Motor City Facing A Complete Stall

                         Article By: Chris Woodward   ( Tuesday, May 21, 2013 

A conservative commentator and Michigan native understands the situation Detroit is in following the first report from the city’s emergency manager.

The report from Kevyn Orr says the City of Detroit is broke and at risk of running completely out of money, which could mean no paychecks, pension benefits, and bigger cuts to services. If the city cannot avert disaster, the only remaining option appears to be bankruptcy.

Orr is proposing a strategic restructuring of the police and fire departments, more cuts for transportation, and a departure from the power supply business in addition to a comprehensive labor strategy, among other things.

Stacy Swimp of the Project 21 (The National Black Leadership Network of Black Conservatives) and the Frederick Douglass Society says the reason for the city’s dilemma is easy to spot.


“Public corruption and poor leadership and the lack of personal responsibility on the behalf of people in local municipality has driven this city into the ground since 1960,” he tells OneNewsNow.

“In 1961, black Americans per capita in Detroit were amongst the wealthiest in the world. Since that time, we have now gone from being amongst the wealthiest per capita in this city to amongst the poorest in the nation. So his recommendations are simply based upon facts – and it is a crisis.”

Detroit’s population has also dropped from a million people to less than 700,000.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he will not seek re-election. Swimp says Bing has served the city over the years, in and out of office, but he says the mayor was facing in impossible situation with special interests.

About two dozen candidates have expressed interest in becoming the Motor City’s next mayor.


About sswimp

I am not an "African-American'. I am a proud American, who happens to be of African descent. I am Christian. My personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Word of God shapes my concepts of what it means to be a conservative. I am Pro Life. Devoted to the principles of free enterprise, limited government,and individual responsibility. I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman.
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