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Detroit's Decline

robert3539 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 7:54 AM
Detroit suffers from the double whammy of BLACK DEMOCRAT control (defined by tribal behavior and corruption). It may be politically incorrect to say so, but unless the problem is identified, it cannot be solved. In Detroit's case, it will not be solved. They have run the productive people out of town, and have nothing to offer to get them to return. As a related issue, why do you think liberals are so enamored of mass transit and having people live in large cities instead of suburbs? Answer: Take away their individual mobility (i.e. freedom to live where they want) and you can hold them and their tax dollars captive in a hellhole like Detroit (their thinking, not mine).

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....