 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: SJackson

Hey Rick Snyder: Alan West for Detroit Emergency Manager.


40 posted on 03/05/2013 7:29:55 AM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: SJackson

It was not the Democrats that destroyed Detroit. Democracy is merely the form through which destruction took. Merely look, you have eyes to see.


41 posted on 03/05/2013 7:59:14 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Those are South Africa-type numbers

Duh! Because whites are racist. Everyone knows that. (/libtard)

42 posted on 03/05/2013 8:12:55 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Buckeye McFrog
a lot of the problems with the Rat Run cities is that some of them have become majority black population...and these are not the middle class blacks or the well to do...these are the inner city, welfare depending, uneducated and uneducatable with little work ethic if any....

it has to be said...

to be fair, we have an exploding white trash population in this country as well....so far, they are in the smaller cities and the countryside...not the rotting cities...

its culture,people...weak culture and the drugs....those mighty drugs ....

43 posted on 03/05/2013 8:24:18 AM PST by cherry
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To: Buckeye McFrog
a lot of the problems with the Rat Run cities is that some of them have become majority black population...and these are not the middle class blacks or the well to do...these are the inner city, welfare depending, uneducated with little work ethic if any....

it has to be said...

to be fair, we have an exploding white trash population in this country as well....so far, they are in the smaller cities and the countryside...not the rotting cities...

its culture,people...weak culture and the drugs....those mighty drugs ....

44 posted on 03/05/2013 8:26:46 AM PST by cherry
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To: SJackson; All
Contrary to what the article says, a piece in the Detroit Free Press last week stated that the EM could NOT abrogate existing labor contracts. This is important. However, the EM can order lay-offs, and since Detroit has about 3x the number of municipal employees per capita, compared to similar sized cities, there will be massive lay-offs. There is nop other option..then they can work on restructuring the existing labor contracts..

BTW..something you all might enjoy. The Detroit Free Press' URL is:

www.freep.com

I hope this makes Tony Snow smile...

45 posted on 03/05/2013 8:33:25 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: SJackson

It is serious time to flatten Detroit and turn it back into farm fields. I hear that beets grow well in the soil and climate.


46 posted on 03/05/2013 9:02:10 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
“It was not the Democrats that destroyed Detroit”

Yes it was. Have you ever heard of Coleman Young, Kwame Kilpatrick and the others? Detroit has been a one party Democrat city since 1960.

47 posted on 03/05/2013 9:36:22 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

The blaming of the Democrats is a red herring designed to avoid having to face horrible, unpleasant truths about those individuals allowed to hold positions of trust and authority. There are such truths.


48 posted on 03/05/2013 10:56:00 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: All

Question: What will eventually happen to all the people who live there? Will a wall be built around it and food airlifted in? Escape from New York? I’m serious.


49 posted on 03/05/2013 11:01:16 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“horrible, unpleasant truths about those individuals allowed to hold positions of trust and authority”

Those “individuals allowed to hold positions of trust and authority” were all Democrats. I hold the individuals responsible. I also hold responsible the people who helped them obtain power and supported them.


50 posted on 03/05/2013 11:03:01 AM PST by detective
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