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Detroit: A Prime Example of The Long-Term Effects of Liberalism

Nope, that's not Chernobyl. Nor is it Stalingrad after WWII. It's the liberal bastion known as Detroit, Michigan. For those of you who want to see what a liberal society looks like, look no further to this decrepit wasteland. This is what Obama's HOPE and CHANGE looks like folks. Years of union rule, affirmative action, white guilt, scumbag liberal politicians, and handouts for the lower classes, has turned a growing and bustling industrial city into a cesspool of ghetto and uneducated riff raff. The educated and hard-working people have left or are packing their bags. What a joke. Anyone supporting liberalism after visiting Detroit obviously has some sort of brain defect. As if it weren't bad enough, the city just announced its unemployment rate. I had to double check the numbers because I didn't believe it myself.

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The Detroit metropolitan area held its position of having the highest unemployment rate among major U.S. cities, with the rate surging more than 2 percentage points to above 17%, the government reported Wednesday.

The jobless rate in the Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan area rose to 17.1% last month from 14.9% in May. It was the highest of 49 urban centers with more than 1 million inhabitants in the Labor Department report.

The Detroit area also suffered the largest year-over-year increase in unemployment of any major urban center. The rate is up 8.1 percentage points from 9% in June 2008.

"We've seen continued deterioration in the entire state of Michigan," said Ken LeVasseur, a senior economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "The entire state did not come out of the 2001 recession."

Michigan has been battered by the collapse of the auto industry. General Motors, a major employer in the state, declared bankruptcy at the start of June.

Motor City is the largest metro area to suffer the auto industry's woes, but it is not the only one.

Kokomo, Ind., posted a 11.8-percentage-point jump over last June. The unemployment rate stands at 19.2% in Kokomo, where one-fifth of the workforce is employed in the auto sector.

Also in Indiana, the Elkhart-Goshen metro area saw its unemployment rate increase by double digits.

Such large annual increases are "pretty much unheard of," LeVasseur said.

In California, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metro area had the second highest unemployment rate among the major metro areas, at 13.1%. The Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord metro area in North Carolina, where unemployment rose to 12.4% last month, had the third highest rate.

The government said jobless rates rose in all 372 of the nation's metropolitan areas last month. The highest rate among all metro areas was the 27.5% in El Centro, Calif., followed by the 23.1% in Yuma, Ariz. Of the 18 areas with a jobless rate of 15% or more, 8 are in California and 5 are in Michigan.

Bismarck, N.D., had the lowest jobless rate among metropolitan areas at 3.8%.

The national unemployment rate rose to 9.5% in June and many economists expect it to top 10% later this year.


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Added: Jul-30-2009 
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  • the thing is, that after the race riots of the 60-70's there was a "white flight" of the city's prominent white folks to the suburbs. Since all the money flowed with them, Detroit is a crapland.

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  • The city of Detroit is truly a tragic story and one the rests firmly in the hands of liberal politicians and policies.

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  • Detroit is a petri dish where the liberal bacteria is allowed to grow unchecked.

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  • Detroit's failure had a lot to do with the failure of the auto industry and unions. That and it became for too black for its own good.

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    • You'll never be accused of being too smart for your own good, that is for certain you f*cking loser!

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    • Cry me a river... I don't really care about political correctness, I spent a lot of time in Detroit, and I can tell you that so called "black culture" is what drove the money out of a lot of these areas, and I won't hold my tongue because some bleeding heart thinks its "racist". Entire neighborhoods emptied out once the retarded hip hop culture and gangster mentality of the "black culture" arrived.

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  • THANK YOU for such a great post (although I only think so because I completely agree). I've seen a lot of the vids of the Detroit City Council and I must say they are completely incompetent. Really shameful how "multiculturalism" creeps into government and creates a mess of unskilled managers.

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    • I don't think you understood my point at all. I don't believe that we should just accept that because they are black and poor that there is nothing they can do to uplift themselves. It takes leadership. It take honesty (referring to all the corruption scandals in Detroit).

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  • Lasrevers kind of utopia.

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  • Detroit... the Capital of 21st century African-America.

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  • ur such a biased idiot, this is americas decaying insides and its been doing this long befor obama. Articles liek this are not worth more than toillette paper. nice try to get ur little point across of your beleif but you lack realization in the large scale. canada is More liberal than the states will ever be (minus california maybe) and the reason we lack something like whats happened to detroit on a large scale is our more adaptable economy. but recently with the recession and collapse of auto More..

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  • It has more to do with the demise of the motor industry, what you call Liberalism there is known as democratic socialism here, they are know as the builders of infrastructure, housing etc, it is the other side (conservatives) that are known for starving society of funds, your central government should step in when situations like this emerge, grants to rehouse the people, level and redevelop the whole area.

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  • honestly that picture looks more like chicago slums than detroits...not that we don't have them.. but the architecture looks wrong.

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  • wow, i wonder what magical reason explains why the slummy conditions of an American city are the consequence of 'Liberalism' when there are all those other countries in the world running 'liberal' or 'socialist' policies of welfare and health care and regulation and such. those countries don't have anywhere near the serious problems seen in Detroit.

    but don't let logic or plain common sense get in the way of your ranting.

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    • blacks......and lots of them.

      Thats the key difference

      The devistators of decent society.

      They were the reasoning behing the innitial decay of that once great city.
      And then the flood of mexicans,arabs,and asians soon after.


      I live about 40 min from Detroit. I know these things.

      I wouldnt drive through that city at night unless i was in a armored truck locked and loaded.

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  • taxs, taxs,taxs, regulations, regulations, taxs,taxs, taxs, federal reserve, federal reserve, taxs, taxs, regulations, unions, unions corruption, corruption.

    Government, government, government, CORRUPTION

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  • Liberalism didn't directly do this. What liberalism did was put the negroes in charge, and then they fuck things up while the white liberals move elsewhere and set up the apparatus for the negroes to take over there too. Negroes fuck things up because of their extraordinary proclivity to be stupid, corrupt, or evil. For reference, read up on the Conyers family of Detroit.

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  • Clearly the Republican party has alot to be ashamed of in Michigan. Michigan is actually the capital of right wing fanatics and terrorists!

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  • That's an incredibly ignorant title. Go ahead and bash Obama all you want, but perhaps you should also brush up an your geography. Obama was a politician in ILLINOIS, not MICHIGAN. Last time I checked, Chicago wasn't doing that terribly.

    While there's no doubt that unions sowed the seeds of their own destruction, what's TRULY destroying Michigan is over-reliance upon one industry, the inability to attract new industry and lacking a workforce with the skills to compete in a 21st century econo More..

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  • Liberalism at work.

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  • Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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  • Detroit is so stupid that they name their roads
    after mile marker...oh gee leroy lets go to the
    strip club on 8 mile tonite..no lets eat at the
    kfc on 4 mile road...sheesh

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  • 2595 registered child molesters in a population of 1 million.

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  • So, true.. Liberalville....... now most of all our country is heading that way... Its got to stop.

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  • I dunno, that picture looks like democracy.

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  • Funny how your capitalist dream falls apart and you blame liberalism instead of all the car makers moving over sea's. What do you expected from the OP's amerikkkan education. Why not read a book, instead of watching to much snoopy.

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