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Old Jan 17, 2011, 05:51 AM
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Camden, NJ, a Product of Democrat Policies

It's not that often when the very last sentence of an article does more to explain things than the entire preceding text.

Simple enough:
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Kelly Francis, a local government watchdog and president of the city's NAACP branch, says the city should have been shedding its staff for decades.

He says, for instance, that it was a mistake to use federal grants in the 1990s to bulk up the police department as the city's population shrunk. The federal funds eventually dried up, leaving the city to pay costs it couldn't afford.

"It seems to me there's an entitlement mentality in the city of Camden," Francis said. "It's been at least 40 years that the state's been bailing out the city."
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110116/D9KPM2KO0.html

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. How many more decades is it going to take before enough people understand how much Democrat policies have damaged the very people they are supposedly trying to help before every last Democrat is finally voted out of office and replaced by someone who not only reads, but actually understands the US Constitution and isn't possessed by a self-indulging and self-important "Yes, I'm the One to Fix Everything" complex?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:29 AM
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You know when your city has this service that its time to move. Camden was a hell-hole when I lived in NJ in the 1970s, and it appears a bunch of money from the state and Feds over 40 years didn't change things. What a surprise.
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Garnet Grant, a city worker for 22 years, ensures that no one is inside vacant houses before he puts plywood on windows and doors to keep the homeless out.

Sitting in a big yellow box truck labeled "Board Up Crew," Grant says he knows he's not being laid off - but will likely have to do the jobs of several people in what's already a losing battle to board up homes. "We need more help," Grant said.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:33 AM
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I am so sick of this crap.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Detroit also in a death-spiral...
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Detroit — Detroit Public Schools would close nearly half of its schools in the next two years, and increase high school class sizes to 62 by the following year, under a deficit-reduction plan filed with the state.

The plan, part of a monthly update Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb gives the Department of Education, was filed late Monday to provide insight into Bobb's progress in his attempt to slash a $327 million deficit in the district to zero over the next several years. Under it, the district would slim down from 142 schools now to 72 during 2012-13.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110112/...#ixzz1BIsxCxwt
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Nice job the liberals did on Detroit. Oh wait, their are doing the same thing to the entire nation. Oh well, at least ET will be happy!
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Layoffs of city workers go into effect on Tuesday - cutting up to 383 police & fire dept.jobs, or one-fourth of the city's employees.

A police union, meanwhile, took out a full page advertisement last week in the Courier-Post, warning that Camden would become a "living hell" if layoffs were not averted..


I'd be surprised if Camden hasn't been close to living hell in decades anyway.Sounds very much like Detroit...a lot of drugs...poverty & predatory crime.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Isn't peterp from Camden? I wonder what's his take on all this cutting.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Layoffs of city workers go into effect on Tuesday - cutting up to 383 police & fire dept.jobs, or one-fourth of the city's employees.

A police union, meanwhile, took out a full page advertisement last week in the Courier-Post, warning that Camden would become a "living hell" if layoffs were not averted..


I'd be surprised if Camden hasn't been close to living hell in decades anyway.Sounds very much like Detroit...a lot of drugs...poverty & predatory crime.

I've never been to Camden, but heard plenty about it. So my question is, how would they be able to tell the difference?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 10:00 AM
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When you simmer it all down to its essence,

there are 2 groups.
One believes in God.
the other thinks it IS God.

50 yrs of liberalism has brought us to this broken state of affairs.

Margaret Thatcher was correct , "the problem with socialism is you run out of other peoples money in the end".

How ironic when the progressives finally got into power ("We are the folks we've been waiting for") the cash drawer was empty, they were done in by their own deeds.

People who think they are God and know whats best for other people always lose for one very simple reason.
They are insane.

They cannot tell the difference between facts and truth.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 10:19 AM
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I am so sick of this crap.



Why? Is it because the "Liberial world" doesn't work and its true out come of destroying society showing it ugly head...
OR
Are you just fed up with the blame game?...
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Why? Is it because the "Liberial world" doesn't work and its true out come of destroying society showing it ugly head...
OR
Are you just fed up with the blame game?...
Its not good time to be left of center.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 05:58 AM
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I've never been to Camden, but heard plenty about it. So my question is, how would they be able to tell the difference?
..it would be difficult.Detroit does have a nice downtown/business district.Across the river is Windsor,Ontario.

The bad part.?A good portion of the remainder of the city is rundown homes..with gangs,drugs & crime.This poster explains it..I guess.

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