Plugs: Detroit ‘Getting Back Up’


“Stand up, Motown!”

The really sad thing is that this idiot is serious:

“My dad used to say you measure a man or woman – it wasn’t whether they got knocked down, but how quickly they got up. And guess what? Detroit’s getting back up,” Biden told an estimated crowd of 1,100 packed into a narrow hallway at Renaissance High School Wednesday.

Detroit’s unemployment rate remains more than a point above the national average, sitting at 9.7 percent in June, but over the past three years, the unemployment rate in the city has decreased dramatically from its 27.8 percent rate in July 2009. Michigan’s unemployment rate rose last month, jumping from 8.6 percent in June to 9 percent in July.

If their example of a “success story” is Detroit, Obama’s in serious trouble in November.

The reason for the unemployment drop in Detroit is a numbers game. People living there who can’t afford to leave have seen their benefits run out, given up looking for work and therefore they are no longer counted as unemployed. There is no massive economic renaissance going on in Detroit, as Joe Biden hopes everybody is dumb enough to believe. A couple hundred thousand people have fled Biden’s example of a resurgent local economy just since Obama took office. I guess they just couldn’t handle the awesomeness of it all.

Crowder made the video below about two and a half years ago, and things haven’t gotten much better — if at all. Part of the cause of this kind of ruin is because of liberals trying to “help,” so the odds that the policies of Obama/Biden are allowing the same place “get back up” are slim and none — like trying to cure emphysema by prescribing cigarettes:

I’m going to a Tigers game in about three weeks. If I get a chance I’ll stop and take some pictures of just how well Detroit’s “getting back up” according to Plugs.

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