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MI State Senator Proposes ‘Dissolving’ Detroit

From CBS Detroit affiliate, WWJ Newsradio:

State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

November 28, 2012

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.

Sure it sounds preposterous. But a lot of things sounded preposterous a few years ago that are being implemented in Obama’s America.

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.

We don’t know why. This would be a perfect way to wage war on the suburbs. And make the suburbs pay their ‘fair share’ for supporting the denizens of the inner city.

Wait. It might also mean that these Detroit Democrats might not get re-elected automatically. — Now we understand.

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.

Gov. Snyder is another crazy Republican.

Talking to Talk Radio 1270 host Charlie Langton, Detroit’s ex-communications chief Karen Dumas [sic] said she would not support such a plan.

“No, I don’t think that dissolution is the solution for the city of Detroit; I don’t,” said Dumas. “I think people … with every step we get more and more fearful … and maybe at some point that’s going to make everybody wake up and realize that we need to stop playing politics and come up with a solution for progress. “I don’t know at what point that’s going to happen. “

Detroit Political Consultant Skip Mongo [sic] said the answer to Detroit’s fiscal crisis will come with fresh faces in City Council chambers and the Mayor’s office.

“We move forward and we start looking for new leadership, and we don’t make the mistake that we made before — we certainty don’t look around and outsource the mayor’s office,” Mongo said…

Meantime, the Bing administration continues to battle with council members over a deal to handle the city’s reform plan.

Bing said the council’s rejection last week of a contract with law firm Miller Canfield means the city missed a deadline to draw down $10 million Detroit needs to stay afloat and endangers a $20 million release in December. Bing called it a huge setback for the financial recovery of Detroit, adding that unpaid furlough days are on the way for city workers if this isn’t worked out.

The saga continues.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 29th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “MI State Senator Proposes ‘Dissolving’ Detroit”

  1. mr_bill says:

    Detroitistan becomes a ward of the state: poetic justice, bitter irony, or just desserts?

  2. canary says:

    But, Obama’s first high speed train was to be from the main hub in Chicago to Detroit.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Testimony to what Unions, Democrats and Management Consultants hath wrought

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