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Harris-Perry Blames Republicans for Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 20, 2013

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry is at it again.  After Detroit declared bankruptcy she incredibly tied this into Republican economic policies stating (emphasis added):

We can talk about the micro-story of Detroit, but it seems to me that Detroit, as always, is standing for all kinds of things about America.  In the case of Detroit, the reason that the tax base has become so small is because a loss of population, right?  So folks out, they are not there to pay the taxes on the homes in the kind of deterioration is what you see in the numbers you’ve suggested.  But this lack attack space is also exactly the kind of thing that many Republicans would impose on us, even when our cities have sufficient populations, even when our communities have sufficient populations.  This is what it looks like when government is small enough to drown in your bathtub, and is not a pretty picture.

Harris-Perry is either a total ideologue, devoid of serious logic, or combination of both.  A year ago this Blog posted the article Comparing Atomic Bomb and Progressive Destruction with photos of the destroyed city.  Yes, Detroit’s loss of population is the reason behind its disintegrated tax base.  However, the populace left the city because it was being destroyed by government intervention and social experimenting that were dismal failures.  Detroit is the poster child for the failures of progressive/liberal social policies in the United States.  It is amazing how many believe that the government’s bailouts and interventions of banks, General Motors and others will be more successful.  Now that’s real faith!


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