Bill Call wrote:There are a lot of people living in Detroit,. They live in small enclaves seperated by thousands of acres of vacant lots subisting on welfare checks, government make work programs, hand outs, prostitution, drug dealing and a dwindling number of private sector jobs.
I have read this a number of times. Are you trying to say that prostitution and drug dealing
are not private sector jobs? Or that these are dwindling with other private sector jobs?
Bill Call wrote:According to the Scene, many civic "leaders" knew the Cleveland Port Authorty's plans were, at best, a foolish waste of money but they were to "afraid" to say so publically.
If our "leadership" is afraid of the Port Authority who aren't they afraid of? And if they live in that much fear what makes you think they have what it takes to reverse course?
There are those pesky "civic leaders" that have a great talent for turning a blind eye to
the people they are serving, just like that bad server when you need a clean spoon, or
hot sauce. You know the ability to never see you the customer waving, dancing, clearing,
your throat, etc.
Which take me back to this misconception that the band that played "Near My God To Thee" were heroes. No the people helping people helping others into lifeboats were heroes.
The band mas merely dazed and confused so just kept on playing and billing for the
music they played as the ship sunk.
Oh those pesky civic leaders.