For as long as I can remember, Detroit, Michigan has been the booming center of automobile manufacturing, along with the epicenter of music with a style all its own – the “MoTown Sound”. Pro sports teams represented Detroit extremely well – the NBA Detroit Pistons, the NHL Detroit Red Wings and MLB’s Detroit Tigers. The city has been governed by Democrats and very strongly controlled by the United Auto Workers Union for nearly 80 years – some of those years were extremely good, but since the turn of the century, MoTown has become NoTown.
“Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a major center of commerce and global trade. The Detroit area emerged as a metropolitan region with construction of an extensive freeway system in the 1950s and 1960s which has expanded in ensuing decades. Freeways and transit systems have facilitated movement throughout the region with millions of people taking up residence in the suburbs. Between 2000 and 2010, the city’s population fell by 25%, from the nation’s 10th largest city to 18th. Commensurate with the shift of population and jobs to its suburbs, the city has had to adjust its role within the larger metropolitan area. Downtown Detroit has seen an increased role as an entertainment hub in the 21st century with the opening of three casino resort hotels, new stadiums, and a revitalized riverfront. The metropolitan region currently holds roughly one-half of the state’s population.”
While much of all that sounds pretty good, the fact of the matter is that Detroit has become America’s toilet bowl. It also just happens to be one of the newest dumping grounds for murder victims, as well as what amounts to an abandoned city being used as a landfill!
Read this chilling report, written by NBC reporter Corey Williams:
This portion alone is enough to make you violently ill:
“Detroit is a dumping ground for a lot of stuff,” said Margaret Dewar, professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan. “There is no one to watch. There is no capacity to enforce laws about dumping. There is a perception you can dump and no one will report it.”
In mid-July, the decapitated bodies of a couple were pulled from the Detroit River and a nearby canal. Authorities say they were shot and dismembered in their home in suburban Allen Park, then driven to a little-used Detroit park and dumped in the water. A man who lived with them is charged in the slayings.
The bodies of two Hamtramck women were discovered in March buried in a neglected Detroit park. Five men are accused in the murders.
Back in December, the bodies of two women were found in a car parked near a vacant house. Six days later, the badly burned remains of two other women turned up in a car trunk. Police believe all were killed elsewhere and dumped in Detroit. A man from suburban Sterling Heights has been charged.
Detroit has more than 30,000 vacant houses, and the deficit-strangled city has no resources of its own to level them. Mayor Dave Bing is promoting a plan to tear down as many as possible using federal money. The state is also contributing to the effort.
But it’s hard to keep up. About a quarter-million people moved out of Detroit between 2000 and 2010, leaving just over 700,000 residents in a city built for 2 million.”
Thousands of private residences – a huge share built with the assistance of loan guarantees or direct grants by state and federal agencies – will now get plowed under and YOUR tax money will once again be used to complete the cycle. You paid to have them built and you’ll pay to have them demolished. And then,undoubtedly, you’ll pay to have replacement homes built, making it a trifecta of financial thievery.
In a nutshell, Detroit is exactly what the rest of this country will look like if the vicious spiral of far-left, Democrat party control remains in power. The only thing that can possibly save Detroit is investment from the private sector to create decent paying jobs and forcing clean neighborhoods with comfortable, safe homes to be built and inhabited by decent, law abiding people. The government and unions called the shots for many years, and you can see the results. And if you think it’s bad in Detroit, take a look at the entire State of California.