And so it goes on, while our demise is sped up..

The fleecing of the American tax payer by leftists that think no matter how idiotic and economically destructive their policies are has been ratcheted up another notch. From the article letting us know that the Feds will now bail Detroit after the city, which has been owned lock, stock, and barrel by democrats for over 6 decades, was run into the ground we find out:

WASHINGTON — Nearly $300 million in aid for Detroit — from federal and state coffers, private businesses and charitable foundations — will be announced Friday as Obama administration officials visit the city to discuss what can be done to help eradicate blight, improve transportation, encourage new business and make residents safer.

The funding will include $150 million in blight eradication and community redevelopment, including $65 million in Community Development Block Grant funding — which had already been awarded over two years but could not be accessed by the city. An additional $25 million could help hire as many as 150 firefighters in the city.

Some $24 million in federal resources that had been tied up will go to repairing buses and installing security cameras, part of an overall $140-million investment in transit systems. And several charitable groups — the Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Knight Foundation — will put millions into spurring entrepreneurship and creating jobs.

Because in the liberal world, bad things can be fixed by throwing even more of other people’s money into the bon fire! The lesson here for Detroit and many other municipalities, including states like California and Illinois, is to actually spend yourself into utter bankruptcy even quicker so the feds can step in and help you piss away more tax payer money. Why would any one of these liberal bastions that have basically destroyed their economies, now that they are getting bailed out by the feds, feel obligated to change any of the obvious and insane spending policies that got them into trouble? And just in case you might be thinking there is no link between the current administration and this idiotic move:

Gene Sperling, the head of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council and an Ann Arbor native, briefed reporters on some the plans Thursday evening, saying Friday’s meeting at Wayne State University is “the first of many efforts that the administration will engage in with the city of Detroit.”

Pure genius. Do you know what every other democrat dominated center of economic disaster is thinking and doing right now? I guess the stupid will not stop until the entire country collapses, just the way the U.S.S.R. did. We tax payers are truly serfs to our credentialed elite masters. Beasts of burden to be used until they collapse from the abuse, and then to be controlled as they move us from the line of the productive to the line of those that cannot subsist without sucking at the government’s teat.

I am sure someone here will tell me how vile it is of me to just want to see Detroit go down in flames. Point out how uncaring it is of me to not feel anything for the plight of the poor people, not just in Detroit, but all around, that would suffer but for this “help” (and that is in quotes precisely because I see this as anything but help). Yeah, I feel sad that the drug addict is an addict, but I certainly know better than to keep enabling their addiction, especially since all it is doing is speeding their demise. Seriously, who is more compassionate? The person that takes a hard line with the addict and helps them break the habit, or the guy that keeps feeding the habit and tells you that he does this idiotic thing that will eventually kill the addict, because he just can’t see the poor drug addict suffering from withdrawal symptoms?

The only way most people learn to not do bad and stupid things is to suffer from the consequences of their actions. Detroit is now going to avoid said pain because the feds will bail them out. Have no doubt that this handout is just the first of many. Does anyone think that Detroit, and the many others that practice the same brand of progressive economics won’t be back with their hands out sooner than later? Is anyone going to pretend that Detroit really learned their lesson, and that this time they will get their act together? I think we all know how this will play out, not just for Detroit, but for the other shitholes that have been driven into the ground by the left’s insane mismanagement, right? The crooks are running the country and they are laughing all the way to the bank. At least they can do that until they too run out of other people’s money.

Obama’s new vision for America on display here people. Don’t say you didn’t know what was coming when we get there, because it was blatantly obvious.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    Obviously, we need to send out a battalion of ED-209 to clean up the place and get ready for Delta City!!

    The only thing that can “save” Detroit is a mercy killing – just fucking nuke it and start over.

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  2. Screamin

    I had a co-worker who was extremely right wing. His solution to the problems in the Middle East was to turn it into a “sheet o’ glass!” While not the Middle East, SO and my former co-worker might be on to something…

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  3. Xetrov

    “An additional $25 million could help hire as many as 150 firefighters in the city.”

    $166,666.66 per job. Seems like a poor return on investment. And that’s “as many as”. I guess it’s a better return on investment than many “green” jobs.

    “Some $24 million in federal resources that had been tied up will go to repairing buses and installing security cameras, part of an overall $140-million investment in transit systems.”

    Yes, lets keep running empty buses, and make sure you can watch the empty buses on camera. That’s bound to help.

