[quote=Black Blade;648912]You Know That Your City Has Become A Hellhole When….
Your description sounds like a description of Detroit, MI. There is a very good reasons why cities like Detroit wind up in such dire straights - they have been totally run by the radical leftists for decades. If you like Detroit, you will love what the current administration has in store for the country if they get one more term. Some of the problems are universal, but most are our own "man caused disasters".
Regarding the trade imbalance, there are two large reasons ( not the only two) for it, and they could be fixed quickly:
1. Lack of domestically produced oil, we could and should drill here, drill now! Would you rather just keep paying OPEC, or provide good paying jobs to US workers and keeping the money at home. We should also stop the war on coal, a very important energy source the lefties are trying to choke or kill off.
2. The highest corporate tax rates of any large industrial country on the planet. Drastically reduce or eliminate corporate taxes (the income is currently taxed twice, the stockholders and the corporation as a whole. This would also eliminate the politicians ability to pick winners and losers by giving favorable tax breaks to those they like, such as General Electric corporation paying ZERO income taxes here while making huge profits.
3. Over regulation and new entitlement programs, such as the EPA over reach, the recent financial regulation (Dodd/Frank bill) which helps big banks and chokes the life out of small banks and institutions, and Obamacare.
Vote only for those who commit to fixing these problems, forget about who your relatives or unions tell you to do. It is our only chance, otherwise, it will get worse fast.