Skip to comments.State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit
Posted on 11/29/2012 6:43:22 AM PST by upchuck
It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing.
WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered including dissolving the city.
If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table, Jones said. Again, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.
Local consultant Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.
In a live interview on WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said he wouldnt count anything out.
Detroit needs to solve their problems, but they need support and weve been very supportive partners, I believe, in terms of offering different ideas and thoughts. And I just encourage them to work harder about working better together, Snyder said.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
Sources tell me Oakland, CA has signed an exclusive consulting contract with Detroit to learn how to "Get 'er Done."
Did you forget the sarcasm tag?
It worked for Kansas City Kansas and Wyandotte County. The city was absorbed into the county and they have been experiencing a boom. Lots of growth once the county and city quit fighting over resources. The city tried to revitalize the downtown and failed abjectly. Now however, the Legends, the Speedway, and all the stores surrounding that complex are providing huge tax revenues and the whole community is benefiting. Sadly they put in a casino downtown but happily the abortion mill is closed.
It’s on the Border. Just cede it to Canada.
Very informative Youtube on Detroit. Must see to really understand infrastructure fail.
Restructure Detroit on the precincts and wards that voted 90% Bolshie. And, let Detroit run itself off the unproductive portion of their population, instead, of stealing from the productive.
What jewels? If there are any left, the libtards have stolen them....
Sort of like a Hong Kong in reverse, with nobody allowed to enter or leave without special permission?
The PLA could bivouac in some of those abandoned buildings and, of course, Detroit would no longer vote in state or national elections, only in their S.A.R.
The Canadians aren't stupid. They’re content to leave Detroit and its crime, drugs, and squalor to the American Democrats that deserve it.
When I read the title I thought they meant dissolving with acid or maybe a nuke.
Now ain’t that just a big THANG?
This is the predictable outcome when a formerly vibrant community loses its sustaining economy, the productive citizens leave, and the only ones that remain are those who know nothing except collecting a check every two weeks.
Generation after generation after generation. Why bother with education, or any of the usual norms and responsibilities typical of a successful community, when someone else pays for all of your basic needs with no end in sight?
Need more money? Criminal activity pays well, especially the drug trade. And think how you’ll look in that new Escalade.
It’s way past time for the productive to fire the political elite who derive their power from the expansion of the permanently dependent class.
Otherwise, we can simply kiss off many of our once-proud cities, and simply let them become testaments to democrat rule.
Hmmm. If you are trying to dissolve the steel and concrete of the buildings I suggest a strong acid. On the other hand you'll need a strong base if you are looking to dissolve the population.
If you aren't part of the solution you're part of the precipitate.
Don't need one. Since 99.999999% of my posts are sarcasm, I've a special dispensation and don't have to include the /s.
Oh, just for you... /s :)
:: dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County ::
Oh, right! That will solve everything.
Wayne County? Do we really believe Wayne is more fiscally and politically “responsible” than North Windsor? To quote Larry the Cable Guy: I don’t care who you are, that - right there- is FUNNY!”
Strictly hypothetical ~ there is no productive sector in Detroit City.
it it dissolves, will it go away?
(hopefully, it’s dragging Michigan down the drain...)
I personally think it would be a lot wiser to cut the size of Detroit down to the downtown area and annex the rest into surrounding townships. (if they’ll take it)
Some will do better than others.
KC Kansas and Detroit are light-years apart in every possible way.
after 60 years of nonstop dem control... they have taken the richest city on the planet and turned it into a trash heap
ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO
Better: if Detroit is bankrupt, the state appoints a financial dictator to get it back on its feet again, auditing all the books, firing all the deadwood in city government, and cutting way back on welfare to make being on welfare a less attractive option.
See how fast they get their act together with that hanging over their heads.
I’m telling you, close all the prisons in America and just dump the violent offenders in Detroit. It would be cheaper, and the entertainment factor would be incredible. Think “Escape from New York” and “Running Man” combined.
I looked at the video. They think the money is being stolen. Some may be, but they don’t understand how taxes work. It’s just government money.
Hydrofluoric or sulfuric?
It’s already dissolved... into a war zone and crime ridden
Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI. Two shining examples of...
Since “Enterprise Zones” did nothing substantial to halt the overall decline of Detroit, I’d propose the opposite. Make it a welfare free zone. No public assistance allowed. No subsidized public transportation. No section 8 help. No bridge cards issued or accepted. No WIC payments. No disability. No Obama phones. No school lunch assistance. Do that and just watch the rats flee the sinking ship. Then once the parasites and criminals are gone, watch how fast the area comes back.
Actually the free enterprise zone would be fine if Detroit were whittled down to just the downtown area where actual business is still being done and money being made.
“Then once the parasites and criminals are gone, watch how fast the area comes back.”
I’d rather they stay there, rather than have a massive “Dependent Redistribution Scheme” by which these creatures are moved into Section 8 housing in productive areas. If you don’t have Section 8 near you, you would very quickly.
They’ve been leaving Detroit for a long time. Its one of the factors that is driving Michigan rightward.
"Detroit" was slang for the American auto industry. How can Obama and Biden run around the country claiming that they "saved GM" while Detroit itself is in ruins and is considering dissolution?
Everyone's gone crazy!
That’s good news; I always wondered why people would want to be poor in cold cities when it is probably much more comfortable in the South. I know it is all about the freebies, but even so the cold stinks (I hate winter more with every passing year).
If I lost everything I would get onto 95 south and grub rides until I reached an area where one could sleep comfortably under a bridge in wintertime...
LOL the cold is a good thing.
In the prepper threads everybody talks about heading south but I’m staying right here. In the zombie apocalypse, I’ll have to work harder to prepare for winter but if done right, winter is relaxation time.
You certainly have a lot more self-reliant people in the colder climes; in rural areas the perpetually-dependent multi-generational welfare class doesn’t exist. They would die in the first winter.
“Sources tell me Oakland, CA has signed an exclusive consulting contract with Detroit to learn how to “Get ‘er Done.” “
Just what sources? Our daughter lives in downtown Oakland and I can tell you that despite the troubles with the demonstrations, it doesn’t look like Detroit. And unlike Detroit, Oakland isn’t centered around a single industry. Understand, I don’t like what Oakland has become, there is just no parallel between it and Detroit. The problem Oakland has was the migration from the South during WWII to work in defense plants that are long gone.
Hell, GM became a government subsidiary, why not expand it to the whole dang city?
Excellent idea! But the libs would never agree. ‘cause they know it would work and show them for the fools they are.
Neither of those is strong enough.
Limited, shaped nuclear strike?
When you care to send the very best...
What? Detroit has jewels? Who knew?
Offer it up as a test ground for Iran’s 50kt MOAB
I’m pretty sure it’s been dissolving on its own for years anyway.