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Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse

Stan Marsh's Grampa Wrote: Jul 21, 2013 4:23 PM
In my lifetime I have seen the US go from very prosperous to beyond bankrupt. The key to it is liberalism. We used to have mineral and resource extraction industries that provided jobs and raw materials. Now those have closed, and if you try to open one, the lib stooges that shut it down will sue, protest, and vandalize. We used to have steel mills and refineries that turned those resources into oil and steel. Those have been killed off, and if you try to open one, the liberals will stop it. We used to have small businesses that made tooling, specialty equipment, and infrastructure equipment, but those were killed off by endless democrat regulation, and can not be revived. We used to have taxes and tariffs at the border that equalized the cost of US made goods and foreign made sweat shop goods, but the liberals are against that too. Now we are reduced to a country that paints each others houses and sell each other hamburgers and insurance. That is what killed Detroit, and as Detroit goes, so goes the US.
Stan Marsh's Grampa Wrote: Jul 21, 2013 4:27 PM
The bottom line is, liberals have stopped us from producing anything, stripped us of the ability to use our resources, and made foreign goods cost 1/4 of American goods. The America that I saw as a kid is as dead as Detroit, but people are too stupid to see why. The liberals did that too, in the indoctrination centers that you call schools.

Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true.

It came true in cities across the industrial heartland, from Chicago's meatpacking plants to the fire-belching steel mills of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It came true for decades, as manufacturing brought prosperity to big cities in states around the Great Lakes and those who called them home. Detroit was the affluent capital, a city with its own emblematic musical sound and a...