There is no excusing the obvious this time, this blatant attempt at keeping the corruption games going is apparent for all to see. The democrat liberals who have run this state and city into the ground are to blame for the long overdue crash of Detroit. Detroit is America's Beirut and it is clear to anyone who has eyes. 40% of the street lights in the city don't work - theives made off with the copper wiring! Unemployment is twice the national figure - thanks to the unions making it impossible for manufacturers to do business. Detroit was the largest contributor to the US being the arsenal of democracy in WW II and now it would be impossible for us to arm the free world on demand should the situation arise again. We have civil service employee unions to thank for the massive load of debt forced on the taxpayers by pensions that were calculated using a model of 10% growth per annum - forever.
This is only the first city being brought to it's knees by the actions of union thuggery, and their willingness to shut down the employer instead of negotiating a mutually beneficial relationship between labor and industry.
If you don't like the new Detroit, prepare yourself for the new L.A., New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Milwaukee, Columbus, Toledo, (insert the city of your choice) - they are all going to end up bankrupt at some point, and this is only the beginning of the decline of America.
Thanks to liberal democrat policies that favor unions - because they get votes and campaign money from them.