Classic liberal logic from one of Obama’s cronies. Six decades of unfettered liberalism whereby corruption, cronyism, unsustainable contracts and systemic problems are either put off or ignored entirely has destroyed one of America’s iconic cities. So, naturally, instead of addressing the underlying problems directly, the answer is to engage in more of the same policies that resulted in the mess: Avoid the problem by papering it over with a taxpayer-financed bailout:
But while Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has capably overseen Detroit’s march to Chapter 9, neither the state nor the federal government has evinced any inclination to provide meaningful financial assistance.
That’s a mistake. No one likes bailouts or the prospect of rewarding Detroit’s historic fiscal mismanagement. But apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroit’s problems than were the victims of Hurricane Sandy for theirs, and eventually Congress decided to help them.
America is just as much about aiding those less fortunate as it is about personal responsibility. Government does this in so many ways; why shouldn’t it help Detroit rebuild itself?
But Detroit’s residents are responsible. Elections have consequences. These are the people who’ve continually voted for the same liberal morons year after year, decade after decade (see John Conyers, for example) and those chickens have come home to roost. This is the inevitable result of 60 years of liberalism and, unfortunately, the fate that awaits many other American municipalities — even entire states — which have been governed by this same bankrupt theory of governance. Quote of the day via Mark Steyn:
“If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit.”
Unfortunately for us Obama has a country, and if his philosophy prevails much longer, it too will look like Detroit.