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In Four More Years We'll Be Detroit

PCLEMSC Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:50 AM
A recent article presented in a blog by a Detroit father at http://www.dadi.org/dn_bleak.htm states: "In a recent study by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, comparing statistics for its Kids Count report, the organization reported that Detroit ranks No.1 in unmarried births among the nations 50 largest cities. Of the 16,729 babies born in Detroit in 1997, 13,574 were black, 1,679 were white and 817 were Hispanic. Seventy-one percent were born to unmarried mothers. This compared with a state average of 33 percent and a 50-city average of 43 percent." " Detroit is the worst offender on our list of America's most dangerous cities, thanks to a staggering rate of 1,220 violent crimes committed per 100,000 "
Incredulous2 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:55 AM
It'd all be flush if we could regress to the opening of the Erie canal era.

From one moment to the next the city of Detroit doesn’t know where its next bailout is coming from. Chronically unable to pay its bills, the city looks to the state for cash gifts to stave off default. Operating under the terms of a consent agreement hammered out with the state, Detroit faces fiscal uncertainty largely because it has failed to get adequate concessions from public employee unions that are unsustainable. And those concessions that they have wrested from unions, politicians in Detroit have been unwilling to enforce.     

One prominent Detroit attorney, however, is facing the future of the Motor...

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