|Would these save the Black Undertow cities and communities?|
He also stated - "bragged" is the correct word - that his admiration for civil rights, equality of opportunity, liberation, love of affirmative action (basically fundamental and foundational beliefs of Black-Run America) were based upon his experiences showering with his Black NFL teammates:
He connected his concern for minorities with his respect for his black teammates, especially the linemen who had protected him from pass rushers.Basing ones political philosophy and outlook on life - regarding choices that will greatly impact fellow citizens through legislation they work to pass - on "encounters in the shower" is not a recipe for sound government or economic decisions or policies.
Vin Weber, a former congressman from Minnesota and a close friend, said Mr. Kemp would often say, “I can’t help but care about the rights of the people I used to shower with.”
So what is an "enterprise zone" exactly? Here's one definition:
In the United States, Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZs), also known as Enterprise Zones, are intended to encourage development in blighted neighborhoods through tax and regulatory relief to entrepreneurs and investors who launch businesses in the area. UEZs are areas where companies can locate free of certain local, state, and federal taxes and restrictions. In other countries, a region that offers this type of special economic incentive is often referred to as a Special Economic Zone.Sounds simple enough, but doesn't a signficant portion of the population of "blighted" (a synonym for Black Undertow) communities already subsist of entrepreneurial activities, such as drug dealing and the re-selling of goods and merchandise procured via thievery? And, of course, a large percentage of their other income is provided by the tax-payer.
Even if a company were to relocate to Detroit, Birmingham, or Haiti (or other "bad" - read Black Undertow - areas) for the purpose of paying minimal to no taxes as part of the EZ scheme, this entity would inevitably have to import new citizens to the city to serve as the bulk of the workforce, meaning that gentrification would take place in an effort to curb the negative effects of Climate Change.
Then again, Inc Magazine (like Fast Company, a radically Disingenuous White Liberal publication) recently found that its easier to open business in Rwanda than the United States. Knowing all the EEOC requirements a company must pass, and the constant fear of employees claiming "discrimination" and filing a lawusuit, what's the point? Not to mention majority-minority owned firms now getting preferential treatment when it comes to government (no-bid) contracts, you begin to see that perhaps a state (or city) is in need of declaring a BRA-Free Zone to stimulate economic activity.
Imagine how many people would move there if this were done... Juxtapose that with how many people would move to "depressed" (Black Undertow... there's those clever words again to hide the truth) cities that were declared Enterprise Zones, that which was championed by Jack Kemp - a man whose philosophy was guided by his close proximity to Black males in the shower - and fiscal conservatives everywhere.
Do we hear crickets?
We already know that Jefferson County recently declared bankruptcy and Detroit isn't far behind. The reasons for both cities failure is 100 percent racial, though Koch and other adherents to strict free market/capitalism principles will assert it so combination of socialism and evil leftist policies (though Norway is doing just fine Dr. Sowell).
No, it's just that this system of economics never factored in how the invisible hand guiding capitalism would be covered up by the highly discernible hand of the Black Undertow. "If it fits, you can't acquit!"
Back to Detroit:
Here's what Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit City Council members didn't want anyone to know when they met behind closed doors in late October to discuss a still unreleased $1.7 million report from Ernst & Young on the city's finances: They're a lot worse than we thought.
Detroit is fast running out of cash. Already, roughly half the city's vendors aren't being paid each month, City Hall sources say, and some are waiting 18 months for their checks.
By late December, the acute cash flow problem may mean Detroit won't be able to fully cover payroll. And by April, it will be out of cash.
Gov. Rick Snyder hasn't accepted the deficit reduction plan the Bing administration submitted last summer because the numbers don't add up. Without approval, the city can't sell bonds to finance much-needed water department projects, or to get the Woodward light rail project started.
The budget gap pegged at $155 million last spring may now be twice that.
So what are the mayor and council doing with the cold, hard facts presented at that October meeting? Squabbling.
Icy relations between the 11th and 13th floors of City Hall are again standing in the way of swift and decisive action to avert a financial catastrophe.
Bing had been meeting with certain council members for weeks on a plan to cut spending, but those members felt sand-bagged when he announced he'd be open to having Gov. Rick Snyder appoint him as emergency manager.
Snyder isn't going to do that. And it's not necessary at the moment anyway.
The mayor and council ought to be able to resolve this themselves. Some on the council have been pushing the mayor to immediately lay off 1,500 city workers, including 500 cops and 300 firefighters. It is a painful choice, and one Bing is resisting out of public safety concerns, but it is likely to be unavoidable.