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America's Sick Economy

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America's earlier industrial hub is in disrepair and dying. "Detroit is not just fading away gracefully, but noisily sick" in its death throes, "expiring as spectacularly as it once" thrived.

Fifty years ago, it was America's fifth largest city with 1.85 million people. Today, it's 11th ranked with about 700,000. Most of its "great buildings are ghosts." So are its neighborhoods in disrepair, decaying and dying.

Detroit is a testimony to America's decline. It's the nation's poorest city with unemployment well over 50%, including discouraged workers. It's where hunger also affects the middle class. 

It's an intensifying crisis getting worse because little is done, and nothing so far tried has helped.

In spite of dire conditions nationwide, Obama brazenly addressed a Detroit Labor Day event, suggesting little will be done to deal with America's worst employment crisis since the Great Depression.

Instead of highlighting the dismal state of working America, he focused on saying the "recovery" wasn't "fully" complete. At the same time, he admitted that "times are tough," no thanks to his destructive economic policies for over two and half years.

Instead of saying his September 8 address to Congress will outline significant help coming, he arrogantly claimed credit for "keep(ing) our teachers on the job," despite continuing huge nationwide layoffs and his disdain for organized labor.

He said "(w)e're fighting for health care when you are sick," when, in fact, Obamacare rations it to enrich insurers, drug companies, and large hospital chains. He's also working with Republicans to slash Medicare and Medicaid benefits before taking aim at cutting Social Security later on.

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