President Obama visited Michigan to stand before workers telling them, “My ideas are the same that built Michigan.” Residents in the downtrodden city of Detroit may not be quite so enthusiastic.
Once a thriving metropolitan city Detroit saw its heyday begin with the automotive industry in the 1920′s. But changes led to economic downfall that depressed the city, causing much of the population to leave, while its infrastructure remains, crumbling. Built to house two Million residents there are now just one-third the population. A discouraging seven percent of eighth grade students can read at grade level according to US Daily Review while twenty percent of students are illiterate. Homes are for sale at just $1000. The city holds the dubious position of most dangerous city by Forbes. City managers are talking about bulldozing entire neighborhoods now vacant because they can’t afford to keep them secure.
The Blaze also chose to look at Detroit this week. They saw a different side of the city than what President Obama imagined. You can see the sad pictures of a once thriving area now completely dilapidated and destroyed. The Blaze.
The changes are being documented byDetroiturbex.com. Visit their website and scroll through the slide show on the “Why” page.
This surely is not the future as envisioned by Obama. But if he is using the same ideas what’s to stop it from happening?