Skip to comments.State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit
Posted on 11/29/2012 1:53:23 PM PST by jwsea55
LANSING (CBS Detroit) - 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.
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In old car battery acid?
Yup like they're going to truck old edifices right out of there to Wonderview, Ohio for all America to pilgrimage to...
The article did have some humor to it.
lol, like anything of value hasn't already been swiped...
Maybe they should take the city down to the guy on “Extreme Pawn” and pawn it.
Check the demographics...race and religion. Nuff said
This is what I’ve been saying!
Detroit simply cannot exist as it is and pampering the place because it used to be an important city is just dissolving into farce. So what if it wont be the largest city in Michigan anymore. Some loss of pride is far better than loss altogether.
Divide it up and give the parts a chance to survive.
The mighty have fallen
OK -- so let's just build a wall around Detroit. Topped by electrified razor wire. Then all Detroit's jewels will be "safe".
Sorry Jones, the Vultures are the ones running Detroit!!
So the voters of Detroit can start to plunder Wayne County as well?
“OK — so let’s just build a wall around Detroit. Topped by electrified razor wire. Then all Detroit’s jewels will be “safe”. “
And they can call it, Palestine.
State Senator Rick Jones may be on to something. A few years back, I read that Memphis dissolved their their charter. I think it had to do with debts run up before, during and after the unCivil War. I don’t remember to much about it, but it came to mind reading this.
But, but Government Motors was saved from extinction in Detroit - - - ?
Didn’t the $40,000 loss per manufactured Chevy Volt make any difference?
Surely the Government Regulators will regulate against Detroit being in debt to deep to fail?
Rumor has it that right after Obama’s Hawaiian Golf Vacation he will come to Detroit and give a speech, or something like it. It all depends on the Detroit temperature tolerance of Obama’s teleprompter.
Tje state people would merely be rearranging Detroit’s face and calling it by another name. The same type of people would still be in charge.
I think Detroit is doing a good job of dissolving on its own.
if they are going to dissolve it, they ought to use a powerful enough acid to make sure it does not come back. I was there just a couple of months ago and a couple of weeks back as well. It has turned into a sewer. You do not want to take a wrong turn. Sickening.
Isn’t the city pretty much dissolving as it is?
Would Wayne county bend over and spread for the opportunity to become the new Wayne-Detroit County?
Sounds like a good movie - “Escape from Detroit”.
Snake Pliskin could take over.
You remind me of the side by side pictures of a few years ago showing Hiroshima & Detroit before & after.
That actually had to do with one of the yellow fever epidemics when the population fled Memphis. It took several decades for the city to recover.
If a P & L and Balance Sheet were prepared, audited and published on a quarterly basis, and if there was downsizing every quarter there was a loss, immediately, until there was a quarter that was profitable, cities and states would not go bankrupt.
But they hide and obfuscate with the help of the news media.
Most towns, cities, counties and state operate that way, they just keep borrowing and jacking up taxes to pay for their corrupt overspend.
Until now, when there’s no getting more blood from the tax turnip.
Are those some new politically correct acronyms and terms released by the left? Or do they have some sort of socially or sexually deviant meanings?
I know those terms might have some meaning in business but those terms wouldn't apply to government. :-\)
I am thinking a cat turd may have some value as a fertilizer. I think you may be over estimating the value of the Motor City.
Why is it fair for the entire county to be burdened with Detroit & the Muslims and the over 80 mosques???
More contamination, IMO.
Better — use Detroit as a live fire urban warfare training center where combined arms of infantry, armor, artillery, and aviation can play with the local thugs, Detroit Education Association, city union goons, and corrupt politicians.
The end game would be to dissolve every city and state where the elected politicians have wound up making a mess.
This would leave Texas, North Dakota and Wyoming in charge of the whole shitteree.
Not sure they would take it, though.
This is an interesting subject, thanks for bringing it up. Among the Amazing Facts at the link, the founder of the NAACP was a Republican from Memphis...
Just change the name to “Seattle” and start taxing Microsoft.
The city's problems are political.
The two most dangerous cities in America (1 and 2), Detroit and Flint Michigan.
You have a point.
http://www.treehugger.com/style/zoo-sells-jewelry-made-from-reindeer-droppings.html ~ cat scat won’t work
“he wants to convince people in largely abandoned neighborhoods to move to more populated areas so theres density and a sense of a tight-knit community again, saying, So we can bring people and families together like it used to be.
Yeah, well, we'll see how that works for ya.
Nice link on the article. Not sure what they think is eventually going to happen.