by Steely Beast on 11/08/16 at 6:01 pm
Detroit, MI – (SatireWorld.com)
According to SatireWorld’s rankings, Detroit is the most miserable city in the United States. Home to violent crimes, high unemployment, decreasing population and economic crises, Detroit beat out Miami (last years winner) along with Flint-MI, Chicago-IL, and Modesto-CA.
The news comes on the heels of a panel of experts who said last week “the automotive city was facing a fiscal emergency and bankruptcy, as well as threats of a financial takeover by the state.”
Nearly half of the owners of Detroit’s 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing cycle of declining revenues and diminished services for a city in a financial crisis, according to a Detroit News analysis of government records.
“Why pay taxes?” asked LaShonnda McLisp, who owes more than $2,600 on her home on an east-side block where only five owners paid 2015 taxes. “Why should I send them taxes when they aren’t supplying services? It is sickening. Every time I see the tax bill come, I think about the times we called and nobody came.”
The criteria: “SatireWorld looked at 200 of the country’s largest urban areas and ranked them on factors including crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, commute times, weather and decreasing populations.”
Detroit has been run by Democrat mayors since 1964, while every single
‘Most Miserable’ city is run by Democrats.
The top ten miserable cities:
1. Detroit, MI
2. Flint, MI
3. Rockford, IL
3. Baltimore (tie)
4. Chicago, IL
5. Modesto, CA
6. Vallejo, CA
7. Warren, MI
8. Stockton, CA
9. Lake County, IL
10. New York, NY