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Chris
06-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Like Fascism, Naziism, Communism, this is modern liberalism's end game.

Detroit: The Moral of the Story (http://www.nationalreview.com/exchequer/302257/detroit-moral-story)
The Leftís answer to the deficit: raise taxes to protect spending. The Leftís answer to the weak economy: raise taxes to enable new spending. The Leftís answer to the looming sovereign-debt crisis: raise taxes to pay off old spending. For the Left, every deficit is a revenue-side problem, not a spending-side problem, and the solution to every economic problem is more spending, necessitating more taxes. The problem with that way of looking at things is called Detroit, which looks to be running out of money in about one week. Detroit is what liberalismís end-game looks like.

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The city fathers of Detroit inherited one of the richest and most productive cities in the world, and they ruined it in a generation. The gentlemen in Washington have been entrusted with the richest and most productive nation in the history of the world, and the trendline does not look good. Those of us seeking to radically reduce the footprint of government must remind ourselves from time to time that our case is as much ethical as economic, that the ethical and the economic are indeed closely intertwined.

Peter1469
06-09-2012, 10:42 AM
Spot on.

MMC
06-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Chicago and L.A. to follow shortly. :wink:

Chris
06-09-2012, 11:32 AM
The US if we're not careful.

wingrider
06-09-2012, 01:50 PM
hear ya bro right on.

Chris
06-10-2012, 09:23 AM
Saw a show recently where people are starting to farm the abandoned lots of Detroit.

MMC
06-10-2012, 10:47 AM
Saw a show recently where people are starting to farm the abandoned lots of Detroit.

In the City Chris?

Goldie Locks
06-10-2012, 10:49 AM
Saw a show recently where people are starting to farm the abandoned lots of Detroit.

That's prolly their only hope and not a bad idea in this economy. Food will be king.

wingrider
06-10-2012, 11:05 AM
Saw a show recently where people are starting to farm the abandoned lots of Detroit. great idea,, it is a communal thing or individual

Chris
06-10-2012, 11:15 AM
great idea,, it is a communal thing or individual

As I understood it, just a grassroots taking back the city from its government failures.

Peter1469
06-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Detroit is trying to shrink its footprint by at least 25%. They have stopped supplying electricity to parts already. It is a liberal paradise.

Goldie Locks
06-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Detroit is trying to shrink its footprint by at least 25%. They have stopped supplying electricity to parts already. It is a liberal paradise.

stopped supplying electricity to parts with people still living there???

Peter1469
06-10-2012, 05:30 PM
Yes in parts.

Peter1469
06-10-2012, 05:30 PM
I am talking about street lights.

Goldie Locks
06-10-2012, 05:31 PM
I am talking about street lights.

Oh, but that could be bad in Detroit at night...;)

Peter1469
06-10-2012, 05:36 PM
yes

Goldie Locks
06-10-2012, 05:39 PM
yes

:)

MMC
06-10-2012, 05:45 PM
I think BAC said he used to live in Detroit. Maybe he would know. That would suck if it is an area where people are living. Althought in Chicago, when they tore down the Taylor Projects they stopped power to that area.

Chris
06-10-2012, 05:51 PM
Here's something: Detroit: The Center of Urban Farming (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/detroit-the-center-of-urban-farming.html). Watch the video. Seems the city planners don't even know what's happening.

MMC
06-10-2012, 06:19 PM
Do you think urban farming can change the way city dwellers eat on a daily basis? Is it an economically viable model, or just something that works when times are hard and land is cheap?

Goldie Locks
06-10-2012, 06:27 PM
If things keep going the way they're going, we'll all have urban farms.

MMC
06-10-2012, 06:35 PM
I havent been big on growing vegetables in my backyard but I could if I wanted to. Although if the end is coming. I am not against moving trees that bare fruit into the Castle Keep. :wink:

Conley
06-10-2012, 06:49 PM
I would grow vegetables but all the animals around here would probably eat them before I could get them to the dinner table.

Trinnity
06-10-2012, 09:34 PM
This is the most important election in American history, coming up.
Four more years of Obama will destroy this country. Hurry NOvember and let's get him OUT.