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.