Thin Ice

The unholy alliance between the Democrats and the unions has resulted in the collapse of the first major city in the United States, but it will not be the last. Money in the future for votes in the present looked like an easy way to permanent office, and it was, but the cost was permanent poverty. The Democrats and the United Auto Workers have reduced a city of two million employed and financially secure middle class people to seven hundred thousand mostly black uneducated, unemployed and unemployable citizens living in a crime ridden falling down ghetto. But of course it wasn’t the fault of the politicians or the UAW. Everything would have been fine had it not been for the racist and bigoted white middle class moving out and for the George Bush recession of 2008. So once again the system, whites and the uncaring Republicans have stolen all the dreams of the young and talented.

Yes once again fate steals the dreams
Of those the gods have given much
From Walter Reuther to the Dems
Who had for years the golden touch
The cars rolled off assembly lines
And wages, pensions rose to heights
Unseen in modern working times
All unaware the future bites
When promises are not sustained
By growth and honest City Hall
Until the factories grew dark
Shut down with none to heed the call
Studebaker, Packard, Nash
They shut their doors and closed their books
Dismaying not the union boss
Deterring not the many crooks
The Pistons, Lions, Tigers play
On shirts the word Detroit looks nice
But it’s a sham, the city knows
It’s not just Red Wings on thin ice

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