The left did not mention the demands the unions made on the auto industry that forced them to find labor other places so they could be competitive in the worldwide market. The left did not mention the incompetence and the corruption of the city officials that has been a part of Detroit government since the early 1960’s. The left did not mention the demands the public employee unions had made in pay, health and other benefits plus outrageous retirement benefits.
The left, which includes the unions, always say the reason for financial problems in the nation, states and local governments are never their fault. The union is to the Marxist/Progressive what the family is to a law abiding and functional society. It is unions and their incompetence, their corruption, their greed and their intellectual insufficiency that brought Detroit to this point. These bedrock units of Marxism and the Marxist/Progressive movement are bringing about the bankruptcy of our nation, states and many other local governments. This should not be a surprise. Marx called for his followers to cause bankruptcy to further the fundamental transformation he outlined and Obama promised.