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The same City Council who brought Detroit to it's knee's in the first place started talking about how it could take care of it's own problems just fine, it didn't need intervention from outside. The citizens of Detroit hired/elected these buffoons, they got what they deserved.
C'mon now. You know there is a substantial amount of Detroit Citizens, if not an outright majority, that would think that the Emergency Manager would be imposition from "outside" and would fight against it.
The reason I blame this squarely on the citizens and voters of Detroit is that they allowed this to continue with their election of their officials. Mayor Bing is right, there IS a sense of entitlement that pervades the City.
If you really want to get down to the nuts and bolts of it, it's the breakdown of the traditional family unit that is causing the decline that we see in Detroit.
No one in Detroit wants to face the reality,
I agree.....it's all about education. The City basically has to start from the very bottom up again. I just don't know how they will do it though. There is SO much working against them now.
I grew up in "the City" and lived there till a young adult. It was pretty bad then, but now it's just on a whole another plane of awful. Those who are still in Detroit have a really tough road to haul.