The case for dissolving Detroit
Detroit is on track to emerge from federal bankruptcy proceedings later this year, but the ability of those in city hall to competently oversee municipal governance is questionable at best.
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#1 Apr 21, 2014
well the history of Detroit over the past 60 years shows clearly that the uneducated uninformed people of Detroit aren't smart enough to elect people who are skilled in managing a city.
the voter keep re-electing the same tired old democrat mismanagers just because they are black and democrats in election after election which has lead to the complete failure of the city government and the jailing of former mayors.
absolute power corrupts absolutely .
what you tax you get less of what you subsidize you get more of
now look around what's left of Detroit and see what you have been subsidizing and over taxing.
remember Detroit you voted for this 2014 edition of Detroit.
#2 Apr 21, 2014
This author is just practicing his writing skills with no real content. If the city can't work as Detroit, it's impractical as all get out to think it could be devided into small fractions and work better. The complications of dealing with the infrastructure alone would be too burdensome. The bankruptcy can work pretty well be eliminating debt and giving somewhat of a fresh start. The water system is a dragon of its own, but it has a revenue stream. Duggan is not a miracle worker, but he can get some things done. The future depends on ladership. If we had six little townships, it would depend upon the leadership in those six places too. I don't believe dissolution is the answer.
#3 May 14, 2014
Tax the productive subsidize the unproductive. When the unproductive are the majority this no longer works.
Detroit passed a point where it was mathematically impossible for it to pay its debts off a long time ago. But money keep getting pored in to placate the populace. Detroit essentially financially collapsed and could no longer operate. Detroit did not have to file bankruptcy, but its immediate problem was the interest on its low interest loans were consuming its entire budget. That is why bankruptcy (debt restructuring) was chosen. Otherwise it effectively was a dis-incorporation as remaining operating city services would have ceased and this would have forced outsiders to come in to maintain order. That would not have gone over very well with the local populace.
Detroit's self quarantined populace adheres its clannish thug culture which is low trust and spontaneously violent. The honeypot for thugs is the war on drugs. Thug thinking can be opportunistically very racist. Detroit has been mostly black for decades. While blaming and shaming others might for a moment make everything seem ok it does nothing to build a new future. The civic kleptocracy that is Detroit will unlikely be a source of the new Detroit that can only come from the local populace.
#5 May 15, 2014
Fresh start ? surely you jest?
There can be no fresh start with the same cast of city mismanagers re-elected to mismanaging city affairs working with greedy unions, no viable middle class tax structure to pay for the bloated mess , no broad based business tax base both of those driven out of the area by over taxation, over regulation along with bully union tactics then blend in out of control crime.
Any city unable or unwilling to protect its citizens loses those citizens to safer city environments arson & crime have rendered Detroit dysfunctional unlivable.
may as well dissolve detroit close the welfare offices,dysfunctional schools send the illegals back to illegal land, send the muslims packing turn the city into a park.
naturally no one will come to an empty park so let nature take over, the blacks won't loot nature will they?
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