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Detroit's Decline

khayman Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 5:36 AM
Congratulations See what voting black and democratic got you. We stopped being amused in the suburbs and state decades ago, Now WORKING CITIZENS have to clean up YOUR mess. Congratulations to the citizens in Michigan that don't live in Detroit...You now own a Ghetto. Want to see obama's plan just look at Detroit. The GREAT FAILED DEMOCRATIC PLANTATION of DETROIT. Now here take these phones, drink this kool-aid, and obey your king......

Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.

The recent conviction of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, on multiple charges, including racketeering, fraud and extortion, adds another insult to the city's injury, increasing its misery.

During the mid-20th century, Detroit was a vibrant city with a population of almost 2 million. Today, it stands near ruin. The number of residents has now been estimated at just over 700,000....