Wanna see what 40+ years of liberal democrat rule did to DETROIT? (17 posts)

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  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/detroit-decline_n_813696.html#218521

    Of course, HOPUFF attempts to blame everyone else BUT who ran the city into the ground

    Well, look here…. literacy rate in Detroit below 50%…Almost that of California with all the illegal aliens.

    http://www.detroitliteracy.org/faq.htm

    And now we have a bunch on idiots who voted for Obama that want THIS to happen to the rest of the country.
    Try to not OWN this BORED LIBS

  • Profile picture of Mach5 Mach5 said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    As long as they get to keep their Obama phone, they are good,

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    Strange…neither linked article mentions anything about liberalism, unions, or collective bargaining being responsible for Michigan’s struggling economy. No way could it be miscalculated management decisions in the auto industry, could it?

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    Of course they didn’t catpaw.. Do i need to connect the dots for you? HUFFPO= liberal fishwrap. of course they aren’t going to mention that…BUT
    Google the mayors of Detroit over the last 45+ years and see for yourself.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    mike-what about all the red states (particularly in the south) that lead the nation in families living in poverty? States such as Mississippi (Republican Governor), Alabama (Republican Governor), and Louisiana (Republican Governor)? Then you have the other extreme, California, which is a dominant Blue State that happens to lead the pack in welfare rolls and children living in poverty. You’re really oversimplifying the issue, mike. If anything else, the politics of the region are a product or response to the economic conditions, not the other way around. Charismatic party leaders become Pied Pipers to blind mice. Politicians are mass manipulators at rallying the troops and laying the blame at the other side’s feet. That’s why it is more politically expedient to grand stand and stone wall than to compromise and work together. Republicans and Democrats engage in an ongoing p*ssing contest while the rest of us suffer.

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    Sorry I don’t. Agree with you. There are many factors in the south that come into play. Besides, exactly how long has MS been under a R governor? . Not as long as Detroit.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    “There are many factors in the south that come into play”

    Thank you mike. I couldn’t have said it better! Maybe Detroit has suffered simply because its been a one horse city and that horse simply couldn’t keep up with the Korean, German, and Japanese horse. Its a dying town, no doubt. That’s usually how things go down in one horse towns. Bakersfield is a one horse town and I would hate to see how bad thing could get here if the local oil industry tanked the way the auto industry did in Michigan. If you want to blame anyone, blame GW (yeah, yeah-your gonna jump up and down that I’m playing that line) for throwing $$$ at a failing industry and asking them NOTHING in return. At least the Obama administration made some stipulations. Just as you bemoan the ‘Blame Bush’ line, maybe you should be more conservative with your playing of the ‘blame the democrat’ card. The economy sometimes turns on factors not directly connected to Obama or any other democrat or republican for that matter. And to blame Detroit’s economic and social decline on a simple figurehead like a mayor is flat out silliness. It would be like blaming Harvey Hall for the fact that Bakersfield has nearly 11 percent unemployment compared to the 8 percent national average. Mayors are figureheads and typically only cast tie breaking votes anyway. Your blame is totally misplaced.

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    I couldn’t have said it better! Maybe Detroit has suffered simply because its been a one horse city and that horse simply couldn’t keep up with the Korean, German, and Japanese horse.

    Solely because of the unions. Janitors making close to $100 an hour, driving around in a golf cart, not possessing a high school diploma?
    Did you see the video I posted about the workers getting caught drinking and smoking dope on a work break? Because of the union, Chrysler had to hire them back.
    compound that with the fact that the public education system does nothing to hold parents/students accountable, with the teacher’s unions running the same type of racket, and you have the perfect storm for stupid people with no skills, making the type of money they have no business making.

    As far as Bush, yep he did his fair share, but look at the money thrown into the solar sector, with a higher than %50 failure rate, that Obama threw down.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    So, is Obama, the mayor, or the union leadership to blame? You’re all over the board mike.

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    All under the umbrella of liberal leadership….not all over the board…Liberals are great at a couple of things,…..spending other people’s money, and giving things to people, like jobs and welfare, that didn’t EARN them

  • Profile picture of Lamonster Lamonster said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    Some mayors are figureheads and some are powerful elected officials who run their cities like a governor or president.

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    You might be surprised how many Republican initiatives were adopted and continued by Democrats–and the other way around.
    Flip-flopping [let's call it "evolving;" so much more intellectual-sounding] at it’s most subtle and finest. : )

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    examples please Catpaw

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    The first bank bailout was initiated by George Bush before he left office.
    NAFTA was a Republican initiative that Bill Clinton signed into law.
    The hunt for Bin Laden was a Bush project continued by Obama. (Matter of fact, Obama called Bush and told him the news of OBL’s death before he told the public.)
    Immigration reform was a Republican initiative. It inspired the Democratic “Dream Act;” which Republicans rejected. (Kind of a flip-flop of a flip-flop.)
    Currently, a number of Republicans are rethinking some of Obama’s tax reform proposals and agreeing with them.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 10 months ago:

    “Currently, a number of Republicans are rethinking some of Obama’s tax reform proposals and agreeing with them”

    Per NPR.

    Some, supposedly, are breaking ranks to consider Simpson- Boles (2 bucks in cuts for every dollar in tax increases). Its already been shot down by GOP leadership. Neither side will budge. We’ll fly over the cliff and the blame game to 2016 will be on like Donkey Kong. The GOP expect revenues to come flying in ex nihilo, while the democrats will not spare a penny in cuts fearing they will lose their union backing and the pork trains to their districts will be no longer. Prepare for the cliff. Neither side has enough incentive to budge. Actually, both sides by default get something out of going over the cliff. Democrats get the tax increases and Republicans get the budget cuts and both can point the finger at the other for what doesn’t turn out their way.