Skip to comments.Suburbs secede from Atlanta
Posted on 03/10/2013 5:07:48 PM PDT by wesagain
As Detroit beset by violence, debt and social woes prepares to undergo a historic takeover by the Michigan state government, the city of Atlanta could be sliding toward a similar fate.
Some are quietly wondering whether Atlanta is in danger of becoming the Detroit of the South.
The city has experienced an ongoing succession of government scandals, ranging from a massive cheating racket to corruption, bribery, school-board incompetence and now the potential loss of accreditation for the local DeKalb County school system.
For several years, problems of this sort have fueled political reforms, including the creation of new cities in northern Atlanta suburbs. Due to the intensification of corruption scandals in DeKalb, some state-level reform proposals could become national news very soon.
Super-white majority cities
As a result of the unsavory politics in urban Atlanta, northern suburban communities acted to distance themselves. Beginning in 2005, many communities began the process of incorporating into cities.
Thus far, Milton, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Chattahoochee Hills and Johns Creek have done so.
These cities, after breaking away politically from urban Atlanta, have become so successful that a libertarian think tank, the Reason Foundation, has featured Sandy Springs as a model of effective government. The Economist has also applauded the northern Atlanta cities for solving the problem of unfunded government pension liability and avoiding the bankruptcy that looms over some urban areas. The new cities may soon be able to create their own school districts, which would free them even further from the issues besetting Atlanta.
While incorporation has been popular with residents of the new cities, not all of Atlanta is as satisfied........
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Every city is going to become Detroit, eventually. Just a matter of “when.”
Even cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants are becoming hellholes with big city problems.
The feds, either through regulation and or by the courts will stop the breakaway cities dead in their tracks as soon as it becomes clear that race is a factor in the continual failure of inner city Atlanta. Count on it.....
I’ve been saying it all along. Lots of cities are racking up incredible debts with every intent that the feds will bail them out in the end.
You may be correct...good point.
If only the collectivists could find a way to avoid the law of sowing and reaping.
But it will not work. This will only spur a revolt sooner than later.
Many years ago Atlanta’s Black Police Chief was caught giving the answers to questions on the promotion exam to the Black cops.
Nothing was ever done about it.
...or supply and demand, or unintended consequences, or the need for profit, or any number of other realities that collectivists ignore....
All due to DummyRats.
President Obamas plans for a second-term include an initiative to systematically redistribute the wealth of Americas suburbs to the cities. Its a transformative idea, and deserves to be fully aired before the election. But like a lot of his major progressive policy innovations, Obama has advanced this one stealthilymostly through rule-making, appointment, and vague directives. Obama has worked on this project in collaboration with Mike Kruglik, one of his original community organizing mentors. Krugliks new group, Building One America, advocates regional tax-base sharing, a practice by which suburban tax money is directly redistributed to nearby cities and less-well-off inner-ring suburbs.
So when you allow powerful groups of citizens to opt out of a social contract, and form their own, it may benefit the group opting out, but it hurts the larger collective, he said.”
So basically we’re running out of “hosts” for the remaining parasites?
What was that....Atlanta is a chocolate city. Doesn’t Detriot have the same basic persuasion.
Could it be cultural and political ?
See the link I posted up thread.
How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities
Makes me just want to pack up and move to Cracklanta. Not!