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  4. Dave D

    Uh…….

    1) The Red Wings stadium would be paid by STATE funds, iirc. Michigan is doing just fine. We have a shiny new Ballpark, Football field and can pay for our own stadium if we like. Fuck you…….

    2) The surronding areas of Detroit, where I live, are actually nice, fiscally sound cities. A few bad apples, but ignorant shit like SO’s rant above are unwarranted.

    3) I TOTALLY agree that NO state or federal aid shoudl be given to Detroit. I recal reading that Detroit has ALREADY had more money spent on it per capita since Johnson’s Great Society failure than ANY city in the US. The definition of insanity……

    4) How the HELL is hiring firefighters (read “Union Workers”) going to clean up blight in Detroit? Are they planning on starting more fires to burn down the vacant buildings?

    5) SEMTA buses are indeed vacant, but there aren’t that many of them. Detroiters LOVE driving.

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  5. Seattle Outcast

    2) The surronding areas of Detroit, where I live, are actually nice, fiscally sound cities. A few bad apples, but ignorant shit like SO’s rant above are unwarranted.

    Been to Detroit,and to the “surrounding areas” several times. When you land in Detroit the first thing you do is get your car and get out of Detroit as fast as possible, marveling that the only thing most of the neighborhoods need to look like the set of a movie about WWII is a few Panzers running up and down the streets, and maybe some P-51 air support.

    So, go ahead and raze Detroit proper and start over – the place is a total loss.

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  6. Seattle Outcast

    4) How the HELL is hiring firefighters (read “Union Workers”) going to clean up blight in Detroit? Are they planning on starting more fires to burn down the vacant buildings?

    Excellent idea – a bit too “Fahrenheit 451″ for my taste, but it would help with urban renewal. As Krugman would tell you, this sort of stimulus is just the thing to kick start the local economy, because all the money spent rebuilding those homes for people that won’t live there is a great way to get cash moving again out of government coffers and into the hands of union bosses. And those union bosses need to pay for hookers, vacation homes, a new power boat, and trips to Las Vegas.

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  7. AlexInCT *

    Look, I want to make sure that people don’t misunderstand me on this issue. I am not so emotionless that I do not feel pain for the people in Detroit and their plight. But honest to god, when they keep electing the same type of crooks after crooks, I am left with no option but to think about something my dad told me when I was a tyke: sometimes the best and most important lessons in life are the ones that hurt the hardest, both for the one making the mistakes and those that do not want to see them suffer.

    We will never get this problem that Detroit, and so many others of these places that have swallowed the liberal utopian society can be created by government idea, solved as long as we refuse to admit that government can’t be the solution for everything. Especially when said government, because it has no competition, becomes corrupt, morally bankrupt, borderline evil, psychopathic in its nature and the defense of its existence, and cloaks itself in the mantle of “We are the good people because we care, and the other guys are racists evil bastards that would steal your organs and sell them to make a profit” to fool the sheeple.

    We had reached a point where people finally would get to see the inevitable conclusion of the “tax and spend”, “government is the answer to all your problems”, “everyone else is evil because they are not with us progressives” ideology’s economic policies, and finally get people to understand that you cannot tax & spend, with other people’s money, anything into prosperity. Even better, it would finally expose how a small group of credentialed elite rake in the dough, demonize those that refuse to bow to them and accept the dependency on them to get into the inner circle that rakes in the dough, while ripping the rest of us off. But instead of letting the truth come out, other members of this tribe of economic cannibals stepped in, guaranteeing that we will now see even more billions, if not trillions wasted, extending the time on life support that these money pits will hang around for. It is criminal.

    I am tired of seeing my kid, his children, and the children of his children, and for that matter anyone in these next generations, even when I know most of them have been brainwashed and will have to go through a school system the left rigged to brainwash generation after generation to lap up this progressive nonsense, and actually keep voting these thieves into power, be straddled with this bleak future. The progressive ideology has ripped them off to enrich a few elite, and the sad thing is that they are not even able to see that is happening because they are too busy lining up for the crumbs that drop off the loaded dinner table the elite leftists are gorging themselves at.

    Mark my words: because they refuse to let Detroit die and serve as a deterrent to others, ugly and painful as that will be for some, they have only made this problem worse and the number of people that will be affected orders of magnitudes bigger. I now am convinced that the progressive’s vision for America, what Obama wants, is to bankrupt the place and leave it in total chaos. Since they will be holding all the leavers of power and the means of violence, they think they can then swoop in and mold the country into the socialist empire they pine for but know they cannot get otherwise. These people are dispicable.

