John Conyers and the Decline of the Detroit by Gregory Hilton

The city of Detroit has declined steadily since 1964, the year Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) was first elected. Many factors are involved but Conyers anti-business attitudes are among them. Detroit desperately needs jobs, but they are represented by a lawmaker who is an aggressive enemy of the business community. The Congressman is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and was the first member of the Black Caucus to endorse Obama.
Conyers devoted a large amount of time to the Obama campaign. Rep. Conyers was the author of 35 articles of impeachment against former President Bush. Even Speaker Pelosi thought this was too extreme, and Conyers downgraded it to a censure to include Dick Chenery. Conyers describes himself as a good friend of filmmaker Michael Moore, and he has just formed a Caucus to stop Obama’s Afghan surge. He calls our nations flag officers “clowns.”
Conyers is also the author of “Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush”, a 486-page Judiciary Committee report detailing alleged abuses during the Bush administration. In January of 2009, Conyers introduced a bill to set up a “truth commission” panel to investigate Bush but it has gone no where.

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