Detroit

(image) On July 18, Detroit became the largest city in the U.S. to ever file for bankruptcy. The decision from Gov. Rick Snyder came after decades of ravaged finances and declines in population and auto manufacturing. Although the city used to be an industrial might with a population of 1.8 million people, it now boasts only 700,000 people. After declaring bankruptcy, the city's leaders are focusing on fixing its broken budget.
 

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Are you surprised by Detroit's decision to file for bankruptcy?
 B) No, Detroit has been in slow decline for years, it was just a matter of time
 C) I don't know enough about the city's history to have an opinion
 A) Yes, Detroit is still a hub of industrial power and could have bounced back from its financial hardship
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