The bankruptcy in Detroit was inevitable after he eight years of George W. Bush. The Bush Depression made it
impossible for Detroit to recover. Bush destroyed the housing market and people left Detroit in large numbers to find shelter. The House of Representatives controlled by right wing terrorists created so much racial tension that the citizens of Detroit are demoralized. So this bnakruptcy is another Republican failure.
Years of riots didn't help Detroit become the city of brotherly love. It only forced blacks and whites to leave in droves before it was too late. Like Detroit, Chicago been run for decades by a government that takes from the rich to give freebees out left and right. In return you need to elect the same people or pay the right people for special favors that are not in the best interests for the people living there or paying taxes.
I won't go into the killings every weekend.
What I find amazing is the fact that Jackson and Sharpton and Obama doesn't try to reach out in these cities to end the violence.
Money won't do it. They all just need a come to Jesus talk. Many need social skills, labor skills and values vs destructive behavior. These cities need to spend money on their citizens, not to sit at home but help to clean up the cities they live in. The unemployed can learn new skills, cleaning up the slums, rebuilding homes, reabilitating old homes.
I could go on and on.
I remember a time when some states required an able bodied person to work for towns before receiving any handouts.