Re: Detroit in ruins; the result of liberal policies!
posted at 4/17/2013 4:30 PM EDT
In response to tvoter's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
You seem to think that conservative policies always work, and liberal policies are always faulty.
Even a partisan knows this not to be true.
You guys can't just say a conservative isn't conservative merely because their solution failed. It just doesn't hold water.
The fact is that both civic liberal policies and statewide conservative policies helped to decimate the population of Detroit. Smaller population means a smaller city, except the borders of Detroit (over 140 sq. miles) didn't shrink. Hence blight.
What I am saying is that true conservative fiscal policies are better than liberal fiscal policies.
And if true conservative fiscal policies would have been used (lower corporate taxes, smaller govt and less govt programs, individual responsibilities, a hand up not a hand out type ideologies that put limits govt dependency and social programs and a limit in the unions dicating to business this would not have happened.
But again, the problems were not just fiscal policies, there were social policies afoot that also hurt the city...some mandated from on high in Lansing.
And it's way too glib of you to imagine an alternate history of Detroit based purely on an obscure notion of "conservative fiscal policies." It's a fantasy with very little basis in reality.
Or maybe you should read a little history of the area to know what you're talking about. My grandfather worked as a rep for the auto companies for 40 years. Killed him at 62, in fact. My great-uncle and great-granddad were corporate lawyers for the Ford family on St. Clair Shores, among others.