Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Politics Of Urban Poverty


Detroit, once a thriving metropolis, has now earned the dubious distinction of being the city in America with the highest poverty rate. The other nine cities that are vying for that distinction all have something in common with Detroit. They have all been run by Democratic Party politicians for at least the last the last 25 years. Doug Ross has the whole story. Does anyone detect a pattern here?

2 comments:

shoprat said...

Detroit's biggest political problem is that it has been run by a political machine. If you look at the city council, the mayor's office, and the congressmen (and women) from Detroit you'll notice a lot of family ties. These people are getting rich while the city dies. It's all about the machine preserving their power and they use skin color as their main selling point.

MK said...

I read a similar story about Philadelphia recently, there definitely is a pattern GW. Whatever the left touches turns to crap. History is replete with such examples.