If there is any doubt whether or not the children are responsible enough to have been handed the keys to Detroit. This piece alone should put ANY doubt to rest.
I’ve commented numerous times in the past regarding how I (or any rational-thinking person for that matter), would not (/should not) buy into the Kool Aid that Gov. Snyder & Co. have been doling out is massive quantities pertaining to the Detroit Bankruptcy and subsequent Michigan State Government forced takeover (and more importantly Michigan Taxpayer paid) “turnaround” of Detroit.
To even suggest that DECADES of ingrained, multi-generational self-destructive personal behavior was going to instantaneously disappear simply because a spreadsheet was balanced (sort of) is just naiveté taken to the Nth degree.
Unemployment is still a major problem within Detroit.
So is the marked lack of a stable family structure.
And let’s not forget the woefully under-reported, long-anticipated collapse of the Detroit Public School System.
A new detail came out yesterday that should make everyone’s BP shoot up through the roof (and give you yet another reason to oppose giving the children running ANY level of Detroit government any more of our hard-earned money).
Right now, Gov Snyder & Co. are downplaying the half-a-billion plus hole DPS dug itself into.
Even Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has gotten into this sordid play (He really didn’t have a choice this time around), eventually acquiescing to protesters complaints and directing city inspectors into DPS buildings.
Vermin, filth, conditions I wouldn’t even let my dog anywhere near, much less live in, had been allowed to fester (literally) in Detroit for over two decades now.
Never mind that $2-billion-plus which purportedly was to have taken care of this problem (On second thought, forget that I even mentioned that!).
Well the inspectors are done with their preliminary reports.
And guess what? They aren’t pretty.
Making matters worse, we also found out why DPS Buildings have been verboten for Detroit Building Inspectors for most (/all?) of the past two decades.
You’re going to love this.
According to David Bell, interim head of the Detroit Building Department, on WWJ this morning:
“It was the city’s position — and previous administrations’ — that DPS was off-limits and that this was not our jurisdiction.” (emphasis mine)
Further in that same interview (audio link not yet available), Mr. Bell goes on to say that it has been “past practice” within Detroit and went back at least several administrations.
Please keep that in mind when, (not if), Gov. Snyder and your local elected officials try to convince you that you need to be parted from even more of the money which you rightly earned to pay for a locally known problem that has been allowed to deteriorate for literally decades now.
There may be more “past practices” which should be identified long before going any further.