Thursday, November 5, 2015

What's the One Thing All These Cities Have in Common?

Detroit, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, St. Louis, El Paso, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Newark, are the top 10 poorest cities in America, and the thread that binds all of them is that they are all run by DEMOCRATS . That's right, DEMOCRATS. Why is that? Let's take a look.

Almost all have a large amount of city employees with elaborate benefits and pensions for its retirees (the cost of which is bringing most of these cities to the brink of bankruptcy, if not already, in the case of Detroit). In order for these city politicians to get elected in these cities, the Democrat politicians offer very generous payouts to these employees thereby making the cities budgets unable to control costs. As a result of their mismanagement, many of the productive tax-paying residents have moved out to greener pastures, thus leaving behind the low producing residents who rely on the largess of government “goodies” for their survival, being supported by lower tax revenues.

Take the City of Detroit, at one time it was one of the richest cities in the country (it was the auto capital of the world) with over a million and a half residents. Today, many parts of the city look like Dresden, Germany (the bombed out city of Germany from World War II), and the population is now around 700,000 residents with a good percentage of them being poor. In addition, a few of the former Mayors are now doing jail time. All were DEMOCRATS, but the residents still vote for the Democrat candidate come election time. Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. You could say that Detroiters deserve what they voted for because they voted for these incompetent and felonious politicians, against common sense.

Besides the loss of tax revenue, because of the citizen flight out of these cities, the schools in these cities are graduating many functional illiterates, because the teacher's unions resist any reforms to improve the educational environment, and they get their power from the feckless politicians whom they endorse and work for during elections. The teachers vote between 80% and 90% for Democrats and contribute most all their political funds to Democrats, thereby expecting the politicians to do their bidding, and they do, when it comes to teacher's benefits along with “juicy” benefits to other municipal employees who also vote mostly Democrat. These “goodies” from the public treasury are causing some of the massive deficits in most of these cities.

Another factor which causes the outflow of tax-paying residents, is the high crime rates caused by a lack of police enforcement under the direction of the Mayor's and City Council members not backing up the police and law enforcement officials. The police are under siege today by radical anarchy groups that profess misinformation and misleading facts as truth, and a compliant media pushing their radical agenda. The bias in the media is quite evident and obvious.

A phenomenon in over 300 cities is the total disregard to law and order, especially in those cities that designate themselves as “sanctuary cites”. Illegal alien criminals flock to these cities knowing that they will not be arrested for their crimes, but in fact, will be sheltered from ICE and not be arrested as criminals or illegal aliens. The Democrats are the one's mainly behind this flouting of the law as the liberal politicians want to get the votes of Hispanics, and the hell with law abiding citizens who are paying the freight with their taxes.

So yes, it is very obvious that these poor cities, mentioned earlier, are on a downward spiral and unless they throw out their leaders (all Democrats and a smattering group of Republicans) they will continue being poor and dependent The answer is, THROW THE RASCALS OUT, regardless of party affiliation!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Ray Rowland said...

Look what is happening in NYC since radical Mayor Bill BeBlasio (D) was elected. Crime is up over 20%, he has stopped the worthwhile procedure of Stop, Ask, and Frisk which was used to get unlawful guns off the street. His approval rating has plummeted as even his former supporters are realizing that radical liberal policies just don't work. It won't be long before NYC will join the top 10 if these radical policies of his are not changed, but it seems, as a good liberal (a/k/a Socialist), DeBlasio has a tin ear and has a typical demeanor of arrogance of his way or the highway. Move over Detroit etc., NYC is trying to join the club.