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Are some of these photos a result of the demoltion program? I find it hard to believe that these homes would have collapsed and/or completely disappeared in 2-4 years.
originally posted by: nfflhome
Unions, why pay someone $25-$75 an hour when someone else will do the same job
for under $25 an hour. Unions had their day but they where a big part of the cause along with the
elected city government.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Xtrozero
Detroit is the result of too much government intervention. There is a reason why they downplay what is happening there in the media. Because most Democratic cities will suffer the same fate if they continue on their course of more and more government regulation, with more and more taxes, and bigger and bigger governments.
1.Detroit's population has plunged 63% since 1950.
2....and it's down 26% since 2000.
3.The unemployment rate hit a high of 27.8% in July 2009.
4.As of April 2013, the unemployment rate was at 16%.
5.Even though the population fell 63% since 1950, the municipal workforce fell by just 40%, adding to the strain on public finances.
6.Detroit has the highest violent crime rate of any large U.S. city
7....it's five times higher than the national average.
8.40% of the city's street lights don't work.
9.78,000 structures and 66,000 lots are abandoned.
10.Arson accounts for 1,000 of 12,000 fires per year.
11....60% of those arson fires are in dilapidated or empty buildings.