Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lights Out

Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights.
As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an appointed board, can’t afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing’s plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million to upgrade and reduce the number of streetlights to 46,000. Maintenance would be contracted out, saving the city $10 million a year.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-24/half-of-detroit-s-streetlights-may-go-out-as-city-shrinks.html

35,200 (40%) broken streetlights. The local barbarians must be using them for target practice.

Like it or not, we are seeing what happens to a city when the productive portion of the population flees.

Detroit, like many other cities in America, is doomed. It's just one of the first to show what the end will look like.

3 comments:

texlahoma said...

I wonder if they still have enough money to arrest people for victimless crimes.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

A preview of what Comrade Soros has planned for America?
When the population is sufficiently culled, they won't need as much power, water or resources!
Detroit is the result of 80 years of social(istic) engineering & gov't bribes for votes.

Bob said...

Detroit is a place with a huge minority population, a minority that believes that government should take care of them from cradle to grave. They have consistantly voted for whoever promised - and delivered - on endless freebees and handouts.

Add to that Unions whose only purpose in life is to milk the employer for every damned cent possible, whose members also vote for those same bastards that promised them the moon, and what have you got?

Detroit.

A place where nobody wants to pay for anything.

The productive and tax-paying people of Detroit are moving out and headed for greener pastures. Sadly, the blood suckers and mooches will eventually follow wherever they go... after the total collapse of the city.

Detriot will show us how well a city can survive with nothing but greedy union members along with uneducated and untrained minorities sitting on their butts with their hands out.

Yeah... thats going to work out just fine.

Want to know why a $10,000 car costs $40,000? there's some really good clues in Detroit.

And - of course - if America charges $40,000 for a $10,000 car, so will the Japanese, the Koreans and everybody else.