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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket
    Several serious academic studies have pointed to white racism and the resulting white flight as the number one reason for the decline of Detroit. Why is stating facts somehow objectionable to you?
    Isn't voting Obama sedating your inner "white race apologist" enough?

    Tell you what - when the 4% of Washington D.C. that are white all flee for greener pastures and it goes from 3rd richest to 3rd poorest, then we'll revisit this topic. Until then, vomiting some biased liberal think-tank studies won't help you.

    Go back to pandering. You do an A+ job with that.

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Well to repeal the 22nd amendment and assure a future third term
    you'd think obama would be all over this; afterall DC isn't going to
    vote against him, neither is SF, San Jose and San Diego. He could
    use the votes in the five cities he'd make "fair" and "equitable."

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    You know I was looking at this and wondering why we don't impose a tax on the top 5 and give it to the bottom 5? I mean come on we want "fairness" right?
    Hmm. Perhaps we should institute a progressive income tax of some kind?

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth
    Hmm. Perhaps we should institute a progressive income tax of some kind?
    I agree. After that, we can make all doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. get on their knees and beg for forgiveness.

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I agree. After that, we can make all doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. get on their knees and beg for forgiveness.
    You understand I was being sarcastic, right? We already have a progressive income tax (although not progressive enough for my tastes).

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Several serious academic studies have pointed to white racism and the resulting white flight as the number one reason for the decline of Detroit. Why is stating facts somehow objectionable to you?
    I would posit that the people with money left Detroit because of the decline, as opposed to being the cause of it. If a community isn't declining, there is no cause to leave it.
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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Several serious academic studies have pointed to white racism and the resulting white flight as the number one reason for the decline of Detroit. Why is stating facts somehow objectionable to you?
    White flight, which has begun to reverse in more recent years, may have been about racism in part. But it was also due to a desire to escape poor schools, high crime, drugs, poor city services, poor roads, etc.

    Reminds me of a fellow who was drowning his sorrows at a bar having just been reassigned to a Detroit office. Another fellow at the bar told him that he worked in Detroit, and as long as a person finds a home in a nice suburb with a good school that life there will be just fine and as normal as anywhere. The first fellow thanked him for that insight. Then he asked, "By the way, what do you do for a living?"

    "I'm a tail gunner for a beer truck."

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth
    You understand I was being sarcastic, right? We already have a progressive income tax (although not progressive enough for my tastes).
    My bad. More proof that we need a sarcasm font.

    I thought you were going haymarket on me.

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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Several serious academic studies have pointed to white racism and the resulting white flight as the number one reason for the decline of Detroit. Why is stating facts somehow objectionable to you?
    That is sort of a chicken and egg argument, is it not? Why would just Detriot be this "hotbed of racism" and not other parts of that state, or even other midwestern cities/states? It is a normal part of the cycle of urban decline that those with the means to escape (yes they are mostly richer and whiter) do so, leaving only those that have no reason (or means) to move elsewhere. To ascribe racism to those that left Detroit would mean that few (or no) blacks left, which is not true.
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    Re: Richest\Poorest Cities in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    My bad. More proof that we need a sarcasm font.

    I thought you were going haymarket on me.
    Nah. I was just mocking CalGun.

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