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Report: Yeah, Detroit Might Be Forced To Declare Bankruptcy

Recall, Riff, that the politician's first priority is getting re-elected, not doing a good job. That requires greasing the palms of voters, contributors, themselves, whatever.

What happens when a city government tries to tax, spend, and borrow its way to prosperity? Hint: it goes broke:

A state-appointed review team has determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, paving the way for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency manager who would need to come up with a new plan to get the city out of its fiscal crisis.

The team released its findings Tuesday, saying in a report to Snyder that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem."

The review team pointed to the city's ongoing cash crisis, which have threatened...