Dissolve Detroit?

Posted by: Phineas on November 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

The city that’s been the butt of “urban wasteland” jokes for as long as I can recall may finally be reaching the end, as a state senator proposes disincorporation:

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.

Thus we see the fruits of 50-60 years of unrestrained liberal governance –Walter Mead’s “Blue Model”— and the failure to adapt to changing economic environments: collapsing essential services and abandonment.

One wonders if, on hearing the news, someone in the Wayne County government asked “What did we ever do to you??”

via Moe Lane

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Dissolve Detroit?”


  1. Robin says:

    I find myself wondering how many cities (and potentially states) will have to implode before people on the left finally realize what is already glaringly obvious to us. When will the wake up call come?

  2. Sefton says:

    The left’s stubbornness on ideology is perfectly reflected in the character of the Black Knight from Monty Python’s “Holy Grail”.
    California, Detroit, all progressive fiscal policy… are illustrated in his dismembered torso, snapping his teeth in defiance trying to regain the advantage.

  3. Absorbing chronically problem-plagued Detroit into Wayne County is like a rat swimming toward a sinking ship. But there is a bright side; it is one self-created fiasco for which Bush cannot be blamed.

  4. Great White Rat says:

    And exactly why would Wayne County even want responsibility for that mess?

  5. Aarradin says:

    That’s a guaranteed way of turning Wayne County into as much of a disaster as Detroit.

    I’m sure the D’s think its a good idea because they can ‘capture’ the tax base of Wayne county to subsidize Detroit.