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America's Fiscal Stupidity Mirrors Detroit

gmallast Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 8:55 AM
Who is John Galt? Barack Obama is turning the whole country into Dee-troit just as Jennifer Granholm turned all of Michigan into Dee-troit.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:26 AM
I found a tool on Craig's list that I have wanted for years. It was at a North Detroit address. Driving through a residential area to get there, the decay was palpable. Cracked, overgrown sidewalks, people wandering aimlessly.
The guy was selling a nice tool, not because he wanted to, but because he had bills to pay. He had been laid off for months. The whole thing was like Dagny walking through New York on that cold night (although I'm old and fat and male and not very successful) and wondering what was wrong with the city and the country. It has affected me. But I like the tool.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:04 AM
And there was a 9mm in the map pocket.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:42 AM
Map pocket? Are you from the UK? I have always been told that was a 'glove box', here in the USA.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 11:48 AM
I have a glove box. The map pocket is on the back of the front passenger seat.

It’s fitting that on the day Washington, DC is cutting the budget by an agreement that they really didn’t mean, that the city of Detroit will finally get what’s it has needed for a long time: declaration of fiscal disaster.

Michigan’s Rick Snyder has appointed an emergency city manager to do for Detroit what Obama, Biden, the UAW, GM, Chrysler, the city’s council and mayor have not been able to even with a $80 billion bailout of the automotive industry.

“Snyder’s decision comes after a state review team report concluded last week that Detroit is in a financial...