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In Four More Years We'll Be Detroit

The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 11:08 AM
John, do NOT conflate the City of Detroit with the auto industry. The auto plants left Detroit years ago, and precious few UAW workers live in the City today. All that bailout money settled in Oakland and Macomb counties, and in other states where auto plants are located - notably Ohio, and in Mexico, where many GM plants were relocated due to the EPA.

From one moment to the next the city of Detroit doesn’t know where its next bailout is coming from. Chronically unable to pay its bills, the city looks to the state for cash gifts to stave off default. Operating under the terms of a consent agreement hammered out with the state, Detroit faces fiscal uncertainty largely because it has failed to get adequate concessions from public employee unions that are unsustainable. And those concessions that they have wrested from unions, politicians in Detroit have been unwilling to enforce.     

One prominent Detroit attorney, however, is facing the future of the Motor...

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