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State lawmaker says "dissolving Detroit" should be an option

Detroit is at a political impasse that could lead to a financial collapse next month.

Now, one state legislator is saying Lansing should consider “all its options”—including possibly dissolving the city as a municipality.

The idea of dissolving Detroit—and effectively merging it with Wayne County—has popped up occasionally in some business and political circles recently.

But mid-Michigan senator Rick Jones is the first official to publicly discuss that as an option.

Jones says Detroit’s local leaders just aren’t dealing with the city's fiscal problems—and having the state’s biggest city file for municipal bankruptcy would be “horrible.”

“I think everything is on the table,” Jones said. “I would be willing to consider dissolving the city...

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Best two comments on that

Best two comments on that site....

I think they should consider selling Detroit to Massachusetts, New York or even Africa.

comment 2, in reply to above:

Massachusetts has its own deadbeats to support, thank you!

LOL.

Sadly, Detroit is not alone. Pennsylvania's capital city, Harrisburg only has enough cash to make it until the end of 2012, with a deficit of 13 million.

hmm

I think Canada would buy it.

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Ha,ha. I think China already

Ha,ha. I think China already placed a bid. :-)

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There is a protest here in Canada against a Chinese company buying Canadian oil company.

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Sadly Detroit is a perfect

Sadly Detroit is a perfect example of political corruption on a local level. I disdain Snyder, but the city council won't budge on spending (outside of cutting emergency services, doh!) and it's gonna bury the city. However while I am all for state's having precedent over federal law, as the constitution provides, the same goes for local over state. If Detroiters want to keep the revolving door moving let them dig their own graves, seems to me Mr. Jones wants to spread the hurt to the entire county.

tear down all the shitty houses

and turn all the suburbs into farms!

Start planting trees or let

Start planting trees or let the jungle reclaim it.
Would serve a better purpose than it is now.

Southern Agrarian

:)

Detroit forest national park sounds good to me.
Folks would have lots of jobs tree planting.

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