Detroit's bankruptcy follows decades of decay
The city of Detroit, which for years paid its bills with borrowed money, is the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy protection.
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#1 Jul 19, 2013
Ya forgot decades of city, county, fiscal mismanagement , political corruption, misappropriation of public funds, graft, pay offs , kick backs, excessive numbers of unsolved murders, assaults, robberies, theft of public properties, rapes, arsons, excessive union corruption, unions selling votes for big payouts in benefits at tax payers expense, too many black drug gangs, too many weapons on da streets of da city , way too many illegal immigrants stealing goods and services from da city.
add in excessive over taxation, over regulation by city, county, state & federal governments, greedy aggressive excessive union bully tactics creating a very business unfriendly environment.
lack of proper law enforcement.
That's a prescription or blue print for failure.
#2 Jul 19, 2013
yeah for the union,yeah for the union,yeah for the union
#3 Jul 19, 2013
Will the water department crews be paid less for watching one person work in a hole? Will Detroit still have enough staff on duty to put the phones on hold when people call?
Orr wants to improve police response time from 58". First they have to get TO 58". In many cases they simply don't respond. Sometimes they are kind enough to tell you on the phone that they are not coming. The non-response calls are not factored into the math in calculating the 58". This makes mathematical sense in that dividing by infinity is not possible. Chief Craig has already hinted at how the response time will be improved on paper. They will declassify 911 calls to include just the ones they do respond to in a reasonable time. Problem solved. I wonder if anyone will notice.
Kim Worthy will do her part as well. Stop prosecuting burglaries and minor assaults and those numbers go down. Plead the heavy stuff down to something minor and those major crime numbers go down. Before you know it the streets of Detroit will be very safe indeed.
If Orr can find that eraser he needs for the debt, providing services like safety from space aliens becomes doable.
Since: Mar 12
#4 Jul 19, 2013
It all started with the whites
#7 Jul 20, 2013
I understand black people don't like being called monkeys but they don't have to shout it from the tree tops.
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