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MSNBC panel agrees: Small government led to Detroit’s bankruptcy

Melissa Harris-Perry, appearing as a panel guest Friday on MSNBC’s “Now,” charged that Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy last week was due to small-government policies “many Republicans would impose on us.”

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean first suggested that Detroit can make a viable comeback.

Related: The most vividly accurate description of Detroit 2013 was written by Ayn Rand in 1957 ~ David Burge: [Telegraph]

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Obama: If I had a city, it

Obama: If I had a city, it would look like Detroit.

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Lies upon lies upon lies.

These people don't know the truth if it was right in front of them, like it is now. Detroit is a city laid waste by greed, corruption, and bureaucracy. Detroit is a wasteland and big government is responsible.

Hey! Small goverment is good!

http://youtu.be/egepLRAapY4 1 minute to pause & reflect.

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Anything less than Soviet

Anything less than Soviet communism is 'small government' for statists.

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Well at least...

John Stewart has some good material here.

Just hope he uses it.

If I had a drink in my mouth while reading this

I would have really messed up my computer screen. Wow.

I guess if your job is spinning news to the democrat side, then you don't have much choice but to blame republicans. Gotta keep up that ole illusion of differences. They remind me of Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh during a republican administration.

MS. . . what ?

Melissa who ?

putting aside the sarcasm:
some people are stupid because they're ignorant.
others are stupid because that's what they are.
take away the stupid and there would be nothing there (kinda like a neocon without israel).

When your outgo exceeds your income...

your upkeep becomes your downfall.

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Melissa Harris-Perry

Is clearly insane... and a Communist.

Her husband is even less sane by a long shot

They both live in my neck of the woods.

But we also got Walter Block and Bob Higgs and Dan D'Amico and Mike Church and Bill Barnett, so suck it collectivists!

Alright, they have to be absolutely fucking joking

There's been ONE REPUBLICAN elected to power in Detroit for at least 50 years, longer if you believe his Wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Butler_%28Michigan%29).

The liberal unions bled Detroit dry, that's why they're owed $15B of the $18B debt, simple as that.

Holy shit these people literally cannot stop lying.

Dear Sweet God!

MSNBC has not only jumped the shark, the shark ate them.

Natural Order

Does such stupidity exist?

I'm sorry, it's really not stupidity, it's ignorance. If Detroit failed because of small government, obviously the solution is to dramatically increase the size of the Detroit city government. That's an easy fix, oh and while we are at it, lets bump the minimum wage to $25.00 per hour. Just imagine the great prosperity that would follow! Problem solved!

You're a genius!

Yes if only they let us

spend more money this would not have happened.

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A city going bankrupt is

A city going bankrupt is always going to be caused by bad management, absent people leaving or natural disasters. Doesnt matter if you have small or large government. Either one properly managed isnt going to go bankrupt. Spending more money than you have available is what I would call bad management, which makes the argument that doing less somehow caused this all the more absurd.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Maybe selection by lot.

We the people, do not seem to be competent at electing competent people.

Free includes debt-free!

"First they ignore us, then

"First they ignore us, then they ridicule us, then the FIGHT us, then we win"

All their doing is confirming that your/our voice is getting louder, we've past the ignore, i wouldnt exactly say thats an insult, so i guess we are on the fighting stage.......this one may get ugly before things get better, hope im wrong and you guys get a miracle

Rethinking.....i think you goes are more in the transition between ridicule and fight, then the begining of fight, with some stubborn folks still ignoring, or ATTEMPTING to do so

97% of American people

97% of American people disagree with MSM TV news reporters opinions and don't value their views.

Correction 97.42%

Always add a decimal to your bullshit number to make it look more believable, it's makes people think you did some type of research and calculation.

The Onion is out of luck.

These people cannot be parodied.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

They didn't jump the shark...

...they jumped The Onion!

Good Stuff

MSNBC should sell the article to The Onion, so it can be published verbatim on their site.

Detroit could make a comeback if it weren't for tax parasites.

Detroit had a big government that spent a half a billion a year for 36 years. All that bigness earned was eventual bankruptcy.

MSNBC is manned by statists, members who drink the opiate and proclaim the state divine.

Free includes debt-free!