I have been through Detroit a few times. Probably never again. Life is too short to be in such a hell hole. What you see happening in Detroit is what will happen to our cities,
counties, states and nation. It's just a matter of time; the math will see to it.
Detroit is the model for every city burdened by the "leadership" of Democrats.
Detroit should take a page out of the Obama Administration's playbook. Just raise taxes on
those that are left. They can "spend" their way to prosperity!
The following are 25 facts about the fall of Detroit that will leave you shaking
facts by Michael Snyder of The
Economic Collapse blog
At this point, the city of Detroit owes money to more than 100,000 creditors
Detroit is facing $20 billion
in debt and unfunded liabilities. That breaks
down to more than $25,000 per resident.
Back in 1960, the city of Detroit actually had the highest per-capita income
in the entire nation.
In 1950, there were about 296,000
manufacturing jobs in Detroit. Today, there are
less than 27,000
Between December 2000 and
, 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in the state of Michigan
There are lots of houses available for sale in Detroit right now
for $500 or less.
At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes
in the city.
of Detroit's 140 square miles is either vacant or
An astounding 47 percent
of the residents of the city of Detroit are
10) Less than half
of the residents of Detroit over the age of 16
are working at this point.
If you can believe it, 60 percent
of all children in the city of Detroit are living
Detroit was once the fourth-largest city in the United
States, but over the past 60 years the population of Detroit has fallen by 63 percent
The city of Detroit is now very heavily dependent on the
tax revenue it pulls in from the casinos in the city. Right now, Detroit is
bringing in about 11 million dollars a month
in tax revenue from the
There are 70
"Superfund" hazardous waste sites in Detroit.
15) 40 percent
of the street lights do not work.
Only about a third
of the ambulances are running.
Some ambulances in the city of Detroit have been used
for so long that they have more than 250,000 miles
of the parks in the city of Detroit have been
permanently closed down since 2008.
The size of the police force in Detroit has been cut by about 40 percent
over the past decade.
When you call the police in Detroit, it takes them an
average of 58 minutes
Due to budget cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit
are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day
The violent crime rate in Detroit is five times higher
than the national average.
The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher
it is in New York City.
Today, police solve less than 10 percent
of the crimes that are committed in
Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police
are telling people to "enter Detroit at your own risk
It is easy to point fingers and mock Detroit, but the truth is that the rest
of America is going down the exact same path that Detroit has gone down.
Detroit just got there first.
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