Friday, December 07, 2012

Detroit headed for bankruptcy

Corrupt and chronically mismanaged Detroit is headed for bankruptcy. The onetime Arsenal of Democracy had a population of 1.8 million in 1950--only 700,000 people live in Detroit now. Liberal Democrats have been mayor of Detroit since 1962, the lowlight of that period was the twenty-year reign of the corrupt, bombastic, and race-baiting Coleman Young, perhaps the worst mayor in American history, although he doesn't appear on many "worst" lists. You can thank political correctness for that--Young was black. He was never charged with a crime, although one of Young's successors, Kwame Kilpatrick, was charged and later went to prison.

Hopefully Detroit can reflect on this ignominious moment--as an alcoholic should after a DUI arrest--and make the commitment for a new beginning.

Related post:

Detroit city council member to Obama: We voted for you--now bail us out

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