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Detroit’s Federally Imposed Sidewalks to Nowhere

Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:17
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A generation ago, Detroit was the wealthiest city in the nation by per capita income. It is mostly dead now, killed by Model City moonbattery and demographic transformation. The shell of a city that remains is desperately impoverished. But at least its many sidewalks to nowhere are handicap-accessible:

In a city where poverty is high, schools are broken and crime is rampant, the federal government has forced Detroit to spend more than $50 million in the past decade for sidewalk ramps that often lead to nowhere.

Many of the nearly 35,000 ramps, which are for people with disabilities, are on inaccessible sidewalks or streets with no homes.

City officials have fought the absurdities of the 2006 federal consent order, but to no avail. The federal government said the ramps were required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even if the sidewalks were useless.

About 12% of the ramps have been installed on sidewalks that are impassable due to the city’s decay.

Thanks, Bob Dole. Your contribution to American society will long be remembered.

That’s Big Government for you. It breaks both your legs and then forces you to buy someone else a crutch.

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See here for plenty more of Detroit’s handicap-accessible sidewalks to nowhere.

On tips from Rob E.

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