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There’s a fundamental problem with the growing gaggle of Republicans seeking to bar the federal government from bailing out Detroit.
No leaders in Washington are proposing that. And few leaders in Michigan — organized labor being the exception — want it.
Maybe it wasn’t clear when White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “The issue here of the insolvency and dealing with that is one that...Read more »
The city of Detroit has been on the skids for decades, and Friday it finally tumbled into the financial abyss. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced he would appoint an emergency manager to take over the city’s troubled finances.
A booming auto industry hub of 1.8 million people in the 1950s, Detroit now has just 700,000 residents. With boarded-up homes, darkened streets, high crime, inadequate...Read more »