Charles Krauthammer hit back at liberal pundit Sally Kohn after she claimed conservatives will “try to use Detroit falsely as an example to push more austerity.” Kohn’s comments fall in line with those of a number of liberal and progressive commentators who are seemingly attempting to pin Detroit’s collapse on GOP policies, despite the fact that the city has been run by Democrats and progressives for decades.
That’s the point that Krauthammer hammered home.
“Sally, Detroit is not really an example of the failure of GOP economic policy. It’s been run by the Democrats for 60 years, and you can cite all the studies about how bad austerity is, all you have to do is look at Detroit and you get an idea of how bad the absence of austerity is, it’s a city in ruin,” Krauthammer said.
“I think that the reason that the administration is hesitant to even talk about a bailout is that it understands that Detroit is a precedent,” he continued. “The minute you step into a bailout in Detroit, you’re going to get every city in the country lining up with a tin cup. And that’s why even this administration, even this administration is going to hold back from doing this.”
(H/T: Fox Nation)