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Detroit Betrayed: The Radical
Wrecking Of An Iconic City

Forbes, by Spyridon Mitsotakis

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/14/2013 11:38:39 AM

Sometimes it’s better to tell a story backwards, from end to beginning. This story ends on December 10, 2012, when President Obama traveled to Michigan—a state with unemployment over 9 percent. He made a stop in Detroit, Michigan’s largest city, which is bankrupt. There, Obama made the ironic boast: “You only have to look to Michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.” Of course, the auto industry, like much of the rest of Detroit,

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Detroit is not the only city to suffer from the destruction of leftist radicals. It is happening all across this country and yet they still vote these bloodsucking criminals into office.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Msctex1, 1/14/2013 11:43:25 AM     (No. 9115726)

Imagine if ones Savior was an amoral being, bent on the destruction of those who profess to love him most.

Wait, why imagine?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wws, 1/14/2013 11:47:49 AM     (No. 9115739)

Let It Burn.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/14/2013 11:56:18 AM     (No. 9115754)

I just finished "Detroit City is the Place to Be". It´s about the ones who haven´t left or the ones who have returned. There is a there there, but no one is very optimistic about the city´s future. There are many to blame for Detroit´s almost fatal collapse. It´s sad and I feel great sympathy for those who are trying to just keep things alive while solutions are experimented with.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/14/2013 12:23:45 PM     (No. 9115808)

I´m going out on a limb here, but I believe that you could see either GM or Ford moving to Texas. The driving force would be access to low cost energy and the resulting new metals, plastics, and chemicals facilities being built in TX. All of this in turn is driven by the extremely favorable business climate. You could even choose a port for low cost shipping to either coast and to export markets around the Gulf of Mexico. The major profit centers for the US auto makers are trucks and there is no larger state market than TX. In the heyday of the auto industry, cotton picker and farm worker moved to Detroit. Detroit messed up big time and its now time to move to TX.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/14/2013 12:40:44 PM     (No. 9115843)

I find Detroit to be a totally fascinating place. Fabulous old architecture, great old neighborhoods...in times gone by. Very, very sad.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: retiree, 1/14/2013 12:43:39 PM     (No. 9115850)

Not everyone benefited by the bailout and all Delphi workers lost their jobs as well as white collar workers. GM still owes the taxpayers over 50 billion dollars that isn´t being paid but they gave huge bonuses at Christmas time.
The unions have cost more jobs than they have helped and as far as I know have created none.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 1/14/2013 12:48:59 PM     (No. 9115864)

The Goonions have created hundreds of jobs: debt-counselors, suicide-hotline operators,loan-sharks and pawnbrokers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 1/14/2013 1:01:10 PM     (No. 9115896)

#4 - if they DO come to Texas they had sure better drop any union affiliations and any ideas about making Texas like what they left behind...I doubt they will do much to come to my state though. We´re a Right To Work state and have enough Yankees as it is without bringing a failed car manufacture company into the mix. Its bad enough that we have a Californication attitude infecting our current culture - we dont need Northern Midwest unionism.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 1/14/2013 1:31:11 PM     (No. 9115969)

The "Democratic" party infiltrated by communists.

We now have one in the White House.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/14/2013 1:43:58 PM     (No. 9115994)

I live in TX too #8. My thought initially was Ford, but it applies to GM as well. Where better to rebuild? No state income tax, right-to-work, low cost energy, close to suppliers, loser-pays liability, flexible permitting on environmental, low cost energy, fabulous port and transportation network, educated work force, close to population center of nation, the list is endless. They might even get a deal on NASA facilities. What better way to signal your resolve to UAW?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/14/2013 1:55:35 PM     (No. 9116021)

I did not know that about Coleman Young and Carl Levin. very interesting...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: janjan, 1/14/2013 3:22:13 PM     (No. 9116175)

#4 and #8 - Michigan is a right to work state too. That just passed here. The Big 3 own a lot of real estate in the Detroit area. A move to Texas would be very very expensive.

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