Detroit now has a population the size of El Paso, TX and needs to restructure to that model.<quoted text>Philandering drug dealers are nothing compared to the wonderful Democrat criminals who've run Detroit.
And maybe the Detroit Model of socialist ruination can be used in other cities.
From 1974 to 1993, Coleman Young, who was subsequently revealed to be a member of the Communist Party, was mayor and failed to stem Detroit’s descent into chaos, and in 1992 his police chief was convicted of stealing $2.6M from city taxpayers. Michigan’s hard-left U.S. Senator Carl Levin was Young’s chief supporter, serving as Detroit City Council president.
Kwame Kilpatrick, who served as Mayor from 2002- 2008, represents the epitome of corruption and pled guilty to 2 felonies & no contest to a 3rd one receiving a sentence of 120 days. In 2010, he received a 5 yr sentence for probation violations stemming from his obstruction of justice conviction. Currently Kilpatrick, his father & his longtime contractor friend who got millions of dollars in city work, are awaiting a jury verdict on racketeering, bribery & tax charges that could send them all to jail for 20 yrs.
All of these policies & politicians have had their effect. In 2012, Forbes Magazine rated Detroit the most dangerous city in America. A Detroit News poll revealed that “Detroit’s crime crisis” has gotten so bad, a staggering 40% of its residents intend to leave the city within 5 yrs.
Another 2/3 say the city is on the wrong track. The poll also found that all of Detroit’s public officials were held in low esteem, except for Police Chief Ralph Godbee–who retired due to a sex scandal after the poll was taken.
Now 1 might think that those living in the epicenter of Democrat-inflicted misery for 50 yrs might consider changing course. One would be completely wrong.
On Nov. 6, Obama received 98% of the vote & the same night Detroit voters elected a convicted felon, Brian Banks, to serve in the state legislature. Other election results show overwhelming margins of victories for Detroit Democrats as well.
Thus, the self-inflicted misery continues, even as it is almost certain that Detroit’s Democratically-dominated city government will resist the efforts of Gov. Synder & the Republicans who run the state legislature, to keep the city from going under.
It is also likely that much of that resistance will be framed in racial terms, a theme that has already been stoked by U.S. Rep John Conyers (D-MI), who has represented Detroit for 47 yrs.“How come all of the jurisdictions put under emergency management are majority African American? Has anybody noticed that?” he wondered.
Here’s what some people have “noticed,” Mr. Conyers: the top 10 most dangerous cities in the nation are each led by a Democrat mayor.
Detroit residents have had 50 years to fix their own problems. They’ve elected Democrat after Democrat, bringing the city to the brink of bankruptcy. But thank God the good citizens of Detroit never allowed anyone competent or experienced like Mitt Romney or Rudy Guilani to turn things around.
Detroit's budget is $1.1 billion.
El Paso's budet is $756 million.
Sounds like a 30% budget cut for starters.