Detroit, land of the greed…
Detroit has reaped the consequences of unbridled Union greed, and is now the victim of greed’s consequences. Detroit has become the poster child of declining American industry and the human behaviors that killed it. See more HERE.
The Unions? Yes. The Unions. How can the Unions associated with big business kill a city? Here’s how: By the democratic votes of Union members voting for themselves wages and benefits that ultimately wrecked the competitive edge of the US auto industry headquartered in Detroit. This phrase is eerily similar to this familiar quote:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.
The “largess” voted by the Unions wasn’t out of the public treasury, but out of corporate profitability and competitiveness. Weak management or greedy Union bullying, the results are the same. The big corporations of Detroit were declining faster than the City could contract. The tax base shriveled while the welfare roles mushroomed – an unmanageable scenario for any city.
And now, the recipients of that greed-enabled Union largess are retired fat and happy, grinning like pigs in slop – actually quite ignorant and oblivious pigs in slop. Most of these same recipients and lovers of Union greed remain the lovers of Union greed. And the Democrat party and its Redistributionist in Chief are their industry-killing gods.
These 1970’s and ‘80’s Union whiners are the same folks who are today STILL promoting politicians and their policies that are bankrupting not just a corporation, not just a city, but our Nation. How? By supporting a party and a president who promotes higher taxes, bigger government, and more regulations that are wrecking the profitability and competitiveness of businesses across the nation – Detroit then, the entire nation today.
Unions/Democrats/Progressives are doing the same thing to our nation today that they did to Detroit 30 years ago. The old retired Union farts who killed Detroit have not changed. They still support greed; they still want to kill a nation in the same way they killed Detroit.
Here is a great video summary of the reasons for Detroit’s demise: