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Report: Yeah, Detroit Might Be Forced To Declare Bankruptcy

Bufa Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:24 AM
Surtr blames color of skin for this mess, not leftist policies. I guess your argument would gain traction if you ignore every city,state and country that is destroying itself with those same regrssive policies and ideas.
Surtr Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:43 AM
"Surtr blames color of skin for this mess, not leftist policies." Bufa

No, I clearly blamed, not the average melanin quotient, but low intelligence and anti-social impulses of the residents of Detroit.

You should visit Seattle or Portland; they're very nice. Better yet take a vacation to Norway. You'll find the results eye opening.
DSMike Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:47 AM
Seattle and Portland are not nice, except for the views...every park bench has a drug addict on it and many programs that are breaking those cities as well...Norway has a oil economy with a small population, not a usual case example.
Kimbery Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:24 AM
Compared to Detroit Seattle and Portland are Utopia...
Surtr Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:34 AM
"Seattle and Portland are not nice"

They're very nice. It's true that they tolerate bums in public where other cities scurry them off to skid row, but that hardly makes them Detroit.

They're both clean, well-run, and nice places to live.

Norway's high standard of living is not unusual, nor due to its size or oil. Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Japan . . . all big government states, yet for reasons you can't explain, are not descending into Detroit.
Kimbery Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:43 AM
The reason is culture. ANY form of government can succeed if the people involved are decent and moral human beings. Communism is the ideal form of government on paper. It fails in reality because of corruption. The same goes for socialism. Capitalism is the only system that can overcome human corruption enough to benefit a vast majority of the population.

What happens when a city government tries to tax, spend, and borrow its way to prosperity? Hint: it goes broke:

A state-appointed review team has determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, paving the way for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency manager who would need to come up with a new plan to get the city out of its fiscal crisis.

The team released its findings Tuesday, saying in a report to Snyder that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem."

The review team pointed to the city's ongoing cash crisis, which have threatened...