Not sure why you are trying to even debate this. Clearly Detroit was firmly in the Democrats' grip on power. Elections in Iraq under Saddam Hussein had more credibility.
Democrats in Detroit had opposition? From who?remember what the marriam webster dictionary defininition of a dictator was?
Well I would hope that the Governor would have some sense and get the city out of the control of Democrats. Look at what Democrats did to Detroit. Why would you want them to continue to be in charge?Kevin orr was appointed emergancy financial manager for the city of Detroit by govoner Rick Snyder. Kevin Orr job gives him powers to unilatterary decide what programs or services should be cut or stoped in order to fix detroits financial problems, and he is allowed to do it without the input of the city's elected council, or the people who elected the city council.
I didn't say a single person. I said Detroit is a 1 party state under the rule of one party. The Democrats. It has been for decades. That's why the city went bankrupt.a single person is appointed and given absolute power over a city's fate, able to act without the approval of Detroit democratically elected city council, or the will of the people.
Huh?does that make Kevin Orr, the emergency financial manager for the city of detroit, by definition a dictator?
What I've been saying forever is that they used their choice on politicians that pandered to their (progressives or unions) politics both socially and economically and now the city is done.....
You see how that works?
Furthermore I'm not "claiming" democrats have ruled over Detroit for the past 51 years - that is ****ing factual.
The reason why Detroit failed is because you eventually run out of money when you buy votes -- that's why the Euro failed.
You cant spend more than you take in. Is that a difficult concept to understand? "Progressives" and socialists have been trying to prove otherwise for the last 100 years and they all have failed in their attempts.
The only difference between Detroit and our federal government is that one can just print money and the other needs to beg for it..
To digress a bit...
I have absolutely no idea how our economy hasn't completely collapsed - I suppose it really is faith.
If your average citizen had even a remedial understanding of economics our economy would have been done years ago.......
This **** is amazing....
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If our President was a Republican I would wager all these people downing the numbers would be hailing them.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
Here's another very telling statistic...
The rate in which the population increases and the workforce increases is usually a pretty similar number. For example, During the 8 years George Bush was in office the population increased 7.8% and the workforce increased slightly less at 7.1%. Under Obama however, it's quite a different story. Since he took office the workforce has increased just 1.0%, with U.S. population growth out pacing it nearly 4 fold, increasing 3.9% during that same time.
did democrats run unoposed for elections in detroit? any evidence you can provide to back up that claim.
you are trying to spin recent events as the status quo for 70 years even though you cannot qoute a piece of evidence beyond the 1990s.
as for your confusion about me claiming kevin orr being a dictator.
considering Kevin Orr job is emergancy financial manager, a job that he was not elected to but appointed to by the govenor of michigan, is able to run the city by himself and without the citys elected council, and has powers that can used on his own authority without the need of approval by city council, who are powerless to act on behalf of the city of detroit as long as Kevin orr is in charge.
that sounds like to me that kevin Orr has absolute power.
and one of the definition of a dictator is
a person granted absolute emergency power; especially : one appointed by the senate of ancient Rome
I don't have a "job" I work as an independent contractor and consultant for cash - where do I fall??? I get by but my work is spiratical at best - where do I fall? how about the millions like me who don't fill W2's out every year or just don't work because they cant find a job?