How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit

How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit

There are 10 comments on the Free Republic story from Mar 4, 2013, titled How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit. In it, Free Republic reports that:

An unbroken series of Democratic mayors followed, all of whom had a hand in implementing the full panoply of progressive policies, highlighted by the giveaways to public service employees.

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reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#1 Mar 5, 2013
Detroit & Chicago are text book case examples of cities run by just one party kept in power with corrupt unions and citizens begging for more handouts.

The citizens of these two cities have been voting lock step with democrats who have bettered them self and unions at the expense of the voter/tax payers.

But the bill for all of these greedy excessively expensive union contracts is going to come due soon and neither city has the funds to support those bloated retirement promises made to unions in exchange for union support.

So which city will be in bankruptcy court first??

There isn't enough money in either the city or state treasury to support these two bloated fiscal messes.

serfs up

Merritt Island, FL

#3 Mar 5, 2013
reality is a crutch wrote:
Detroit & Chicago are text book case examples of cities run by just one party kept in power with corrupt unions and citizens begging for more handouts.
The citizens of these two cities have been voting lock step with democrats who have bettered them self and unions at the expense of the voter/tax payers.
But the bill for all of these greedy excessively expensive union contracts is going to come due soon and neither city has the funds to support those bloated retirement promises made to unions in exchange for union support.
So which city will be in bankruptcy court first??
There isn't enough money in either the city or state treasury to support these two bloated fiscal messes.
Where are the usual suspects at? Perhaps the progressive hens have not gathered the required disinformation yet. As this gets worse, this is going to be fun if only to see what these sorry parasites are going to do.
kevinu

United States

#4 Mar 5, 2013
So republican policies r much brighter? For everyone or only the wealthy? In local politics many times party affilation shouldn't matter as in state or federal elections. Ordinary Citizens r content when rules r followed and money isn't squandered.fer.select few. People r no longer willing to accept higher millages when unacceptable high salaries and pensions take up money that could build modern schools etc. Taylor michigan is excellent example.
Henny Penny

Greenwich, CT

#5 Mar 5, 2013
ONE day Henny-penny was picking up corn in the cornyard when--whack!--something hit her upon the head.'Goodness gracious me!' said Henny-penny; 'the sky's a-going to fall; I must go and tell the king.'

So she went along and she went along and she went along till she met Cocky-locky.'Where are you going, Hennypenny?' says Cocky-locky.'Oh! I'm going to tell the king the sky's a-falling,' says Henny-penny.'May I come with you?' says Cocky-locky.'Certainly,' says Henny-penny. So Hennypenny and Cocky-locky went to tell the king the sky was falling.

They went along, and they went along, and they went along, till they met Ducky-daddles.'Where are you going to, Hennypenny and Cocky-locky?' says Ducky-daddles.'Oh! we're going to tell the king the sky's a-falling,' said Henny-penny and Cocky-locky.'May I come with you?' said Ducky-daddles.'Certainly,' said Henny-penny and Cocky-locky. So Hennypenny, Cocky-locky, and Ducky-daddles went to tell the king the sky was a-falling.
serfs up

Merritt Island, FL

#6 Mar 5, 2013
It fell for Detroit. And many other areas.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 5, 2013
No, it was KILLpatrick who sealed your fate. He should be doing 20 years in a FEDERAL PRISON. I have followed his media articles, and this guy is PURE EVIL, and his family is right there along with him.

The ONLY way to save Detroit is to put kwame's family behind bars for LIFE, so they can't reproduce.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#8 Mar 5, 2013
It's got nothing to do with party, but if you really want to blame a party, blame the Republicans, they have been destroying the country for the past 60 years.

There's nothing wrong with Detroit, it don't need fixing. It's right where it's suppose to be. You know all that white corruption from long time ago had to catch up sooner or later. It began in the 20's and 30's.

Karma is a biyotach as they say...
Pete

Livonia, MI

#9 Mar 6, 2013
digger wrote:
No, it was KILLpatrick who sealed your fate. He should be doing 20 years in a FEDERAL PRISON. I have followed his media articles, and this guy is PURE EVIL, and his family is right there along with him.
The ONLY way to save Detroit is to put kwame's family behind bars for LIFE, so they can't reproduce.
Chances are very good that some of the many charges against Kwame will stick. It may only be the tax charges and could be only three years. But the risk has always been the twenty year sentence. The feds would have taken a plea for 12 years Kwame and Bobby and maybe less for Bernard. They gambled and we will see likely Friday what the jury finds.

But as usual, the fed has over charged and under proved. Half the charges have been thrown out or pulled out. The RICO charge is now quite tentative as it depends on one count against Bernard to make the three person minimum. Bernard has a history of being a political insider and consultant. It's not a crime to get paid.

I've seen the same crazy clips about money in gum wrappers and paper bags. Many things look bad and we can have our views as to what the crimes were. A jury has to see the whole process of the crime step by step or the party will walk.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#10 Mar 6, 2013
Everybody wants to see someone get hanged, until it's them facing the judge lol

Kwame will do what any of you would do, try to get off. That's what people do regardless if they are guilty or not.

Truth be told, any one could find themselves in Kwame's shoes. The courts are full of people who normally would not have done the wrong thing, yet they did.

Kwame might be guilty of a lot of things, but to think none of you would do the same if you were in his shoes is foolish.

The system made Kwame, it's corrupt and corruption corrupts.

People are not born guilty, they are made that way by the system.
reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#11 Mar 6, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
Everybody wants to see someone get hanged, until it's them facing the judge lol
Kwame will do what any of you would do, try to get off. That's what people do regardless if they are guilty or not.
Truth be told, any one could find themselves in Kwame's shoes. The courts are full of people who normally would not have done the wrong thing, yet they did.
Kwame might be guilty of a lot of things, but to think none of you would do the same if you were in his shoes is foolish.
The system made Kwame, it's corrupt and corruption corrupts.
People are not born guilty, they are made that way by the system.
So what happen to the concept of personal choice?

you are correct in stating people are not born guilty, but it's also true that we are all born with the ability to Choose what actions we will or not take.

Kwame is not the victim here, the "system" did not force him to do anything. he could have and should have walked a different path.

if you really believe the system is corrupt( I agree it is corrupt )then get off yer butt go out force change by getting involved work to elect new people new parties, new ideas into office in your city county and state.

Your people worked hard in the 60's to effect change, time to get up reorganize and force change again.

By any objective standard what Detroit voters have been doing since 1960 isn't working ,time to elect new people.

stop your whining about the system, you elected these morons.

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