Baltimore and Detroit, examples of why liberalism is so dangerous to the viability of cities.
I do not envy the job Governor Rick Snyder going to have to do, because he is now placed in a no win situation. It's like a white police officer having to police a black inner city neighborhood, and the officer has to respond to a crime. Governor Snyder is going to appoint an emergency financial manager to try and straighten out the fiscal mess of Detroit's city government which is mission impossible without revenue to tackle it's massive debt load.
What is going to happen going forward I am willing to bet is going to have to do more about politics and false racism charges by the very same people who drove Detroit into the economy abyss that it currently finds itself then actually addressing the problem. Jay Scott Smith over at the progressive Daily Beast already proved what I was thinking is going to happen. Jay wrote a story a few days ago about Governor Snynder appointing an emergency manager. All anyone has to read is the sub headline of Jay's story to see that progressives are going to make Governor Rick Snyder out to be the bad guy racist going forward in trying to actually save Detroit. Extra, Extra, read all about it.
" "As Detroit struggles, Michigan’s white, Republican governor moves to appoint an emergency financial manager for the heavily black, Democratic city".
If I was Governor Synder, I would have let Detroit file a municipal Chapter 9 bankruptcy and let them deal with their mess, because I know I would be positioned by the black Democratic city council, the mayor and white progressives as being the villain. With Governor Synder now intervening, this does indeed gives the mayor and city council room to deflect attention away from their ineptitude and corruption to point their finger at Governor Snyder instead. It doesn't take a genius to realize that constantly raising property taxes, having under performing and dangerous public schools along with having a high crime rate does not help a city financially, it always hurts it. It's the recipe for disaster for any municipality My city of Baltimore is no exception. Baltimore has lost over 350,000 residents since it's population height back in the 1960's. It faces the same problems. Taxes continue to rise which forces people to leave the city, a school system which no parent would want their children going to if they could afford otherwise and a city in which people do not feel safe. I wish the emergency manger well in his mission impossible task of trying to stop the financial bleeding in Detroit, but I just don't see it happening. Oh well, at least Detroit won't be alone. Baltimore will be joining them soon as yet another example of how liberalism destroys cities.