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American Hellholes

July 11, 2011

Full Article at http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/american-hellholes

The U.S. economy is dying and we are heading for the next Great Depression.  The
talking heads in the mainstream media love to spin the economic numbers around
and around and they love to make it sound like the economy is improving, but the
truth is that it doesn’t take a genius to see what is happening to the U.S.
economic system.  All over the nation many of our greatest cities are being
slowly but surely transformed into post-apocalyptic wastelands.  All over the
mid-Atlantic, all along the Gulf coast, all throughout the “rust belt” and all
over the entire state of California cities that once had incredibly vibrant
economies are being turned into rotting, post-industrial hellholes. In many U.S.
cities, the “real” rate of unemployment is over 30 percent. There are some
communities that will start depressing you almost the moment that you drive into
them. It is almost as if all of the hope has been sucked right out of those
communities.  If you live in one of those American hellholes you know what I am
talking about.  Sadly, it is not just a few cities that are becoming hellholes.
This is happening in the east, in the west, in the north and in the south.
America is literally being transformed right in front of our eyes.

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Detroit, Michigan

In the city of Detroit today, there are over 33,000 abandoned houses, 70
schools are being permanently closed down, the mayor wants to bulldoze
one-fourth of the city and you can literally buy a house for one dollar in the worst areas.

During the boom days of the 1950s, Detroit was a teeming metropolis of
approximately 2 million people, but today the current population is less than
half that.  The city of Detroit, once a shining example of middle class America,
is now a rotting cesspool of economic decline and it actually saw its population
decline by 25 percent during the decade that recently ended.  According
to the U.S. Census Bureau, Detroit lost a resident every 22 minutes between the years of 2000 and 2010.

So why are people leaving Detroit so rapidly?

There simply are no jobs.

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Vallejo, California (And Virtually The Rest Of The State Of
California)

Almost the entire state of California is an economic disaster zone. Austerity
measures are being implemented in city after city as tax revenues have
nosedived.

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Full Article at http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/american-hellholes

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