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  8. Dave D

    “Been to Detroit,and to the “surrounding areas” several times. When you land in Detroit the first thing you do is get your car and get out of Detroit as fast as possible”

    Interesting, because Detroit metro airport is in the suburbs, about 5 miles from my house. But don’t let that get in the way of your hating Detroit……..

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  9. Seattle Outcast

    Interesting, because Detroit metro airport is in the suburbs, about 5 miles from my house. But don’t let that get in the way of your hating Detroit……..

    But to get anyplace it seemed that you had to go through Detroit. Then again, I wasn’t driving, and we had to get to Troy, so all I saw was what looked like a bombed-out shithole for miles. Now I have to wonder, since you DON’T LIVE IN DETROIT, why are you getting so defensive of it? If somebody told that Seattle was a fucking armpit full of panhandlers, bums, hipsters, bike nazis, and assorted progressive assholes that couldn’t get enough of somebody else’s money to pay for all sorts of boneheaded shit, I’d agree with them. It’s the primary reason I DON’T FUCKING LIVE IN SEATTLE, moved to the suburbs, and avoid actually being in Seattle at all costs. When I lived “in the Denver area”, I learned to fucking hate Denver and lived 50 miles away. Hell, I’d nuke Denver too.

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  10. Seattle Outcast

    I don’t know how much validity to put to this theory, but I’ve heard it a number of times and always wondered if others had actually arrived to the same conclusions in some manner, so here goes:

    The rise of “progressive” politics (all the various flavors of collectivism) can be directly linked to giving women the right to vote. This is because women as a group always tend toward the less risky path, and will always desire the “safest” environment for raising children and providing for their children’s children. That being the case, “free” healthcare and a generous public safety net that always grows ever more generous are the trend, because the less risk the better.

    Stability is the primary goal, and as long as any woman never has to worry about always having food, shelter, transportation, and any other technological goodies that come along, there will always be a vote to provide more of that. This translates into wages, pensions, services, etc. being “guaranteed” to never go away, or shrink, or in any way be insufficient.

    Additionally, this also works to make villains out of those that succeed in life in proportion to how far they are from “average” – because those people are typically men, and there just aren’t enough of those successful men to go around. The solution is to force them to give up their wealth until they aren’t any more successful than anybody else. I always assumed that this was explained by the innate cattiness of women toward any other women that had a better figure, prettier face, better husband, smarter children, etc, and the desire to “put that bitch in her place”, particularly once they gave up looking all hot in exchange for having kids, gaining 40 lbs, wearing sweats, driving a mini-van, and somebody else paying their bills.

    Men, on the other hand, don’t mind risk at all (look up the Darwin Awards and see what the sex ratio is between “winners”) and are far more likely to embrace a society where there are no guarantees of having a pot to shit in at the end of the day, but at least you have a chance to make it big if you bust your ass for it.

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  11. Miguelito

    4) How the HELL is hiring firefighters (read “Union Workers”) going to clean up blight in Detroit? Are they planning on starting more fires to burn down the vacant buildings?

    What do you think “discuss what can be done to help eradicate blight” means? :)

    So I’ve had this new guilty pleasure lately, and by guilty, I mean GUILTY. I’ve been watching episodes of Hardcore Pawn on TruTV. Granted it’s a “reality” show, where most of it is staged or “re-enacted” crap.. but even the general shots of people show a pretty clear example of why the town has gone to hell. A bunch of entitled idiots that will pawn everything they have for a loan of only a few $ to pay bills. It’s no wonder the guy was able to build up a pawn business into something so large in a town filled with people who have the same math and long term thinking abilities that ran the whole city into the ground.

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  12. Miguelito

    BTW, I like the idea the one guy threw out a few weeks ago where he wants to get a bunch of investors together, buy the one island in the river there, get it broken away from Detroit proper, and essentially setup a US version of a Hong Kong or Singapore where businesses could thrive and show that’s the way to a prosperous economy.

    Probably won’t ever happen because the gov’t elites (in both parties) wouldn’t want people to see it succeed.

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  13. Poosh

    “Detroit is failing: but they’re still finding hundreds of millions to pay for the Red Wings stadium.”

    Stimulus bitches! It will pay for itself in no time! … … …

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