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  •  Detroit has a Mayoral election this summer (3+ / 0-)
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    What are the proposed solutions put forth by the candidates?

    Detroit has a budget deficit of over 30% of the 1.1B budget.

    How do the candidates propose to close that gap.

    They can't borrow money, as the markets are closed.

    So, do they plan to increase taxes by 320M?

    Or will they cut expenses by 320M?

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

    by PatriciaVa on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 02:33:28 PM PST

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    •  Again, you refuse to actually answer my question. (4+ / 0-)

      In a democracy, why is it acceptable to disenfranchise an entire city of people because their elected government has failed them?

      I have asked you this numerous times, and you have consistently failed to answer it.

      •  My answer (1+ / 0-)
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        It is acceptable because it there is no "right" to electing your city government, and taking away the city government's power seems to be the best solution to the problem.

        The people of Michigan have been patiently waiting for 40 years for the people of Detroit to elect someone who won't continue to lead the entire metro area into economic oblivion, and that hasn't worked.  At some point you have to try another way.

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