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25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head

It is so sad to watch one of America's greatest cities die a horrible death. Once upon a time, the city of Detroit was a teeming metropolis of 1.8 million people and it had the highest per capita income in the United States. Now it is a rotting, decaying hellhole of about 700,000 people that the rest of the world makes jokes about. On Thursday, we learned that the decision had been made for the city of Detroit to formally file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. It was going to be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States by far, but on Friday it was stopped at least temporarily by an Ingham County judge. She ruled that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution because it would result in reduced pension payments for retired workers. She also stated that Detroit's bankruptcy filing was "also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy", and she ordered that a copy of her judgment be sent to Barack Obama. How "honoring the president" has anything to do with the bankruptcy of Detroit is a bit of a mystery, but what that judge has done is ensured that there will be months of legal wrangling ahead over Detroit's money woes. It will be very interesting to see how all of this plays out. But one thing is for sure - the city of Detroit is flat broke. One of the greatest cities in the history of the world is just a shell of its former self. The following are 25 facts about the fall of Detroit that will leave you shaking your head...

1) At this point, the city of Detroit owes money to more than 100,000 creditors.

2) Detroit is facing $20 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities. That breaks down to more than $25,000 per resident.

3) Back in 1960, the city of Detroit actually had the highest per-capita income in the entire nation.

4) In 1950, there were about 296,000 manufacturing jobs in Detroit. Today, there are less than 27,000.

5) Between December 2000 and December 2010, 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in the state of Michigan were lost.

6) There are lots of houses available for sale in Detroit right now for $500 or less.

7) At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes in the city.

8) About one-third of Detroit's 140 square miles is either vacant or derelict.

9) An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.

10) Less than half of the residents of Detroit over the age of 16 are working at this point.

11) If you can believe it, 60 percent of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.

12) Detroit was once the fourth-largest city in the United States, but over the past 60 years the population of Detroit has fallen by 63 percent.

13) The city of Detroit is now very heavily dependent on the tax revenue it pulls in from the casinos in the city. Right now, Detroit is bringing in about 11 million dollars a month in tax revenue from the casinos.

14) There are 70 "Superfund" hazardous waste sites in Detroit.

15) 40 percent of the street lights do not work.

16) Only about a third of the ambulances are running.

17) Some ambulances in the city of Detroit have been used for so long that they have more than 250,000 miles on them.

18) Two-thirds of the parks in the city of Detroit have been permanently closed down since 2008.

19) The size of the police force in Detroit has been cut by about 40 percent over the past decade.

20) When you call the police in Detroit, it takes them an average of 58 minutes to respond.

21) Due to budget cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

22) The violent crime rate in Detroit is five times higher than the national average.

23) The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City.

24) Today, police solve less than 10 percent of the crimes that are committed in Detroit.

25) Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police are telling people to "enter Detroit at your own risk".

It is easy to point fingers and mock Detroit, but the truth is that the rest of America is going down the exact same path that Detroit has gone down.

Detroit just got there first.

All over this country, there are hundreds of state and local governments that are also on the verge of financial ruin...

"Everyone will say, 'Oh well, it's Detroit. I thought it was already in bankruptcy,' " said Michigan State University economist Eric Scorsone. "But Detroit is not unique. It's the same in Chicago and New York and San Diego and San Jose. It's a lot of major cities in this country. They may not be as extreme as Detroit, but a lot of them face the same problems."

A while back, Meredith Whitney was highly criticized for predicting that there would be a huge wave of municipal defaults in this country. When it didn't happen, the critics let her have it mercilessly.

But Meredith Whitney was not wrong.

She was just early.

Detroit is only just the beginning. When the next major financial crisis strikes, we are going to see a wave of municipal bankruptcies unlike anything we have ever seen before.

And of course the biggest debt problem of all in this country is the U.S. government. We are going to pay a great price for piling up nearly 17 trillion dollars of debt and over 200 trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities.

All over the nation, our economic infrastructure is being gutted, debt levels are exploding and poverty is spreading. We are consuming far more wealth than we are producing, and our share of global GDP has been declining dramatically.

We have been living way above our means for so long that we think it is "normal", but an extremely painful "adjustment" is coming and most Americans are not going to know how to handle it.

So don't laugh at Detroit. The economic pain that Detroit is experiencing will be coming to your area of the country soon enough.

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How is this not an article about some third world country?

Meet Detroit, flagship of unions, liberalism, and Obama voters.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #46
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Speaking of stupid, I see you just ignore the factors the slightly more conservatively aligned state government has on Boston compared to Detroit / Michigan. Detroit is the model of Unions / Liberals / Democrats - you just can't face it.
Dishonesty is inherent in Moonbats, and Amnorexia is a Moonbat.

For example, he keeps posting that Larry Shulman was appointed by Bush even after the circumstances around that have been explained therefore the IRS abuse of power is Bush's fault.

He does the same shit lying that the IRS targeted progressive groups even after he's been told over and over that the IRS refused 8 progressive group applications for tax exempt status, while simultaneously holding 259 conservative applications in limbo indefinitely or at least through the mid-terms and presidential election.

