Detroit Gets Cold Shoulder From Obama
by James Denison - 8/3/13 8:45 AM
Also the homicide rate in Detroit is 80% or higher than in Colombia, the drug crime capital of the world.
"Bloomberg makes this comparison: $323 million in proposed U.S. aid would go to Colombia next year versus only $108 million that will go to Detroit.
Most of the money flagged for Colombia will go to "peace and security." Meanwhile, Detroit (where it takes almost an hour for police to respond to 911 calls) has an 81 percent higher homicide rate than the South American country, according to Bloomberg.
And Colombia is not even in the top five of the largest recipients of U.S. foreign aid. National Priority Projects reports
that for fiscal year 2013, U.S. funding for foreign countries amounts
to $23 billion - the number jumps to $37 billion when you add in our
foreign military assistance."