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State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit
CBS Detroit ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012

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 wouldn’t count anything out.

“Detroit needs to solve their problems, but they need support and we’ve 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS:
Detroit: lib city leading the pack to a bad end.

Sources tell me Oakland, CA has signed an exclusive consulting contract with Detroit to learn how to "Get 'er Done."

1 posted on 11/29/2012 6:43:30 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Detroit Township..lol


2 posted on 11/29/2012 6:47:09 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: upchuck

Did you forget the sarcasm tag?


3 posted on 11/29/2012 6:47:18 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: upchuck

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.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 6:48:13 AM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: upchuck

It’s on the Border. Just cede it to Canada.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 6:48:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: upchuck

Very informative Youtube on Detroit. Must see to really understand infrastructure fail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM-yOyG0b1A&feature=relmfu


6 posted on 11/29/2012 6:50:52 AM PST by Orange1998 (Please DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: upchuck

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.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 6:51:01 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: upchuck
... the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.”

What jewels? If there are any left, the libtards have stolen them....

8 posted on 11/29/2012 6:51:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: upchuck
Turn it over to these guys.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 6:52:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: upchuck
How about leasing it to the ChiCom's as a special administrative region in return for writing down debt?

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.

10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:58:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“It’s on the Border. Just cede it to Canada.”

The Canadians aren't stupid. They’re content to leave Detroit and its crime, drugs, and squalor to the American Democrats that deserve it.

11 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:00 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: upchuck
depending on how they dissolved it
12 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:25 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: upchuck

When I read the title I thought they meant dissolving with acid or maybe a nuke.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:47 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: upchuck

Now ain’t that just a big THANG?


14 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:59 AM PST by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: upchuck

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.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:59 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: upchuck
State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

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.

16 posted on 11/29/2012 7:05:29 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: SatinDoll
Did you forget the sarcasm tag?

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 :)

17 posted on 11/29/2012 7:09:14 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Very interesting idea. I'll have to think on this one for a while.

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18 posted on 11/29/2012 7:19:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: upchuck; cripplecreek

:: 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!”


19 posted on 11/29/2012 7:21:20 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: depressed in 06

Strictly hypothetical ~ there is no productive sector in Detroit City.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 7:23:12 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tigerized
Relatives on my dad's side of the family worked for Ford for several generations. They quit Detroit in the 60s. It was ugly before the riots...
21 posted on 11/29/2012 7:29:50 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: upchuck
Local consultant Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.

With Detroit it always comes down to "what's in it for me". The fight over Belle Isle is a perfect example. The place is falling apart so the state wants to take over and fix it up but Detroiters just want the state to pay for it and Detroit keep the revenue generated from races and other events.
22 posted on 11/29/2012 7:31:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: upchuck

it it dissolves, will it go away?

(hopefully, it’s dragging Michigan down the drain...)


23 posted on 11/29/2012 7:35:17 AM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 7:35:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mercat

KC Kansas and Detroit are light-years apart in every possible way.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 7:54:45 AM PST by austinaero
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To: upchuck

after 60 years of nonstop dem control... they have taken the richest city on the planet and turned it into a trash heap

dissolve detroit

ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO


26 posted on 11/29/2012 7:58:04 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: upchuck
This will result in the suburbs paying the bills, while vote fraud in Detroit will insure Detroit dominates Wayne County politics. No thanks.

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.

27 posted on 11/29/2012 8:10:32 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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.


28 posted on 11/29/2012 8:18:49 AM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: upchuck

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.


29 posted on 11/29/2012 8:29:54 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: upchuck

Hydrofluoric or sulfuric?


30 posted on 11/29/2012 8:32:26 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
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To: upchuck

It’s already dissolved... into a war zone and crime ridden
gangster city.


31 posted on 11/29/2012 8:35:47 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: upchuck

Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI. Two shining examples of...

Nothing.


32 posted on 11/29/2012 8:41:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: upchuck

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.


33 posted on 11/29/2012 9:02:58 AM PST by JTHomes (28th: Congress shall make no law respecting economics , or prohibiting the free exercise of markets)
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To: JTHomes

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.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 9:13:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JTHomes

“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.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 9:38:33 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

They’ve been leaving Detroit for a long time. Its one of the factors that is driving Michigan rightward.


36 posted on 11/29/2012 9:49:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: upchuck
Motor City?

"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!

-PJ

37 posted on 11/29/2012 9:54:10 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: cripplecreek

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...


38 posted on 11/29/2012 10:06:21 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


39 posted on 11/29/2012 10:12:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


40 posted on 11/29/2012 10:14:19 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: upchuck

“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.


41 posted on 11/29/2012 11:10:56 AM PST by vette6387
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To: upchuck

Hell, GM became a government subsidiary, why not expand it to the whole dang city?


42 posted on 11/29/2012 11:16:47 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: JTHomes
I have been preaching this idea for years -- you also need to make the zone free of all regulation and tort liability for business and employment other than the most baseline safety and public nuisance rules.

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.
43 posted on 11/29/2012 11:21:22 AM PST by only1percent
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To: JTHomes

Excellent idea! But the libs would never agree. ‘cause they know it would work and show them for the fools they are.


44 posted on 11/29/2012 12:11:07 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Neither of those is strong enough.

Thermite grenades?

Limited, shaped nuclear strike?


45 posted on 11/29/2012 12:13:48 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

46 posted on 11/29/2012 12:16:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: upchuck
"Limited, shaped nuclear strike?"

When you care to send the very best...

MOAB...

47 posted on 11/29/2012 12:21:39 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: upchuck
vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit

What? Detroit has jewels? Who knew?

Regards,
GtG

48 posted on 11/29/2012 3:09:33 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: upchuck

Offer it up as a test ground for Iran’s 50kt MOAB


49 posted on 11/29/2012 5:16:11 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
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To: cripplecreek; Perdogg

I’m pretty sure it’s been dissolving on its own for years anyway.


50 posted on 11/30/2012 3:05:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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