Instead of finding the one liberal city that isn't going bankrupt (and I'm just taking his word for it, Boston probably isn't doing all that hot like he keeps saying) why not show us examples of American cities as bad as Detroit that are run by conservatives?

Oh thats right, their aren't any.

Anybody who continually insists that a progressive, democrat agenda didn't lead to Detroit's demise is at best delusional and in denial. In Amnorexia's case he's just a ****ing liar.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:50 AM   #47
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Dishonesty is inherent in Moonbats, and Amnorexia is a Moonbat.

For example, he keeps posting that Larry Shulman was appointed by Bush even after the circumstances around that have been explained therefore the IRS abuse of power is Bush's fault.

He does the same shit lying that the IRS targeted progressive groups even after he's been told over and over that the IRS refused 8 progressive group applications for tax exempt status, while simultaneously holding 259 conservative applications in limbo indefinitely or at least through the mid-terms and presidential election.

Instead of finding the one liberal city that isn't going bankrupt (and I'm just taking his word for it, Boston probably isn't doing all that hot like he keeps saying) why not show us examples of American cities as bad as Detroit that are run by conservatives?

Oh thats right, their aren't any.
Gee, I never thought of his chronic straw manning was just matter of dishonesty.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #48
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Gee, I never thought of his chronic straw manning was just matter of dishonesty.
Seriously, look at these pictures:

http://www.weather.com/travel/modern...hotos-20130715


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Democratic mayors didn't cause the massive shift in how the economy operates, from a manufacturing base to a service base. Eh, I could go on and on, but your blinders only let you see one thing, so have at it.
The guy is actually suggesting that what you see in those pictures is a result of a "manufacturing base" going to a "service base".

If that was true, then the whole country would look like Detroit.

Seriously, you can't make this shit up. But this the delusional dishonesty and crap I've come to expect from O-Bots.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #49
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Seriously, look at these pictures:

http://www.weather.com/travel/modern...hotos-20130715


then read this:



The guy is actually suggesting that what you see in those pictures is a result of a "manufacturing base" going to a "service base".

If that was true, then the whole country would look like Detroit.

Seriously, you can't make this shit up. But this the delusional dishonesty and crap I've come to expect from O-Bots.

Good grief. One reason manufacturing left is because of unions and socialism too—not just NAFTA and GATT. Granted those sped up the process but manufacturing jobs , due to more govt interference were already leaving before those passed into law.
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Seriously, look at these pictures:

http://www.weather.com/travel/modern...hotos-20130715


then read this:



The guy is actually suggesting that what you see in those pictures is a result of a "manufacturing base" going to a "service base".

If that was true, then the whole country would look like Detroit.

Seriously, you can't make this shit up. But this the delusional dishonesty and crap I've come to expect from O-Bots.


And the GOP leaders like Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio and McCain and Graham. Do not dare forget them. They want to turn every city into Detroit. Don't jsut say it's Obama.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:16 PM   #51
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And the GOP leaders like Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio and McCain and Graham. Do not dare forget them. They want to turn every city into Detroit. Don't jsut say it's Obama.
That's why I call them the Vichy Regime.
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Dishonesty is inherent in Moonbats, and Amnorexia is a Moonbat.

For example, he keeps posting that Larry Shulman was appointed by Bush even after the circumstances around that have been explained therefore the IRS abuse of power is Bush's fault.

He does the same shit lying that the IRS targeted progressive groups even after he's been told over and over that the IRS refused 8 progressive group applications for tax exempt status, while simultaneously holding 259 conservative applications in limbo indefinitely or at least through the mid-terms and presidential election.

Instead of finding the one liberal city that isn't going bankrupt (and I'm just taking his word for it, Boston probably isn't doing all that hot like he keeps saying) why not show us examples of American cities as bad as Detroit that are run by conservatives?

Oh thats right, their aren't any.

Anybody who continually insists that a progressive, democrat agenda didn't lead to Detroit's demise is at best delusional and in denial. In Amnorexia's case he's just a ****ing liar.
Well said, but really so many of them have been deceived their whole lives but really ignorance is no excuse as the results of statism plays out in this country.

We see the results of the statists taking over the education system, for decades in this country, here on this board. Statism under the guise of liberalism and progressivism is the underlying message of of our government run education system for a long time. Some are able to see through it and learn to value freedom more. Some come to learn learn and believe in statism as if it were a religion and now so much of it has become powerful in our culture. What they fail to teach is what happens to statism once the takers out demand the producers.

It's why statisms like communism always fail or lead to great misery and destruction. Detroit should be a teaching moment in our history but I doubt it will wake them up for most that believe in this corrupt ideology/party. They will just double down and lead our country down the same path of misery and destruction as what happened to Detroit and is coming to other states/cities that have been long run by these sick like-minded people.

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We see the results of the statists taking over the education system, for decades in this country, here on this board. Statism under the guise of liberalism and progressivism is the underlying message of of our government run education system for a long time. Some are able to see through it and learn to value freedom more. .
Great points.

But Statism isn't 'just' a religion, the Statist is God.

The essence of a Statist is Government = God, and/or Government >God. It's why the Statist pushes the nonsense that man controls the weather, which is really what "climate change" or "global warming" is really about. It's why the Statist promotes abortion. The Statist promotes destruction of the family because a family is a strong unit with a strong authority/father figure, who stands in opposition to the state, therefore fathers are bad because they are selfish and don't believe in the "greater good". The Statist promotes homosexuality and gay marriage to mock and denigrate the heterosexual male and to make a mockery of his entire value system. If you don't believe me, just channel surf the tv set over any 24 hour period. You will be bombarded by homosexual characters, homosexual actors, homosexual themes. It's funny but they are less than 3% of the population, yet are like 25% (maybe more) of the characters, actors and themes promoted by network television. Single moms are also promoted (but the percentages in real life vs. tv are probably the same--- the outcomes portrayed vs the reality however, are definitely not.)

The Statist has turned our education system into an indoctrination system.

In America today, the most evil entity is the federal government. But if you point this out, you will be shouted down and called RACIST because that's confederate talk, and the Civil War was fought because of Slavery, so if you hate the federal government, or say anything bad about it, you are promoting slavery (it would be hysterically funny the liberal rhetoric used to keep people in line if it wasn't so serious and sad, and dangerous).

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Some come to learn learn and believe in statism as if it were a religion and now so much of it has become powerful in our culture. What they fail to teach is what happens to statism once the takers out demand the producers.

The reason why it's so important for the Left to hold onto it's primary weapon, the ability to smear and destroy somebody by labeling them a racist, is because without it, Statism would fail, and the indoctrination of our children would lose all it's mojo.

Why? Because without "racists" you couldn't explain nonsense like "all families are equal" and that a child raised by a single mother is = to a child being raised by a mother and father.

The only way to keep the indoctrinated pupils in a perpetual state of cognitive dissonance, is to point your finger and scream RACIST! at anyone who dared point out how these policies have literally destroyed the black family in America today.

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It's why statisms like communism always fail or lead to great misery and destruction. Detroit should be a teaching moment in our history but I doubt it will wake them up for most that believe in this corrupt ideology/party. They will just double down and lead our country down the same path of misery and destruction as what happened to Detroit and is coming to other states/cities that have been long run by these sick like-minded people.

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Obama is the penultimate Moonbat.

He doubles down on failure constantly.

For example, the stimulus didn't fail. He just didn't spend enough.
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Great points.

But Statism isn't 'just' a religion, the Statist is God.

The essence of a Statist is Government = God, and/or Government >God. It's why the Statist pushes the nonsense that man controls the weather, which is really what "climate change" or "global warming" is really about. It's why the Statist promotes abortion. The Statist promotes destruction of the family because a family is a strong unit with a strong authority/father figure, who stands in opposition to the state, therefore fathers are bad because they are selfish and don't believe in the "greater good". The Statist promotes homosexuality and gay marriage to mock and denigrate the heterosexual male and to make a mockery of his entire value system. If you don't believe me, just channel surf the tv set over any 24 hour period. You will be bombarded by homosexual characters, homosexual actors, homosexual themes. It's funny but they are less than 3% of the population, yet are like 25% (maybe more) of the characters, actors and themes promoted by network television. Single moms are also promoted (but the percentages in real life vs. tv are probably the same--- the outcomes portrayed vs the reality however, are definitely not.)

The Statist has turned our education system into an indoctrination system.

In America today, the most evil entity is the federal government.




The reason why it's so important for the Left to hold onto it's primary weapon, the ability to smear and destroy somebody by labeling them a racist, is because without it, Statism would fail, and the indoctrination of our children would lose all it's mojo.

Why? Because without "racists" you couldn't explain nonsense like "all families are equal" and that a child raised by a single mother is = to a child being raised by a mother and father.

The only way to keep the indoctrinated pupils in a perpetual state of cognitive dissonance, is to point your finger and scream RACIST! at anyone who dared point out how these policies have literally destroyed the black family in America today.
Oh exactly and we have a very unique situation in America today that is quite dangerous. We are supposed to have separation of church and state in this country to protect us from the abuses together.

Who protects us from those abuses (like we are witnessing now) when government for so many have become both to them?

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Oh exactly and we have a very unique situation in America today that is quite dangerous. We are supposed to have separation of church and state in this country to protect us from the abuses together.

Who protects us from those abuses (like we are witnessing now) when government for so many have become both to them?

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If you want to read a great book describing this situation, read Ann Coulter's Godless.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
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If you want to read a great book describing this situation, read Ann Coulter's Godless.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
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If you want to read a great book describing this situation, read Ann Coulter's Godless.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.


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If you want to read a great book describing this situation, read Ann Coulter's Godless.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
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“While the so-called “New Atheists” are spending their energies warning of the violence that is justified by religious belief, they miss the most dangerous, the most irrational, and the most pervasive religion on the planet: statism. Modern-day government is a god and statism is a religion that is responsible for 260,000,000 deaths in the last century alone.”

The opening image in the video's still is so very apt.
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