SEARCH BLOG: DETROIT
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he is not looking to take over Detroit.
Rather, he says his newly-proposed budget will allow him to "partner" with Detroit and other distressed cities as he continues to "reinvent" Michigan.
"It is about us working together as a team," Snyder told Mayor Dave Bing on Monday during a Detroit Economic Club luncheon at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel. "We need to provide basic services to our citizens." [full article here]Gov. Snyder, Detroit does not need a "partner"; Detroit needs dis-assembly. Detroit is broken; Detroit is not reparable.
Detroit's population is barely over 700,000 [although this older graphic had it closer to 900,000] covering an area once populated by three times that many people. There is insufficient tax base and a remaining population of predominately poorly educated, economically dependent people.