Thursday, July 18, 2013

Let Detroit go bankrupt - Walter Russell Mead: "Obama to Detroit: Drop Dead."  "Progressive politicians, wonks, and activists can only blame big corporations and other liberal bogeymen for so long. The truth is that corrupt machine politics in a one-party system devoted to the blue social model wrecked an entire city and thousands of lives beyond repair. The sooner blues come to terms with this reality, the greater chance other cities will have of avoiding Detroit’s fate."

Extra - Hot Air: "Bust: the numbers behind Detroit's road to doom."

More - Michigan's governor Snyder: "It would be difficult to reverse 60 years of decline in which promises were made that did not reflect the reality of the ability to deliver on those promises."  No kidding.  That's why we try to elect public officials who can do simple math.

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