Democrats and Unions Kill Detroit

Democrats and Unions Kill Detroit

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Supercalafradgel istic

Valley, AL

#1 Jul 31, 2013
Well ladies and gentlemen, now you see what happens to a major city when corrupt Democrats and corrupt union bosses "take care of one another" for 50+ years.

Year after year union leaders (ever hungry for more power and money) promised more and more benefits to their members if their members would just elect Democrats (whose prime concern is staying in power/elected). Democrats in turn went along with what ever increases (pay, healthcare, pensions) the unions wanted to keep the union vote.

The main problem with this is that the promises being made to workers were unsustainable and the union bosses and Democrats making the promises knew this also, but didn't care.

Now Detroit claims the title of "Largest Municipal Bankruptcy" ever. Thanks unions and Democrats.
Supercalafradgel istic

Valley, AL

#2 Aug 3, 2013
Union workers need to stage one of their famous "nonviolent" protests at their union boss's house.
Agreed

Jackson, MI

#3 Aug 3, 2013
This has been coming for a long time, now its here, but union thugs got their bonuses and kickbacks, Detroit is corrupt and the people are not smart enough to fix their own problems, they want more money from someone else, I say let them sit in it,
smartypants

Greenbrier, AR

#6 Aug 5, 2013
Supercalafradgelistic wrote:
Well ladies and gentlemen, now you see what happens to a major city when corrupt Democrats and corrupt union bosses "take care of one another" for 50+ years.
Year after year union leaders (ever hungry for more power and money) promised more and more benefits to their members if their members would just elect Democrats (whose prime concern is staying in power/elected). Democrats in turn went along with what ever increases (pay, healthcare, pensions) the unions wanted to keep the union vote.
The main problem with this is that the promises being made to workers were unsustainable and the union bosses and Democrats making the promises knew this also, but didn't care.
Now Detroit claims the title of "Largest Municipal Bankruptcy" ever. Thanks unions and Democrats.
Your heart is in the right place.

But Democrats and unions, Detroit had those in great numbers in the glory days when the city was known as the Paris of the West. Pittsburgh had Democrats and unions and it made a comeback. Other cities have or have had Democrats and unions and aren't anywhere near Detroit's calamity.

So shifting blame for Detroit's monumental failure to Democrats and unions comes off to me as that tired old GOP, so-called "conservative" party line. You pour gasoline over your opponents, the Democrats, and light them afire; you send a shout out to your Big Business money base by pouring on the coal to the unions; and then you give blacks a pass and don't even mention their role. The GOP has pandered to and wooed blacks for decades, calling them social conservatives and saying they're naturals for the GOP.

To sum up and tell the truth, blacks killed Detroit. It's just being disingenuous at best to say it's Democrats and/or unions or anything else.
Supercalafradgel istic

Valley, AL

#7 Oct 2, 2013
I don't know about the black angle you present?

One can look directly at unsustainable pension promises and benefits cooked up by the powers that be in Detroit (unions and Democrats for 50+ years straight) to see why the city cant meet its financial obligations. If Republicans had held a monopoly on power in Detroit for 5+ decades this mess would be their fault.
reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#8 Oct 3, 2013
Supercalafradgelistic wrote:
I don't know about the black angle you present?
One can look directly at unsustainable pension promises and benefits cooked up by the powers that be in Detroit (unions and Democrats for 50+ years straight) to see why the city cant meet its financial obligations. If Republicans had held a monopoly on power in Detroit for 5+ decades this mess would be their fault.
But alas and alack republicans were not in charge.

Republicans would not and could not make those outrageous exaggerated promises to greedy unions and black voters.

The uneducated black voter has been brain washed into thinking the democrat party has the best interest of the black community in mind.

But after 60 years of voting for the democrat party only the black voter has got to come to the realization that life in the hood or larger black community is much worse now than it was when they started voting for democrats years ago. Hey nothing has gotten better in the hood.

Democrats have enslaved the black community with welfare created by the very liberal Lyndon Johnson et al, and welfare has been the largest single destructive force working on the black community.

There is a interesting study done by the Dept of health and human services in MD titled " Harlem 1850 to 1970" The study details how the black community was doing fine until the invention of welfare entitlements which was the big incentive for blacks to stay home not work , accept living in substandard government housing in black ghettos.

President Lincoln freed the slaves and he nor is political party gets no credit for his work. President Johnson enslaved blacks and for that he and his party get credit and votes.

I would have thought that after 60 years of voting for democrats the black voters would have looked around the hood and figured that life in the black community now is much worse than it was 60 years ago and the blacks would have stood up as a block voted for change or republicans to fix what hasn't been fixed for 60 years.

Close the welfare offices, create jobs, stop the black & wetback drug gangs, clean up the cities make them livable again.

Look the black neighborhoods can't be fixed overnight but the change has got to start someplace and at sometime why not now??

ask the millions of immigrants who have jobs in amerce today.
they will tell you there are jobs in America you just have to go out and hustle for them.

some of the immigrants with jobs don't speak English very well but they can work and communicate. Can blacks do that???

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