11 Shocking Facts About Detroit That Don’t Fit Obama’s So-Called Economic Recovery

February 13, 2013 5:53 pmViews: 5747

The Crumbling City of Detroit Michigan


In President Obama's State of the Union speech last night he maintained that the United States was on the road to economic recovery. In fact, the delusional Barack Hussein Obama said exactly this:

"After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over six million new jobs. We buy more American cars than we have in five years, and less foreign oil than we have in twenty.  Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients, and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before. "

"Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger."

It is sure interesting that Mr Obama talks about us buying more cars than we have in 5 years, while at the same time the once powerful city of Detroit, Michigan which was in the 60's and 70's the hub of the car industry in America, is now a virtual wasteland. It has gone from the symbol of American prosperity and industry and it has been transformed into a rotting, decaying, post-apocalyptic Mad Max type landscape.

Unfortunately, our politicians cannot see that what is happening in Detroit is simply a microcosm of what is happening to the entire American experiment. President Obama brazenly boasts, "that the state of our union is stronger." Well here are 11 facts about the city of Detroit Michigan which say that we are not on the road to recovery, not at all:

  1. Detroit was once the fourth-largest city in the United States, and it was once home to close to 2 million people. However, according to the 2010 census, only 713,000 people now live in Detroit.
  2. The population of Detroit has declined by about 25 percent over the past decade.  The last time the population of Detroit was this low was back in 1910.
  3. Back in 1960, the city of Detroit had the highest per-capita income in the United States.
  4. Today, the unemployment rate in Detroit is more than 18 percent, which is more than twice as high as the nation as a whole.
  5. According to a report that was just recently released, approximately 60 percent of all children in Detroit live in poverty.
  6. Approximately one-third of Detroit's 140 square miles are either vacant or derelict.
  7. The city government of Detroit has closed dozens of schools and has decided to cut off public services to the heavily blighted areas.
  8. According to one estimate, there are 33,500 empty houses and 91,000 vacant residential lots in the city of Detroit today.
  9. The median price of a home in Detroit is just $9,000, and there are some areas of Detroit where you can still buy a house for $100.
  10. The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City.
  11. Due to budget cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

That's just one city in America that used to be a main industrial hub, which it is no longer. Not only is Detroit near total collapse, it was once the icon of an industry President Obama cited in his State of The Union speech which is supposedly in recovery.

There is President Obama and his Socialist delusion, then there is reality. Detroit Michigan is reality.

Read more shocking facts about the city of Detroit from TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com.

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