Thursday, July 18

One-time "Paris of the West", U.S. city files largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

In wartime, residents often flee beseiged cities.  So if the population of a city fell from almost 2 million people to just 700,000, it would be logical to guess that it was beseiged by warring factions.

But suppose I told you--as the Left constantly tells us when it thinks it advantageous--war is not the answer?  Further, suppose I told you the city was once the 4th largest in the country and was once called "the Paris of the west."  Fifty years ago it had the highest per-capita income in the nation.

The city, of course, is Detroit.  A city where 40 percent of the street lights don't work.

A city that's closed two-hundred of its parks.  Where the response time to 911 calls is an hour.

A city with 80-thousand abandoned or severely deteriorated buildings.

A city where 47 percent of all adults are functionally illiterate.

This, friends, is what cities are like in third-world shitholes.  How it happened in America should be a huge lesson.

It's so deeply in debt that it just declared bankruptcy.

And what do you think caused the devastation of Detroit?  Was it because
a.   the city's name starts with a consonant?
b.   it's located up north, close to that other big country, and cold weather makes life too hard?
c.   City Hall was built on an ancient indian burial ground? or
d.   there was a 4-year artillery battle for the city; or
e.   for the last 52 years the city has been run 100 percent by Democrats?

Just kidding, citizen.  Decades of Democrat rule had nothing whatsoever to do with Detroit's problems.  Just like overly-generous pension benefits and ridiculously high salaries to unionized city employees played no role whatsoever in the city's financial problems.

In fact, eminent economist--and, we hasten to add, Nobel laureate--B.H. Obama reassured all and sundry that he wouldn't let this fine city fail.  Sayeth the Lightworker, "We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt!"

Yesterday Detroit declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

After the bankruptcy filing, the White House issued a statement saying that President Obama is following the situation and that he remains “committed to continuing our strong partnership” with Detroit.

Wait, didn't he say his administration "refused to let Detroit go bankrupt"?  I'm confused.  Of course in ObamaWorld language is flexible, and the definition of success is the same as for Barry's other signature acheivements, like the so-called Stimulus bill, GM bailout, trashing of bankruptcy laws, Cash for Clunkers, Solyndra, ObamaCare, banning new drilling permits in the Gulf while loaning Brazil two Billion to drill off their shores, and purging FBI training manuals of all words that Muslims might find offensive.

Hoo-eee, that dude is soooo wicked-smaht.

Remember, citizen:  Decades of Democrat rule had no role whatsoever in the implosion of the city that once had the highest per-capita income in the U.S.  Got it?

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