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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:45 AM
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19. I've got to agree with you on that one!
I don't live in the city anymore, but I hope the people are as sick of Kwame's corruption and thievery as everyone else is. I also hope that they are not somehow deceived into voting for Sharon McPhail, who is equally corrupt and has the additional blessing of being outright insane ("Kwame's trying to electrocute me").

Freeman Hendrix is a good candidate. I actually like the repub who ran in the 2001 primaries-Bill Brooks. He is a former GM executive and was the only candidate who had the balls to say that the biggest problem facing Detroit is the poverty of it's residents. No one else would say it. They'd say it was racism, or abandonment of the city, or economic problems within the auto industry, or any other number of reasons. Those things are all factors, and many contribute to the poverty, but drive around Detroit-it's the poorest urban setting I've ever seen in the USA.

They can fix the roads, build new stadiums and fancy restaurants, but as long as the majority of the people in the neighborhoods outside of the Potemkin Village downtown are poor, nothing will change. People have to have money to build a good tax base and economy.
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