Skip to comments.America’s Suicidal Cities: Detroit refuses to take its medicine.
Posted on 01/31/2013 10:45:55 AM PST by EveningStar
Some major American cities are dying, and the worst part is that these grievously ill patients often are refusing to take even the mildest medicine that would make things better.
Take Detroit, a city that has become a synonym for urban failure. The murder rate of one per 1,719 people last year was more than eleven times the rate in New York City. One contributing factor may be that two-thirds of Detroits streetlights are broken.
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Who in the world would live in Detroit or Chicago? Bringing children up in war zones such as these is child abuse.
I do feel sorry for Dave Bing, who seems intelligent and honest and understands the problems and the direction in which a solution would lie. But the labor unions’ grip on the levers of power make those solutions impossible to get through the city council.
Put yourself in a black democratic voter’s shoe, they see the white libs just cleaning up at the trough, they just want their share.
He’s definitely a better democrat than most.
Eat your peas....
I’d love to have a company that went in and salvaged building materials from houses like these....look at all the brick...
Conyers has a house in Detroit that would fit right in.
I don't see anything. Is it me, or are others having the same problem?
Once the city has sufficiently been drained of the mosquito population then those former war zones will be redeveloped into productive neighborhoods again, where the lot sizes are 100’ wide by 130’ deep just like suburbia. The public schools will be bankrupt and empty, but there will be new private schools in their place.
IFF the republicans can actually succeed in dislodging the democRATS.
it all starts with a good family with mommy able to stay home and be a good mom because daddy makes enough money to do so...
good families want good churches....good schools...nice parks...clean streets...
Business is buying up the riverfront and the new international bridge will ease the bottleneck. (Its the second busiest freight crossing on the continent)
Good things are starting to happen in Detroit but they’re starting in a central location and will grow from there.
The big difference is that the city doesn’t get a blank check from the republicans. The republicans are doing what’s right for the state and the city will benefit if they want to.
I suspect another barrier to progress is the failure of the state -- or anybody else -- to offer enough, ah, hmmmm, ummmmm, ah "incentives" to the council members for their assent.
The RTW law will help with the jobs situation.
"This month, it was discovered that Barrett Jones, a full-time consultant for the Detroit Water and Sewage facility earning $139,000 a year, had a second full-time job at $135,000 a year as public-safety administrator for the city of Flint, which is 70 miles away. He has resigned from his Flint job but still works for the city of Detroit."
Detroit has basically just become a conduit for money to the criminal class.
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