I wonder if Kurt Russell would be available to do a third Escape movie. Now that Detroit has lost more than one half of it's population since 1960, I might need Snake Plissken to find my nephew and his family. They may be the only conservatives in Detroit.
The Motor City. Motown. Today, once mighty Detroit shows the ugly effects of liberalism gone wild.
What happened to Detroit? Once a manufacturing giant, Detroit now staggers under the weight of central planning, union thuggery, and leftist parasites.
Detroit was clicking along, providing jobs, providing goods and services, and bolstering a population of 1.8 million in 1960. What happened?
Liberalism happened. Since liberalism really produces nothing, they must find healthy specimens to feast on and support them. Unions, run by leftists, began to try and crush the auto companies from within, demanding much higher wages and benefits galore.
The average UAW worker gets seven weeks of paid vacation per year, while earning $74 an hour. Nice. The private sector is more in line with common sense at $26 per hour and 18 days vacation.
You liberals listen up for a minute. I wanna learn ya somethin'. Pay attention. You do not need years of college indoctrination to understand that assembly line workers, building a product for $74 an hour, are going to be in trouble trying to sell that product to folks earning $26 an hour.
Those figures need to be altered.
If union thuggery could have been controlled, perhaps you may have seen figures like this: UAW $40 an hour - private sector $40 an hour. Who got greedy? It was the liberal Democrat unions that got greedy, for money and power.
Then leftists like Ralph Nadar and company began to work on the auto companies as well, working to destroy reputations, and enrich themselves. Trial lawyers took their turns punishing American Industries at every opportunity. Again, who got greedy?
Governments, pressured by liberal groups, began to handicap American auto companies with expensive mandate after expensive mandate, driving up the costs of production, and hurting our ability to compete with foreign auto companies.
And you can see clearly that liberals were successful in sucking almost all the life blood from the auto companies until Barack Obama and the Socialists took over two of them, further enriching his union pals.
Other cities, and other industries are under attack by liberals as well, but managed to not fall as quickly and dramatically as Detroit. Why?
Race baiting and Democrat politics go hand in hand in Detroit.
Detroit has not had a Republican Mayor since 1961.
Since that time, Democrat Mayors have used race baiting like a carpenter uses a hammer. Opposition to the liberal parasites were met with charges of racism.
Meanwhile, in typical liberal fashion, government union employee rolls increased dramatically. No small business wants to move into an environment where there are large government employee unions to be cared for, and a decreasing taxpayer base. (Liberals - taxpayer base means the producers - people that actually produce things of value)
The liberals of Detroit drove business out of town, all the while building more government bureaucracies. Under liberal Democrat leadership, unemployment is more than 23%.
The corruption of Democrat Detroit political leaders in legendary.
In Detroit, either you're on unemployment, or you're on welfare, or your an overpaid UAW worker, or you're a government employee. This appears to be what Obama and the left have in store for America.
Liberals seek to ruin any chance for failure in people's lives. By doing so, liberals ruin people's chances to succeed.
It is liberals that do not believe in people, or their ability to overcome, to endure, or to achieve great things. Instead, the left thinks you will be better off with them in control, via government god, telling you how to live your daily life, and with a handout, they seek to make you a slave.
Liberals have been in charge of Detroit for fifty years. Look what they have done with it.
Those of you who are not afraid to examine what liberalism really is doing to our country, take the time on google images, to compare pictures of Detroit and Hiroshima.
If you take the time to really examine the facts, you may be able to conclude that liberals are more destructive to a city than a nuke.
And don't get mad at me just because I'm right.