Detroit America’s Most Miserable City

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Detroit tops the Forbes list of America’s most miserable cities. This is what years of liberal control brings you – misery.

Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround.

“Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes.

Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued.

The latest blow was Tuesday’s announcement that the city is on the verge of being taken over by the state. Detroit is in a financial emergency and cannot pay its bills. The city has been issuing debt to fund day-to-day operations. The continuing problems propelled Detroit to the top spot in our 2013 ranking of America’s Most Miserable Cities. (Read More)

Rounding out the top ten are Flint, MI, Rockford, IL, Chicago, IL, Modesto, CA, Vallejo, CA, Warren, MI, Stockton, CA, Lake County, IL and New York, NY. I’m only surprised that Syracuse, NY isn’t on the list. The city is on the verge of bankruptcy and the Democrat mayor hasn’t done anything about it other than pick fights with her own party. They’re like a big dysfunctional family.