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March 26th, 2011

Democrats destroy cities.

After nearly 50 years of continuous rule by Democrats, viagra sale ampoule Detroit has reached its smallest population in 100 years.

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  • 1. John Foust  |  March 26th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Many cities in the north have had Democrats at the helm for just as long, and the Nixon of 1972 was much more like a Democrat today. So where’s your correlation? What other problems did Detroit have? What other policies might’ve caused this decay?

    When I took the kids to the Maker Faire in Detroit last summer, I made a point of driving through a few decaying neighborhoods to spur that sort of discussion. It was amazing to see vacant-as-in-grass blocks within sight of burned-out skyscrapers, within sight of the still-living downtown.

  • 2. Rustmeister  |  March 26th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Of course it’s not just one thing, but the Democrat-Union-Welfare machine played a huge part in Detroit’s downfall.

    Of course the automakers and their “build crap so they’ll buy a new car every three years” philosophy didn’t help, either.

  • 3. Elliot  |  March 26th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    When I posted this I knew I’d be open to charges of mistaking causation with correlation. And, of course, Detroit’s failure is not completely the fault of the politicians that ran the place…but it certainly has to be more than coincidence.

  • 4. Roland Melnick  |  March 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Much the same happened in large cities that were dependent on single industries…Pittsburgh and Gary both experienced sharp declines following setbacks in the steel industry. Pittsburgh bounced back quite a bit…Gary is still a hole.
    Unfortunately, Tom Barrett’s only strategy to prevent Milwaukee from becoming Detroit is to force city employees to live in the city. If that’s the best idea he has…Brewtown’s in trouble. I think I actually preferred it when he STFU and remained in hiding.

  • 5. TerryN  |  March 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Interesting look at Detroit. Take the tour.

    http://www.detroityes.com/home.htm

    Detroit definitely did something very different over the past 40 years than say, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix…

  • 6. grumps  |  March 26th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I’ll grant it to you. Republican owned businesses have built thriving metropolises in Suzhou, Guadalajara, and Ta Chalom.

  • 7. Elliot  |  March 26th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    THAT was a great comeback!

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