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A Hundred Percent of Nothing

robby32 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 3:34 PM
Not too many years ago a retiring businessman/philanthropist offered to the city of Detroit schools two hundred million dollars to build charter high schools. The board of ed turned it down cold. Those are the people running the city of Detroit and its school system. Now they want more tax dollars. I say let them sink.

JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money. But there's a painful lesson to be learned from decades of political hustling and counsel by intellectuals and urban experts.

In 1960, Detroit's population was 1.6 million. Blacks were 29 percent, and whites were 70 percent. Today, Detroit's population has fallen precipitously to 707,000, of which blacks are 84 percent and whites 8 percent....