posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 09:20 PM
reply to post by tinner07
Yes and no on both of you points. Let me try to explain, if I can.
I am a product of the Detroit public education system. If it hadn't been for my father and my mother I would have received very little education. The
teachers unions are a burden and a tick and no I do not think they have "earned" those golden parachute plans some of them have.
The police have been a joke in my city for at least three decades. Refusing to go to some calls, arriving well after any danger could be lingering in
others, they have shut down almost all the precincts and now have "community centers" that close at five O'clock. They haven't earned a retirement
I will not go into the trash, water, sewage, or a great many other infrastructure failures that are union that will benefit from this bailout.
The masses of Detroit's citizens will not benefit at all because those union workers that may see some of the money live in the suburbs not the
The BRA as you call it had a lot of help from OWD (Old White Dudes). I was here. I watched it happen, every step of the way. Sure Coleman Young ran
the city into the ground, but most of that money went to OWD's. The unions that priced Detroit out of business are ran by OWD's. Kilpatrick stole tons
of Detroit's money, with help from OWD's.
Detroit's failure are a mixed bag racially. That finger can't be pointed with any legitimacy. However, if you want to blame Detroit's utter collapse
on liberal left wing policies, I would support that 100%.
edit on 16-4-2014 by 200Plus because: (no reason given)
16-4-2014 by 200Plus because: (no reason given)