To The Daily Sun,
Why should other cities and states bail out Detroit and how did Detroit become so indebted?
Detroit, Michigan is one of the 10 poorest cities in the country with a population of over 250,000. It ranks number one, with 32.5 percent of its population living below the poverty level.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Detroit hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961 and the other nine cities on the 10 poorest list haven't elected a Republican mayor in more than 40 years. Two of the cities on the list have never had a Republican mayor. So, "What difference does it make"?
Well, first and foremost, Democrats believe in TBS. That stands for Tax, Borrow and Spend. Democrats habitually spend more than they take in.
Second of all, the ghettos in every large city can best be described as, "The Democrats' Plantation". It is the responsibility of the Democrat Party to keep the lower socio-economic population addicted to and trapped by the entitlement programs they provided. Entitlements ensure that the poor vote the Democrat ticket as they wither and die in the ghetto.
I'm reminded of two presidents from Illinois; one was a visionary and the other implemented policies contrary to the first. While one united the nation; the other divided it socially and economically. One said: "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." (The author was Abraham Lincoln.)
The other president would destroy the rich to placate the poor. He stood by as the nation's bond rating went from AAA to AA. He has never submitted a budget while he managed to increase the national debt by two trillion a year for each year h ewas in office? He has promoted political, economic and social warfare. He is a member of the same party that said;"We have to pass it so we can see what's in it". That my dear reader is what a proctologist would say with regard to a stool sample. I'm convinced that was pretty much what we got.
If you live in a town, city or state that is not facing bankruptcy it's probably because your elected officials have a budget where they don't spend more than they take in. If you can live within your budget, why should you be forced to shoulder the debt of the irresponsible entities in this country?
Detroit may be the first large city to go bankrupt but is far from the last. In chronological order Buffalo NY, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Miami FL, St. Louis MO, El Paso TX, Milwaukee WI, Philadelphia PA and Newark NJ will follow Detroit and that's food for thought.